H. Gray Otis, PhD, LPC, CCMHC

Board Certified, Licensed Professional Counselor

Individual and Couples Counseling

Trauma Resolution, EMDR Certification

Performance Consulting and Executive Coaching


Dr. Gray Otis has a track record of achieving positive outcomes in counseling, training, organizational consulting, executive coaching, and performance improvement. He is a board certified counselor who focuses on positive behavioral health. He holds a masters degree from Brigham Young University in organizational development, a master of mental health counseling from the University of Phoenix, and a PhD in counseling psychology from Southern California University.

As the director of Vanguard Behavioral Health, he is a leading researcher in personal and organizational growth. He has 22 years of experience in consulting, coaching, and family life education and completed post graduate qualification in EMDR trauma treatment, biofeedback, domestic violence, and mediation. He gets results by increasing mental resilience, physical wellbeing, and interpersonal effectiveness. Problems are transformed into opportunities by combining education with cognitive behavioral and interpersonal approaches. He helps others:

    • Regulate anger
    • Solve conflicts and enrich relationships
    • Resolve stress and trauma
    • Enhance assertiveness and self-worth
    • Overcome depression and anxiety
    • Build interpersonal and team skills
    • Rise above addictive behaviors
    • Boost performance and creativity
    • Advance through life transitions
    • Expand professional success

In counseling and consulting, Gray has a motivating style that promotes authentic relationships, enhanced health, and increased life satisfaction. He believes in integrating improvement at home and in the workplace. His model combines individual development with the synergy of interpersonal and professional growth. Reliable psychometric assessments document actual progress.

Gray is in demand as a speaker and is available to present on several topics. He has presented on evidence-based interventions, the treatment of psychological trauma, and research in clinical practice. His research contributions include:

    • The Behavioral Health Review, a Self-appraisal for Personal Development.
    • Bridging the Research-Practice Gap, Using Applied Inquiries to Promote Client Advocacy.
    • Analysis of Initial Diagnosis and Significant Clinical Change in Outpatient Psychotherapy.
    • Unanticipated Psychotropic Medication Reactions
    • Developmental Testing and Validation, a Manual for Assessing Process Effectiveness.

Gray also achieves concrete outcomes through coaching and process consulting. He has developed comprehensive leadership-training programs in his work for Union Pacific Railroad, the U.S. Army Reserve Personnel Center, Hotel Temple Square Corporation, Federal Express, and others. He is a Franklin Covey facilitator and is licensed to instruct the Compassion Workshop and Seven Habits courses.

He belongs to the American Counseling Association, is a lifetime associate of the Utah state counseling honor society, and a board member of the Utah Mental Health Counselors Association. He serves on the Public Awareness and Advocacy Committee of the American Mental Health Counselors Association and authors a column, Counseling Tips, for their monthly publication, the Advocate.

Gray creates lasting impact and change in the lives of his clients. His caring approach is integrated with research-based practices that promote behavioral health. For a personal consultation, executive consulting, or seminar presentations call 801-885-8585. He can be reached on line at drgrayotis.com.