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Dr. Gale Kelley, LMHC

Stress, Anxiety Relationship issues Family conflicts Trauma and abuse Compassion fatigue
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About me

I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself to you and briefly explain the therapeutic process. My name is Gale Kelley and I am a Doctor of Education (Ed.D.), in Clinical Psychology and a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in the state of Florida. Over the past sixteen years I have provided individual, family, and group psychotherapy to people of all ages and backgrounds who find themselves faced with a variety of mental health concerns. From a client-centered perspective, I believe that we all possess the strengths needed to attain and maintain good mental health and wellbeing, which sometimes requires that we reach out to others.

My therapeutic approach is holistic/integrative which emphasizes the mind body connection while incorporating various elements of different theories. Traditional evidence-based therapeutic protocols such as Cognitive Behavior Therapy stresses how people can change negative thought patterns, beliefs, and behaviors so they can enjoy a less stressful and more productive lifestyle. I am particularly drawn to psychoeducation to help my clients better understand human behavior and the therapeutic process. My philosophy is that the more we know, the better we understand, and the better we understand, the more likely we are to engage. I utilize a variety of evidence-based assessment instruments that will help me target areas that may be impacting mental health and/or daily functioning. These typically involve a series of questions that you will answer during our first meeting. Then we’ll make a list of goals that you would like to accomplish during our work together.

I wholeheartedly encourage a collaborative working relationship and will frequently monitor the progress throughout the therapeutic process. My clients can expect to have a take-away (something that will improve your current situation) from every session. This can be a new perspective of an ongoing problem or an emotional regulation skill that will help you better manage situations you cannot change. I pride myself on providing personalized, comprehensive health care that will focus on wellness and prevention.

Professional experience

17yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Depression, Coping with life changes, Abandonment, Attachment Issues, Avoidant Personality, Blended Family Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Domestic Violence, Family Problems, First Responder Issues, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Phobias, Post-traumatic Stress, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues

Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), 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 Dr. Gale Kelley. 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.

Excellent guidance.

Written on Feb 03, 2023 after therapy with Gale for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and intimacy-related issues

I leave feeling so encouraged and ready to take the next step towards building a better life experience for myself.

Written on Oct 15, 2022 after therapy with Gale for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and trauma and abuse

Very knowledgeable

Written on Jun 20, 2022 after therapy with Gale for 2 years and 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

Dr. Kelley is very skilled at focusing on the heart of the matter. In having some family conflict, whilst living with my in-laws. I kept an open mind coming into therapy, and just followed and tackled the tools she provided. My life has changed for the better because of her guidance, and our discussions. I feel more like myself than I have in a very long time. My anxiety has discipated. This experience was absolutely worth it.

Written on Dec 05, 2021 after therapy with Gale for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, and coping with life changes

It took a while for me to find the right fit for me with Dr Kelley and I'm so glad she is available to me

Written on Oct 21, 2021 after therapy with Gale for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd

I’ve been with Dr Kelley for nearly a year now. I cannot speak more highly of her. She is such a great listener and she knows just what to say. I am so grateful to have been matched with Dr Kelley. When I am not going through a particularly low time, we still make the most of our sessions and work on further self discovery and development. Thank you for all you do, Gale!

Written on Oct 05, 2021 after therapy with Gale for 11 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes