Dr. Chester works with adults, age 18 and above who are
experiencing emotional, mental, relational and psychological symptoms that
require the assistance of a seasoned professional. This includes but is not
limited to individuals who are experiencing depression, anxiety, stress, loss,
stage of life issues, and work related concerns. Dr. Chester also has many years
of experience in working with substance abuse concerns and issues stemming from
sexual and other forms of relational abuse.
One of Dr Chester's
primary focuses is on creating resilient people and organizations. Professional
and Life Coaching with Dr Chester is a way for an individual to get out of
"stuck places" in their life, achieve maximum performance on their work and life
goals, while building and maintaining healthy relationships and work/life
balance. This balancing act is intimately individual, and the coaching takes
advantage of Dr Chester's deep experience in both the clinical and
organizational sides of the field of psychology.
Families are the very
foundation of our civilization and yet this foundation is under pressure as
never before. Families are taking on very different configurations for a variety
of reasons and yet we all need what the family provides - love, protection,
stability, and safety.
Children and adolescents
are the heart of our future. Yet they experience at world that is often
overwhelming. To be honest, we ask much of them and sometimes it is too much.
Responding to parental choices which often lead to loss and lost dreams for
children and teens, dealing with academic and cultural expectations, and trying
to figure out where one fits in the world can seem like being in the middle of a
very large stormy sea. When personal waves hit, it can feel easier to shut down
or act out. Both serve to keep others, even those who love us, away.
The Dr. Chester enjoys working with a variety of couples. These include the following:
Dr. Chester is skilled at working with individuals and couples who have a desire to integrate their Christian faith in the counseling process. The approach is compatible with a Biblical worldview and theories of counseling are consistent with Christian principles.
Dr. Gail Chester