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 16 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 with online chat, 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, with an eclectic style 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 most current 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 your journey.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Career difficulties
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , LGBT , Family conflicts , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Bipolar disorder , Personality Disorders

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 18

Services offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

CA LMFT 46394


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Gail St.James. 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.

Written on Oct 04, 2021 after therapy with Gail for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, eating disorders, and self esteem

academic backgeround and familiarity with my needs.

Written on Aug 25, 2021 after therapy with Gail for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and adhd

Gail is lovely. I've only been able to have Gail as a counselor for a month, but I love her aura and attitude . She listens and gives me constructive advice and tools to help me actively work on my anxiety and trauma. She gives me the extra push I needed and has helped me reach a new positive perspective to life. I know I would have been able to work on my issues even more if I was able to continue working with Gail, but I am more than satisfied with my time and progress. Thanks Gail!

Written on Jun 09, 2021 after therapy with Gail for 7 months on issues concerning trauma and abuse

She's caring, trustworthy and very easy to open up to.

Written on May 23, 2020 after therapy with Gail for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Loving her fresh perspective on what Im going through. It’s only been a short time but I’ve already been feeling so much better about how I go about life with the tools she’s given me. I’m very happy. I look forward to our communication. I didn’t think I would, I though therapy was going to be just a pain I had to get through but it’s really not! It’s been pleasant, simple and soothing to my soul.

Written on Mar 12, 2020 after therapy with Gail for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, parenting issues, and anger management

Gail has been great. She's very supportive while offering constructive means to tackle my concerns. I'd recommend her in a heartbeat.

Written on Aug 21, 2018 after therapy with Gail for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, grief, intimacy-related, anger, and bipolar

Absolutely amazing! She has gotten me through pretty much the roughest time in my entire life.

Written on Aug 20, 2018 after therapy with Gail for 2 months

Gail is a great therapist. She helped me though drastic life transitions with empathy, perspective, and good insights. She made me get my life in focus and make a plan to achieve my goals. I recommend Gail as a good therapist.

Written on Aug 19, 2018 after therapy with Gail for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related, and self esteem

Gail has been helping me from Oct of 2017 and she has helped me through so many difficult times.

Written on Jul 24, 2018 after therapy with Gail for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship, intimacy-related, and sleeping

Gail St. James has been a great help to me during a very painful time in my life. Her responses are in a timely manner and to the point. While there was no quick fix to the situation, she has taken the time to offer the right advice at the right time and in the correct amounts. She is well aware that small steps must be taken one step at a time. I would highly recommend her expertise to anyone in need.

Written on Jun 28, 2018 after therapy with Gail for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Gail is really wonderful. She is patient, understanding, and her perspective has really helped me in working through the issues I am facing. I am very grateful to have her as a counselor and would recommend her to anyone needing a friendly and supportive ear.

Written on Jun 20, 2018 after therapy with Gail for 1 week on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, and sleeping

I highly recommend and commend Gail St James. I believe BetterHelp is lucky to have her & you will be too! As our culture grows more technical, it is easy to get "off track" and I had lost confidence,-----until I met Gail St James. Gail has a very professional approach to people, life, & problems. In only 7 days I understood what I was missing in my life & I now feel much better about my self and my future. Many thanks Gail.

Written on Jun 12, 2018 after therapy with Gail for 5 days on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related, and self esteem

In the short amount of time using BetterHelp, I'm so grateful to have been connected to Gail. In the very few exchanges we had, Gail was super sweet, honest, and I could tell she genuinely cared and wanted to help vs seeing BetterHelp as another addition to her income. She made me feel comfortable immediately, and I only wish to live closer and see her in person! I still was able to get great advice and take some counseling with me from Gail, and if I had the finances- I would still want to work with her! It upsets me to leave, but I know I can always come back and ask for her in the future! (: Thank you Gail!

Written on Jun 07, 2018 after therapy with Gail for 5 days on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, and self esteem

Gail has been absolutely wonderful. She is pleasant to talk to, and I felt immediately comfortable in sharing my deeper concerns. Beyond just listening, she proactively responded to all of my areas of concern with suggestions on way to overcome circumstances and make change for the better. Highly recommended!

Written on Feb 16, 2018 after therapy with Gail for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, grief, self esteem, and anger

Love her!

Written on Dec 26, 2017 after therapy with Gail for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related, and sleeping

Gail St.James has been amazing, kind and wise..She helped me through a terrible crisis in my life and helped me assess alternatives. I highly recommend her as a great counselor..

Written on Nov 25, 2017 after therapy with Gail for 3 weeks on issues concerning 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 on Nov 25, 2017 after therapy with Gail for 2 months on issues concerning 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 on Nov 22, 2017 after therapy with Gail for 3 months on issues concerning 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 on Nov 17, 2017 after therapy with Gail for 9 months on issues concerning 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 on Oct 03, 2017 after therapy with Gail for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship, family, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related, sleeping, and self esteem

Thank you for being prompt and understanding

Written on Sep 26, 2017 after therapy with Gail for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, intimacy-related, eating, and bipolar

Thank you Gail so much :)

Written on Sep 17, 2017 after therapy with Gail for 2 weeks on issues concerning 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 on Aug 14, 2017 after therapy with Gail for 2 weeks on issues concerning 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 on Aug 12, 2017 after therapy with Gail for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship, grief, anger, and career

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

Written on Aug 05, 2017 after therapy with Gail for 2 weeks on issues concerning 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 on Jul 30, 2017 after therapy with Gail for 2 weeks on issues concerning 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 on Jul 29, 2017 after therapy with Gail for 3 weeks on issues concerning 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 on Jul 27, 2017 after therapy with Gail for 2 weeks on issues concerning 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 on Jul 19, 2017 after therapy with Gail for 1 week on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

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

Written on Jul 15, 2017 after therapy with Gail for 2 weeks on issues concerning 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 on Apr 18, 2017 after therapy with Gail for 3 weeks on issues concerning 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 on Apr 06, 2017 after therapy with Gail for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, trauma and abuse, sleeping, self esteem, anger, and bipolar

Been really helpful to me

Written on Mar 10, 2017 after therapy with Gail for 1 week on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

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

Written on Feb 11, 2017 after therapy with Gail for 2 weeks on issues concerning trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, and career

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

Written on Jan 05, 2017 after therapy with Gail for 2 months on issues concerning depression, and self esteem

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

Written on Jan 03, 2017 after therapy with Gail for 4 weeks on issues concerning 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!

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