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Gail Schwartz, LCSW

Stress, Anxiety Relationships Family conflicts Grief Coping with life changes
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About me

Gail is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) based in Florida with over 20 years of clinical social work experience working with individuals in grief and loss, anxiety and depression, substance abuse and addiction, trauma, and life changing situations.

We all have losses and disappointments that are difficult to think or talk about. These often return over and over, haunting us in our present lives. Instead of escaping those experiences, they reappear in many unexpected places, intruding on our best laid plans. When we can reflect on, and talk about the experiences and the shame and guilt so often associated with them, we are better able to understand and make sense of the patterns that plague us. There can be a new-found freedom in recognizing our attachment to the needs and desires of those we felt compelled to please and to save. And in becoming afraid of our own minds we can forge a more conscious and hopeful path.

It is my belief that the more one's difficult emotional experiences can be expressed and talked through together, in a safe and engaging environment, the more helpful the therapeutic process can be. I assist clients who are facing a wide range of issues including grief and loss, depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties, vocational discernment, and spiritual concerns, in taking steps to live more satisfying lives.

My therapeutic approach addresses the uniqueness of the person and issues presented and on helping clients to expand their awareness of self and interactions with others. I also encourage exploration of experiences and emotions that provide valuable information about unsatisfying patterns and behaviors.

My background in grief and loss work informs much of my work pertaining to life transitions, career changes, divorce, loss of a loved one, etc.

Professional experience

20yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Relationships Family conflicts Grief Coping with life changes

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Body image, Cancer, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Control issues, Dissociation, Divorce and separation, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and shame, Hoarding, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Infidelity, Isolation / loneliness, Life purpose, Midlife crisis, Self-love, Workplace issues

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy

Services offered

Video
Phone
Live Chat
Messaging

License information

FL LCSW SW8916

Reviews

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Gail is amazing and full of positivity!

Written on Apr 11, 2024 after therapy with Gail for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, and bipolar disorder

Gail was awesome, very attentive and just so helpful in helping me process things! She’s great!

Written on Mar 06, 2024 after therapy with Gail for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues

I found it easy to relate to Gail from the very beginning. She gives me a little "tough love", which I need. Nothing like looking in the mirror to see your true self!

Written on Feb 21, 2024 after therapy with Gail for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues

I really like Gail and my sessions with her. I feel heard and I feel she assists me with my decision making process and makes me feel grounded and less anxious.

Written on Dec 28, 2023 after therapy with Gail for 4 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, coping with life changes, and coaching

She is the BEST!!!! Kind, caring, and listens. What a wonderful experience

Written on Dec 20, 2023 after therapy with Gail for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, parenting issues, and coping with life changes

Gail and I have only recently begun to work together, I felt an immediate connection, so far I feel very comfortable sharing with her .

Written on Nov 21, 2023 after therapy with Gail for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and coping with life changes