PROFESSIONAL CREDENTIALS

About Gayla Gibson

I am the owner-operator of T.A.V.E.R.N. Health and Wellness, LLC. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, in both Missouri and Illinois and have dedicated my life to the betterment of the people I meet and work with professionally.

It is my belief that for someone to be happy and whole, the person must be fully aligned – mind, body, and spirit. To help clients achieve this, I put into practice 18+ years of education and training in behavioral health treatment and 5+ years of education and training in nutrition and fitness.

Amid my time in the behavioral health field, I worked as a Communication Specialist for the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department for 17 years. I have served over 19 years in the Air Force Reserve as a medical technician and am a veteran of the Iraq/Afghanistan war. Each of these roles has taught me more about service and enhanced my desire to help others. Additionally, it has given me insight and first hand experience as a first responder, veteran, and service member.

My life is that of a servant leader. I am a tool used to strengthen and empower my clients to shape/reshape themselves into the person they want to be, a person they can be happy with, a person they can love and who they feel is worthy of love.

I look forward to meeting you on your path and encouraging you to continue the journey.

  • Education

    University of Missouri – St. Louis

    BA in Psychology, minor in Criminal Justice/Criminology, Certificate in Trauma Studies

    Lindenwood University

    MA in Professional Counseling

  • Training/Certificates

    60 hours of crisis intervention training

    40 hours crime victim advocacy training

    40 hours resiliency facilitator training

  • YWCA/Sexual Abuse Response Team

    40 hours sexual abuse response training

  • National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC)

    Nationally Certified Counselor

  • Center for Credentialing & Education

    Board Certified TeleMental Health Provider (BC-TMH)

  • Military Counseling Training

    Clinical Military Counseling Certificate (CMCC)

  • Pesi, Inc.

    Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) and Tapping

  • EMDR Training Center LLC

    EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing) Trained Therapist

  • Shaw Academy

    Certificates of Nutrition – Child, Personal, Sport

  • National Association for Fitness Certification (NAFC)

    Individual and Group Fitness Training

  • Education

    University of Missouri – St. Louis

    BA in Psychology, minor in Criminal Justice/Criminology, Certificate in Trauma Studies

    Lindenwood University

    MA in Professional Counseling

  • Training/Certificates

    60 hours of crisis intervention training

    40 hours crime victim advocacy training

    40 hours resiliency facilitator training

  • YWCA/Sexual Abuse Response Team

    40 hours sexual abuse response training

  • National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC)

    Nationally Certified Counselor

  • Center for Credentialing & Education

    Board Certified TeleMental Health Provider (BC-TMH)

  • Military Counseling Training

    Clinical Military Counseling Certificate (CMCC)

  • Pesi, Inc.

    Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) and Tapping

  • EMDR Training Center LLC

    EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing) Trained Therapist

  • Shaw Academy

    Certificates of Nutrition – Child, Personal, Sport

  • National Association for Fitness Certification (NAFC)

    Individual and Group Fitness Training

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS