AREAS OF EXPERTISE
Existential / Humanistic approach to Psychotherapy
Existential-humanistic psychology emphasizes the importance of human choices and decisions and feelings of awe toward life.
I help clients focus on their responsibility and freedom in life to choose for themselves through empathy, authenticity, and genuineness.
You deserve to be happy... That's why, during our time together, we will use a trauma-informed approach to help you recognize and emphasize triggers, traumatic experiences, and the impact trauma has on your mental, emotional, physical, behavioral, and spiritual well-being.
Relationship counseling is a type of psychotherapy that focuses on helping people improve the relationships in their life - be it romantic or familial.
During our sessions, we will explore issues in your relationships, work on communication, improve interactions, and resolve conflict.
BOOKS AND PIECES BY DR. NATHANIEL GRANGER, JR.
Becoming An Existential-Humanistic Therapist: Narratives From The Journey
In Becoming an Existential-Humanistic Therapist, editors Julia Falk and Louis Hoffman have collected the stories of 11 influential existential-humanistic therapists, including Kirk Schneider, Lisa Xochitl Vallejos, Ed Mendelowitz, Katerina Zymnis, Mark Yang, Myrtle Heery, Nathaniel Granger, Orah Krug, Xuefu Wang, Kathleen Galvin, and Shawn Rubin. As these prominent leaders share their stories of becoming, they also consider what it means to be an existential-humanistic therapist and their vision for the future of this school of psychotherapy.
Humanistic Approaches to Multiculturalism and Diversity: Perspectives on Existence and Difference
Providing an overview of essential topics in multicultural psychology, Humanistic Approaches to Multiculturalism and Diversity focuses on the intersection of humanistic psychology and multiculturalism, including history, theory, research, and practice.
The authors examine the unique contributions of humanistic psychology to multicultural psychology on topics often ignored, such as cultural empathy and indigenous psychology and diversity. The book critiques and rectifies previous failures to adequately engage multicultural issues by providing methods for integrating multicultural psychology and humanistic therapy. Readers will find that each chapter advances scholarship through a dialogue with multicultural perspectives and builds a foundation for future scholarship and clinical practice.
Silent Screams: Poetic Journeys Through Addiction and Recovery
Silent Screams: Poetic Journeys Through Addiction and Recovery is a powerful collection of poetry for anyone who has experienced addiction or had a loved one trapped in its throes. The contributors from this volume courageously share their journeys with addiction, including pain, suffering, and loss. Granger and Hoffman have collected a masterful collection of accessible poems and provided a framework for understanding how poetry can be part of the healing journey. Though some wounds never fully heal, this book will help readers continue their journey toward healing and growth.
Stay Awhile: Poetic Narratives on Multiculturalism and Diversity
The struggle to understand our differences is real! Likewise, "real" is the stirring collection of poems in Stay Awhile: Poetic Narratives on Multiculturalism and Diversity that enlightens, enlivens, and entertains. As Hoffman and Granger so eloquently state in their introduction, poetry is a sacred healing art that has been shared across many cultures throughout history.
It is in this sharing that empathy is fostered, the struggle to understand our differences assuaged, and we appreciate how such a collection of poems bears witness to our shared humanity. Although Stay Awhile is a beautiful collection for personal enjoyment, reflection, and growth, from the Introduction, which serves to frame many of the lessons emergent from the poems, and the Appendix, which contains several activities to help utilize the poems, this book of poetry has immense efficacy in classrooms and group discussions. For those who choose to read and "stay awhile" with this collection, they are certain to be touched through the honest and thoughtful portrayals represented in each poem.
Rising Voices: Poems Toward A Social Justice Revolution
Poetry and art can—and should—change the world. Rising Voices: Poetry Toward a Social Justice Revolution forcefully demonstrates this truth. With 77 poems from 45 poets, Rising Voices addresses critical social justice issues of our time, including racism, homophobia, transphobia, sexism, homelessness, and more. Each topic is approached with sensitivity and insight, strength and compassion. Readers will be provoked to reflection, tears, and action.
Rising Voices seeks to comfort, support, and empower those engaged in social justice work while inspiring others to join the movements. This volume includes poems by TS Hawkins, Frederick K. Foote, Jr., Red Haircrow, Aliya J’anai, J. Thomas Brown, Venita Thomas, Carol Barrett, Nathaniel Granger, Jr., Veronica Lac, Louis Hoffman, and more.
In addition to the poems, Rising Voices includes a powerful introduction that frames the poetry of the volume through covering topics such as Critical Race Theory, counter-stories, the role of empathy, transforming suffering through meaning, the hard and soft edges of social justice, and more. At the conclusion, several activities are included to help readers reflect upon how they can use their own poetry and the poetry of others to participate in the social justice revolution.