Hi, I’m Gail!
I work with children, teens, and adults to manage painful emotions, communicate more effectively, and build the confidence needed to thrive.
Facilitating Hope and Healing for All Ages
I enjoy than having the opportunity to sit down with people and join them exactly where they are in life. Helping people tell their stories and make lasting changes so that they can feel and live their best lives is one of my great passions and privileges. I believe that whatever struggles someone may be facing, it is important that they do not feel hopeless in the pain. My goal as I work with clients is to build a relationship based on safety, trust and compassion, and then to walk with them through their personal journey toward hope and healing.
Support for Anger, ADHD, Anxiety and More
I specialize in the areas of anger management and communication skills while addressing stress, trauma and self-esteem issues. I have an extensive background working with, but not limited to, issues related to ADHD, depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, and PTSD, supporting individual clients as well as working with families and couples. I utilize various approaches including Solution Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Psychodynamic Therapy, among others, to address the unique challenges and needs of my clients.
EDUCATION AND TRAINING
I received a Bachelor’s of Science in Social Work from California Polytechnic University Pomona, and a Master’s degree in Psychology from Chapman University. Upon completion of my graduate degree, I went on to gain 3,000 hours of supervised experience providing individual, couples, family and group psychotherapy for children, adolescents and adults in an agency setting, along with successful completion of a comprehensive examination in order to become a licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT) with the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. I continue to hone my skills as a therapist through continuing education and training in evidence-based therapies.
My wide range of experience includes working with children in schools, running parenting groups, and counseling all ages, from children, adolescents, adults, and couples, in agencies and private practice settings.