Gayle Rayhel


About Me

I am a licensed clinical professional counselor in the state of Illinois and Indiana. I have been in practice for twenty years since I graduated from Indiana State University. My early years were spent working in community mental health where I treated a wide variety of concerns. I have also worked in two different university counseling centers and have spent the last seven years in private practice.

I have experience working with individuals, adolescents, couples, families, students and adults suffering from mood disorders, anxiety PTSD, ADHD, parenting/adoption concerns, trauma and abuse, divorce, family conflicts, grief, relationship issues, self-esteem/confidence concerns, lack of coping skills and everyday issues.

My primary therapy orientation is a client-centered approach. I strive to create a non-judgmental, empathetic atmosphere to facilitate healing. I utilize techniques from CBT, DBT, Psychodynamic Therapy, Psychoeducation and other modalities as needed. I believe in helping clients identify and utilize their strengths and maximize their potential. With my experience in a variety of settings, I have accumulated a vast repertoire of skills to draw upon. I am passionate about helping people live their life to the fullest possible extent and overcome any obstacles that prevent healing.

I look forward to working with you!


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Depression
  • ADHD
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Family conflicts , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Adoption and Foster Care , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 20

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


LCPC #180.009470 (Expires: 2021-03-31)

LMHC #39003346A (Expires: 2022-04-01)