Outpatient Mental Health Practitioner
working towards LPCC
Year Joined: 2023
Years of Experience: 2
College of St. Benedict - BA
Winona State University - MS
Areas of Experience
More About Gail Onderak
I provide mental health support to adults (18+) dealing with a variety of issues, from adjusting to life transitions to serious and persistent mental illness (SPMI). I have previous clinical experience providing outpatient therapy to individuals involved in the criminal justice system, including clients struggling with anxiety, depression, adjustment, schizophrenia, bipolar, and various personality and sexual disorders.
I strive to create a welcoming and nonjudgmental environment where every client feels comfortable being their authentic self. I believe the most powerful aspect of effective counseling is the therapeutic relationship between the client and therapist. From that foundation, I integrate a variety of techniques to match the client’s needs, including cognitive behavioral therapy, solution focused therapy, existential therapy, mindfulness, and motivational interviewing.
I have three wonderful children, two of whom were adopted internationally, that are the loves of my life. But as my youngest is nearing adulthood, I find myself enjoying more time with friends, traveling, playing tennis, working out, and binge watching TV dramas.