I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Missouri. After almost 30 years of serving children, adults, families, and couples in a traditional Counseling practice in SW Missouri, I discovered that my client's really could get "Better Help" through this 24/7 online forum. Transitioning my entire practice to the "Better Help" platform says a lot about me as a therapist. Simply put, I am open to state of the art therapy. Whatever is "best for my clients" defines my practice. *In case you would like to read more about my considerations for making this major shift in my practice, I have included that information in a section following this introduction.
Clinically, I am an interactive, solution-focused therapist. My therapeutic approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help my clients effectively address life challenges. I offer a highly-personalized approach tailored specifically to each of client's immediate needs and life vision. With professional expertise and life experience, I help individuals, couples, and families build on their strengths to bring peace to their lives. Rather than "just listening", I offer options for changing what is no longer working. I listen without judgement and I guide with state-of-the-art clinical accuracy. I generally offer a menu of ideas rather than absolute answers to help my clients personalize their journey. I teach therapeutic techniques to help my clients master their goals, and I believe, with all the tools and techniques available in the mental health field today, individuals can learn to cope with issues that bring them to therapy and when ready for personal growth, they can envision and create for themselves their best life from where they are at any given moment. I will add here that I enjoy my work as a Counselor now as much as when I first began my career.... mostly because I've come to realize there are real answers for real life problems and it is my distinct pleasure to help my clients find the answers that work for their lives.
Personally, I believe in and encourage my clients to adopt "The Power of Positive Thinking,, which helps them to deliberately create their lives according to their life vision. I find a way to apply this principle to almost every life challenge. I am known for helping others recover, re-build, and rejuvenate their lives . Above all, I focus individuals and couples on "unconditional love and acceptance and on positive regard and mutual respect.
I am especially recognized for my work in the areas of:
Depression and Anxiety in relationships
Marriage/Relationship Resolution *Family Friendly
Extended Family Issues
Healing wounds of infidelity
Recovery from domestic victimization
Life Transitions (physical; emotional; spiritual; career; geographical; etc)LGBTQ+ Issues
Depression and Anxiety
Marriage/Relationship Resolution *Family Friendly
Extended Family Issues
Healing Childhood Trauma
Recovery from Sexual Victimization
I specialize in "The Power of Positive Thinking, and believe in life restructuring through "the art of deliberate creation". I teach my clients how they can apply these principles to almost every life-challenge. I am known for helping others recover, re-build, and rejuvenate their lives. Above all, I focus my clients on "Self-Love and Acceptance". From this vantage point, all of life's best becomes possible. Couples can mend the hurts that stand between them and the happiness they seek. Parents can grow deeper relationships with their children, and individuals can "Deliberately Create" the life they desire.
So log-in, settle into your easy chair, and click "Work with Me". I am right here to take that first life-changing step with you.
*WHY I SHIFTED FROM TRADITIONAL PRACTICE TO ON-LINE:
A few considerations for choosing the Better Help platform for my clients include the amenities of the 24/7 message page allows for on-going therapy between live sessions. The "journal option" makes it possible for my clients to easily do their personal work and then share it with me if they choose, or keep it private otherwise. The menu of session modes meets each client at their comfort level and availability. My clients can select for phone or live chat or video on a session by session basis. There is a library of worksheets and information available to therapists that are beneficial to my clients. Plus, my clients can print or upload their messages and worksheets and maintain their own record of their therapy experience. These are all amenities generally beyond the scope of traditional therapy, and is the reason I selected "Better Help" for my clients.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Trauma and abuse
- Parenting issues
- Self esteem
- Coping with life changes
LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Depression , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Abandonment , Adoption and Foster Care , Attachment Issues , Avoidant Personality , BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture , Blended Family Issues , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Codependency , Commitment Issues , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster , Dependent Personality Read more...
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Imago Relationship Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
LPC #001811 (Expires: 2023-06-30)
These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Gail Roberson. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.
Gail is the most amazing therapist I have ever had. She is understanding and supportive and is a genuinely caring person.
She is absolutely wonderful!!!
I really enjoy working with Gail
Gail has been on the spot all through out my journey. She understands and cares about her clients. Highly recommended.
Gail has always responded to me quickly. Gail recommends exercises to encourage self growth, self love and all the things we deprive ourselves of. I think the world of Gail and the advice she recommends.
Miss Gail is everything a person could ask for. She’s listens amazingly. She is timely. She doesn’t judge.
