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Jonathan M Gransee Licensed Psychologist

Thank you for reaching out. You may be feeling a fair amount of concern about seeking the services of a psychologist. I am sure you are wondering what to expect, and whether you are making the best choice.

Rest assured, you are not alone, and your concerns are legitimate, and important. It is important for you to know that your satisfaction is of the utmost importance to me, as a professional. Whether you are seeking an evaluation, or therapy, know that my goal is to insure that your are treated with respect, and understanding, and compassion, and professionalism. Your problem is my problem. We will solve it together.

We all struggle to understand, and to cope, and to not only survive, but to thrive. Each experience can be a devastating blow that brings us to our knees, or, ultimately, an opportunity to learn, and to evolve. There is nothing more disheartening, nothing that kills hope more than not being able to make sense of what is happening to you; why you are feeling the way you do, why things are occurring the way they are, or why others are being the way they are being to you. If you cannot understand, then there is no hope, because without understanding, there is no way to devise a solution.

I think it is important for you to know that Psychology is my passion; I can say it no clearer than that. The whole point of psychology, in my view, is to understand, explain, and perhaps improve the human experience. Our behavior, and our emotions are fascinating to me. Coupled with that, because I have ‘been there,’ I have compassion for others, and I also realize the importance of understanding and respect. People come to psychologists for answers, and expect no less than the best; and that is what I strive for. I take a great deal of pride in what I do, and will not rest until I have provided you with my best effort.

I believe that it is the responsibility of a competent psychologist not to judge, but to understand. And, once understanding has occurred, there is a need to be compassionate. And, with compassion comes balance, and fairness.

No one is perfect. There are always at least two sides to every story. It takes two to tango. There is no such thing as a one-sided explanation. Injustice is injustice, regardless of how it occurs, and regardless of how it is justified. Trauma is trauma, regardless of how it occurs, and regardless of how it is justified. Abuse is abuse, regardless of the explanation, or regardless of the justification.

If you are going through something, and want to have the benefit of an educated, balanced, intelligent, and compassionate perspective, I would like to help. Give me a call, or send me an email, and I will go to work for you.

 

Private Evaluations

Act 235 (Lethal Weapons Training/Security Agent Card Qualification) evaluations, Act 120 (Municipal Police Academy Qualification) evaluations, psychoeducational evaluations, and evaluations for other general purposes. Contact us should you have any evaluation need.

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Court-ordered Evaluations

Court-ordered evaluations and related court testimony. Evaluations are tailored for the specific needs of the requesting attorney/client, and typically include MMPI-2 testing, a comprehensive clinical interview, records review, and any additional testing requested or required.

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Psychotherapy

Individual, couples and family therapy, based on an eclectic approach that combines aspects of existential psychology, cognitive-behavioral thinking, and insight-oriented therapy. Dr. Gransee’s approach is direct, compassionate, and progress-oriented.

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I probably have always wanted to be a psychologist; I can remember having such thoughts even as a child. But, my route to becoming a psychologist was a bit indirect; rather than going to college out of high school, I went into the Air Force for 6 years, working in, of all places, Civil Engineering. Afterwards, I went to school, getting my Bachelor’s Degree from Arizona State University, my Master’s Degree from California School of Professional Psychology (CSPP, now Alliant International University), and my Doctorate (Psy.D.) from CSPP. While in school, I went through both classroom training, and ‘hands-on’ training, practicing my skills at several community clinics. After obtaining my doctorate, I moved to Lancaster, PA, and worked first as a psychological assistant, and then, in 2002, as a Licensed Psychologist in my own practice. The entire process required a commitment of approximately 9 years; 11 if you count the postdoctoral training I received.

In between ASU and CSPP, I worked for a year as a Substance Abuse Counselor, in a residential treatment center for drug and alcohol abuse. They used the 12-step method there, so I learned it well. I do not, however, see this as the only method to reach sobriety.

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My Philosophy

“What we do today matters most”

–Buddha–

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