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Christian Counselor Gallatin

It's Time to Thrive

Blending the best counseling practices, we help teens, men, women, and couples
overcome emotional, mental, spiritual, and relational difficulties
so they can thrive like trees planted by a stream.

Anxiety       Depression       Anger       Couples       Boundaries       More  

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Our evidence-based tools and insights can help you replace intrusive and negative thoughts with life-giving ones. Imagine having an integrated worldview in which your thoughts work together for your good. 




It is good to feel!  As emotional beings, we are hard-wired to enjoy a wide range of big emotions. Dysfunction occurs when our emotions become unbalanced or unmanageable. Stop numbing, denying, or stuffing them and let us help you manage and balance your emotions.




Imagine a life filled with constructive words and behaviors. We help our clients break bad habits and create better ones by providing encouragement, accountability, and effective tools.




There is a deep longing in every person for safe and secure emotional connections with other people. We can help you develop relationships in which you give and receive love in healthy ways.  

What makes Next Step Counseling unique?

Our goal-oriented approach means fewer sessions.


We blend an eclectic variety of proven counseling methodologies.


We equip clients with a variety of tools and insights that they can apply on their own.


Over 35 years of pastoral/counseling experience.


Our style carefully blends helpful wisdom, compassion, boldness, and humor.


Our personal and professional service will make the process as easy as possible.


Faith-based means, if desired, we have historic and biblical tools that empower you to grow from the inside out.

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Success Stories*

“I frequently apply the ideas I learned from Dave two years ago. My time in counseling is still helping me today.” - C.A.

“I did not want to go to counseling. But I am so glad I did! I have never met anyone who loves people as much as Dave. He deeply cares, gets in the mess, and offers practical help for moving forward. My counseling with Dave has been invaluable.”  - C.H.

“With compassion, wisdom, and strength, Dave helped us both recover from a devastating marital affair. Not only did he help us recover, but our whole family is healthier today than before. This was a life-changing experience.” - P. and S.

"I've seen other counselors, but I longed for something deeper. Dave's approach to biblical counseling addressed my struggles at a spiritual level." - D.B.

“My mother’s death left me with many painful and unresolved emotions – like guilt, anger, and grief.  Meeting with Dave gave me the opportunity to identify and process each issue.  My heart is so much lighter because of my counseling with Dave.”  - A.R.

“I was about to quit my teaching job because of burnout and compassion fatigue. After a few coaching cohort sessions with Dave, I learned practical and biblical strategies to adjust my life, refresh my soul, and recommit to my career.” - K.C.

“My divorce left me with paralyzing fear, anger, guilt, confusion, and sadness. Working with Dave helped me deal with many complicated issues my spouse created. I am not done, but Dave’s fatherly kindness, patience, and wisdom helped me through the hardest part of my journey.”  - J.P.


*Some details have been changed to protect clients' privacy.

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(The blessed person) is like a tree planted by streams of water that yields its fruit in its season,

and its leaf does not wither. In all that he does, he prospers. - Psalm1:3 (ESV) 

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