Gail West

Gail West, LPC, LMFT, Director

Ms. West is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She is the Director of New Dawn Counseling Center where she counsels adolescents, adults, couples, and families, and conducts groups. She has also counseled clients at Highland Institute for Behavioral Change, Crossroads Counseling Center, Hope Counseling Center in Atlanta, Acuity Counseling Services, and at River Edge Behavioral Health.

Ms. West is certified to provide pre-marital and marital counseling under the PREPARE-ENRICH Program. She also provides counseling to individuals under the Bureau of Prisons Community Treatment Services Program.

Ms. West has a Bachelor’s of Arts from Mercer University, a Masters of Public Administration from Georgia College, and a Masters of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy from Psychological Studies Institute (now Richmont Graduate University) in Atlanta. Her counseling approach is eclectic, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Family Systems, and Psychodynamic orientations.

She is a member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy, the Georgia Association of Marriage and Family Therapy and the American Counseling Association. Ms. West is a PhD student in the Marriage and Family Therapy program at Amridge University. The focus of her research is the dynamics and effects of abusive families.

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