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.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • LGBT
  • Relationship issues
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Abandonment , Read more...

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

Years of Experience: 26

Services offered


  • Messaging

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

TX LCSW 108862

NV LCSW 7728-C


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.

Written on Jan 12, 2023 after therapy with Gary for 4 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

Gary is fantastic, intuitive, caring, and highly qualified, he’s been a huge help and blessing in my life.

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

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

Written on Dec 21, 2022 after therapy with Gary for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, sleeping disorders, and parenting issues

Gary is great

Written on Dec 19, 2022 after therapy with Gary for 1 month on issues concerning addictions, relationship issues, self esteem, and adhd

Only a few sessions in and Gary has offered me a path forward to a better version of me.

Written on Dec 16, 2022 after therapy with Gary for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes

Gary is an amazing person to speak to. He listens and understands. He creates a safe environment filled with knowledge and support. I am so thankful and I really look forward to every meeting and message with him knowing that I will be happier at the end than when I arrived! I would suggest Gary to any individual dealing with difficulties in life!

Written on Dec 11, 2022 after therapy with Gary for 1 month on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, and anger management

Gary listens with the ability to understand and objectively advise without prejudice. He is my trusted confidant

Written on Dec 07, 2022 after therapy with Gary for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd

Thank you for your listening to me Gary. I know we can get through this together. I’m so thankful for your help. Talk to you again soon.

Written on Dec 02, 2022 after therapy with Gary for 1 month on issues concerning family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, parenting issues, and anger management

I've hear that finding the right therapist is always a challenge. Especially, when you are new to the whole world of therapy. I consider myself fortunate to have crossed paths with Gary. He truly understands and lends open ear and mind to my needs. When I'm in a rut, he is quick to remind me of the many paths to healthy living, thinking, and a well rounded perspective. I greatly appreciate his wealth of insight that continues to empower me.

Written on Nov 22, 2022 after therapy with Gary for 2 weeks on issues concerning addictions, lgbt, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, and intimacy-related issues

I genuinely enjoy talking to Gary and I respect and appreciate his directness and insight.

Written on Nov 19, 2022 after therapy with Gary for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

I've tried multiple therapists and have not had near the amount of success I've had with Gary H. I feel hopeful, I have learned how to gain control of my life and Gary helped equip me with the tools. I cannot express how grateful I am to still be able to work with Gary. I'm finally starting to function again. Very knowledgeable.

Written on Nov 17, 2022 after therapy with Gary for 1 month on issues concerning depression, and grief

Gary listens well and provides needed guidance,, even though it may be personally difficult to hear. All for the best!

Written on Nov 05, 2022 after therapy with Gary for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Appreciate Gary big time :-)

Written on Oct 27, 2022 after therapy with Gary for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

Gary has made me look forward to therapy. I feel comfortable sharing my life without the fear of consequences or judgement. He listens and responds to me without actually making it feel like I’m talking to a therapist.

Written on May 03, 2022 after therapy with Gary for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, and adhd

So far so good. Thanks.

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