Yancey Grimes


About Yancey

 “Life on life’s terms” can be a daunting and overwhelming prospect, even for the strongest among us. We live in a world that is increasingly demanding. More and more, people feel isolated and disconnected. We can become anxious, fearful, lonely, and angry. The good news? People CAN and DO change. We overcome. I’ve worked with countless people who have made positive change and had positive outcomes. I’d be both honored and humbled to work with you. I offer practical interventions to build new skills and hone resilience. I’ll be an empathetic ear, sounding board, teacher, coach, guide, and cofacilitator in your journey. I ultimately believe that human connection is the greatest force to combat the most challenging condition of all- “The Human Condition”.

Yancey Grimes is a Licensed Professional Counselor, who earned a Master of Science Degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of North Texas. For more than a decade, Yancey has been working in the field of mental health, working with adolescents and adults in a variety of settings, including psychiatric hospitals, addiction treatment centers, and individual therapy.

Yancey is also a licensed chemical dependency counselor and offers extensive experience in the field of addictions (alcohol/drug, sex, and gambling), complex trauma, PTSD, grief/loss, mood disorders, emotional regulation, and relationships/attachment issues. He utilizes as an integrated approach of evidence-based practices. Yancey is DBT-Certified, and EMDR trained, but draws concepts from CBT, Solution-Focused Therapy, as well as utilizing Motivational Interviewing. He’s also geared towards the existential. He’s walked many people through spiritual matters (the quest for finding meaning, purpose, and connection). 

Yancey is a father of 5, and enjoys spending his free time engaged with family, being active (running, working out, hiking, being outdoors), and recharging through his own spiritual practices.


Yancey Grimes Counselor in Temple Texas With Lakewood Counseling Center

"I offer practical interventions to build new skills and hone resilience."