I am an LCSW, licensed in the State of Georgia, with more than 30 years of experience in Behavioral Health. I have worked with Individuals, Families, Couples and groups with a variety of concerns. I have worked with clients with Depression, and Anxiety. I have also worked with Relationship issues including assessing and working with Domestic Violence issues. I have experience in working with Addiction issues, including those with co-occurring issues of addictions and depression or anxiety. I have extensive experience in working with families dealing with changing roles due to Aging and Dementia. I am also well familiar in dealing with community resources for support to assist you or your family as you are tackling these issues.
I believe strongly that establishing a good rapport is crucial to doing good work. My style is somewhat casual and conversational. I believe in treating people with respect and dignity. This is key to establishing trust and safety.
It is not always easy to step out and seek help, but I applaud your courage to do so. I look forward to helping you set your goals and working to achieve them.
Dealing with family changes due to illness or Dementia
Cognitive behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Years of Experience: 39
Messaging - Live Chat - Phone – Video Chat
Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Domestic Violence, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Mood Disorders, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues
Clinical approaches: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Solution-Focused Therapy
GA LCSW CSW002718
Gayle is kind, a wonderful listener and offers knowledgeable insight to one situation.
Written on May 23, 2023 after therapy with Gayle for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues
Excellent Therapist! Helped me a lot! Thank you again Gayle..
Written on May 22, 2023 after therapy with Gayle for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety
Gayle is down to earth and easy to talk to, I feel as though I'm talking to a friend who happens to be a professional. I highly recommend chatting with Gayle, she offered plenty of resources and really elaborated on situations that provided better understanding for me to see the situation in an outside perspective.
Written on Feb 02, 2023 after therapy with Gayle for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, and anger management
Gayle is amazing and has been super helpful to me. We will resume our sessions in a few weeks after I return home! ☺️
Written on Jun 16, 2022 after therapy with Gayle for 1 week on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and addictions
Very caring and gives good advice.
Written on Jun 03, 2022 after therapy with Gayle for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes