Am I the right therapist for you? I would say that finding the right therapist is based on the “goodness of fit model”- whether my approach to therapy and personality are the right fit for you. So let me share a little more about myself, so you can decide if we would work well together.
Most clients describe me as authentic, friendly, nonjudgmental and down-to-earth. I enjoy what I do and find conversations with my clients stimulating and exciting. You will always get honest feedback from me. One of my personal values is to practice what I preach. I will not ask you to engage in treatment modalities I have not practiced myself. Health and well-being is the backbone of my personal life practice and is an ongoing pursuit of my growth and learning.
I enjoy working with individuals and couples looking to overcome personal challenges, such as marital issues, loss, and grief, depression, anger, family conflict, relationship issues, major life transition challenges, or spirituality issues. My approach is solution-focused counseling because it is result-oriented. I also use person-centered or CBT (or an integrative approach) methods depending on the needs of the client. I've spent nearly two decades in ministry-helping kids, teens, adults, parents, groups, and families navigate their unique situations, and I have been teaching counseling at the graduate level since 2016. I am currently a Military Family Life Counselor, with over 7 years of military service. I have traveled the world and embrace all peoples, cultures, and beliefs. I use a holistic, non-judgment and multicultural approach to counseling. I believe in working with clients' strengths and support systems to enable them to meet their goals and I am here to journey with you and to help you achieve your counseling goals if you let me.
I graduated from Saint Norbert College, with a Bachelor's degree in Communication. I graduated from Creighton University with two degrees: a Master of Science degree in Community Counseling and a Doctor of Education in Leadership with Emphasis in College Counseling. Currently, I teach exclusively at Creighton University's Graduate School, where I serve as a Resident Assistant Professor in the Department of Education, School Counseling and Preventative Mental Health Program. I also have a private practice where I provide services to a diverse population and provide supervision to pre-licensed therapists, interns, and graduate students. For more detailed information about my practice, please visit my professional website at www.prosightful.org.
Additional areas of focus: Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Depression, Compassion fatigue, Abandonment, Attachment Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dependent Personality, Divorce and Separation, Emptiness, Expats, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Immigration Issues, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Military and Veterans Issues, Multicultural Concerns, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Self-Love, Workplace Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Therapy
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I had 2 months of counselling with Gerald and I really looked forward to every session. We had a great rapport and he always knew the right words to say. Sometimes he challenged me, sometimes he agreed with me, but he always listened to me and gave me sensible suggestions.
I couldn’t recommend Gerald highly enough. All round solid gentleman and an excellent counsellor.
Written on Jul 07, 2020 after therapy with Gerald for 1 month
This is an excellent platform for someone like me. Gerald has helped me greatly in just a week. I live in my head way to much and he has give me valuable tools to join the world and the people around it.
Written on Sep 20, 2019 after therapy with Gerald for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues
Gerald is thoughtful and really listens. He is good at identifying the key issues and gives sensible feedback. I'd thoroughly recommend him.
Written on Aug 14, 2019 after therapy with Gerald for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes