Doris Gaines Rapp  ...      

                                      Novelist, Psychologist, Catalyst                                 Doris Gaines Rapp is an Indiana author and an Ohio transplant. She took a six year detour into New Mexico. Writer by birth, psychologist (PhD in Counseling Psychology) and teacher by education and experience, she is a former counseling center director at Taylor University, Upland and Bethel College, Mishawaka, IN. Not for writing background, but for fun, she was even the lead psychologist at a men’s prison for a month.


Rapp is passionate about people and understands the characters she creates. She has taught grades first through third and found the students to be funny little creatures. Teaching seventh-grade and the special education resource room in a high school were experiences that broadened her understanding of teens. Undergrad and graduate school psychology classes informed her concept of the wide variety of young adults. Private practice put her in the heads of people age three to eighty-three. She has also edited a few doctoral dissertations. Rapp has led professional continuing education seminars for psychologists and currently presents Promote Yourself at Write Now! – A Seminar for Writers. Proud to be an indie author, Dr. Rapp has written eight novels and is writing the ninth.


As the wife of a pastor, she and her husband, Bill, have six grown children and live in Indiana. She writes full time.                                 

"God gives us stories that testify to His love, Let me tell you mine." Doris Gaines Rapp

"Please spend time with me and my characters."

As an Author: 

Eight novels, several non-fiction books including encouraging women to promote themselves and a book on Prayer Therapy.

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As a Psychologist:

Directed the Counseling Center at Taylor University, Upland, Indiana; Directed the Counseling Center at Bethel College, Mishawaka, Indiana         Private Practice in Berne and Huntington, Indiana                                             Counseled patients at 3 nursing homes                                                             Lead Psychologist at the Men's Prison in New Castle, Indiana for a one month interim

As an Educator:

Taught second grade in Mesquite, New Mexico                                               Taught grades 2, 4, and 1 in Kettering, Ohio                                                     Taught special education resource room in Bluffton, Indiana                         Taught Undergrad classes at Bethel College, Saint Francis University and graduate classes at Ball State University and Huntington University, Huntington, Indiana                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          


Write Now! – A Seminar for Writers

Rotary Club, Huntington, Indiana

Allen County Public Library breakout session, 

Many churches, and other organizations