Gail is a licensed clinical social worker with more than 25 years experience working with children with developmental trauma disorders. Today, she is the clinical supervisor at Portland Attachment & Trauma Center (The PATH Center).
The PATH Center, works with individuals and families who are struggling with behavioral concerns related to Attachment, Attention Deficit and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity, Oppositional Defiance and Fetal Alcohol Effect.
More than twenty years ago, Gail trans-racially adopted three older children as a single parent. Later, she married and had a birth child. Although their journey has not always been an easy one, today Gail's children and grandchildren are an amazing blessing in her life.
In addition to her Masters degree in Social Work, Gail has has extensive training in the areas of trauma and adoption. She earned post graduate certificates in Therapy with Adoptive Families, and Attachment. Gail is a member of the National Association of Social Workers, and a registered clinician recommended by Attach.org.
The PATH Center, offers Neurofeedback (Neuroptimal, LENS & Brainpaint), Heartmath, and ILS' SSP by Dr. Stephen Porges. These state-of-the-art protocols help restore a sense of safety, increase social engagement and emotional regulation, and improve the brain and body's ability to process trauma.
Therapists at The PATH Center are trained in and use a variety of therapeutic interventions including: Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR), Life Span Integration (LI), (TFT/tapping), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and TBRI (Trust-Based Relational Intervention).