Gail A. Shade, M.A. LLC
WV Licensed Professional Counselor
WV Licensed Social Worker

(304) 258-5353



I am a graduate of Shepherd University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Social Work.  I have a Master of Arts degree in Psychology from Hood College in Frederick, Maryland where I graduated with honors.  In August of 2005, I received my Doctorate of Psychology degree from California Southern University where I graduated with a top honor of Summa Cum Laude.  I am presently licensed in the state of West Virginia at the Bachelors Level as a Licensed Social Worker and at the Masters Level as a Licensed Professional Counselor.


I am a member of the American Counseling Association, the West Virginia Licensed Professional Counselors Association, and the West Virginia Play Therapy Association. I am recognized by the West Virginia Board of Examiners in Counseling as an Approved Licensed Professional Supervisor (ALPS). I provide clinical supervision to those individuals seeking counseling licensure in the state of West Virginia.


I have over 20 years of expertise in the Family Court System dealing with divorce and custody cases.  I have also provided expert testimony in Circuit Court in child abuse and neglect cases. I have been approved as an expert witness in cases involving child custody in high conflict divorce cases as well as cases that involve abuse and neglect situations.

I have a total of nearly 30 years of experience providing treatment to adults, children, adolescents and families. Every two years, I attend approximately 40 continuing education hours to fulfill my license requirements and to continue my professional development.

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