About Tim

Founded in 1998 by Tim Gustafson, Gustafson Life Consulting has been helping people in crisis with great success providing family & individual life consulting, life skills seminars, and resources to help strengthen lives and marriages.


Tim loves working with individuals, couples, and families — he received his Masters of Theology in 1978 and his Masters in Pastoral Counseling in 1985.

He was the director of the Pastoral Care and Counseling department at a large church in the Kansas City area and has taught courses in counseling and marriage at Grace Training Center.

Tim has been married over 42 years to his wife, Reneé, and they have three children: Tara, married to Jeff, Amy, married to Jason, and Joel, married to Lindsay. Tara and Jeff have four children, Amy and Jason have four children and Joel & Lindsay have three children.

Are you tired of the same old excuses why your life, your family, or your business isn't working?

Gustafson Life Consulting may be able to help you.

Schedule an Appointment

About Joel


Joel graduated from MidAmerica Nazarene University in 2009 with his Masters of Arts in Counseling. 

Joel is a Licensed Clinical Marriage and Family Therapist and a Licensed Professional Counselor in good standing with the KSBSRB. 

Joel is passionate about serving individuals, couples, and families in all stages of life, as they move toward emotional, relational, social, and spiritual health.

Joel is the son of Tim and Reneé Gustafson. He has been married for 12 years to the love of his life Lindsay. Together they have four children: Lily (11), Adelyn (8), JJ (6), and Baby #4 (Due end of June!). When he is not counseling he enjoys spending time with his family, playing games, sports, watching fun shows, and going on adventures. He also loves reading, listening to music, learning, staying active, and having fun with his wife Lindsay. 

Theoretical Orientation

Joel approaches counseling through an Attachment lens that values emotions as strength and imperative for healthy relationships and a strong sense of self. Joel also values Interpersonal Neuropsychology, Systems Theory, Positive psychology, Humanistic Theory and most importantly Faith.