I finished my Master in Counseling degree in 1997. I opened my own practice, Passionately Ever after Counseling, in 1999 in Collin County, Texas. As I grew my practice I did contract work with major outplacement firms, an alcohol treatment center and a methadone clinic. In my private practice, I have worked with individual adults, couples and teenagers and/or their families. In addition, I have supervised many counseling interns.
Through my own individual counseling and training, I have mastered the art of helping clients identify, respect and honor their free child, viewed as the soul and essence of who they really are. Allowing that "spirit" or "energy" to inspire their life and choices will transform their life into an exciting and passionate adventure. It is this "free spirit" in me that led to the genesis of Passionately Ever After Counseling.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Blended Family Issues, Codependency, Dissociation, Divorce and Separation, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Mood Disorders, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
TX LPC 15189
I so appreciate Gary’s advice, support, respect, and transparency in our counseling sessions. He helped me navigate some tough family relationship issues, and offered suggestions to help me identify how and what I can control, and ways to work through what I should let go of.
I will seek periodic counseling sessions with Gary going forward. Just for touch points and to reinforce how I’m handling hard things in life. It’s good to have an unbiased support system.
Thank you Gary!!
Written on Sep 23, 2023 after therapy with Gary for 4 months on issues concerning relationship issues, and family conflicts
Gary is positive, a great listener and shows empathy.
Written on Jul 12, 2023 after therapy with Gary for 2 years and 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and compassion fatigue
I’ve had my share with different therapists, and I gotta say, I am so glad that I found Gary! He is very understanding, never judged me throughout our sessions, and did his best to help me overcome my current obstacles. He is a gift sent to help me during my rough moments and I cannot thank him enough. Truly, thank you, Gary!
Written on Jun 30, 2023 after therapy with Gary for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and self esteem
I think Gary is great
Written on Jun 12, 2023 after therapy with Gary for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, and coping with life changes
I highly recommend Gary! He has helped me through martial problems, pregnancy/postpartum difficulties, and work issues. His coaching and guidance has improved the quality of my life. That's priceless.
Written on May 20, 2023 after therapy with Gary for 7 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, anger management, and coping with life changes
Gary is actually the best! From my first session with Gary I knew he was there to listen to me and help me figure out any problems that I had. Gary has been a great help and I can’t wait to continue talking to him!
Written on May 02, 2023 after therapy with Gary for 3 weeks on issues concerning career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd