About Me

roger gasser - faith-based counselor

I am a believer in the Lord Jesus Christ, a member of the Apostolic Christian Church of America, and am married to my best friend for 40 years, Susie. She supports me while honoring the confidentiality that goes with this position. We have 6 grown children and 20 grandchildren. I taught school for over 30 years, mostly in the middle grades, and enjoyed matching learning styles with custom-made materials and techniques.

I am one of 9 children, and my wife is one of 14, so I know about families. I think families are great, although they can be messy, and little problems can turn into big problems if we’re not careful. I am a cancer survivor, and consider the cause of that simply the grace of God. We live in rural northwestern Ohio.

I have been in Counseling for 12 years, with some of that time spent on addictions at Turning Point, and then added that to parenting and childcare issues and groups at Gateway Woods Residential Treatment, and delved into more issues such as depression, anxiety, grief, and relationships at Apostolic Christian Counseling & Family Services. This position involved lots of remote counseling, or telehealth. I have been blessed, and I have benefitted, from each past position. Nothing is wasted as we follow His call.

My faith helps me see problems as temporary, although I do not view clients’ concerns as unimportant. My counseling approach focuses on relationship first, as nothing useful happens until that connection is made. Beyond the first session, I tend to use an eclectic approach that emphasizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), and Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT).

My journey will not be the same as yours, as you are one of a kind! Nevertheless, I would be pleased to help share your burden as you navigate the maze of life. That’s part of my story, but I am interested in a bigger question. What is yours?

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