Gail has saved my life
I was so nervous when I started therapy, but thanks to Gail it has been a very heartwarming experience. Logging in every week felt like I was just having a nice chat, which put my mind at ease instantly. I felt I could speak openly, and honestly to Gail and I knew she genuinely cared. I had total faith that Gail wanted to provide me with the tools to be the best version of myself - for myself. Thank you so much Gail
Working with Gail is amazing. From the beginning of the sessions I have been seeing results that are satisfying. she is great and knows what I need. She listens to me and give me solutions and recommendations that works. I always enjoy our sessions and I feel safe opening up to her.
Gail is wonderful- she takes the time to truly get to know me and who I am as a whole person, within and outside of the challenges and issues I bring to the table each week. Gail is so knowledgeable and professional, and has helped me draw connections and take active steps towards being healed and living my ideal life through intentionality.
Gail has been the wonderful light I needed to help me reveal my own. She listens, cares and connects with me every session. I will continue to grow as a person with Gails help. If you take a leap into the unknown of therapy, Gail will for sure catch you.
Gail is everything I could ever ask for in a therapist. She makes me feel as if I am her only client, and that she is genuinely concerned with my wellbeing. In addition to the video sessions, we communicate via messages, and that has been extremely helpful.
For months, I had been caring for my terminally ill father, who recently passed away. Gail helped me work through the grieving process and provided blueprints on how I could look forward to the future. She has provided me a safety net for my emotions to be released in healthy ways, and, without a doubt, allowed me to get through the hardest time in my life. I feel stronger and healthier because of her help.
I have been working with Gail for a few weeks. She is extremely kind and extremely responsive. She provides worksheets and creates goals, which I have not experienced with other therapists on Betterhelp. She also has 45 minute sessions as opposed to 30 minutes which makes a huge difference. I really enjoy working with Gail and would highly recommend her to those looking for a therapist on Better help!
I have enjoyed working with Gail. She has been helpful during one of the most challenging times of my life.
I have only had two sessions with Gail and I already feel a lot better. She has really listened to me and given me great advice on how I can effectively manage my emotions in a way that helps everybody, especially myself. The advise she has given me is really suited to my situation and will allow me have better relationships with the people around me
Although I am just beginning my therapy journey and have had one video session with Gail I feel very hopeful that she will be able to help me to make progress and give me the tools to covet confidence going forward. Gail has a lovely nature and made me feel very comfortable during our first session, I really enjoyed speaking with her and appreciate her messages in between sessions. She is a great support at this time in my life.
Good matching of therapist. Responsive, present, helpful, productive, experienced, kind and strong.
Absolutely great!! She is a terrific listener
I love Gail, she feels more like talking to an old friend than a counselor and she has definitely helped me through some dark times.
Gail is fantastic! I have gone through a few counselors before finding Gail and I know that I made the right choice. She listens and engages in the most beneficial ways and is beyond helpful in her suggestions. She is accommodating and kind. I am so pleased with my time with her.
Gail has been very helpful, all her advice and encouragement is really helping me and my relationship, and the weaknesses that I carried for many years, her advice is truly helping to open my eyes to be a better person by showing more love patience and listening.
Gail is very knowledgeable within her area! She is very flexible to client's needs by offering a variety of ways to keep in touch whether it be phone, text, or video. Gail listens and figures out the root of the problem and always recommends action steps! She is nurturing and kind during our sessions. Highly recommend Gail to anyone!
I feel like I hit the jackpot with Gail. I was hoping to find a female with a lot of experience who is very smart, perceptive and kind. Gail is all of those things. I feel lucky to have found her.
Gail have been a life saver !! She has helped me in sooo many ways that i can be rly describe. She a concerned, careing person that has been a light in my darkness !!
Gail is an amazing counselor and has made my life better
Gail is very responsive and listens fully to my concerns and issues. She provides therapeutic exercises and tools that assist in dealing with my anxiety. I feel I will be helped by continuing to work with Gail as my therapist.
Gail is the best! She really takes the time to get to know you, and figure out what works best with you! You can also fully trust her! She isn't judgmental, and there are some things I told her about that I've never told anyone about.
Gail has helped guide me through an emotionally messy time in my life. I was at a very pivotal point and with her help I had the strength within myself to see what was in my best interest. She’s shared wisdom I will carry with me forever and am very grateful to have been matched with her here.
Gail listens to me and helps me achieve my goals.
