Support for Individuals


Today you are one step closer to being further empowered on an encouraging path to growth and well-being.

Do you have a need to be genuinely heard with understanding, non-judgment, acceptance, and empathy?

Did you know that not being heard and poor listening skills are a leading cause of misunderstandings, repression of one’s true self and their resulting inner turmoil and outer conflicts?

Are you struggling with an issue that you would like support in exploring and healing?

Do you hope to find a compassionate and inquisitive ally whom you resonate with that can help?

I imagine that you want nothing more than to be heard and seen, feel whole instead of fragmented, get some relief, and feel better. I also imagine that you want to experience clarity and peace, connect to authenticity and presence and feel safe.

When crises or problems arise in our lives, we are often challenged to stay present with the situation long enough to acquire the direction and guidance that we need to heal. We may have difficulty in letting go of old dynamics that may be perpetuating the challenging issues in our lives. I would like to help you resolve these challenges.

I am deeply inspired by people who take the steps to show up, be heard, and be honest with themselves about where they are in the moment and in their lives. I thrive on being present with a clients’ struggles, and in witnessing a client’s willingness to open and be vulnerable. I love assisting people to help themselves see their problems and challenges as great opportunities and catalysts for growth, connection and loving evolution.

As your therapist, my intention is to empower YOU to become the healer of your wounds. I will help you understand and resolve challenges in your life, experience a more fulfilling and meaningful life, bring clarity to your confusion, and inspiration to the ever evolving journey we call life.

Imagine what it could be like to be able to fully express your deepest concerns in life to someone who accepts you fully without any judgement. I have personally experienced the truly transformational healing power of being genuinely heard, witnessed, and unconditionally accepted and would love to share this healing opportunity with you as that listener. Once the space for safe self-expression has been established, only then can true healing begin. Sometimes the mere act of authentically being heard and the inquiry that goes into that is enough to have a breakthrough. Other times I may offer gentle guidance to help you move through your process.

If you’re looking to be authentically heard and / or looking for support, guidance and clarity through a challenging situation, healing a wound, or you’re just ready to move in a new direction in your life, I look forward to working with you to achieve your goals.

In Person Office Visits

Needing someone to listen? Feeling stressed, anxious, frozen, isolated or overwhelmed? For in-person support, reach out to the Listener. I have a beautiful office location in Arcata, California.


Be heard from the comfort of your own space with a tele-conference therapy session.

In Person Outdoor Sessions

The-Listener offers outdoor sessions when the weather is nice. Have it be sitting on a park bench, while gardening, or going for walks in our community’s forested parks.

Gaia C. Thiele, M.A.

I imagine that you want nothing more than to be heard and seen, feel whole instead of fragmented, get some relief, and feel better. I am also imagining you want to experience clarity and peace, connect to authenticity and presence and feel safe.

Mission Statement

My mission is to create a safe container and be an ally to empower everyday people to be seen, heard and tell their story. My mission is for my clients to understand themselves, to work on themselves, learn more effective ways of coping with diverse situations, and recollect themselves so they can further tap into their own healing intelligence and make an inspired difference in their own lives and their communities.


My Approach: Listening

Listening and being heard is a pathway to beauty. The quality of listening is the key to hearing what people care about. Listening is seeing the world in another person’s perspective. Through listening and being heard, beats of disconnection can come back in sync within ourselves and with each other. Listening is fundamental to dialogue and dialogue is a prerequisite to change. I believe listening to people can transform lives. The desperation to be heard causes people to act out. Listening restores relationships. Listening weaves the fragmented parts of ourselves back to wholeness. When we listen we can not help but love. When we are heard it is affirmation of acceptance and that we are O.K. A renewed sense of empowerment arises as who we are is allowed the space to be known.

Contact Me

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(707) 267-7393

P.O. Box 4558 Arcata CA, 95518