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Welcome To Gearing Up!

Welcome To Gearing Up!

Hello, and welcome to GearingUp.com. I’m Dr. Sylvia Gearing.

At Gearing Up, we specialize in rapid, highly effective therapy that really works. Gearing Up’s team of hand picked specialists work with people of all ages—from three to eighty three--and we customize our approach to your needs. Whether you’re treated individually, in marital, in family, or even in group counseling, we emphasize the most effective, evidence based therapies. Our tools and strategies have been proven by hundreds of studies to really work—to resolve your anxiety, cure your depression, improve relationships, solve communication issues, and much, much more.

The Best Counseling

Now, there are several factors that distinguish Gearing Up from other counseling practices.

Constant Ongoing Training

We emphasize the constant training of our counselors in the latest methods and strategies. In addition to constant research reviews and clinical readings, our senior supervisors hold several clinical case meetings each week to present, teach, and apply the latest therapeutic approaches and to ensure that our counselors meet the Gearing Up standard of excellence.

That means that you can count on us to deliver some of the most effective and lasting counseling in the country.

Tools For Ongoing Success

In addition to helping you resolve the issues that bring you to our door, we teach you priceless psychological skills to protect, aid, and guide you in the future. These skills include:

  • Effective Emotional Self-Management
  • How Read People More Accurately
  • How To Navigate Past And Avoid Conflict
  • How To Understand The People You Love More Fully
  • And Much, Much More...

Communication improves, relationships deepen, and emotional intimacy flourishes.

For a sample of these weekly lessons, please visit my channel on YouTube.

Exclusive Special Programs

Since we are dedicated to bringing you the best in therapeutic services, we offer some of the most innovative programs in the country:

Growing Girls Strong

Growing Girls Strong is a mother-daughter mentoring program that teaches girls how to grow stronger both emotionally and interpersonally. They learn how to detect manipulators and defeat bullies, protect their hearts and their bodies, and use their moms as a resource and coach.

CoupLinks Marital Program

Our CoupLinks marriage program teaches you and your spouse the latest techniques in communication, emotional intelligence and empathy, and how to sustain and renew your marriage every day.

Honestly, it’s the best investment that you could ever make in your marriage.

For more information on Gearing Up’s line up of special programs, please visit the "Exclusive Programs" section of our website.

Why Gearing Up Is Different

Beyond our effective therapies and programs, here are a few more important points to keep in mind:

Easy, Convenient, & Rewarding

First of all, we accept and file with most major insurance companies and we offer evening and Saturday appointments for your convenience. Please check our “Insurance” section to see if we accept your policy. At Gearing Up, we want to make your experience as easy and rewarding as possible.

Dedicated To Public Education

We are dedicated to educating the public about our field and the latest psychological discoveries. Every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, we upload videos on the latest psychology news and tips to our blog.

Everything from tips on parenting, how to improve and renew your marriage, and skills and strategies for success in the workplace.

So make sure to check our blog regularly and please--click on “Connect” to follow me on Twitter, friend me on Facebook, and sign up for our email Newsletter!

New Instructional Videos

In addition, every month we release new instructional videos for you to use at home that will help you solve some of the most important challenges in your life, as well as put you on the road to happiness and success!

Topics include:

  • How To Calm Down When You're Overwhelmed
  • Surviving The Trauma Of An Affair
  • How To Be A Power Player At Work
  • How To Make Love Last A Lifetime

The best part is that you can practice these skills conveniently and privately at home. Please visit our "Store" to learn more.

For More Information

For more information on Gearing Up and our team of specialists, please go to the “About Us” section listed above.

Information on the different therapies, approaches and special programs offered at Gearing Up can be found by clicking on the various icons above.

And when you’re ready, please proceed to the “Contact Us” page to set up an appointment or to request additional information.

We look forward to serving you at Gearing Up Counseling Centers for Therapy that Works.

Insurance And Pricing

At Gearing Up, we are dedicated to making your treatment as easy and hassle-free as possible. We are happy to file insurance claims on your behalf both for In-Network and Out-of-Network benefits. In addition, we do offer fee-for-service and sliding scale arrangements.

That means that you don't need to worry about any insurance filing, phone calls, or follow up - we take care of it all for you.

All we want you to focus on is your treatment and working with your clinician to accomplish your goals!

Accepted Insurance Policies:

  • Aetna
  • Aetna EAP
  • Beechstreet
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • Cigna
  • Coventry
  • GPA
  • Great West
  • Health Smart
  • Life Synch
  • Magellan
  • MHN
  • MHNet
  • MHN EAP
  • MultiPlan
  • Pacificare
  • PHCS
  • Principal
  • Quantum Health Services
  • Texas True Choice
  • United Behavioral Health
  • United Health Care
  • Value Options

If you do not see your insurance company or EAP plan, please call our offices to double check your benefits, our acceptance of your insurance policy, and if we are able to file Out-Of-Network benefits on your behalf.

Out of Pocket Pricing

Masters Level Clinicians - $130 per hour

Doctor Level Clinicians - $150 per hour

Gearing Up does offer "Sliding Scale" arrangements if need is substantiated.

The Gearing Up Advantage

The Most Effective Therapies

Our nationally renowned psychologists and acclaimed counselors offer the most effective therapies in the industry. We focus on first alleviating your symptoms and then we teach you the invaluable skills of emotional intelligence and resilience to inoculate you against future stress. Our approach to therapy is the best in the metroplex and we have thousands of satisfied clients.

The Gearing Up Standard of Excellence

Our counselors are experienced, results oriented and unrelenting in their drive for excellence. They constantly update their skills in their specialty areas with regular readings, review of new practices, and client consultation in weekly supervision sessions. A collaborative therapeutic community, our team of therapists constantly incorporate the latest discoveries and approaches in psychology to assure your success.

Dr. Sylvia Gearing, Media Psychologist

Dr. Sylvia is an internationally published author, author and media psychologist who has worked in television for over 15 years as a commentator, medical expert and journalist. She was a contributor on NBC’s Today Show (1997-1998) and joined the CBS 11 team as a medical expert in 2000. She has appeared on Donahue, Dr. Phil, Sally Jessy Raphael and Geraldo and is a specialist in deciphering the psychological issues and impact of today's news headlines.

Innovative Therapy Programs

The Gearings’ research, included in college textbooks and in current psychology best sellers, generates innovative therapy programs, such as our celebrated Growing Girls Strong program, our Social Skills Groups, and the CoupLinks Marriage Program. Please visit each program's page to learn more!

Long Established Practice

Serving the Greater Dallas area since 1985, Gearing Up! Counseling Centers have helped thousands of North Texans build new lives. We work closely with hundreds of physicians, schools and churches to provide the best psychological services in North Texas. Read more about Dr. Sylvia, Dr. Milt, and Gearing Up by going to the "About Us" section above.

Life Changing Free Videos and Web Casts

After appearing on hundreds of television newscasts, Dr. Sylvia is now broadcasting directly to your computer from the Gearing Up offices. Her riveting commentary on today’s top stories will allow you to use the secrets of psychology to your advantage! Published every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, Dr. Sylvia Gearing discusses the latest news and research and how it affects your life! Make sure that you don't miss any of these life changing tips by follow @DrGearing on Twitter or by subscribing to our newsletters!

What Do I Do Next?

Please click here to Contact Us today or call us at (972) 596-7229 to schedule an appointment today!

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