Gary Gabbard

(Licensed, Professional, Counselor, Supervisor)

About Me

I finished my Master in Counseling degree in 1997. I opened my own practice, Passionately Ever after Counseling, in 1999 in Collin County, Texas. As I grew my practice I did contract work with major outplacement firms, an alcohol treatment center and a methadone clinic. In my private practice, I have worked with individual adults, couples and teenagers and/or their families. In addition, I have supervised many counseling interns.

Through my own individual counseling and training, I have mastered the art of helping clients identify, respect and honor their free child, viewed as the soul and essence of who they really are. Allowing that "spirit" or "energy" to inspire their life and choices will transform their life into an exciting and passionate adventure. It is this "free spirit" in me that led to the genesis of Passionately Ever After Counseling.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Self esteem
  • Career difficulties
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Anger management , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Blended Family Issues , Codependency , Dissociation , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 21

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #15189 (Expires: 2020-12-31)


Reviews

Written by M.A. on Jul 29, 2020 after counseling with Gary for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and adhd

Has good insight, and is a good listener

Written by B.R. on Jul 28, 2020 after counseling with Gary for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and coaching

Gary is supportive and understanding, no judgement.

Written by T.E. on Jul 21, 2020 after counseling with Gary for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, and anger management

So far ive only had a few sessions with Gary but i feel like he sees the bigger picture of what we discuss. Hes already given me a few things that help alot and im excited to see what future sessions hold. I'm just all around greatful that he takes the moment and digs a little deeper. It helps to have someone listen and actually give thoughtful responses. Very respectful and non judgemental. He's appreciated.

Written by J.O. on Jul 17, 2020 after counseling with Gary for 2 weeks

A very good counselor and he has a lot of insight in the discussionS we have 1 to 10 scale this counselor is definitely a 10 thank you

Written by R.Y. on Jul 15, 2020 after counseling with Gary for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and trauma and abuse

Gary is a wonderdul counselor. He listens well, asks thought-provoking questions, and offers great tools and helpful exercises. He is compassionate, realistic, and encouraging. I recommended his services.

Written by A.L. on Jul 13, 2020 after counseling with Gary for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, anger management, and coping with life changes

I was not sure how much I would get out of counseling online but I have actually gotten more understanding and coping mechanisms from my online counseling that I have from counseling face-to-face. Being able to essentially text your counselor and what I would call “the sky is falling moments “ is really amazing. I texted Gary one time at like four in the morning, I had been up all night crying from some events and he got back to me at like 5:30 in the morning And made room for me in boomed morning that same day. I know that I have Had a series of traumatic events happened all within a few months span and I anticipate I will benefit greatly from some long-term counseling. Gary is Incredibly insightful and compassionate and understanding I look forward to my future self growth with his help.

Written by J.A. on Jun 25, 2020 after counseling with Gary for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and compassion fatigue

He is a wonderful counselor. I highly recommend. Not happy with my situation, but so glad that our paths have crossed.