Dr. Jeff Grumley, LCPC has over 25 years of experience in the delivery of mental health services to children, adolescents, adults, and families. Additionally, he consults with businesses, federal and local governments, school districts, hospitals, and social services. He has a doctorate and two master’s degrees, and is a senior trainer and internationally certified in Perceptual Control Theory (www.pctweb.org). He is experienced in facilitating one-on-one, family, group, and relationship counseling. He is also experienced in leading workshops on communication and relationship building. His specialty is working with parents and their children and adolescents. He has worked as a program and clinical director in psychiatric hospitals. He travels throughout the United States and internationally as an author, speaker, and consultant. At present he works as a private practice, doctorate level psychotherapist.


1992–current The Grumley Group: Mental Health Services & Enterprises
Psychotherapist for adults, children, adolescents & families; with special focus with youth and their families using the 
evidence-based treatment  modality called Reality Therapy, developed by world-renowned psychiatrist William Glasser, MD. 
Consultant, speaker, and author who works in schools, social service agencies, and correctional facilities in US and Canada.

1989–1992 Oakwood Hospital Adolescent Services 
Program Director – Managed 55 employees—MDs, psychologists, nurses, mental health technicians
Corporate Trainer — “The Journey” staff development in 8 hospitals throughout USA 

1988 – 1989 Rockford Memorial Hospital  
Consultant to Woodstock Memorial Hospital – Crisis intervention, and patient services
Consultant to Addictions Unit – Provided training for staff, direct services to patients

​Selected Contracts

1.  Circle North Training, Yellowknife, Canada (15 years) -- YK1 school district & North Slave Young Offenders Facility
2.  New View, Chapel Hill, NC serving school districts in SE USA 
3.  Chelsom Consultants Limited, Saskatoon, Canada (10 years) serving schools throughout USA & Canada
4.  Consultant to IL Department of Children & Family Services in Rockford (10 years) 
5.  Rockford Public Schools (9 years), primarily Haskell Elementary & West Middle School; Boone - Winnebago County schools
6.  Clinical Director for Youth Services International, Baltimore, MD (2 years) 
7.  Kivalliq School Operations, NU, Canada (2 years) 
8.  Miðgarður Family Services, Reykjavík, Iceland (3 years)
9.  Spectrum School, Rockford, IL (6 years)
10.Children Home & Aid Society, Rockford, IL (1 year)

​Published Works

1.A Connected Family, TAKES HOLD! Publication, Rockford, 2002
2.A Connected Classroom, TAKES HOLD! Publication, Rockford, 2003
3.A Connected School (with P. Good & S. Roy), New View Publication, Chapel Hill, 2003
4.Inside the Circle , Chelsom Consultants, Saskatoon, SK, 1998
5.Restitution Research, Chelsom Consultants, Saskatoon, SK, Canada1999
6. “Restitution for Teens” Video series, Chelsom Consultants, Saskatoon, SK, Canada 1998
7."Healing and Learning Together" DVD series, CircleNorth Training, Yellowknife, NT, Canada 2010
8.Reference Guide for H.A.L.T. (Healing and Learning Together) CircleNorth Training, Yellowknife, NT, Canada 2011


1992-1995 Lutheran School of Theology, D. Min, Doctorate in Counseling 

1987-1988 Holy Names College, M.A. ICCS program, Geojustice/Transpersonal Psychology

1978-1980 Christ Seminary-Seminex, M.Div. Ministry/Pastoral Counseling

1973-1977 Valparaiso University, B.A., Biology, Christ College Honors

Professional Status

2008 - Present, Principal, The Grumley Group: Mental Health Services

2005 - 2008 President, Executive Council of the Board of Directors for International Association of Applied Control Theory (IAACT)

1999 Senior Instructor, Perceptual Control Theory (IAACT) 

1997 Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) State of Illinois License # 180-002629

1995 Member, Illinois Counseling Association; and 2006 Member, IMHCA 

1995 Certification in Reality Therapy, William Glasser Institute 

1980-1987 Pastor, Northern Illinois Conference of the United Methodist Church--Winnebago & Burritt (1980-1983) and Poplar Grove (1983-1987)

Dr. Jeff Grumley