Gail St.James

(MA, LMFT)

About Me

Do you feel hopeless, confused about personal issues, and wondering how life became so difficult, so confusing, and just so lonely? I am a humanistic therapist with an extensive background in mental health and crisis counseling. Over the past 15 years, I have worked in this field with adults, children, and families, and am also an instructor of Psychology at the local college. I find healing works wherever we meet, and you are welcome to meet with me in my practice, face-to-face or online, whichever is most comfortable for you. The first step is to make the call. Life change starts with you!

As a humanistic therapist, I utilize Trauma Focused and strength based therapy. I practice Motivational Interviewing and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, both necessary to help find your particular issue, and support life change, as well as REBT, DBT and EMDR... an eclectic background of techniques which will become the foundation of your personal skill building tools!

I supervise community Behavioral Health, worked in crisis counseling for many years, and teach Psychology at the local College, bringing the latest innovations in psychology to my practice. I look forward to meeting every individual who has the need to move forward in a positive way. I welcome the opportunity to guide that journey.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Depression

I also have experience in Addictions, LGBT, Family, Grief, Intimacy-related, Eating, Sleeping, Parenting, Anger, Self esteem, Career, Bipolar

Years of Experience: 15

Licensing

LMFT #46394 (Expires: 2018-07-31)


Reviews

Written by P.A. on Nov 25, 2017 after counseling with Gail for 3 weeks depression, relationship, intimacy-related, and bipolar

Gail is a very good listener. She helps me to open my eyes and see what I couldn’t before I met her. I feel her support, compassion and determination to help me to live a better life.

Written by S.E. on Nov 25, 2017 after counseling with Gail for 2 months depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping, self esteem, anger, and career

Gail wonderful to talk with about difficult thoughts in life situations. Thanks!

Written by A.P. on Nov 22, 2017 after counseling with Gail for 3 months stress, anxiety, and career

Beyond thankful for Gail as my counselor! She has helped me in allowing the freedom to express myself without judgement. Being positive and kind is her way and it is so comforting and allows me to be more confident in accomplishing my goals! Thank you Gail!!

Written by E.M. on Nov 17, 2017 after counseling with Gail for 9 months stress, anxiety, relationship, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related, self esteem, and career

Gail is a listener who can see through her listening. Highly intuitive. Thoroughly understanding. Respectful and respectable. Knows how to advise and guide in a subtle yet strong way.

Written by J.E. on Oct 03, 2017 after counseling with Gail for 3 weeks relationship, family, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related, sleeping, and self esteem

Thank you for being prompt and understanding

Written by C.O. on Oct 03, 2017 after counseling with Gail for 2 weeks depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, grief, self esteem, and anger

I love the timely manner in which I receive responses. Although I've only been talking to her a short while, I feel that she really gets me and she's been helping me work through things in a way that I get and is not overwhelming.

Written by J.Y. on Sep 26, 2017 after counseling with Gail for 4 weeks depression, stress, anxiety, intimacy-related, eating, and bipolar

Thank you Gail so much :)

Written by C.A. on Sep 17, 2017 after counseling with Gail for 2 weeks depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related, eating, sleeping, parenting, self esteem, and career

Gail has made me feel like I can overcome what I thought I couldn't. Despite the distance and a certain level of anonymity she has somehow managed to still be personable and make that lack of face to face interaction between us seem non-existent. She has been most helpful!

Written by E.L. on Aug 14, 2017 after counseling with Gail for 2 weeks depression, stress, anxiety, grief, sleeping, parenting, and self esteem

Gail has been working with me for a couple weeks now and she is great! She has helped me with depression, family issues, career issues...etc. I feel lucky to have her help.

Written by A.U. on Aug 12, 2017 after counseling with Gail for 2 weeks depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship, grief, anger, and career

This is one of the best decisions I've ever made.

Written by J.U. on Aug 05, 2017 after counseling with Gail for 2 weeks depression, stress, anxiety, grief, eating, self esteem, anger, and career

I really appreciate how Gail shares personal experiences and examples, which really helps in my understanding the message. Thank you Gail, you really make a difference!

Written by P.O. on Jul 30, 2017 after counseling with Gail for 2 weeks depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related, self esteem, anger, and career

Gail is great. She addresses everything in such a professional and caring manner. I would highly recommend her. Thanks Gail! You rock!

Written by C.E. on Jul 29, 2017 after counseling with Gail for 3 weeks depression, addictions, trauma and abuse, eating, sleeping, and anger

I really do like Gail and her approach. She was there for me at a very very bad time and I'm looking forward to working with her and getting healthier as we continue on.

Written by J.U. on Jul 27, 2017 after counseling with Gail for 2 weeks depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related, parenting, and self esteem

I cannot believe how fast my counselor, Gail, has helped me, and how much! I am so happy that I pushed myself to sign up with Betterhelp because I can do counseling in the middle of the night or while the kids are in their swim class - anytime I have internet access - even on my low rate smartphone! I love how quickly she responds to me and how personable she is too. She is so educated that she was able to direct me where I needed to go instead of making me talk about things that I feel are not important at this time like my other counselors did. I don't need a babysitter or an appointment and I find it easier to be more vulnerable when someone isn't looking at you. I couldn't have made a better choice! So happy!

Written by D.A. on Jul 19, 2017 after counseling with Gail for 1 week depression, and stress, anxiety

Gail St.James is a good mental health resource. She adapted well to my needs and style.

Written by B.E. on Jul 15, 2017 after counseling with Gail for 2 weeks depression, relationship, and family

She's the best! Gail always proactively listens and gives examples for understanding. She responds very quickly and she cares very much. Thank you!

Written by T.O on Apr 18, 2017 after counseling with Gail for 3 weeks grief

Gail St. James, changed my life and saved my life...I am THANKFUL I was matched with her… HEAVEN SENT!!!

Thanks again
Gail

Written by Z.A. on Apr 06, 2017 after counseling with Gail for 2 months depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, trauma and abuse, sleeping, self esteem, anger, and bipolar

Been really helpful to me

Written by A.L on Mar 10, 2017 after counseling with Gail for 1 week depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Gail is a wonderful counsellor. Always encouraging, open hearted, and kind.

Written by E.M on Feb 11, 2017 after counseling with Gail for 2 weeks trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, and career

Wonderfully compassionate therapist for body, mind, heart, and soul.

Written by E.M on Jan 05, 2017 after counseling with Gail for 2 months depression, and self esteem

Gail listens well, and has helped me work towards my goals. She's always cheerful and ready to help.

Written by B.A on Jan 03, 2017 after counseling with Gail for 4 weeks depression, stress, anxiety, grief, and self esteem

Down to earth, easy to talk to, understanding and very open hearted. Gail is kind and will make you feel comfortable and able to talk about anything that's affecting your life. Gail is perfect!