Kingsley Gallup, MA, LPC, NCC, DCC is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Nationally Certified Counselor, Distance Credentialed Counselor, Certified Mediator and newly-published author. Her practice, The Gallup Institute for Personal Freedom, aims to promote personal freedom through counseling, education, and advocacy, as well as equip clients with positively-framed tools for personal advancement.
Throughout an eclectic professional career, Kingsley has seen one theme consistently appearing in the lives of her clients – a hunger for personal freedom. Kingsley created her signature therapeutic approach, Personal Freedom Therapy, based on what she sees as a widespread desire for empowerment and self-determination. Concrete and tools-based, Personal Freedom Therapy is a solution-oriented approach which aims to help clients live authentic, liberated lives.
Curiosity about the human condition and a passion for social service come naturally (or, perhaps genetically) to Kingsley. Her grandfather, Dr. George H. Gallup, founded the Gallup Poll. Kingsley inherited a characteristic hunger that runs through the Gallup family. It’s the hunger to know what people think and feel and the desire to help people use this information for their own betterment. Kingsley is deeply committed to meeting people where they are, empowering and equipping them to live the lives they were designed to live.
Over the last fifteen years, Kingsley has served diverse populations, including incarcerated women, to whom she taught self-esteem and parenting classes; victims of natural disasters, with whom she did crisis intervention work; clients with HIV/AIDS, on whose behalf she helped run a wish-granting foundation; addicts and their loved ones, with whom she facilitated interventions; and clients of all ages seeking freedom from inauthentic living. Much of Kingsley’s professional experience centers on The Meadows, a world-renowned residential treatment center for addictive and affective disorders in Wickenburg, Arizona, where she worked side-by-side with many of her heroes in the field.
Kingsley is licensed as a Professional Counselor in the states of Colorado (license 4630) and Maine (license PC3819). She is also a Nationally Certified Counselor (certification 248783) and Certified Mediator. She received her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Richmond and her Master of Arts in Counseling from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. Kingsley lives in Kennebunk, Maine with her two children, Daisy and Zachary.