Kellie Gage is a dedicated counselor with over three decades of experience in the field of substance use prevention and recovery. Her journey in this field has taken her from being a clinician to a program manager, and even a trainer. Kellie's extensive background includes serving as a Program Manager at the Illinois Department of Human Services/Division of Substance Use Prevention and Recovery. Today, Kellie brings her clients a journey of unwavering support and hope, anchored in the Christian faith. She looks forward to walking a journey of faith alongside her clients.
My Inspiration for Becoming a Counselor...
From a young age, I've always had a heart for listening and supporting others. I believe that God's calling found me, leading me to become a Christian counselor. My journey in this field has been both enlightening and deeply fulfilling. It's a privilege to walk alongside individuals, offering them a safe space to explore their struggles, fears, and hopes. I've learned that in the counseling process, healing often begins with a compassionate ear and a willingness to understand.
A Little More About Me...
As your counselor, I am here to walk faithfully with you. My approach is rooted in compassion, understanding, and unwavering support. Together, we will explore your challenges, and I will help you discover the strength within you to overcome them. Counseling is a transformative journey, not just for those seeking guidance but also for me as a counselor. Witnessing the growth, resilience, and transformation in my clients is an incredible blessing. I see each counseling session as an opportunity for both the client and me to grow in faith, understanding, and grace. It's a privilege to be a part of this journey towards wholeness.
If You Are Nervous About Receiving Counseling...
If you are feeling apprehensive about taking the step toward counseling, I want to offer you some encouragement. Remember that you are not alone in this journey. God's presence is with you every step of the way, guiding you towards healing and growth.
In the Gospel of John, chapter 5, verse 6, Jesus asked a man who had been ill for 38 years, "Do you want to be made whole?" This scripture reminds us that healing and wholeness are possible, even when it may seem unlikely. I invite you to reflect on this verse as you consider taking the next step in your journey toward hearing, understanding, and healing.
Know that I am here to support you on this path. With God's grace, may you find the wholeness you seek