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Licensed Clinical Marriage and Family Therapist through the Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board of the State of Kansas; Clinical Fellow with the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy

Throughout Gary’s  career, working with and caring for people has been a core value for his life’s work. Gary holds an  undergraduate degree in Psychology  from UMKC, and a a Master of Divinity degree from St. Paul School of Theology in Overland Park, Kansas.

Gary counsels individuals and families, and works through adjustment problems with couples, children, and youth by reestablishing communication, relational understanding and emotional healing.  He also provides therapy for couples dealing with  infidelity,  survivors of emotional and sexual abuse, those struggling with issues of aging, divorce, grief, addiction recovery, and stress of serious illnesses on the family. He assists couples preparing for marriage using the “Prepare/Enrich Inventory”. He is  a cancer survivor. He considers himself to be a “wounded healer” who appreciates the fact that being “broken or wounded” is a part of our human condition. He helps clients find strength by working through their  woundedness so they no longer need to feel victimized and powerless.  

With a background as an ordained Pastor of  the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and a full time minister for over 35 years,  Gary feels comfortable bringing aspects of faith and spirituality  into the therapy session. However, Gary holds a high regard for the client’s perspective and so he will only discuss faith issues when the client requests that spirituality be included as a part of the treatment plan.
He has been married for over 40 years to his wife, Sarah, who is  also a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor. She is also in private practice at Lifeline Counseling Center. Sarah and Gary have three children and two beautiful granddaughters.

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