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Passionately Ever After Counseling Center is the vision of Gary Gabbard, M.A., L.P.C. Gary Gabbard launched his private counseling practice in 1999 in Plano, TX after returning to graduate school in mid-life and earning a Master of Arts Degree in Counseling from Amber University (Garland, TX) in 1997.

Gary Gabbard, M.A., L.P.C.

Gary Gabbard launched his private counseling practice in 1999 in Plano, TX after returning to graduate school in mid-life and earning a Master of Arts Degree in Counseling from Amber University (Garland, TX) in 1997. He completed his internship under the supervision of Ken Bateman, EdD. in October, 1998. His training included clinical work at Charter Hospital in Plano, TX, Youth Intervention Services of Plano and Green Oaks Hospital in Dallas.

After successful completion of the Licensed Professional Counselor exam in 1998, he opened his private practice on Plano Parkway in Plano, TX. While growing his practice, he worked on a contract basis with major outplacement firms, a local alcohol treatment program and a methadone treatment center. In his private practice, Gary has worked with individual adults, couples and teens and their families. In 2004 Gary relocated his office to the growing community of Frisco, TX.

A Vision For Life

Through his own individual therapy and training, Gary Gabbard, M.A., L.P.C. has mastered the art of helping you to identify, respect and honor your free child, viewed as the soul and the essence of who you truly are. Allowing that “spirit” or “energy” to inspire your life and your choices will transform your life into an exciting, passionate adventure. It is this free child spirit within Gary that led to the genesis of Passionately Ever After Counseling Center in 2005.

Marshall Motsenbocker, M.S., L.P.C. Intern

Supervised by Gary Gabbard, M.A., L.P.C.S.

Marshall Motsenbocker earned his Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Texas at Dallas in 2015. He then completed his Masters in Clinical Psychology from Abilene Christian University in 2017. While in graduate school, he completed a thesis focusing on resilience in offspring of mentally ill parents. During the past three years, he has provided therapy for individuals and couples, conducted assessments, and facilitated groups at Oceans Behavioral Health, the University Psychology Clinic, as well as Presbyterian Medical Care Mission, a nonprofit benefiting minority and homeless populations. Marshall is also currently a Psychological Associate with the Center for Depression Research and Clinical Care at UT Southwestern.

Marshall believes therapy is an opportunity to explore issues and strive towards awareness, behavioral change, and adjustment. His personal experiences and graduate-level training have fostered empathy and awareness of one’s reactions to both positive and negative life experiences. He believes it is his privilege to provide care and therapeutic support to individuals who aim to understand themselves, their connections, and experiences. Marshall can be reached for Saturday and evening appointments at 469-323-8651 or marshallmotsenbocker@gmail.com.