Dr. Russell Gaede


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!


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
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 , Read more...

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

Years of Experience: 20

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


LCMHC #268792-6004 (Expires: 2022-09-30)


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.

Written by R.A. 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. 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 by M.A. on Nov 02, 2021 after therapy with Russell for 3 months

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 by K.Y. 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 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 by K.A. on Jul 07, 2021 after therapy with Russell for 4 weeks on issues concerning grief

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 by J.O. 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

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

Written by E.L. on Apr 01, 2021 after therapy with Russell for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, and adhd

This is my first time working with someone about my mental health. Dr. Gaede has done a good amount of listening as well as asking me questions to make sure he's understanding where I'm coming from, he has sent me some things I can do to work on as well as making sure I'm getting what I need. I really appreciate how much he does for me, and he's made me feel completely comfortable with talking to him

Written by E.T. on Mar 10, 2021 after therapy with Russell for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Dr Gaede is a pro. He understands the foundations of health, and how to work through grief. He understands the importance of breath, sleep, hydration and emotional literacy.

Written by M.E. on Feb 06, 2021 after therapy with Russell for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, compassion fatigue, and adhd

I really enjoy working with Dr. Gaede. He listens very well and has helped me learn good skills to help with things I'm struggling with. He is very kind and nonjudgemental.

Work with me!