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Gail Amalfitano, LMHC

Stress, Anxiety Addictions Trauma and abuse Depression Coping with life changes
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About me

Hello, my name is Gail Amalfitano. I am a licensed mental health counselor. I have specialized in trauma, mood disturbances, and in substance. I am trained in EMDR. I have broad experience as a psychotherapist. I love working with individuals, and families. I also have experience with anxiety, depression, bipolar, codependency, negative thinking styles, phase of life, adjustment issues, self-esteem, social anxiety, feeling stuck, conflicts in relationships, loss of a sense of self, and other issues we face in life that can be confusing or just make us question our own perspectives.
I love the work I do! I am completely invested in helping you feel better and find resolution to whatever issue may be a barrier to your sense of happiness. I am person-centered in my approach. I utilize cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness, brief therapy, positive psychology and solution-focused techniques. I am flexible in my approach as there is no one-size-fits-all approach to counseling. I provide reading material, video clips, handouts, and also recommend some self help articles or websites to help increase knowledge for my clients to learn about the topic or area for which they need help. I believe knowledge is empowering and learning is a life-long process that enhances our ability to tolerate life and learn about ourself. For me, counseling starts out with gathering information from the client that can help shed light on the issues. From there, we talk. I believe that counseling is part listening, part problem solving, part empowering and validating the individual, and part teaching which we call psychoeducation. I am flexible in my approach and for some individuals they might need more of some parts and less of other parts. This is fine and with honest communication, I adjust to meet my client's needs.
Counseling is an adaptable process that evolves over time and as the individual's needs change or evolve. It is a journey unique to each individual. I am nonjudgmental, empathetic, supportive, and I have lots of understanding. I realize it takes great courage to reach out to another person and trust is paramount. You can be sure I will treat you with respect and value your trust! I also value your feedback and your requests. I look forward to walking WITH YOU on your journey! No issue is too big or too small. I can be there for you to listen, to offer ideas, or provide support and validation. I believe in possibilities, options, and solutions. I am passionate about this work and I am happy to share my enthusiasm, hope, and inspiration with you. Let's get started, together, in finding the answers that you need! I look forward to talking with you and working with you!
Please keep in mind finding the right therapist is important and requires exploring method, approach and style. It is not bad or good.

Professional experience

7yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Antisocial Personality, Attachment Issues, Avoidant Personality, BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture, Blended Family Issues, Cancer, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dependent Personality, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Dissociation, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Fertility Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, HIV / AIDS, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Immigration Issues, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation/Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Narcissism, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Paranoia, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sex Addiction, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexual Dysfunction, Sexuality, Smoking/Vaping Cessation, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Somatization, Traumatic Brain Injury, Trichotillomania, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Jungian Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

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These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Gail Amalfitano. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Gail is an absolute gem. Insightful and understanding. I was grateful for the time I was able to have with her.

Written on Mar 02, 2023 after therapy with Gail for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Gail is very knowledgeable and her integrity is integrity. It always seems she give her utmost; she "leaves it all on the field." She's an excellent responder and "listener' and she constantly displays empathy..

Written on Jan 29, 2023 after therapy with Gail for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, and anger management

I enjoyed my time working with Gail on my journey. I cannot truly put into words how her insight, empathy, and perspective has helped me to grow and understand myself better. I will forever be grateful for the opportunity to work with her. She is so kind and had lots of great resources available for me.

Written on Jan 24, 2023 after therapy with Gail for 1 year and 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and parenting issues

Gail is an amazing therapist, and I’d recommend her to anyone and everyone if I could. She’s made me feel welcomed, deserving, and overall accepted, in instances where I felt I was all alone. I cannot thank her enough for everything she’s done for me and continues to help me with everyday. Without her help and unconditional support I would have fought this battle alone, and I’m thankful that I have her by my side!

Written on Jan 12, 2023 after therapy with Gail for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes

Gail is a very strong understanding, helpful. Caring therapist greatly educated very knowledgeable woman couldn’t do it without her she’s been a great person I can always rely on. Always look forward to our sessions she gives me so much self confidence and self power to continue making me a better person thanks for everything Gail

Written on Jan 10, 2023 after therapy with Gail for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Gail has been extremely helpful to me in the hardest time in my life. With her help I was finally able to pick myself back up and turn my entire life around and be better both mentally and physically than I have been in many years. I continue to have sessions with her and would strongly recommend her to anyone in need of this type of help. I know she did wonders for me and I’m extremely thankful that I found her.

Written on Dec 17, 2022 after therapy with Gail for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, and adhd