About Our Practice
We have several Associates working with the practice, providing a diverse array of services. Some of them are working toward full LPC licensure under Dr. Sparrow's supervision (as LPC-Associates), and two of them are LPC's, having completed their supervision under Dr. Sparrow. Please review their profiles and let us know who you'd like to work with!
Julie Sparrow is our Practice Manager. Her vast organizational skills are widely recognized, as she serves as the Project Director of DreamStar Free Online Counseling, and former Board member and current Volunteer Coordinator for the International Association for the Study of Dreams. Julie manages our insurance billing and electronic medical records system, and oversees Dr. Sparrow's supervision practice for LPC-Associates seeking their full licensure. She will help you schedule your first appointment, as well as to research your insurance coverage, if any.
Dr. Gregory Scott Sparrow Bio
Dr. Sparrow is a full Professor in Counseling, and has taught at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley since 2005. He is the Founder and Clinical Director of DreamStar Free Online Counseling, which serves as an internship site (with MOU) for UTRGV graduate counseling students. He is a past President and Board Chair of the International Association for the Study of Dreams (IASD), and serves in a variety of volunteer positions for IASD.
As a Licensed Professional Counselor, an LPC-Supervisor in Texas, and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Virginia, Scott has maintained a solo private practice in professional counseling since 1982, and currently practices in McAllen, Texas. He specializes in existential, Jungian, systemic, and transpersonal approaches to therapy, and has developed an innovative approach to dream work based on his lucid dream research, called the FiveStar Method. He is founder of DreamStar Institute, which offers mentoring and certification in dream analysis for laypersons and clinicians. He wrote the early classic, Lucid Dreaming: Dawning of the Clear Light, and has also authored several articles and home-study courses in the field of dream theory and dream analysis.
Scott has lectured and taught courses across the U.S. on such topics as meditation, spiritual experiences, and dream work methods. He is a student of Jungian psychology, East-West spiritual traditions, and Christian mysticism. For several years, he made a study of the "Christ encounter," which is the visionary or dream experience of meeting Christ face-to-face. A book on this research titled, I Am With You Always: True Stories of Encounters With Jesus–a Barnes and Noble bestseller, Book of the Month selection, and Quality Paperback selection–that was published by Bantam in 1995. Similarly, he subsequently wrote a book about dreams and visions of Mary, titled Blessed Among Women: Encounters with Mary and Her Message (Crown, 1997). He is also author of Sacred Encounters with Jesus (Ave Maria, 2002), Sacred Encounters with Mary (Ave Maria, 2003), Healing the Fisher King: A Fly Fisher's Grail Quest (BlueMantle, 2009), and The Blue Ornament (BlueMantle, 2014).