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Harry R Gilley, LCSW

Stress, Anxiety Addictions Family conflicts Depression
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About me

Hello! My name is Harry Gilley and I am a BeterHelp therapist! Thanks for taking the time to review my Bio. I have over 25 years experience in mental health, substance abuse, and medical social work experience while living in South Carolina, Illinois, Georgia, and Tennessee. I currently live in TN and teach at the University of Tennessee at Martin. I teach Social Work (SW) and specialize in SW and Health Care, SW and Mental Health, and SW in Substance Abuse. My Teaching experience has been over 6 years and I have learned a great deal from my many Students. I have expertise with individual, group, family, multi-family Therapy. I can use eclectic therapies and I have noticed that my Client's benefit from Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT). Over the past year, I have gained Tele-Therapy experience from working with two Tele-Therapy companies and have really enjoyed working with messaging, audio, and video formats to provide Therapy. All of my experience to date has helped me transform to a Tele-Therapy platform to provide services to individuals in this modern time which differs from face to face treatment. I live in W. TN and my loves in life are my children, family, music (great in Memphis), hiking, the beach, and boating. I am a believer in physical exercise and making efforts to achieve the best state of health I can. I lost 60 pounds in the last two years and have also worked in weight loss programs during my career. I have had a good deal of success working with Client's who want to make some changes physically to achieve better health. I use CBT and perform well with depression, anxiety, self esteem, anger management, and am skilled at working with the various mental and physical illnesses.

Professional experience

25yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Abandonment, Attachment Issues, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, First Responder Issues, Hoarding, Infidelity, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships

Clinical approaches: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Trauma-Focused Therapy

License information


IL LCSW 149.007999

TN LCSW LSW0000005682


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Harry R Gilley. 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.

Harry has been very honest with me. Telling me what needs to be done when i cant seem to understand what the real issues are. Even with all the risks at stake i am willing to do what needs to be done to overcome. Thank you.

Written on May 25, 2023 after therapy with Harry R for 2 months on issues concerning addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, and intimacy-related issues

I was really a mess before I started therapy, in a few sessions my main issue was under control enough that I could function.

Written on Mar 30, 2023 after therapy with Harry R for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and anger management

Has helped me out a lot

Written on Mar 21, 2023 after therapy with Harry R for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, and adhd

Harry was good at listening to me and telling me when I was wrong/acted inappropriate. He provided me with worksheets that were appropriate for a problem I was having that needed to be corrected. He was very helpful to me.

Written on Nov 04, 2022 after therapy with Harry R for 6 months on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, and family conflicts

Harry is a experienced therapist that was able to help me get back on the path quickly and with dignity. Highly recommend him to anyone seeking assistance with depression.

Written on Oct 21, 2022 after therapy with Harry R for 1 week on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues

Thank you for understanding.

Written on Oct 06, 2022 after therapy with Harry R for 2 years and 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, and compassion fatigue