Therapy That Works...

Gearing Advantage

Doctors Sylvia and Milton Gearing have been serving the Dallas-Fort Worth area since 1985 with compassion and professionalism.

The Gearings implement the latest in psychological research to stay at the cutting edge of their field and bring the most effective and life changing techniques to their clients.

Their methods and strategies have been sharpened over the years, and are now built upon Gearing Up’s Three Gears of Change.


“Sylvia Gearing is one of the best people I’ve ever worked with in thirty-plus years of broadcasting. She’s an expert in her field, and her firmness and insight are tempered by sensitivity and compassion. Her on-camera demeanor is outstanding, and her warmth comes through to the viewer.”

– Jody Dean, Former CBS 11 News Anchor

“Dr. Sylvia Gearing is one of the most articulate and profound professionals I have ever worked with. She has an extraordinary way of sharing her wisdom and making it relevant to each viewer. Even when speaking to the masses, Dr. Gearing’s messages strike an emotional chord with each person on an individual level.”

– Michelle Buckalew, Journalist and Former Television Producer

“Thank you for helping me deal with life’s daily challenges, large and small.”

– M, September 1st, 2009

“I cannot even begin to describe how happy I am for going to Gearing Up. Not only have I learned to deal with the problems on hand, but I have also learned the essential tools to deal with any future ones to come.”

– M, student

“I always feel validated. Gearing Up has helped my girls learn how to deal with their issues. I have learned how to look at my issues empowered and capable of addressing them.”

– C, mother of two daughters

“We have had a wonderful experience at Gearing Up! Our counselor gives us a comfortable, safe environment to share, yet gives us the respect and space to share when we are ready. From the moment we walk in the door, we are treated like family! We are definitely growing through our counseling here! Thank you!”

– Lisa, mother of two

“Melissa has been a godsend to our son and really our whole family! She has a remarkable ability to help someone identify behavior or thinking that is ‘faulty’ and better yet – teaches how to replace it with something that works! Melissa has helped our son develop critical life skills and we see them in him daily!”

– Elizabeth, Mother of 3, Manager