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Morgan Gaeke, LMFT (MO)

Therapist - In-Person or Virtual

Morgan is a December 2018 graduate from Saint Louis University with a Master's degree in Marriage and Family Therapy, and a 2016 alum of Illinois Wesleyan University, where she earned her Bachelor's degree in Psychology. Morgan became full licensed in the state of Missouri in February 2022.

Morgan provided family therapy at SLU’s student-run community clinic, the Center for Counseling and Family Therapy, during her graduate education. Morgan spent her internship year with BJC Hospice HomeCare in St. Louis, providing expressive therapy for pediatric and adult hospice patients and their families. She also has internship experience with AVERT Men’s Domestic Violence treatment group at Collaborative Solutions Institute in Bloomington, IL.

Morgan and her husband, Nick, were born and raised in St. Louis, MO, where they went to high school together. She moved to Kirksville for his last semester at Truman State University, and, through him, met Dr. Justin Puckett. She and Dr. Puckett collaborated to bring her services to the Kirksville community at Complete Family Medicine, where she has been working since June of 2019. Nick is also a team member of Complete Family Medicine. In her spare time, Morgan loves crime shows, sewing, reading, tap dancing, and taking walks with their dog, Charlotte.

Marriage and Family Therapists are trained in psychotherapy and family systems and can diagnose and treat mental and emotional disorders within the context of the family. Family therapists often focus on harmful communication patterns and how family members relate to and treat each other. Morgan is a couple and family therapist who enjoys treating individuals, couples, and families of all kinds. She believes relationships with family, friends, loved ones, and others in the community are crucial to one's well-being. People often come to see Morgan in therapy for problems with parenting, couple distress, relationship issues of any kind, grief and loss, and coping with common but stressful life changes. Morgan has additional training in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Levels 1 and 2 of Gottman Method Couple Therapy.

Morgan has been serving students at UCS since Spring 2021.

Morgan's Specialties:

  • Child or adolescent struggles
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflict

Examples of Issues that Morgan is trained to address:

  • Anxiety
  • Birth of a child
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Domestic abuse
  • Domestic violence
  • Grief
  • Infertility
  • Infidelity
  • LGBTQ+
  • Life transitions
  • Marital and premarital therapy
  • Mood disorders
  • Money arguments
  • Moving to a new home
  • Parenting
  • Peer relationships
  • Pregnancy loss
  • Self-esteem
  • Spiritual and religious troubles
  • Stress
  • Teen violence
  • Unemployment and job loss