Gail Masterson

(PhD)
Therapist Gail Masterson Photo

About Me

Are you finding it difficult to navigate these uncertain times or feel that you’ve lost your way? Are you on your path, but progress is thwarted by circumstances not of your own making or beyond your control?
Sometimes muddling through is the best any of us can do or expect of ourselves. Perhaps the uncertainty we are all facing is a blessing in disguise, because with uncertainty comes opportunity. If you’d like to explore what opportunities you have to find your footing or get things moving, sharing your story is the first step.
With over 25 years experience practicing psychotherapy and having gone where I didn’t know I was going, I understand life’s challenges and the possibility for a more creative and meaningful life by venturing into unknown territory. My belief is that you know what you need to do to improve your life and with coaching and questioning you are capable of finding the best solutions.
I have my BA in Humanities, MA in Marriage Family Therapy, PhD in Psychology, and am licensed in California as a Marriage Family Therapist. I have had extensive experience with teletherapy, having worked with David Viscott, MD, one of the first psychotherapists to have a nationally syndicated talk radio show, who had clients from all over the country call into the Viscott Center for Natural Therapy where our approach was brief solution oriented therapy. I also had extended, in-depth psychotherapy as part of my training and beyond because of my interest in exploring the self. I’m familiar and comfortable with both short and longer term therapy. I’ve worked with couples, families, and individuals ranging from teenage years to older adults at the end of their lives.
I understand taking the first step can be difficult. I also know you can start before you’re ready! I’m here to listen, encourage, support, and collaborate with you until the correct path becomes clear.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Self esteem
  • Career difficulties
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Family conflicts , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Anger management , Depression , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Communication Problems , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 25

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LMFT #24543 (Expires: 2022-03-31)


Reviews

Written by M.I. on Oct 26, 2021 after therapy with Gail for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Gail has been extremely helpful in the short amount of time I’ve worked with her. It’s been nice to talk through things that have been on my mind for awhile and work through upcoming changes that are happening in my life. She is very understanding and a great listener.

Written by C.J. on Apr 08, 2021 after therapy with Gail for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues

Gail is an awesome therapist. She understands me and sends me applicable articles about stuff we have talked about and what I need to work on or am curious about in terms of my mental health. She has a warm and patient personality and does a good job understanding my views and where I'm coming from with my experiences. It is easy to communicate with her through messaging and video/calls. Highly recommend overall!

Written by L.A. on Feb 11, 2021 after therapy with Gail for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Gail has been a fantastic resource and easy to relate to. She is able to quickly tailor our sessions to my requests, helping me move in a positive direction.

Written by C.H. on Feb 02, 2021 after therapy with Gail for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

Gail is very open to what I need help with. Staying in touch between sessions is a big help.