Morgan Gaeke, MA, LMFT, is a December 2018 master’s graduate from Saint Louis University with a degree in marriage and family therapy. Morgan became fully licensed as an LMFT in February 2022.
Morgan spent her internship year with BJC Hospice HomeCare in St. Louis. She provided expressive therapy for Wings pediatric patients and bereaved families in their homes and for adult hospice patients at the inpatient Evelyn’s House. She enjoyed serving adult patients and their families with the Lumina life review program, creating lasting legacies of patients’ lives in the form of written stories and scrapbooks. Morgan provided family therapy at SLU’s student-run community clinic, the Center for Counseling and Family Therapy, during her graduate education. She also has internship experience at AVERT Men’s Domestic Violence treatment group at Collaborative Solutions Institute in Bloomington, IL, while she was earning her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology at Illinois Wesleyan University.
Morgan and her fiancé, 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. Nick is also a team member of Complete Family Medicine.
In her spare time, Morgan loves crime shows, sewing, reading, and tap dancing.
Call 660-665-7575 to schedule an appointment with Morgan today. (Appointments are typically 50 minutes.)
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.
- Child or adolescent struggles
- Relationship issues
- Family conflict
Examples of Issues that Morgan is trained to address:
- Birth of a child
- Domestic abuse
- Domestic violence
- Life transitions
- Marital and premarital therapy
- Mood disorders
- Money arguments
- Moving to a new home
- Peer relationships
- Pregnancy loss
- Spiritual and religious troubles
- Teen violence
- Unemployment and job loss