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Gayle Reed, LCSW

Stress, Anxiety Relationships Self esteem, Motivation Depression Coping with life changes
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About me

Welcome to Better Help! I am glad you have decided to take the first steps to address the challenges you are facing. I know it can be difficult to reach out and discuss personal issues with someone. An important part of counseling is finding a counselor you can connect with. I want to provide you with some information about me in order to help you decide if I may be able to assist you in overcoming these challenges.

My name is Gayle Reed, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in George and Louisiana. I have over 15 years of social work experience. I earned a Masters degree in Social Work from Louisiana State University in 2004. I have a worked with children, families, individuals, and couples. I have a great deal of experience working with military families and veterans. My preferred treatment style is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy(CBT) that focuses on helping you to change negative thought patterns so you can view situations more clearly and respond to them in a more effective way. CBT is a useful tool to address depression, anxiety, learn techniques for coping with stressful situations, resolve conflicts and learn better ways to communicate. In addition, I incorporate mindfulness techniques and solution focused therapy to enhance my practice.

I look forward to working with you!

Professional experience

5yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Relationships Self esteem, Motivation Depression Coping with life changes

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment Issues, BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Cancer, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dependent Personality, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Fertility Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, HIV / AIDS, Hoarding, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Paranoia, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Prejudice and Discrimination, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sex Addiction, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexual Dysfunction, Sexuality, Smoking/Vaping Cessation, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Somatization, Traumatic Brain Injury, Trichotillomania, Visually Impaired, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Gottman Method, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy

Services offered

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License information


LA LCSW 5945


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

Gayle listens better than anyone I've ever known and always offers practical, down to earth feedback to me that I can use in my daily life

Written on Jun 22, 2022 after therapy with Gayle for 1 year and 10 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

She is fabulous at listening and coming up with different coping skills and ways of looking at things. Highly recommended

Written on Oct 01, 2021 after therapy with Gayle for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, career difficulties, and compassion fatigue

She has very insightful commentary and I appreciate her walking me through this journey. It's been very delightful to process my emotions through cognitive behavioral therapy. She's great, and I feel very comfortable talking to her.

Written on Sep 09, 2021 after therapy with Gayle for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, and adhd

She understands me and just listens

Written on Jul 04, 2021 after therapy with Gayle for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

I feel like she totally understand what I am going through and very helpful.

Written on May 13, 2021 after therapy with Gayle for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and self esteem

Gayle Reed (MSW, LCSW) is compassionate and understanding while she offers practical advice and relates to you in a personal manner. She got me through a difficult time and gave me workable tools to help deal with my anxiety. She is one of the best counselors I have met and the tools she gave me changed my perspective and helped me to grow within myself.

Written on Dec 16, 2020 after therapy with Gayle for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, parenting issues, and depression