Dr. Gary Altheim is a First Responder, Clinical Psychologist and the Founder of Growth and Development Services, Inc. (GDS), a non-profit organization that provides therapeutic, recreational and training services.
Dr. Altheim has extensive experience as a First Responder, Trainer, Public Speaker and Clinical Psychologist. He specializes in recreational therapy and developmental clinical psychology.
In 1996, I founded Growth and Development Services (GDS) utilizing the same model to help inner city teens and families. GDS transforms the lives of teens challenged by social, behavioral, and emotional problems, especially those living in communities where therapeutic services are scarce. GDS provides counseling, case management, educational and after school services. My role as The Director is to provide direct service to our clients and families as well as supervise all clinical services delivered by GDS Social Workers, Psychologists and interns.
Helping empower individuals families and communities to Reach their Potential!