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Gala Oliver-Singh, LPC

Stress, Anxiety LGBTQ+ Relationships Family conflicts Depression
Video Phone Live Chat Messaging

About me

“The Secret of change is to focus all your energy not on fighting the old, but on building the new.”- Socrates. Many of us were conditioned to accept and live with situations in our lives that we wanted to change but felt we could not or did not know how to. By seeking out counseling support, you have taken the first step to respond and not react and change your emotional climate.

I am Gala Oliver-Singh, and over the past 17 years I have had the privilege to witness numerous transformations occur when people just like you have taken the risk to have a different relationship with change by responding instead of reacting and be in trust instead of distrust with change. When we do our transformational work, we can experience the gifts of growth, joy, and opportunity that these changes are here to teach us.

I decided to become a Licensed Professional Counselor when I was a client, doing my own transformational work. This profession has provided an opportunity for me to help other people do their transformational work and learn to tell and live new stories that reflect the positive choices and changes they want to experience in their lives presently. My goal in pursuing a Master’s degree in Counseling and Guidance from Louisiana Tech University was to use what I’ve learned in turmoil to actively bring others to a better position in their lives.

I have worked in a variety of settings with many different client groups. I have a demonstrated passion for and commitment to educating and empowering individuals and groups that have been historically marginalized, stigmatized, and oppressed, specifically ethnic, and sexual minorities.

I have facilitated personal growth support groups for LGBTQ (Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer) young adults and served as a mental health consultant addressing identity development and the coming out process at a Safe Zone Training. I have provided individual, family, and group mental health therapy for children, adolescents and adults in outpatient clinic and community settings; provided individual and family therapy, intervention and support services to parents and students as a school-based mental health therapist; and was responsible for counseling, educating and empowering battered women and their children to make choices that result in safe, independent and violence-free lives in my position as a domestic violence family counselor.

My approach to healing, wellness, and mental health is client-centered, relational, and based on a flexible, collaborative approach. The goal of our counseling relationship will be to identify healthy new behaviors that you choose and to incorporate them into your life. I am here to help support, inspire, and motivate you to make those changes. Together, let’s create a healing, non-judgmental, safe environment to help you transform and live your best life.



SPECIALTIES:

• Ethnic and sexual identity issues (multicultural issues; LGBTQ issues)
• Anxiety
• Depression
• Relationship issues
• Youth development and adjustment (young adult counseling)

Also experienced in:
Parenting issues, Family conflicts, Coping with life changes, Career difficulties, Life purpose, Self-care

Clinical approaches:
Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Family Systems Therapy

Years of Experience: 17







Professional experience

17yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety LGBTQ+ Relationships Family conflicts Depression

Additional areas of focus: Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Blended Family Issues, Communication problems

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Services offered

Video
Phone
Live Chat
Messaging

License information

LA LPC 3105

Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Gala Oliver-Singh. 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.

Great experience

Written on Jun 10, 2024 after therapy with Gala for 5 months on issues concerning relationship issues, and self esteem

A wonderful listener and extremely knowledgeable. Great analogies! Very helpful with advice and has given me hope bc other professionals have failed me.

Written on May 25, 2024 after therapy with Gala for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, grief, and adhd

She is kind, compassionate and incredibly intelligent. The way she uses metaphors and analogies helps me look at my issues in a different way. She truly is amazing and I am so glad I found her.

Written on May 16, 2024 after therapy with Gala for 3 years and 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, coping with life changes, and coaching

Gala is kind and funny! Makes you feel right at home on the first session. She is very knowledgeable and has a gentle way of guiding you through difficulties, while being a truthful perspective about the situation. I have love the last few months the with her and find it very helpful seeing her once a week!

Written on Jan 10, 2024 after therapy with Gala for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, and trauma and abuse

Absolutely awesome and has helped me completely transform my life and mental health

Written on Oct 31, 2023 after therapy with Gala for 1 year and 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

She is the best!

Written on Oct 25, 2023 after therapy with Gala for 2 years and 9 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd