Gail is an MFT and an RN working as an independent contractor providing mental health services with Central Coast Counseling Center.

Gails has expertise in Couples, Adolescents, Young Adults, Older Adults, and Families
My style is conversational and interactive. I am interested in learning about your past and present struggles, while keeping track of what matters to you. I am focused on helping you live your life in the best way possible.

My Practice
Counseling services are a valuable part of restoring balance to a person's life. The foundation of counseling success is an interactive partnership between the client, the client's support group, and the counselor.

Anyone's life can become out of balance due to common events. Usually, there are several events occurring at the same time. At this point, anyone can benefit from counseling services. In counseling sessions, a client learns insight into self and coping mechanisms. Many people have coping mechanisms, but the mechanisms may be ineffective, inappropriate, or immature.

Examples of lessons to learn in counseling sessions are: behavior modification, stress management, effective coping skills, assertiveness training, conflict resolution, parenting education, anger resolution, social skills, cognitive therapy, social skills, and more.
I counsel adolescents and adults, including the older adult. I work with individuals experiencing anxiety disorders, learning and attention disorders, mood disorders, relationship disorders, brain injury impairments, chronic medical problems, and personal skill issues.

I have been a registered nurse for the past 30 years working in various areas of the nursing field, intensive care, emergency room, home health, and most recently psychiatric nursing. I am very familiar with disease processes. I have been a psychotherapist for the past 15 years, most of which has been working with brain injured individuals and their families. I have counseled couples and individuals including children, adolescents, and adults. I have also facilitated groups assisting clients with learning communication and anger management skills.