Dr. Gail Grabczynski received her Bachelors degree from Eastern Michigan University; she had a double major in Psychology and Social Work, and a minor in Business. Gail then attended the University of Illinois at Chicago’s Jane Addams College of Social Work; her focus was as a school social worker. She received her Masters degree in Social Work. Gail continued her educational pursuit by gaining her Master Online Teacher Certificate and also earned another Masters in the Science of Organizational Leadership from Dominican University. Gail earned a Doctorate from Olivet Nazarene University, writing her dissertation on Emotional Intelligence and its relationship to social media use, interpersonal violence and gender.
Making the Difference International, Inc. assists in program development for both for profit and non-for-profit companies, the company’s focus is on long-term behavioral modification and alterations. Making the Difference International, Inc. has consulted with various organizations including the National Football League, Chicago Bears, Welfare to Work programs, character development programs, employee assistance programs, domestic violence programs and has conducted train the trainer programs around the world. In addition to her own consulting company, Gail is a tenured professor at Malcolm X College in the Behavioral Sciences Department. Her focus in the department of behavioral sciences includes HIV/AIDS education and domestic violence awareness.
Dr. Gail also started her own private practice over 15 years ago. She utilizes multiple milieus with her clients, but most frequently utilizes cognitive behavioral interventions and follows it up with psycho-dynamic therapy. Many of Gail’s clients are professional athletes or high-level executives that have unique and challenging situations that they need to navigate. Gail is able to assist in steering her clients in ways to navigate their situation that is most advantageous for her clients. Dr. Gail partners with her clients to navigate their challenges and help them to be the best versions of themselves.
Dr. Gail’s latest venture is creating evidence-based aromatherapies. She has collaborated with a certified perfumer to create olfactory stimulants to assist individuals dealing with stress, anxiety and other troubling ailments.
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Sports psychology - Navigating mental roadblocks to physical goals; optimizing personal and team performances
Stress management - Strengthening effective ways of coping with the stress of life and change; managing expectations of self and others
Communication issues - Developing effective interpersonal skills in relationships with partners, families, and co-workers; using healthy methods of communication to convey needs and respond to others
Life coaching - Identifying intentions and implementing strategies to build resilience and work towards one’s personal, health, or career goals
Cultural adjustment - Acclimating to a new environment; managing stress and coping with feelings of loss and separation from familiar people and places
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Private Practice, 2005 - Present
Malcolm X College, Professor, 1999 - Present
Chicago Bears, Mental Health Clinician, 2004 - 2014