Dr. Gregory Sparrow, ED.D

Dr. Gregory Sparrow, ED.D

Counseling  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 66
Dr. Gregory Sparrow, ED.D is a counselor in Mcallen, TX. He specializes in counseling and marriage & family therapy.Read his story

217 E Warbler Ave

Mcallen, TX 78504

Contact Information

(956) 309-3730

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  • Aetna
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  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
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Dr. Sparrow's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Sparrow "Gregory Scott Sparrow, EdD, LPC, LMFT (VA) is a past President and Board Chair (2015-2017) for the International Association for the Study of Dreams. He is a Professor in the Counseling Department at the University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley, where he teaches courses on marriage and family, individual methods, diagnosis and treatment, and a variety of other counseling-related courses. He is also on the faculty of Atlantic University in Virginia Beach. He has maintained a private practice in professional counseling since 1982, and currently practices in McAllen, Texas. He specializes in existential, Jungian, systemic, and transpersonal approaches to therapy, and has developed an innovative approach to dream work based on his lucid dream research, called the FiveStar Method. He is founder of DreamStar Institute, which offers mentoring and certification in dream analysis for laypersons and clinicians. He wrote the early classic, Lucid Dreaming: Dawning of the Clear Light. Dr. Sparrow has lectured and taught courses across the U.S. on such topics as meditation, spiritual experiences, and dream work methods. For several years, he made a study of the "Christ encounter," which is the visionary or dream experience of meeting Christ face-to-face. A book on this research titled, I Am With You Always: True Stories of Encounters With Jesus--a Barnes and Noble bestseller, Book of the Month selection, and Quality Paperback selection–that was published by Bantam in 1995. Similarly, he subsequently wrote a book about dreams and visions of Mary, titled Blessed Among Women: Encounters with Mary and Her Message (Crown, 1997). He is also author of Sacred Encounters with the Christ (Ave Maria, 2002), Sacred Encounters with Mary (Ave Maria, 2003), Healing the Fisher King: A Fly Fisher's Grail Quest (BlueMantle, 2009), and The Blue Ornament (BlueMantle, 2014). "
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Sparrow "I believe that counseling can be one of the best things you can do to take care of yourself, and to insure a bright and productive future. But it takes courage to reach out. I see myself as a collaborator who is interested in helping you heal from the past, and to activate your potentials. Whether I work with you individually or with other family members, I like to maintain a relational focus, believing that much of our distress stems from past and present relationship dynamics."

2  Specialties

  • Counseling
  • Marriage & Family Therapy

0  Board Certifications

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12  Conditions Treated

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  • University Of Texas / Austin Campus
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1973
  • College Of William and Mary
    Other Education | Completed 1983
  • University Of West Georgia
    Other Education | Completed 1974

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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What People Say About Dr. Gregory Sparrow, ED.D
Dr. Sparrow is kind and compassionate, however most importantly, he is competent and capable of teaching and challenging patients through their struggles. He is truly an amazing man who cares deeply about his clients.
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JR in Mcallen, TX – May 25, 2016
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Dr. Sparrow and the office staff are wonderful. I have appreciated my treatment.
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