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Counseling Center

The GRA Counseling Center offers a wide range of programs and services that are able to meet the personal and social needs of our GRA students. The GRA Counseling Center also offers the same services to adolescents and families in Lake, Geauga, and Ashtabula Counties. Located in Shepard Hall on Grand River Academy’s campus, the Counseling Center helps teenage boys and girls with a variety of emotional topics that include:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • ADD/ADHD
  • ODD
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Social Skills
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Electronic Addiction

Our experienced GRA therapists will work as a team with seasoned therapists from Dr. Jay Berk’s practice in order to provide unmatched counseling services for GRA students and the greater Ashtabula region.


Another unique component to the GRA Counseling Center is the Productive Growth Center (PGC), which is a fully tooled woodworking shop. This one-of-a-kind program incorporates the art of hand tool woodworking with traditional counseling methods to help adolescents heal and progress emotionally, socially, and spiritually. The PGC assists with:

  • Teaching adolescence the value of hands-on, project-based problem solving skills
  • Directly integrating counseling skills into lifelong recreational and social activities
  • Guiding adolescent boys to focus their energies in a productive and positive manner
  • Empowering adolescent boys to identify personal strengths and weaknesses; then implement the proper gameplan to obtain desired outcomes
  • Inspiring an internal determination to self advocate for desired outcomes