Gail A. Bills LCSW



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If you are looking at this page, there is a high probability that you are struggling with difficult life challenges and that your life is not as satisfying or as fulfilling as you want it to be. When you find that you have the desire to make positive changes but don’t seem to know where to start, counseling can help you. Finding the right counselor is important. Please read on to find out more about my approach.

The dictionary defines emotional resilience as "an ability to recover from, or adjust easily to, misfortune or change." You might think that some people are naturally resilient and some are not, that the capacity for resilience is a matter of luck or genes. I think it is more complicated.

The core belief underlying my counseling approach is that all people have the capacity for resilience and, thus, recovery. While counseling does not protect you from life’s inevitable misfortunes, it can help you learn ways to increase the likelihood that your responses to adversity are constructive.

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and owner of LifeCraft Counseling LLC, a mental health counseling practice located in the Reed Opera House in Salem, Oregon. I counsel individuals, couples, families and groups. I offer practical, solution-focused, evidenced-based therapies to help people move from distress to recovery. I can help you align your actions with your values, develop new life-enriching daily practices, and ultimately craft the life you want to live.

I would be happy to provide you with more information and to answer any questions you have in a free introductory telephone consultation. Please call or e-mail me to start working together to achieve your goals.


Gail A. Bills, LCSW   •   189 Liberty St NE, Suite 203B   •  Salem, Oregon  •   97304

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