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Dr. Russell Gaede, LCMHC

Stress, Anxiety Addictions Relationships Family conflicts Depression
Video Phone Live Chat Messaging

About me

Welcome! Whatever events brought you here, you are in a safe place of confidentiality and help. This is a space for you to explore the issues and concern you have in your life and to come to some resolutions and direction. I am a seasoned professional with over 20 years’ experience, however, I do not take myself too seriously and I like to have fun in therapy while maintaining focus on the issues you present. I have a Master's Degree in Mental Health Counseling, a post Master’s Certificate in Marriage and Family Therapy, and a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology.

I am trained in Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REBT), Solutions-Focused Therapy, and Humanistic-Existentialism. I draw from these and other modalities according to your needs and preferences. My work experience includes working with young adults and adults. I have worked with adults involved in the justice system, those with addiction, and mental health challenges such as depression and anxiety. I have a background as an instructor at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Our sessions can be through whichever method makes you feel most comfortable. I find it helpful to use video sessions for at least some of the sessions, but if you would prefer to only chat that is just fine too.

I welcome all clients of the LGBTQ+ community as I am an ally. I work with those in the LGBTQ+ community as well as parents of LGBTQ+ who are struggling.

Outside of being a clinician, I am an Ironman Triathlete.

I look forward to helping you!

Professional experience

20yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Addictions Relationships Family conflicts Depression

Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, Blended Family Issues, Co-morbidity, Commitment Issues, Communication problems, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Divorce and separation, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Life purpose, Mood disorders , Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic disorder and panic attacks, Phobias, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Sex Addiction

Clinical approaches: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Services offered

Live Chat

License information

UT LCMHC 268792-6004


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Dr. Russell Gaede. 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.

Dr Gaede is a Godsend. I would not still be alive without his help.

Written on Aug 29, 2022 after therapy with Russell for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Dr. Gaede is the best. My first experience with therapy has been extremely positive because of him! I have felt heard and validated in our conversations, supported, never judged, and he has provided tools and resources that have helped me heal, grow, and progress. I am forever grateful for what I have been able to overcome and learn in our sessions. I highly recommend selecting Dr. Gaede to be your therapist!

Written on May 17, 2022 after therapy with Russell for 1 year and 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, and career difficulties

Dr Russ has helped me so much. I really appreciate his expertise and insight. I am better able to handle life‘s challenges because of the help he gives.

Written on Nov 02, 2021 after therapy with Russell for 3 months

I have been looking for a therapist/counselor that can assist me with what I have been dealing and with all the searching, I finally found one of the best counselors in town, Dr. Russell Gaede.

Dr. Russ targets what I want to improve with myself. I know he will always be there to help me little by little as he sends me inspirational quotes with his wisdom of motivation every now and then. He is the only counselor that really focuses on what's his clients have to aim. He just not guides and supports, but he will also motivate you to become a better version of yourself. I feel comfortable with Dr. Russ every therapy sessions we have, because he listens well and understands how I feel. He also gives me homework for me to do every after therapy sessions.

I have trust issues and been battling with it a lot lately especially dealing with my husband. I can't somehow trust people around me. I had been through a lot of pain from my past experiences that put me in this situation. But fortunately, I found Dr. Russ and helped me cope up with my issues and that's the therapist/counselor I got everyone.

Written on Jul 28, 2021 after therapy with Russell for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and anger management

I feel that Dr. Gaede has listened to me in a way that has been very helpful to me. He has shown me acceptance and a non-judgmental way about him that makes him easy to talk to and to trust. I am so thankful I got a chance to work with Dr. Gaede. He has been a counsellor I can trust.

Written on Jul 07, 2021 after therapy with Russell for 4 weeks on issues concerning grief

Dr Gaede us great, he has some great techniques that are helping me. 10/10

Written on Jun 24, 2021 after therapy with Russell for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue