Dr. Gary J. Meiers, PhD, R.Psych (AB, Canada) LMFT, California

Preferred Name: Gary

EMDR Certified Therapist

Online Therapy

About Me

I have been working in the counseling field with children, adolescents, families, and adults who have experienced developmental and complex trauma since 1971. Initially, my work was with high-risk youth. Today I primarily work with children, adolescents, and adults or couples. In each case, my clients have been impacted by trauma. For example, couples who grew up in an alcoholic family bring their past trauma into their relationship or parenting.

Education & Experience

University of California, Santa Barbara, Experimental Psychology, B.A. 1975University of California, Santa Barbara, Child & Family Development, M.A. 1979 University of Alberta, Counselling Psychology, Ph.D. 1992

Professional & Volunteer Affiliations

Los Angeles Mental Health Center 1971Los Angeles Free Clinic 1972 Social Advocates for Youth 1973-1974The Family Therapy Institute of Santa Barbara, Founder 1974

Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • ADD/ADHD/Disruptive Behavior Disorders
  • Addictions
  • Alcohol/Substance Abuse
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Attachment Disorders
  • Autism Spectrum
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Birth Trauma/Pregnancy Loss
  • Chronic Illness/Medical Issues
  • Depression
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Domestic Violence
  • Family Issues
  • Gender Identity
  • Grief/Loss/Mourning
  • Marriage/Relationship Issues
  • Mood Disorders
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Personality Disorders
  • Phobias
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Dysfunction
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Stress Management
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adolescents (13-17)
  • Adults
  • Children (4-12)
  • Couples
  • Expats
  • Families
  • First Responders
  • LGBTQ+
  • Seniors
  • Veterans/Military


  • English


  • BlueCross BlueShield

Alberta School Employee Benefits Plan ,Great-West Life Green Shields Greenshield Canada Veterans Affairs Department of Defense (Canada)