Welcome! I’m Gale Green, M.A., L.P.C. and I appreciate the willingness and trust you have taken to address an issue you would like to examine. With that in mind, allow me to share who I am and what I can offer to you.
I began this part of my life journey after working in many industries and at many jobs. After my children were grown and gone, I decided to pursue my lifelong career dream of counseling people. After returning to school and obtaining my Master's Degree, I took early retirement to begin my new career.
I have been a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Missouri for eighteen years. During these years I worked with many individuals and families - active duty military families, refugees and immigrants that fled war and torture; incarcerated individuals and their families, as well as ordinary couples and families who seek to improve their lives. Please know that along with my professional training and licensing, I bring the addition of my many decades of life experiences that, I believe, have proven invaluable to my empathy and understanding of where you may be in your life. I strive, first and foremost, to LISTEN. If I don’t do that, I will not know what you need or what we will need to do together to address your reasons for counseling.
The therapeutic approaches that I have found most effective are Solution Focused Therapy, Eclectic Therapy, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. You may not know what any of these therapies mean. THAT’S OKAY! These therapies are merely a way to help me determine the best way to help you feel comfortable, to help you identify your true problem and provide a framework to help me help you find ways for you to manage or eliminate the concern that brought you to counseling.
My goal is to always be empathetic and supportive of your thoughts, ideas, and needs. Honesty is an invaluable part of therapy and I will always aim to help you feel safe enough to be honest with yourself, so that you can be honest with me, as we collaborate to meet your therapy goals. Judgment is not a part of how I function. Ultimately, my overarching desire is to LISTEN, be SUPPORTIVE, and HELP YOU IDENTIFY your true reason for counseling NOW, and then work with you to achieve your counseling goals with open and honest communication.
At this time, I am only accepting clients that are 21 and older and that reside in the State of Missouri or countries outside of the USA. If you think you would like to give working with me a try, I would be most honored to work with you.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Depression, Coping with life changes, Abandonment, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment Issues, Blended Family Issues, Cancer, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Communication Problems, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Military and Veterans Issues, Money and Financial Issues, Multicultural Concerns, Prejudice and Discrimination, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Sexual Assault and Abuse, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
MO LPC 2005038671
Immediate feeling of calmness and that she's going to be with you every step of the way.
Written on Feb 20, 2024 after therapy with Gale for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem
I've had several therapists before and after 1 session the resources she pinpointed for me were my style of learning, even without knowing me well. Maybe it was luck, but I took it as a good sign. Others sent me to podcasts which I tried but wasn't a fan. She linked me to a source with studies and research data and I read these in my spare time, but random ones from ADHD rabbit-hole curiosity questions. Now I can target that spare time to more studies that help me learn about myself. Within a few articles I saw science data backing questions I have asked my in office doctors that have said "It's possible, yeah". Like hormone levels and ADHD. I had my doctor check mine and they admitted they weren't sure of a correlation to my symptoms. So I'm grateful she found a resource I never searched out on my own.
Also when I read Gale's background about her career, I got a sense that she does the work because she has a gift for compassion. That may not be what everyone needs for therapy. Some people need sterile clinical approach, which I can appreciate because like I said I love reading research studies. But as someone who is an " I'm fine" person for far too long, I think it is going to take a compassionate therapist to allow me to allow myself to be honest about what I need help with.
Written on Feb 20, 2024 after therapy with Gale for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, compassion fatigue, and adhd
I am so grateful for Gale. She is a great listener and she does so without judgment. Her advice and suggestions have helped and guided me to discover more about myself. I can share all my stories and feelings safely. Gale has so much wisdom and a full of spirit. I look forward to speaking to her, she makes my day! Thankyou Gale
Written on Feb 13, 2024 after therapy with Gale for 9 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, anger management, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd
I have never had therapy before and finally decided it would be nice to talk to someone to try to understand and find ways to start feeling better about things going on. Gale came to my rescue. She is very nice, very pleasant, great at listening to me and has already given me ideas of things to do to help me. Would highly recommend her. I appreciate her so much!
Written on Jan 23, 2024 after therapy with Gale for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and self esteem
Gale is absolutely wonderful. She is empathetic and a great listener. These words I write cannot express how much she has helped me and has changed my life. I will always be grateful for her.
Written on Dec 11, 2023 after therapy with Gale for 1 year on issues concerning family conflicts, and anger management
My experience with Gale was extremely positive. She makes you feel at ease, and clarifies with you how she can help, while also being intuitive to your concerns and challenges. I would highly recommend Gale!
Written on Nov 14, 2023 after therapy with Gale for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, anger management, and adhd