I am a Licensed Specialized Clinical Social Worker in Kansas with over 10 years of experience providing therapy to individual adults, couples and families. I've worked with clients who are experiencing a broad range of life challenges such as anxiety and stress, depression and mood problems, relationship issues and difficulties adjusting to significant life events.
My approach would be described as compasssionate, understanding and encouraging. I use a combination of cognitive-behavioral, solution-focused, motivational and narrative strategies to help clients gain understanding and heal so they can live their best life. I will spend time getting to know you - your individual experiences, strengths and needs - in order to work with you to develop interventions that will most effectively meet your unique circumstances.
It takes a great deal of courage and strength to reach out for help, and I commend you for taking this step.
I look forward to working with you!
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coaching, ADHD, Adoption and Foster Care, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Blended Family Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Divorce and Separation, Fatherhood Issues, Guilt and Shame, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Post-traumatic Stress, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Social Anxiety and Phobia, Workplace Issues
Clinical approaches: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
KS LSCSW 2048
He is patient , understanding, very kind . My culture background is very different and he takes the time to understand and listen , and he helps me even with navigating my culture . I am so thankful for him
Written on Oct 29, 2022 after therapy with Gerald for 1 year and 11 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue
I like Gerry.
Written on May 10, 2022 after therapy with Gerald for 1 year and 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd
Gerald has therapeutic and “real-world” experience to draw from for assisting his patients. He’s a great listener and very good with helping me accomplish my goals, including staying accountable to meeting my goals. 2 thumbs up/5 stars
Written on Jul 12, 2021 after therapy with Gerald for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coaching, and adhd
Could not have done this without Gerald. I can call him when I really need to talk to somebody . He is a very good listener and gives calming advise. I will continue to keep him as our councillor Hopefully we will get behind our problem. Thanks to Gerald.
Written on May 27, 2021 after therapy with Gerald for 2 months on issues concerning intimacy-related issues
Gerald listens and he is easy to talk to. I have enjoyed all of our sessions and would recommend him to anyone that needs an open ear.
Written on Apr 08, 2021 after therapy with Gerald for 1 month on issues concerning relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue
He is quite compassionate and listens very well. I look forward to our chats.
Written on Mar 19, 2021 after therapy with Gerald for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, and coping with life changes