Welcome! I’m Gale Green, M.A., L.P.C. and I appreciate the willingness and trust you have taken to address an issue you would like to examine. With that in mind, allow me to share who I am and what I may offer you.
I began this part of my life journey after working in many industries and at many jobs. After my children were gone, I decided to pursue my lifelong career dream of counseling people. After returning to school and obtaining my Master's Degree, I took early retirement to begin my new career.
I have been a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Missouri for sixteen years. During these years I worked with many individuals and families - active duty military families, incarcerated individuals and their families, as well as ordinary couples and families who seek to improve their lives. Please know that along with my professional training and licensing, I bring the addition of my many decades of life experiences that, I believe, have proven invaluable to my empathy and understanding of where you may be in your life. I strive, first and foremost, to LISTEN. If I don’t do that, I will not know what you need or what we will need to do together to address your reasons for counseling.
The therapeutic approaches that I have found most effective are Solution Focused Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. You may not know what any of these therapies mean. THAT’S OKAY! These therapies are merely a way to help me determine the best way to help you feel comfortable, to help you identify your true problem and provide a framework to help me help you find ways for you to manage or eliminate the concern that brought you to counseling.
My goal is to always be empathetic and supportive of your thoughts, ideas, and needs. Honesty is an invaluable part of therapy and I will always aim to help you feel safe enough to be honest with yourself, so that you can be honest with me, as we collaborate to meet your therapy goals. Judgment is not a part of how I function. Ultimately, my overarching desire is to LISTEN, be SUPPORTIVE, and HELP YOU IDENTIFY your true reason for counseling NOW and then, work with you to achieve your counseling goals with open and honest communication.
If you think you would like to give working with me a try, I would be most honored to work with you.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Family conflicts
- Anger management
- Self esteem
Addictions , LGBT , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Depression , Coping with life changes , Abandonment , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Attachment Issues , Blended Family Issues , Cancer , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Chronic Pain Illness and Disability , Communication Problems , Divorce and Separation , Domestic Violence , Family of Origin Issues , Family Problems , Forgiveness , Guilt and Shame , Hospice and End of Life Counseling , Military and Veterans Issues , Money and Financial Issues , Multicultural Concerns , Prejudice and Discrimination , Sexual Assault and Abuse , Women's Issues , Workplace Issues Read more...
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
LPC #2005038671 (Expires: 2023-06-30)
Gale has been spot on with recognizing our problems and knows ways to navigate the issues we are facing. She has been great and has brought relief into our lives.