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Dr. Wallace "Dent" Gitchel, LPC

Stress, Anxiety Relationship issues Self esteem Depression Coping with life changes
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About me

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.

Professional experience

3yrs in practice

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

License information

AR LPC P2112011


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Dr. Wallace "Dent" Gitchel. 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.

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

Really happy with Dent, he is a great help and I am feeling like he supports me a lot

Written on Oct 31, 2022 after therapy with Wallace "Dent" for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, 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

My docs amazing!

Written on Aug 15, 2022 after therapy with Wallace "Dent" for 6 months on issues concerning relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, and intimacy-related issues