Gail Goodman, M.Ed., LPC
Consulting & Training**

**Gail provides consulting & training & is currently not accepting new counseling/psychotherapy clients

Welcome! The decision to seek assistance from a consultant is an important one. For many, it may be difficult to consider talking with someone you have never met about what is really going on in your life or at your workplace. It is important to find a professional that is right for you and your situation and I hope this site provides you with helpful information about my background, education, and specializations. 

Interviewing a consultant by phone or in person can help you get an idea of what it would be like to work with them. I typically spend 10-15 minutes talking with callers and answering questions by phone before scheduling an appointment. I only work short term with clients who are utilizing my consulting services. If I am not the right person for your situation I can provide you with names of other professionals and organizations that might be more appropriate for your needs. My background includes a private practice as a psychotherapist in Austin from 1995 to 2019 as well as multiple leadership roles in various nonprofit and for profit organizations. Though I no longer provide counseling and psychotherapy, I do continue to provide consulting to individuals, groups and organizations from time to time. Areas in which I specialize and have extensive training and experience include creating healthy work environments, career transition, supporting queer and LGBTQ-identified individuals and their families, self-care and decision-making as a caregiver for an elderly family member and team building.

My approach as a consultant is relational, integrative and strengths-based. My goal is to help you and your group identify areas of difficulty and build a plan to navigate through them as smoothly as possible. In that process I consider key aspects of individuals' lives including personality types, strengths, relationship patterns, work environment, self-care and core beliefs and values. Sometimes I recommend that clients work with other health practitioners to receive specialized services.

If you are interested in learning more about my consulting practice (I am currently not accepting new counseling/psychotherapy clients) I can be reached by email (which is not considered confidential) at