I am a Licensed Professional Counselor currently serving as a private practitioner working with a broad spectrum of clients. Over the past 30 years, I have served couples (both hetro and LGBT) in South West Missouri. I am an interactive, solution-focused therapist. My therapeutic approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help you effectively address personal life challenges. I offer a highly-personalized approach tailored specifically to each couple's needs and life vision. With compassion and understanding, I help couples to build on their strengths and support them as they attain peace, companionship, and personal growth. I am especially recognized for my work in the areas of:
Depression and Anxiety in relationships
Marriage/Relationship Resolution *Family Friendly
Extended Family Issues
Healing wounds of infidelity
Recovery from domestic victimization
Life Transitions (physical; emotional; spiritual; career; geographical; etc)
I personally believe in and teach my clients how to use "The Power of Positive Thinking, in their own lives. I find a way to apply this principle to almost every relationship challenge. I am known for helping others recover, re-build, and rejuvenate their lives with their partners. . Above all, I focus couples on "Unconditional love and acceptance of each other as human beings and on positive regard and mutual respect.
In addition to offering in-person therapy sessions, I also serve as Clinical Director of a private practice covering several counties in SW Missouri, with the main office in Bolivar Missouri. In this position, I provide clinical supervision to Provisionally Licensed Counselors in multiple Southern Light locations in SW Missouri.
A recent change in my life came when I became aware of the Better Help platform. It was then that I transformed my 1930's Victorian Joplin office in a quaint, nostalgic neighborhood with all the "character of old-Joplin" into an Air BnB and invited my clients to begin "On-line Counseling" on the Better Help platform. Some people have asked the reason for this change since the Joplin office setting was widely recognized as a therapeutic experience for clients. Simply put, I believe the most therapeutic venue is where the client is most comfortable. On-line Counseling makes this possible by serving clients in the comfort of their own homes during non-traditional office hours. I welcome this new tradition of on-line Counseling due to the many benefit it affords my clients.
So grab your favorite soft drink, get a pen and paper, settle into your easy chair, and contact me. I am ready to help you.
So grab your favorite soft drinks, get a pen and paper, settle into your easy chairs, and contact Gail. She is ready to help you.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Trauma and abuse
- Parenting issues
- Self esteem
- Coping with life changes
I also have experience in LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD
LPC #001811 (Expires: 2021-06-30)
Gail is very good at her job and understanding.
I haven't worked with Gail very long but so far I have really put trust into her knowledge and ability to help.