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Gary Harrel, LCSW

Stress, Anxiety Addictions LGBTQ+ Relationships Depression
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About me

Gary Lee has been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker since 1997. He was raised in Louisiana and received his Master of Social Work from Grambling State University in 1994.He received his B.A in Education, Cum Laude from Louisiana Tech University in 1984. In addition, he also has 18 hours in Mild/Moderate Handicapped Education through Louisiana State University. Gary taught school in the Louisiana State Public School System from 1984 to 1992. Following receiving his MSW, he spent nine years working for the State of Louisiana Department of Health and Human Services, Mental Health, serving persons in both inpatient and outpatient mental health settings, as well as chemical dependency treatment. He has worked for the LSU Health Sciences System, as well as providing services for HIV/AIDS patients in the late 1990’s through Tulane University Medical Center In 2006, Gary Lee left Louisiana to take a job at the VA Sierra Nevada Health Care System in Reno. After eleven years of working as a Clinical Social Worker with the Health Care for Homeless Veterans’ program. He retired from the Federal Government in 2017. Gary Lee has worked as a Supervisor of Case Management, and as a therapist for Human Behavior Institute, and as the Co-occurring Counselor for The Center for Behavioral Health working with patients with both mental health and substance abuse issues.

Professional experience

26yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Addictions LGBTQ+ Relationships Depression

Additional areas of focus: Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Avoidant Personality, Cancer, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dependent Personality, Divorce and Separation, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Fatherhood Issues, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and Shame, Hearing Impaired, HIV / AIDS, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Infidelity, Intellectual Disability, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Narcissism, Paranoia, Personality Disorders, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Prejudice and Discrimination, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sex Addiction, Sexual Dysfunction, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Somatization, Visually Impaired, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy, Imago Relationship Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Services offered

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License information

NV LCSW 7728-C

TX LCSW 108862

Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Gary Harrel. 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.

Gary is a really awesome, he listens and is proactive with making plans and pushing me to learn new things about myself that I didn’t think of in the past. Dealing past bad relationships and moving forward through what other people may think of a rough patch. He has really worked with me to the best of his ability, together we found out that I had ADHD and he then pushed me to meet a psychiatrist in my city that helped with getting things done.

Written on Oct 11, 2023 after therapy with Gary for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

Extremely helpful, it's difficult for me to trust anyone but I trust him.

Written on Apr 29, 2023 after therapy with Gary for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, anger management, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue

He's wonderful, he's helping me figure out many of my core problems and making me feel better than before

Written on Apr 28, 2023 after therapy with Gary for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

Gary is absolutely wonderful, and just what I needed. He has helped me with everything from anxiety and ADD to stress from work and marital problems, and I could not recommend him more highly. He is kind, compassionate, knowledgeable, and very helpful.

Written on Mar 29, 2023 after therapy with Gary for 7 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Great guy, with a lot of experience. Was a great deal of help.

Written on Mar 29, 2023 after therapy with Gary for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Gary is extremely kind and easy to talk to. It’s always a pleasure to talk to him.

Written on Jan 11, 2023 after therapy with Gary for 2 months on issues concerning addictions, relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues