I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Missouri. I carry an in-person caseload which allows me to work with a broad spectrum of clients. Over the past 30 years, I have served children, adults, families, and couples in South West Missouri. I am an interactive, solution-focused therapist. My therapeutic approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help you effectively address personal life challenges. I offer a highly-personalized approach tailored specifically to each of my client's needs and life vision. With compassion and understanding, I help individuals, couples, and families to build on their strengths and support them as they attain peace, companionship, and personal growth. I am especially recognized for my work in the areas of:
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 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 my clients on "Self-Love and Acceptance". From this vantage point, all the best becomes possible in one's life. I look forward to guiding you to this very real life experience.
In addition to offering in-person therapy sessions, I also serve as Clinical Director of a private practice covering several counties in SW Missouri, with the main office in Bolivar Missouri. In this position, I provide clinical supervision to Provisionally Licensed Counselors in multiple Southern Light locations in SW Missouri.
A recent change in my life came when I became aware of the Better Help platform. It was then that I transformed my 1930's Victorian Joplin office in a quaint, nostalgic neighborhood with all the "character of old-Joplin" into an Air BnB and invited my clients to begin "On-line Counseling" on the Better Help platform. Some people have asked the reason for this change since the Joplin office setting was widely recognized as a therapeutic experience for clients. Simply put, I believe the most therapeutic venue is where the client is most comfortable. On-line Counseling makes this possible by serving clients in the comfort of their own homes during non-traditional office hours. I welcome this new tradition of on-line Counseling due to the many benefit it affords my clients.
So grab your favorite soft drink, get a pen and paper, settle into your easy chair, and contact me. I am ready to help you.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Trauma and abuse
- Parenting issues
- Self esteem
- Coping with life changes
I also have experience in LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD
LPC #001811 (Expires: 2021-06-30)
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.
Gail is the best counselor I have had. She understands my journey and gives me such great wisdom. She just knows what I need to hear and gently guides me in each session, with encouragement along the way.
Gail is respectful and listens to what I am saying.
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!