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.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Self esteem
- Career difficulties
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 , Divorce and Separation , Men's Issues , Midlife Crisis , Mood Disorders , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Women's Issues , Workplace Issues Read more...
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
LPC #15189 (Expires: 2022-12-31)
Gary is great! It’s been a year and I feel like our sessions have helped me a lot with my mental health.
I'm still early in the process working with Gary Gabbard, LPC-S, but I find him to be really empathetic and supportive. I can easily envision continuing to see Gary long term. He's a great choice, and I highly recommend him.
Gary is attentive and invested. So happy to have found him.
Gary is beyond professional. He tries to understand every facet of you. I highly recommend it. I like that he leaves you with a lot to interpret.
He listens to me and offer constructive feedback and celebrates the small wins with me also offers advise in how to better do things
I’ve only had 3 sessions with Gary but my quality of life is already so much better. I still have a very long way to go but I feel hopeful for the first time in a very long time and it is primarily because of the tools Gary has given me in our sessions. I was very nervous about going into therapy, but Gary was wonderful and attentive to my reservations and created a space in which I felt safe, seen, and cared for. I would absolutely recommend him to anyone!!!
Gary was great. Helped me see things as they really are. Helped me make clear decisions.
Gary seemed immediately on my side from session one. Comes off as responsible and extremely positive. It is obvious you are you talking someone who wants to help with Gary.
He is very understanding and wise
Mr. Gabbard has helped me in so many ways. Even if the session is just me talking to get things off my chest. It is nice to have his help in my tough times.
I have only had one session with Gary so far, but I honestly feel like we connected and he was very interactive in the session, which I really appreciate. I felt like he really listened and didn’t judge me. I have told my entire family about my first session with him, and I would honestly recommend him to anyone!
My counselor Gary Gabbard is a great counselor it's nice being able to talk to somebody that I can relate to on different levels. getting advice from somebody that is a little bit older than myself and has experience in marriage is extremely helpful and in just a short amount of time has given me tools to aid me in bettering myself thank you better help
I have been through several therapists but nobody compares to Gary. He lets you come to him bout things and respectful backs off if your not ready to talk bout something. Honestly, he is so gentle and easy to talk to. I recommend him by far to anyone. He has helped already in just 1 month and my family and friends notice as well. I am alot happier and have moved past traumatic experiences that I never thought I would have the pleasure of no longer affect my life so negatively.
Thank you Gary!!
Dr. Gabbard has been helping me so much. I appreciate all his guidance and support.
I feel like I can be truthful with him and trust what he tells me. He provides great resources and insight
Dr. Gary Gabbard is a wonderful, thoughtful person who listens and understands other people’s problems or concerns. I would ABSOLUTELY recommend him as the primary doctor for people who need BetterHelp.
Gary is wonderful!! He never blows me off and respects me. He is not pushy, but rather encouraging. He is loving and kind and caring and always open to sharing God and the scriptures. My world is upside down and I cant imagine facing this without Gary's support and prayers.
Gary's support and words of encouragement are perfect. Thank you! jim, in texas
Gary has been a huge help for me this year. I have had many changes in my personal life goals and professional life goals. Gary listens to me and provides great suggestions on how to move forward and what things I can do naturally to keep my stress levels down.
I have been working with Gary for about 5 months and am so thankful for where I am today. Gary has been supportive, consistent, and empowering. Looking forward to continuing my work with him to achieve my goals.
He’s helped me a lot by listening to me and actually making me open up.
Gary is very concerned about my well being. And always listens to what I have to say
Gary is an easy person in which to confide. I trust in his council. Thanks Gary!
Very good and clear explaination
I have enjoyed speaking with Gary. He got me right away and was very supportive and encouraging. Excited to continue to work with Gary.
Gary has always been a great listener. He’s helped me understand myself better as I walked into the path of self discovery. He listens, he asks the right questions and he has an amazing sense of humor. Thank you!!!
Mr. Gabbard was very helpful, kind , flexible and patient! I was hesitant to use the online service, but after much research i gave it a chance. i am so happy to have this support and outlet during this stressful year. i am looking forward to our sessions and my personal progress.
Gary is wonderful
Gary is professional and insightful. Would recommend him.
Gary has been so helpful. He keeps you accountable but used the wisdom of God to help guide you in the right path. Does not judge you by your last mistakes.
Great guy. Could not have asked for a better guy.
I like that he is very straightforward in his responses and help
I feel like I’m in really good hands with Gary. He listens intently and questions me in a way that is helping me grow and face my problems with positivity. I’m grateful to have found him.
Gary was such a great match for me right from the start. He listened, asked the right questions, and zeroed in on both my needs and how to communicate with me. Every week he brings fresh perspective and new insights which have helped me tremendously.
Gary is awesome and understanding. He lets you be the raw, unfiltered you. He takes you as you are and supports you, and walks you through what your issues are and helps you find the core of why you feel a certain way.
It's like talking to a friend, who you know isn't gonna judge you, who supports you, who is knowledgeable about mental health and will jump in when you express self-doubt. I look forward to my sessions, they always make me feel a sense of relief afterwards, like despite everything things will turn out ok.
Gary has been an excellent counselor and has shown me tools I can use to deal with various challenges. He truly cares about the people he is counseling and has reminded me that I have self worth. Also, as a Christian, he has shown me Biblical principles that apply to my situation. This is my first time doing virtual counseling and it has been a wonderful experience!
Gary is smart and helpful. I really enjoy our time together and feel better afterwards. He helps me see things differently and offers other views I hadn’t considered thereby increasing my ability to cope instead of staying in my stuck thinking. It’s refreshing and helpful.
Gary has be patient and kind throughout this process. He’s given me space to do what I needed to do to feel comfortable in the space and has also pointed things out along the way, causing me to reflect and dig deeper.
I appreciate his comfortable and supportive approach. I also have really appreciated the diverse therapeutic tools that have been used and/or suggested to help me reach my goals.
Mr. Gabbard is helping me and that is all that matters—giving me new perspectives and tools to help me understand and navigate my issues. I’ve only had a few sessions with him, so I need more time; but I am pleased and grateful for his services.
Has good insight, and is a good listener
Gary is supportive and understanding, no judgement.
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.
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
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.
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.