Gail is absolutely wonderful and has been an incredible force of change in my life. I didn't know where to begin when I started seeing her, but little by little, she's helped me untangle my feelings and help me establish a more solid foundation to move forward with. She's so perceptive and good at helping me consider issues in a new light. I also really enjoy her style of therapy where she offers tools but leaves the choice to me. I know my mental health and well-being are so much better since I started beginning with Gail. I also feel better prepared for when things may come up in the future. Thanks Gail!
Gail is compassionate and knowledgeable. While she is empathic and listens very well to my current needs or concerns, she also offers unique, creative and effective solutions. This is perfect because I need to process and then move forward with tools for creating a better today and future for myself. I am very happy I was matched with her.
Gail is compassionate and professional. She has helped me through different transitions in my life
Gail is professional and cares. She listens without judgment and gives expert advice and guidance. I would highly recommend gail to anyone joining better help. This has been a great experience and already feel more confident about the future thanks to Gail.
Gail is the most supportive therapist I've ever seen. In 20 years of working with several therapists, I've made more progress with Gail in the last few months, than all of my other counselors. She is easy to talk to, intuitive, and extremely supportive. She's helping me respond to the needs of my past , while helping me forge a blueprint for a better future for my me and my family. I can't recommend Gail highly enough!!
Gail is literally the best. 10/10 would recommend.
On our first session Gail helped me determine what I was seeking in therapy and she has stayed true to helping me reach my goals. She really helped me stay strong through a big disappointing life change, she was really a source of stability for me during that uncertain time. She helps empower me to stick up for my needs. My life has improved a lot since starting therapy with her. I have tried 5 other therapists over my life and she is the most helpful one. She also doesnt judge me.
Gail is extremely warm, professional, and understanding. She can connect with my thoughts and share appropriate advice and anecdotes throughout our conversations. Gail helps put my mind at ease while also challenging me to reflect and analyze situations in a much different light.
gail is an extremely wonderful woman, i genuinely know she cares about my well-being. i’ve never felt more comfortable with a therapist till her, i would highly recommend her to anyone!!
10 starts l star's for sure!!!!
Gail is kind and compassionate. Remarkably astute, I find that she offers “tough, thinking questions”. These questions often offer another perspective that acts as a catalyst for more introspection.
She does not so much lead as she supports and makes herself malleable to the direction of the sessions. She has an endearing way of speaking and the smile travels well in her voice.
Time with her has been incredibly productive. She has always been upfront (I feel), which ties in well with the feeling of sincerity. She gets excited with you and having someone who can do that is very valuable.
Overall, a positive addition! If you are feeling hesitant about attempting therapy, she is an excellent bridge for that. She has a warm energy about her and somehow the time just flies by.
She has helped me see just how valuable this work can be and for that I am very grateful.
Thank you Gail, you’ve been such a pleasure to work with.
I’ve recommended BH to so many people. It is the best counseling service I’ve ever had.
Gail has always been knowledgeable and inspiring!
Therapist Gail has helped me create a cushion of ease and peace between myself and my surrounding circumstances. There have been many times when I begin to spiral into fear and self-doubt, especially when I’m making big changes, and Gail provides the insight necessary to help me recognize and hold true to the right decisions for me. She unwaveringly believes in my power and ability to navigate my circumstances. This has taught me to trust myself— over any structure, person, or fear. Since I’ve started counseling with Gail I have made more progress in making the hard changes I’ve longed to make within, and therefore outside of, myself. I believe this has much to do with her support and understanding. Thank you Gail!
Gail is wonderful. She is a great listener and always has great advice!
Gail is such an uplifting and positive person. I came to BetterHelp knowing I needed a change and focus in on myself, but I couldn’t figure out what was actually triggering the way I was feeling or how to appropriately put it into goals. Gail has been phenomenal on guiding this experience. She somehow always know the right time to send a message. I love her holistic mindfulness approach to processing through situations as well. I highly recommend!
Gail Robberson is very courteous polite and caring I would recommend her to anyone.
Gail is an excellent counselor! When I first I started BetterHelp I was so nervous about who my counselor was going to be. Then I matched with Gail and I wasn’t nervous anymore. She understood my feelings and why I had those feelings. She’s helped me cope a lot.
Gail is great! She listens to me and is always on top of things.
She is an angel in disguise.
Gail is amazing. She’s an amazing listener and helped me think about things in a different perspective. She helped me with my relationship and reminded me that my individuality is what should always he my priority. I HIGHLY recommend Gail as a counselor!!
Gail is a wonderful person. She has really helped me through my dark times and issues I was facing. She is very good to talk to and always offers up very helpful suggestions.
