Lyndie Gallagher, MA, ADAC-I
I am a pastoral counselor that is currently pursuing licensure as a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor (LADAC) and under the supervision of a licensed professional counselor and mental health services provider (LPC-MHSP) who is also a LADAC. I have a wide range of experience working with individuals who have struggled with some form of addiction along with co-occurring mental health disorders such as anxiety, depression, and trauma. I work with teens and couples as well as women who may be struggling with anxiety, depression, or an especially hard life transition. I have the skills and experience to counsel anyone who may be looking to strengthen their relationship with the Lord in the effort to better themself and arrive at a healthier place in life.
After obtaining my bachelor’s degree at Middle Tennessee State University, I went on to pursue my master’s degree in pastoral counseling at Liberty University. I completed my internship at my church as a member of the pastoral care team. It was there I gained significant experience walking alongside those within the church who struggled with depression, anxiety, relationship struggles, family related conflicts, substance use and addiction related issues, and a feeling of spiritual disconnection.
Aside from my formal education, my journey to becoming “a people helper” began over 20 years ago. Looking back now I see that my journey, although dark and hard at times, was critical in preparing me for the work I’ve been called to by the Holy Spirit. As hard as my journey has been I am grateful for it because I’m now in a place where I feel very connected to the Lord and better equipped to meet my clients with compassion and empathy.
As such, it is my great pleasure to walk alongside you through your struggles. I look forward to working with you and watch you gain and utilize the tools you need to overcome whatever obstacles you face in life. I will celebrate with you the days where restoration, redemption, recovery, and healing become your story. We are in this together!
I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my loving eye on you (Psalms 32:8)