Sally Geckeler, MS, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor
Georgia Licensed Professional Counselor, Sally Geckeler, is a faith-based counselor who is passionate about helping adults and adolescents through the difficult transitions in life. She understands change caused by death, divorce, job loss, children leaving the home or even positive transitions such as a new marriage, birth of a child or moving can cause us to question the way we have been coping with our problems. During these times she recognizes how important it is to have support and feel safe in exploring our thoughts and emotions. She has built her practice on the principles of trust, insight and wisdom.
Sally attended the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, VA graduating in 1983 with a double major in Anthropology and Sociology. She moved to Georgia and spent twenty-five years working in the business world involved in sales and purchasing as well as owning a business with her husband. In 2004, her life was dramatically changed when her husband was killed in a plane crash and she became a widow, single parent to three children and a sole business owner. Her faith and the support of many friends and family allowed her to perceive the calling God placed on her life to go back to school and pursue a counseling degree. She sold her business, went back in college in 2008 and graduated from Mercer University in 2011 with a Masters of Science in Professional Counseling. She has been counseling clients since 2012 and her greatest joy is helping her clients feel safe enough to explore areas of hurt and heart break they have kept hidden from themselves and others.
Sally has worked with clients coping with life transitions, relationship concerns, anxiety and depression as well as other mood disorders including bipolar, codependency and boundary challenges, emotionally destructive marital patterns and recovery from abuse and sexual trauma. She has been trained in the trauma resolution technique Progressive Counting (PC) (childtrauma.com) developed by Ricky Greenwald from the Trauma Institute and she is currently in the process of being trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). Sally uses both Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) techniques as well as Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) skills to help clients moved toward their intended goals for therapy.
Sally opened her practice to be able to serve the needs of Gwinnett and North Fulton counties including the cities of Johns Creek, Alpharetta, Duluth, Suwanee and Norcross through creating a non-judgmental atmosphere of respect for her clients. Her engaging personality, encouraging nature and caring demeanor create a safe environment where a mutual relationship of trust can be built based on honesty and authenticity. She is passionate about serving her clients in a way that empowers them to make the best decisions for their own lives.
When Sally is not serving her clients, she enjoys spending her time at the dog park with her pup, walking and listening to music, and making memories with family and friends. She believes in the importance of ministries such as Wellspring Living, International Justice Mission, City of Refuge, My Sister’s House, Family Haven and No Longer Bound.