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!
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, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, Attachment Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Communication Problems, Emptiness, Mood Disorders, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Phobias, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Self-Harm, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues
Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
MD LCPC LC6748
She always makes me feel like a priority when we are talking and that matters a lot.
Written on May 24, 2023 after therapy with Gale for 5 years and 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and career difficulties
Love Gale and I’m so grateful she’s been my voice of reason for the past 6-7 years
Written on Mar 09, 2023 after therapy with Gale for 3 years and 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and career difficulties
She is very understanding. The first meeting I felt very comfortable with her. I appreciate her reaching out as well.
Written on Oct 01, 2022 after therapy with Gale for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue
Gale has been a tremendous support and I value her insights and outlook. She provides a supportive environment to feel heard and seen. Thank you, Gale!
Written on Jul 11, 2022 after therapy with Gale for 1 year and 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd
She has a good understanding of family life and helps me see things objectively.
Written on May 29, 2022 after therapy with Gale for 3 years and 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and career difficulties
Gale has been amazing in helping me. She goes out of her way to be there and show her clients she cares. She is clear that she is my therapist, not my friend, which is what I need, but at the same time, she took the time to make sure I had a session when I needed one, even when she was traveling. She is truly a skilled therapist.
Written on May 15, 2022 after therapy with Gale for 4 years and 4 months on issues concerning addictions, and eating disorders