When you are in a relationship, almost everything is a negotiation. Some things are negotiated without discussion and other things take a significant amount of discussion. Through the negotiation process, each party finds out the level of importance the topic is to the other. The higher the importance to each party, the more likely there is conflict. Anger is generated when the other person will not “give in” to the negotiation. Thus, expectations are not met and there is unhappiness. I believe that with two willing parties, there is always hope. We will need to discuss expectations, belief systems, communication, and managing conflict (to name a few). We must agree to express opinions, thoughts, feelings, and never hold back. We must agree to be open and honest at all times. It is impossible to move forward when stuck in a dishonest past. I will challenge you, I will push you, and at the same time, I will strive to understand you, I will listen, and I will never ever judge you. Life is a wonderful journey, yet, not an easy one. I'm ready to help you make it as wonderful as possible.
I have extensive inpatient and outpatient psychiatric experience. My work experience is an inpatient eating disorder unit and an inpatient psychiatric hospital; my outpatient experience is with an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) and Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP). I have worked with adolescents, adults, and geriatrics, that included individual, group, and family/couples counseling. Also, I have been conducting psychiatric assessments for individuals in crisis for over three years. Areas of specific interest are eating disorders, bipolar disorder, anxiety disorder, and depression; although, I have treated many other disorders and find them interesting. I also find couples and marriage counseling very gratifying.
My theoretical perspective is an integrated approach. Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) and Interpersonal Therapy are two very different approaches that I like to integrate together. CBT focuses on thoughts and beliefs and Interpersonal focuses on identifying and expressing emotions.
Education and Licensure: BA - Management and Human Relations; Mid-America Nazarene University; MS - Counseling Psychology, Avila University. Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Missouri; Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) in Kansas.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Eating disorders
- Bipolar disorder
I also have experience in Addictions, LGBT, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
LPC #2013038263 (Expires: 2021-06-01)
LCPC #2645 (Expires: 2020-11-01)
Gail is wonderful, she isn’t afraid to be honest even when it’s hard to hear. I trust her.
I've been working with Gail for several months and she is absolutely wonderful. She is very easy to talk to and listens and cares about me as an individual and anything going on in my life that I shared with her. Working with her is the longest I've worked with any counselor so that says a lot about how wonderful she is!!
Great help!! Looking forward to continuing forward. She's open, supportive, and direct. Very good.
Gail is a consummate professional. She is concise, caring, and very easy to communicate with and understand. All traits that I, as a physician, also aspire to achieve in my practice.
Gail is wonderful! She has offered great advice so far!
This has been my first experience with online counseling, but not my first experience with relationship counseling in general. My first experience was very poor. The counselor was not impartial and by taking one side, assured that we did not resolve the conflict, and actually divorced.
Gail has been a breath of fresh air, and has actually renewed my faith in counseling and counselors. She has been impartial, and very constructive, which has allowed us to work through our issues constructively.
Thank you Gail!!
Gail has been very straightforward and helpful for us. We've only had a few sessions but she has been accommodating to our needs and her advice is working well for us. Thank you Gail!
I was very skeptical of counseling, I thought it would be a lot of back and forth that got you no where. So I thought I’ll try it online since I am located in a small rural town. Gail has been awesome. Right away she caught on to my situation and has gave me a lot of different advice of how to handle the situation. She is upfront and I love that because I am doing this to get help not to be told I’m perfect and everyone else is the problem. I would most definitely recommend Gail to anyone.
I’ve really enjoyed working Gail, she doesn’t sugar coat, but she provides feedback with empathy and understanding. I’ve definitely recommended her to friends and family.