About Me

Hello, I am Gary Ward. I am a native Texan, am married with four adult children and ten grand children. I received my Masters in Professional Counseling in 2008 and went on to complete a Doctor of Ministry degree in Pastoral Counseling . During those years, I received three counseling licenses, and LPC, LMFT and and LCDC. I spent ten years in ministry working with families and individuals, and fifteen years in public education working with high schoolers coping with learning difficulties, and their families.
I believe that though all of us have wide scope of relationships, nevertheless we are individuals with our own needs. Counseling is personal and I will treat everyone with compassion and respect. Though I am a Christian, my approaches to therapy are diversified and are applied to your needs and situation. I will help you connect with your strengths and abilities and work with you to find the outcomes your are seeking. Everyone of us is on a journey, has an ongoing story. Improving is a process. Making positive changes is very much possible. I look forward to meeting, hearing your story and coming along side and helping in any way I can.


Specialties

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

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 12

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

TX LPC 66728


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Dr. Gary Ward. 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 by V.I. on Sep 22, 2022 after therapy with Gary for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, career difficulties, and coaching

Gary is amazing, very thoughtful and helpful. Could not be happier.

Written by R.A. on Sep 07, 2022 after therapy with Gary for 7 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and adhd

Dr. Ward is very easy to talk to, very conversational. Feel very comfortable talking to him. He doesn't judge me.

Written by J.I. on Jul 04, 2022 after therapy with Gary for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, anger management, compassion fatigue, and adhd

I have had two session with Dr. Ward. I feel like we can make a lot of progress together. I'd certainly recommend Dr. Ward!

Written by T.R. on Jun 20, 2022 after therapy with Gary for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, self esteem, anger management, and adhd

Dr. Ward was my first therapist, and he really listens and engages with what you tell him. He never feels over-bearing and will just let you tell him what you want to tell him. I recommend Gary to anyone who is just starting therapy.

Written by W.I. on Jun 14, 2022 after therapy with Gary for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, anger management, and coaching

He allows for a greater understanding of my concerns I am pleased

Written by M.I. on May 11, 2022 after therapy with Gary for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, and anger management

Dr. Ward is helping me in finding my way through the grief I am experiencing. He listens well, understands what I am saying, and genuinely helps me work through my feelings. I would recommend him to anyone.

Written by P.R. on Apr 23, 2022 after therapy with Gary for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

Great listener , shares personal anecdotes to make it more relatable.i got the clarity I needed after speaking to him

Written by S.H. on Apr 20, 2022 after therapy with Gary for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and coaching

Dr. Ward is understanding, he listens to my concerns. Makes me understand things I need to understand.

Written by F.R. on Apr 07, 2022 after therapy with Gary for 2 months on issues concerning depression, and coping with life changes

It took a lot of work on my part but I have been able to basically completely turn my day to day around thanks to working with Dr Ward. Of course I still sometimes feel depressed (who doesnt?) but I’m now able to work through this and recover very quickly instead of feeling stuck and helpless for days on end. I feel a lot happier on ordinary days. My family and friends notice this. I notice it too.

He’s a very compassionate and understanding person who is also steeped in the academic literature on lots of aspects of mental health and has a lot of experience working with people. So what works for one person might not work for everyone, but he has this broad knowledge and can come at problems from lots of different angles. We tried treatment techniques from a few different schools of thought before I found what really helped me. I can tell he really knows what he is talking about - not just from books and journal papers but also from helping people. I have no hesitation recommending Dr Ward and I’m not the kind of person who usually leaves reviews for anything. I hope if you are reading this that you find this helpful.

Written by T.Y. on Feb 04, 2022 after therapy with Gary for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues

Amazing at hearing what you're trying to say but don't have words for. Perfect for people who aren't very emotionally literate; helpful with understanding why you feel what you do about life events. ..

Written by J.O. on Jan 11, 2022 after therapy with Gary for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes

Dr ward is very patient and understanding

Written by J.A. on Dec 29, 2021 after therapy with Gary for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and coaching

Dr.Ward is amazing. He has already helped me in little time. Thank you so much Dr. Ward

Written by E.R. on Dec 27, 2021 after therapy with Gary for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and anger management

Betterhelp has proven to already be the most amazing counseling I have ever found. They paired me more than perfectly with my counselor. The price is amazing for the recources and time given! I highly reccomend Gary Ward and Betterhelp to everyone!

Written by T.I. on Dec 27, 2021 after therapy with Gary for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, and family conflicts

Dr Ward is a man of strong faith. I feel very comfortable with his beliefs and approach on therapy. He truely listens to every aspect of my concerns.

Written by A.L. on Nov 15, 2021 after therapy with Gary for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Dr. Ward is a wonderful listener. He provides many analogies and scenarios that resonate with me and help me apply his advice to my life. I have made drastic changes in my life since starting therapy with him and I feel super grateful!

Written by R.O. on Sep 05, 2021 after therapy with Gary for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, and anger management

Dr. Ward is very attentive and professional at all times, I would definitely recommend him to my peers.

Written by N.A. on Aug 21, 2021 after therapy with Gary for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, anger management, career difficulties, and adhd

Dr. Ward is a very kind man. He listens and he cares about how you feel and how you make yourself feel. He makes you feel comfortable and I’ve appreciated every conversation I’ve had with him.

Written by M.A. on Jul 19, 2021 after therapy with Gary for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and self esteem

I haven't felt more seen or heard as a human being than after talking with Dr. Ward. He is so kind and great at reminding you that you are not alone and that you can achieve happiness no matter what your circumstances are.

Written by A.N. on Jun 23, 2021 after therapy with Gary for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Dr. Ward has a way of putting one at ease. He creates a very safe space to share and work through issues

Written by C.Y. on Jun 14, 2021 after therapy with Gary for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and coping with life changes

Amazing counselor! Very kind, patient, understanding, and knowledgeable. Just what I needed…

Written by M.E. on Jun 11, 2021 after therapy with Gary for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, coaching, and adhd

Dr. Ward is providing me the tools to identify what works and what does not work in my daily life.

Written by T.O. on Apr 19, 2021 after therapy with Gary for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

I have been to therapy many times before and for the first time in my life I have found someone who works perfectly for me. Dr. Ward is the best person I have ever dealt with and would recommend him to anyone who needs help.

Written by K.R. on Apr 19, 2021 after therapy with Gary for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, eating disorders, self esteem, and bipolar disorder

Super helpful and listens well to what is going on. He responds pretty quickly and really understands what I’m going through

Written by C.J. on Apr 13, 2021 after therapy with Gary for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and trauma and abuse

Dr. Ward is super easy to talk to! I feel like I have a safe space while talking with him! He’s very down to earth!

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