My name is Gary. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and have been in the field for more than 15 years. I am an associate faculty member with a major, nationally accredited university in Indiana. I have years of experience working with the LGBT community. My main focus of counseling has been with individuals and families, focusing on helping the family and the individual cope better with each other.
A great deal of my experience has been working with persons who identify at LGBT. I believe strongly in the strength of the person, and in doing so I wish to help a person pull from their own strength to improve their lives. I am a personable and laid back person who will not tell you what you want to hear, but instead help you find a voice to help you with just about any personal issues you may face. I look forward to working with you!
Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Career difficulties, Depression, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Attachment Issues, BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Expats, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, HIV / AIDS, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Narcissism, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Prejudice and Discrimination, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sex Addiction, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexual Dysfunction, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
IN LCSW 34006899A
I was pretty nervous as this was my first time with the thought of therapy! But he really made me feel welcomed & it calmed my nerves for sure!!
Written on Oct 29, 2023 after therapy with Gary for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and adhd
Gary is amazing! Super responsive!! Has amazing insight on lots of topics and really feels like a friend as much as a therapist. Gary goes out of his way to check in during the week to see how you’re doing. I highly highly recommend Gary!
Written on Sep 26, 2023 after therapy with Gary for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd
In the few sessions that we’ve shared, Gary has really helped me clear some feelings and thoughts that I’ve been holding on to for awhile. He helped me understand what I’ve been feeling. Very much appreciated!
Written on May 24, 2023 after therapy with Gary for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, and coping with life changes
Working with Gary has been the best thing for my mental health and well being
Written on Apr 07, 2023 after therapy with Gary for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd
I’ve been in therapy most of my adolescent life and a little into my adult years. No matter the therapist, they seemed as if they just truly didn’t care. After 5 years, I found my way to Gary, and I can not believe the contrast between him and the the past experiences I’ve had. While I haven’t known Gary long, I’ve been able to open up bottles I long thought were sealed shut. If you’re questioning, Gary is incredibly insightful, knowledgeable, and knows where to lead you. Wish I had found him years ago.
Written on Mar 08, 2023 after therapy with Gary for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes
Working with Gary was initially anxiety inducing. I had never done therapy before. I didn’t know what to expect, but Gary put a lot of my fears and worries to rest really early.
I know he’s invested in my healing. I know he cares about my progress, my struggles. I don’t know where I’d be right now without him, but he’s helped me come up with strategies and steps to work on overcoming anxiety and negative self talk, and recovering my self esteem.
I’m endlessly glad I ended up with him as a therapist. He’s understanding, and kind, and funny. I couldn’t think of a better person to help me rediscover how good it feels to be me.
Written on Jun 02, 2021 after therapy with Gary for 2 months