Gloria is a licensed professional counselor. After 30 years as a registered nurse, she transitioned into the mental health field, earning her master’s degree in counseling at Liberty University in 1997. At the age of 50, she launched a Christian counseling practice in Eden, North Carolina, that flourished for 15 years. She uses primarily a cognitive-behavioral approach in therapy, and specializes in working with adults who are dealing with anxiety, depression, or marital problems. She accepts insurance payment, including Anthem Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Piedmont Community Health Plan, and others.
After raising two daughters, Lisa and Janelle, Gloria is now enjoying her role as grandmother. A desire to be closer to family resulted in her move to the Lynchburg area, where two of her grandchildren (and their parents) live. Since settling in Virginia, Gloria appreciates having time to crochet and enjoys traveling, especially to California, where she gets to sample the West Coast lifestyle with her older daughter’s family, which includes 3 more granddaughters.