Gary Barnes is a physician consultant, Clinical Lead and member of the Advisory Team for VITAL WorkLife. He is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Employee Assistance Professional with a private practice in Corvallis, Oregon. He has extensive experience working with healthcare professionals, and has provided clinical services to many healthcare organizations. Gary helped develop and implement the Oregon Health Professional Services Program in his role as Clinical Manager, a statewide program to assist health professionals with substance abuse and mental health issues.
Gary has over 30 years of experience providing direct counseling services to individuals, couples, families and organizations, with an emphasis on solution-oriented, behavioral approaches that recognize individual strengths and incorporate clients’ support systems. He has provided all aspects of Employee Assistance Program (EAP) services, including consultation services for managers, supervisors, stewards and small business owners regarding employee issues, training for employee groups and executive teams, critical incident response and design/implementation of EAP.