Ginger Hayes, MS, PLPC

Email: ginger@counselingjoplin.com

Ginger has been a resident of southwest Missouri since 2007 when she and her husband of over 30 years purchased a ranch south of Joplin.  Ginger raised three sons who together have fifteen children of their own. Being a long-term wife, mother and grandmother, Ginger is aware and appreciates the impact of families on the progress and outcome of the next generations.  Therefor she recognizes generational transition and life challenges.  As a person who has lived in various locations in the world, Ginger is also aware of cultural and religious differences that may impact the success of counseling.

Ginger graduated from American Public University in 2013 with a B.S. in Psychology and went on to obtain her master’s degree from John Brown University in 2017 in community Counseling with a focus on Marriage and Family therapy and Group Therapy.  Ginger has also worked in Equine Assisted Therapy and plans to add this function to her future work.  Currently, she is enrolled in the Counselor, Education, and Supervision doctoral program at Capella University.

 

Ginger has worked in private counseling settings, group settings, as part of a treatment team with psychiatrists, psychologists, counselors, medical staff, and students.  Ginger has also conducted group and individual counseling and group sessions through equine assisted psychotherapy and learning.  When not counseling, Ginger continues to affect change in lives though pastoring at a local cowboy/cowgirl church.

 

Ginger has always had a passion for people and helping them navigate issues in a kind, loyal, and non-judgmental way.  Ginger has experience with children, couples, families, and individuals in many life situations.  She believes in repairing troubled families through Parent Training.  Ginger works within a strength based, solution focused, hope filled, strategy for helping all walks of life find the life changes they seek.

As a Baby Boomer, Ginger is well able to recognize generational transitions and life challenges.  As a person who has lived in various locations in the world, Ginger is aware of cultural and religious differences that may impact the success of counseling.

 

Ginger looks forward to meeting new clients and helping create the personal gains and plans for healthy living.

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