Gale Dollard

(LCPC, MS)

About Me

I am an experienced Maryland licensed therapist. I have many years working with adults in various stages of life. The people I have helped were living with severe trauma, grief, addiction, divorce, career indecisions, relationship, life adjustment, body image and family problems. When left unresolved, these issues can lead to depression, anxiety, panic and generalized sadness or uneasiness. Sometimes we get stuck and don't know the way out of problems and painful/uncomfortable feelings that just won't go away. That's when we need the support of someone who can help in a warm and caring environment.

You will find my approach to counseling is eclectic. What this means is, we can use a mixture of therapeutic tools based on your own needs. After all, we all have different backgrounds and have experienced different upbringings, cultures, religions, prejudices and home lives. So, after hearing your personal story and what you would like to achieve while here, you will have therapy that reflects your individual needs.

I thought you might like to know a little about the person you will be speaking with. When I'm not counseling, I'm most likely hiking with my two dogs, Baily and Emmy. I love being outdoors but not so much during the winter :) I'm married with 2 grown children and I have a grandson. Oh, and I love to cook. I find cooking for me is relaxing......it puts me in a peaceful zone!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Depression

I also have experience in Relationship, Family, Grief, Intimacy-related, Eating, Sleeping, Parenting, Anger, Self esteem, Career

Years of Experience: 4

Licensing

LCPC #LC6748 (Expires: 2019-01-31)


Reviews

Written by L.I. on Apr 25, 2018 after counseling with Gale for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship, and self esteem

She’s great, great listener and understanding!

Written by R.E. on Mar 28, 2018 after counseling with Gale for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, intimacy-related, and self esteem

I am new to counseling, and was extremely skeptical as to how much it could actually benefit me, but Gale has been such a good counselor I couldn't have asked for anything more. She's helped me through my rough times, when I felt I was alone and lost. Gale has helped me to take a step back and put all the issues I spoke to her about into perspective - Overall, I'm extremely happy that I got Gale as my first ever counselor as she's is FAB! Highly recommend her to anyone, without any hesitation.

Written by N.O. on Mar 16, 2018 after counseling with Gale for 2 months on issues concerning depression, addictions, grief, and anger

As someone who has put off therapy for a long time, due to feeling shame for going to one for some reason, this site has been very helpful for me. My counselor does not judge me in anyway, and provides me with useful short and long term advice. I am not doing perfectly, however I am doing so much better than before counseling. Who knows where I would be if I didn't take the chance to try therapy.

Written by C.A. on Feb 20, 2018 after counseling with Gale for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, eating, self esteem, and career

Gale is such a great listener and cheerleader! I am so helpful she will help me be more confident and meet my therapy goals!

Written by K.R. on Feb 05, 2018 after counseling with Gale for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship, trauma and abuse, eating, anger, and bipolar

Gale is a godsend. I feel as though I’m talking to my best friend except I know Gale is going to give me advice that isn’t based off what I want to hear. She remembers the ins and outs of my life, names, events... all of it. It’s actually amazing! I love talking with Gale- even if it’s not some breakthrough conversation. She’s someone I can converse with who gets me and is knowledgeable in the same areas. I really hit a home run being matched with her!

Written by D.O. on Jan 27, 2018 after counseling with Gale for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, self esteem, and bipolar

I’ve only had a couple of sessions with Gale so far but have been extremely pleased. She made me feel comfortable and right at home almost from the first moment that we met. She has been attentive, professional and extremely helpful and I look forward to continuing to use her experience and expertise to help me navigate through my bipolar life.

Written by M.A. on Jan 26, 2018 after counseling with Gale for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, eating, sleeping, and self esteem

Gale is very supportive. She helps me understand my problems better and come up with the right action! I am very grateful for her.

Written by S.I. on Jan 12, 2018 after counseling with Gale for 2 weeks on issues concerning lgbt

Gale is extremely sweet, has an amazing sense of humor, and is such a good listener. She is very knowledgeable in a lot of different areas and has helped me tremendously.

Written by J.O. on Jan 09, 2018 after counseling with Gale for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related, sleeping, self esteem, and career

I love the format of BetterHelp and Galye not only responds promptly she shows compassion and understanding. She has helped me with some very stressful situations I've been experiencing the last few weeks.

Written by S.H. on Jan 08, 2018 after counseling with Gale for 2 weeks on issues concerning addictions, and eating

Gale has been incredibly helpful in this process. She is very responsive and is very conscientious to make sure we are moving at a speed comfortable for me. She has been open and non-judgmental and very supportive and positive. I have only been working with her for a short time, but already I know she is a good match for me and is a person who cares about helping others.