Last edited 02/14/2024

Dr. Gail West LPC

VerifiedOffers Online Therapy
Acepting new clientsAccepts Insurance
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General Office Hours

In Eastern Time

Mondayfrom 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM
Tuesdayfrom 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM
Wednesdayfrom 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM
Thursdayfrom 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM
Fridayfrom 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM
Saturdayfrom 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM
Sundayfrom 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM

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What does a first session with you look like?

Clients can expect to start feeling more confident and/or empowered to identify and express certain "truths" about themselves, others and their experiences. Often, these are "truths" that they may have been unable to acknowledge or allow into their consciousness. The sessions will help them feel safe enough and empowered to take those first steps and move forward in their life. Being able to identify and acknowledge the truth (or acceptance), offers relief in and of itself and it increases the internal capacity for other thoughts and plans. They will start to see options (because they're more empowered, confident) that they have previously not been able to see. These steps will help to address anxiety, confusion, depression and other negative mental and emotional feelings.

What is your style/approach to therapy?

I primarily use Cognitive Behavior Therapy, but really use various methods depending on the client's characteristics, issues, and history. I gather family of origin history because that has a significant influence on clients' thoughts, emotions and behaviors. Since one of my goals is increasing differentiation of self or helping clients to know who they are, I focus on increasing communications skills, becoming more proficient at identifying feelings, increasing skills in acceptance of realities, and learning to set appropriate boundaries. This leads to clients recognizing their fears and sources of their anxieties, depression or other emotions. Socratic/in-depth questioning and psycho-education methods are often then used to help clients address those issues.

Specialties

Depression

Anxiety

Loss/Grief

Coping Skills

Peer Relationships

General Expertise

Family issues

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Sexual Harassment & Assault

In-Network Insurance

Aetna

Cigna

UnitedHealthCare (UHC)

Cigna EAP

Clientele

Young Adults (18-24)

Adults (25-65)

Seniors (65+)

Licensure

  • Georgia, Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC006422

Education

Amridge University (AL)

Online Therapy

Frequently Asked Questions About Gail West, LPC

It’s not uncommon to have questions before starting therapy. Gail West, LPC, has answered a few of the questions they receive most often from new clients.

Is Gail West accepting new clients?

Yes, Gail West is accepting new clients for online therapy in Georgia.

Does Gail West accept insurance?

Yes, Gail West accepts insurance, including Aetna, Cigna, Cigna EAP and UnitedHealthCare (UHC).

Does Gail West offer in-person appointments?

No, but people in Georgia can book Gail West for virtual appointments (teletherapy).

Does Gail West offer online therapy?

Yes, Gail West offers online therapy via video sessions and phone sessions to people in Georgia.

How quickly can I see Gail West?

Gail West typically can speak with new clients within 48 hours. You can see their current general office hours and request an appointment on their profile page.

What languages does Gail West speak?

Gail West conducts therapy sessions in English.

Can I book an appointment with Gail West online?

Yes, you can easily book an appointment with Gail West online using Choosing Therapy’s directory.