Gale Minchew, PhD

Author, Psychologist, Lightworker, Wife, Mom, Friend...but not necessarily in that order!

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About Me

Over the years, I have been intrigued by paranormal, metaphysical and spiritual concepts.  As a child, I remember having a recurring experience I could never explain.  Also during that time, I had recurring dreams.  Unfortunately, I didn’t have anyone in my life to explain these things to me and didn’t realize they may be suggestive of something greater.  So, like many, I simply pushed these experiences down.  As a teen, my interest was again renewed, but not enough to fully grasp the depth of the metaphysical or the patience for the spiritual aspects.

As an adult, I pursued the field of psychology, not realizing that the path was simply a stepping stone to the bigger picture.  I graduated with a Doctoral Degree in Counseling Psychology and soon opened my private practice.  As a licensed psychologist, I work primarily with children, adults, and families for a number of issues including anxiety, depression, stress, relationship problems, behavioral issues, ADHD, and divorce and custody, for example.

In 2010, I encountered a renewed interest in the paranormal, metaphysical, and spiritual realms.  Indeed, over the past couple of years, I have had the privilege of working with children and adults who have experienced paranormal phenomena, those who seek a more spiritual path, and those interested in metaphysical concepts.  In 2011, I published the first book in my Shadows of Destiny Saga, a series about a young lady with abilities most people don’t understand.  To date, the series includes two novels and two short stories.  Within the pages of these books, you will find paranormal, metaphysical, and spiritual concepts presented in the form of a fiction novel.  I did this to appeal to a broader range of readers who may find the material dry and difficult to follow.

In the Spring of 2014, during a family trip to the Mediterranean, I became interested in Spiritual travel and the exploration of other cultures.  I joined Gail Thackray on a tour of Sacred France in July 2014 and found myself deeply connected to this type of travel.  I hope to host spiritual tours for those with similar interests in the near future.  Other spiritual trips over the past two years have included Scotland and England, Turkey, Croatia, Italy, and Greece.  It is truly an amazing and inspiring world in which we live.

In Fall 2015, I release a new book that I co-wrote with a dear friend, Karen Lovero.  It is my greatest hope that our readers will be able to gain valuable insight to help them rediscover their purpose in life, learn to forgive, and begin to create the life they were meant to live.  

In the midst of all of these exciting experiences, I continue to be actively committed to my patients and their families, my clients, and the process of learning.  I look forward to expanding my practice to include more work with meditation, regression, various relaxation techniques, and holistic approaches to well-being that are grounded in the mind-body connection.

A few of my favorite things...

The beauty of the people and the world around me is truly inspiring.  I have been touched in so many ways by beautiful music, unique jewelry, works of art, inspirational messages, breathtaking scenery, and the like.  Perhaps they will touch your soul, as well...or remind you of an item, a place, a time, a memory that has inspired you, too.

Artists & Designers

 "With each breath I take, beauty fills my world and makes it that much sweeter..." ~Gale Minchew

The Accolade (1901)

by Sir Edmund Blair Leighton 

In writing the Shadows of Destiny Saga, I drew inspiration for one of Analise's dresses from that pictured in this painting. I love the medieval theme of this painting.

Blue Topaz Flame Of Life Pendant by Jimi Designs

I featured this pendant in Shadows of Truth after meeting the designer in 2011. I was thrilled when my husband later surprised me with my very own.

French Renaissance Style by Arcane Lore Designs 

In creating the costumes for the Halloween Masquerade Ball scene in Shadows of Destiny, I drew upon designs such as the one pictured here for Analise and her final dance partner.


Beautiful meditation or relaxation music.The rich sounds of this song and the key in which it was written (D major) combined with Jason Wade's vocal range touch some place deep within my soul.
While writing a scene in Shadows of Destiny, I heard this song playing in my head...I loosely referenced it in the book, but if I had my way, the song would have leapt off the page to fill the readers senses.A Thousand Years by Christina Perri is a beautiful, etheric sounding song that truly resonates with me.