Gail is absolutely fantastic, and I highly recommend her to anyone seeking counseling. She is warm, kind, understanding, and empathetic. I decided to quit counseling on BH to further my journey through a psychologist's help. However, to anyone needing weekly encouragement from a LPC I so recommend BH/Gail. I will miss our weekly talks, I always looked forward to them. She helped me build confidence and lessen the burdens of my daily anxiety. Gail is a wonderful counselor, mentor and human being. Thank you so much Gail, and to anyone looking for the "right match" look no further and pick Gail - you won't regret it.
I'm still new to working with Gail but so far she is wonderful. She really seems interested in my life and helping me. She's also pretty funny and easy to talk to and she gives great advice.
Gail is very aware and has good energy. She is empathetic of others. She has never seemed fed up with my feelings, which she patiently listens to, or my confusion about my situation. She gentle guides you toward the truth. She knows she can’t do it for you -you have to do it yourself- but she is there pointing the way when you are ready.
Gail is awesome she keeps in touch with me even when I'm busy and can't message her, she continues to reach out to make sure all is well.
Gail provides safe harbor in the tempest. :)
Gail was absolutely amazing for the time that I was able to work with her.
Gail does a wonderful job of helping me work through and solve my issues, from LGBTQ+, to platonic friendships, to work life balance and self care, to difficult family situations. She provides excellent advice and points to think about to really delve into and solve, or alleviate my issues and concerns. I would recommend Gail to anyone
Gail was the first counselor I ever have seen. She helped me work through a very stressful time in my life but also helped me to learn a lot about myself and continued to help me grow as an individual. I am so thankful for this experience. I would recommend this service, and specifically Gail, to any friend, colleague or family.
Gail checks on me frequently and this helps keep me focused on my goals.
Lovely soul and very intriguing. Hope to delve in more and understand the mind and how much control we truly have over emotions and our reactions in life.
Gail is truly an expert in her field. She has an ability to infuse humor and compassion into her sessions, while always helping her clients make their own conclusions. She has helped me tremendously and I would highly recommend her to others.
Gail has a gift in this work. My life has been made infinitely better from her therapy and I couldn't over exaggerate that if I tried.
I am very happy Better Help connected me to Gail. I have felt stuck in a cycle and worried about my future. Gail has been able to help me improve my communication skills, asserting my needs and also expressing my wants. I feel more empowered and highly recommend Gail as a Better Help therapist.
I really appreciate Gail’s calm demeanor and every session I feel like I gain a different insight to my life.
She has been really helpful so far. She makes sure that we are on track and talking about what I think is relevant. She asks important questions to help determine what my problems are. She even makes sure that I schedule sessions to communicate more directly.
Gail does a good job highlighting my issues and helping me set goals. I did feel like I was being pandered to at first but that has passed and I feel she is genuinely caring and helpful.
Gail is a wise woman who shares her insight not only through tips or advice, but through parable and stories. This helps me see my situation from an outsiders perspective which helps me to make necessary changes and steps I need to take.
Gail was so helpful to me. She has been so supportive of me, and has helped to identify my areas of improvement and has given me tangible actionable techniques to try to resolve them. I cannot say enough how comfortable I was speaking with Gail, she is such an amazing listener and is super approachable. It has been a joy working with her.
Very helpful in my time of need. She let me focus less on the detail of my troubles and more on myself.
I have been pleasantly surprised at how well therapy with Gail has helped me move forward after losing my husband! I would recommend her to anyone who has been struggling with difficulties in their life!
Gail is incredibly supportive and an excellent listener. She asks thoughtful questions that help you get clear on your situation. She responds quickly and I love that she checks in on me often.
I can’t tell you how amazing Gail is! When I started with her she listened to my concern. She has pointed out and helped me on so many ways. I would recommend anyone and everyone to her!
Gail is amazing. She is attentive, caring and wise. When I message her or video chat with her, it feels like I am speaking with a friend who's goal is to support me and help me soar. She checks in on me frequently and responds to all of my communication quickly. When I write her, she touches on everything I have mention and leaves nothing out. I trust her and am happy to have her on this journey of self love with me.
Gail has been a wonderful counselor. She listed to my initial reasons for wanting counseling and was able to help me identify underlying worries while finding resources to encourage and empower me. Gail has been a bring light with her positivity and though our discussions has given me the relief and reassurance I needed for my impetus of change. She brings insightful life lessons, resources such as books, quotes, or activates that align with my personality and learning style. I am glad to be working with Gail and would recommend her to others than need guidance in changing their lives!