About Us

About Us

Joel Gaalswyk (student intern)


Joel has over ten years of experience working in the corporate and healthcare industries in hospital-based clinical care and is now enrolled in the master’s program of Marriage and Family Therapy at Saint Mary’s University. He has training in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), which is an attachment-based therapeutic approach, proven to reduce distress in couples.

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Joel Gaalswyk (student intern)


Joel has over ten years of experience working in the corporate and healthcare industries in hospital-based clinical care and is now enrolled in the master’s program of Marriage and Family Therapy at Saint Mary’s University. He has training in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), which is an attachment-based therapeutic approach, proven to reduce distress in couples.

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Jessica Metzger, MA, LMFT, ATR-BC


Jessica is passionate about engaging clients’ innate creativity for healing and change. She believes everyone is creative regardless of perceived artistic ability. Through an integration of Adlerian psychotherapy, somatic interventions, and art therapy, she helps clients realize the change they seek.

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Jessica Metzger, MA, LMFT, ATR-BC

Jessica is passionate about engaging clients’ innate creativity for healing and change. She believes everyone is creative regardless of perceived artistic ability. Through an integration of Adlerian psychotherapy, somatic interventions, and art therapy, she helps clients realize the change they seek. 

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Rachel Thelemann, MA 


Rachel believes that healing is an inward process. Through the process of being curious and empathetic, one can integrate and expand a sense of self. She believes we learn about ourselves through our relationships and understands the feelings that arise are an opportunity for growth.

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Rachel Thelemann, MA

Rachel believes that healing is an inward process. Through the process of being curious and empathetic, one can integrate and expand a sense of self. She believes we learn about ourselves through our relationships and understands the feelings that arise are an opportunity for growth.

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Gail Yost, MA, LMFT


Maintaining a safe haven for you to share your story is Gail’s top priority. She feels honored to be a part of your journey in creating meaningful connections. Gail graduated from St. Mary’s University of Minnesota.She is Certified in Clinical Hypnosis and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing.

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Gail Yost, MA, LMFT

Maintaining a safe haven for you to share your story is Gail’s top priority. She feels honored to be a part of your journey in creating meaningful connections. Gail graduated from St. Mary’s University of Minnesota.She is Certified in Clinical Hypnosis and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing.

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COVID-19 Update

We at Gail Yost and Associates (GYA) want our clients and therapists to be healthy and safe. With that in mind, we have been responding to the evolving situation by following CDC guidance for providing our services to you. This includes preventative measures related to in-office visits.

*Please join us in doing what is recommended to minimize risk.

*We ask that if you are sick and/or have been exposed to COVID-19 that you call to reschedule your in-office appointments

*We have asked that our therapists not come into the office if they are sick. You will receive a phone call to cancel and reschedule your appointment if your therapist is sick. 

*Therapists are doing extra cleaning of frequently touched hard surfaces.

*If our waiting area has more people in the space than prudent in regards to social distancing, please cooperate with your therapist’s suggestions of alternative places to wait for your appointment.

*Please cover your cough or sneeze and wash your hands as needed.*We have contingency plans in place to be able to provide continuity of service to our clients should in-office services be temporarily inadvisable. We will continue to provide in-office sessions unless it becomes inadvisable to do so.