I am a therapist in Arkansas with over 25 years experience in mental health as a clinician and educator. I also have thirty years of meditation experience and am a certified teacher of mindfulness and compassion meditation, as well as the author of Pursuing Purpose: A Guide to Finding Meaning Through Meditation. I have worked with clients on a wide variety of issues, including stress management, depression anxiety, emotional and psychotic disorders, relationships, sexuality, shame, hopelessness and histories of trauma and abuse.
My therapy approach is compassion-oriented, and I strive to help my clients find more purpose, self-compassion and meaning in their lives. I approach my clients with warmth and acceptance. The therapeutic bond is very sacred to me and I strive to show up with honesty, integrity and authenticity. I believe very much in autonomy and the capacity to heal and will do everything in my power to assist you with your goals, and to provide you with tools to integrate into your life.
I applaud you in your courage to take this important step toward a more meaningful life and look very forward to assisting you on this important journey.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, Attachment Issues, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Codependency, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Multicultural Concerns, Paranoia, Personality Disorders, Post-traumatic Stress, Self-Love, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Internal Family Systems
AR LPC P2112011
Dr. Gitchel is a fantastic therapist and a great person, who has helped me so much! Really grateful that I got to meet him!
Written on Mar 05, 2023 after therapy with Wallace "Dent" for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and coping with life changes
Dent does the following:
- listens extraordinarily well
- gives prompt and detailed feedback
- effectively guides me to thinking about things from a healthier perspective
Written on Feb 28, 2023 after therapy with Wallace "Dent" for 4 months on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, and adhd
When I started therapy I was nervous to have the cliche therapist that just listens and asks “how does that make you feel” without giving feedback. This couldn’t be further from the truth with Dr Dent. He listened, cared and provided practical tools in helping me tackle my life’s challenges. 10/10 recommend and will be continuing our sessions later on
Written on Dec 26, 2022 after therapy with Wallace "Dent" for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, and coaching
Dr Gitchel has been very helpful in my first experience with therapy. He listens and offers worksheets to help me, at my convenience. He encourages me to do what's best for me. I would recommend him to a friend.
Written on Oct 31, 2022 after therapy with Wallace "Dent" for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, and coping with life changes
I am so grateful that instead of giving up entirely on therapy based on my experience with my initial provider, that I made the decision in that last minute to try someone new. Thankful for the very professional communication and therapy sessions with Dr. G. Thankful that instead of validating my concerns, he offers me other perspectives and also easily recognizes my thought patterns etc and effectively teaches me ways to improve on my mental health. He also uses the full time allotted, which I appreciate. Very thankful and happy with my experience with Dr. G so far.
Written on Oct 31, 2022 after therapy with Wallace "Dent" for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and coping with life changes
Dr. Gitchel seems to be a very caring, fantastic therapist; I recommend him to my friends any day of the week!
Written on Oct 23, 2022 after therapy with Wallace "Dent" for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd