I am a licensed professional counselor based in Missouri, bringing over 10 years of experience to the field of counseling. My expertise lies in assisting clients with various challenges, including stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, depression, motivation and self-esteem issues, as well as chronic health conditions. My mission is to provide a supportive and empathetic environment where we can collaboratively assess, diagnose, and treat your concerns, aiming to restore hope and balance in your life.
I firmly believe that you are the expert of your own story, possessing unique strengths that will empower you to overcome life's difficulties. To ensure therapy is accessible to you regardless of your lifestyle or health, I offer a range of therapeutic modalities.
My therapy style is rooted in being non-judgmental, warm, and genuine. I primarily employ the Cognitive Behavioral Therapy approach, which focuses on helping clients recognize and alter negative thought patterns while teaching practical coping skills for real-time challenges across all aspects of life. I value listening to your needs and adapt my approach accordingly to best support you.
Taking that initial step to begin therapy demonstrates courage, and I commend you for taking it. I am genuinely excited about the opportunity to work together and assist you in reaching your goals. Remember, you are not alone on this journey, and I am here to walk alongside you.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, Abandonment, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture, Blended Family Issues, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Co-morbidity, Dissociation, Domestic Violence, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Hoarding, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Infidelity, Intellectual Disability, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Sex Addiction, Sexual Dysfunction, Sexuality, Somatization, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
MO LPC 2016002748
She is a great partner on my journey to help myself through talk therapy so far. She is truly a partner who is just as invested as I am to accomplishing my goals. She understands my goals completely.
Written on Aug 03, 2023 after therapy with Gail for 2 weeks on issues concerning addictions, self esteem, and career difficulties