I have been a Counselor/Therapist/Psychologist since 1989. I am originally from Greenwich, CT., but have lived all over the world due to my husband's military/civilian careers; he is now retired from the US Air Force, but remains on call with the Reserves. We have three adult daughters, 8 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
I have worked with clients of all ethnic, cultural, economic, and religious status'; in mainly the arenas of Alcohol/Drug, Child Abuse and Neglect, Spousal Abuse(Domestic Violence), Parenting, Grief, Death/Dying. My approach to Counseling is Cognitive-Behavioral and Humanistic.
I have worked many years with the families of military and the Service Members (all ranks).
All patients are highly respected and addressed to their individual sensitivity with the utmost treatment of compassion by me. My dialog is to meet the patient's specific /unique needs.
I am a good listener and readily believe change can happen; with small steps. If you are willing to accept my support and guidance , I will be here for you.
Additional areas of focus: Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes, ADHD, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Cancer, Codependency, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Family Problems, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Multicultural Concerns, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Women's Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Trauma-Focused Therapy
MI LPC 6401010246
NH LPC-MH 2631
Dr. Gale is very nice to talk to and really cares about you. She messages quite often and responds very quickly. I would definitely recommend her to others!
Written on Jul 31, 2023 after therapy with Gale for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and adhd
Dr. Vrtiak is amazing! She is by far the best I have worked with! She listens and gives sound advice even if it’s not what I’m looking to hear. I enjoy working with her and hope to continue working with her for as long as is needed!
Written on May 28, 2023 after therapy with Gale for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and adhd
I feel very fortunate to have found Dr. Vrtiak. She's great!
Written on Jan 31, 2023 after therapy with Gale for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, and self esteem
Dr. Vrtiak is very personable and a great listener. She always has tips on how to help with my anxiety and other issues. She is very helpful in times that you need her.
Written on Jan 18, 2023 after therapy with Gale for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, and self esteem
Dr. Gale is a caring person who works hard to develop strong, trusting relationships with her clients.
Written on Nov 28, 2022 after therapy with Gale for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and coping with life changes
I love workin with Dr. Vrtiak. She is helping me understand my emotions and where I am stuck. I get ideas and suggestions for not only new ways to react to situations but ways to be proactive so I don’t react!
Written on Nov 12, 2022 after therapy with Gale for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and coping with life changes