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Gale Minchew, PhD

Inspire • Uplift • Motivate • Empower

A little about me...

When I began my college career, I had every intention of studying law. Instead, I decided to pursue a different path and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of Texas at Dallas. I quickly found there is very little one can do in the clinical field with only a bachelor's degree. So, I found employment within the business arena and believed the field of human resources would quench my thirst for helping others. I went on to earn a Master of Science degree in Human Resources and Training from Amber University. While there, I enrolled in counseling courses with the intention of obtaining a second graduate degree in the field of counseling. Instead, I met my husband and began a family. A couple of years into motherhood, I decided to pursue a higher degree in the field of psychology and subsequently began my doctoral training. In 2006, I received a PhD in Counseling Psychology from Capella University and began working alongside my husband, a Licensed Professional Counselor, in private practice.

From helping patients in my clinical practice to homeschooling my children and traveling the world, life has been an adventure. I have discovered a passion for learning about other people, places, and cultures, and I've been inspired by the resilience of the people I've met along the way. Indeed, I have been equally inspired by the hard work my patients put into accomplishing their treatment goals. As such, I've expanded my work to include meditation, relaxation training, affirmations, and both positive and spiritual psychology principles. Whether I am working with a complex child custody case, assisting a patient with cognitive rehabilitation following head trauma, or addressing symptoms of anxiety or depression in children or adults, I strive to encourage, support, empower, and uplift my patients so they may achieve their goals and once again begin living their dreams.

My adventures...

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Labyrinth at Chartres Cathedral, France  ♦  Meditating at Carnasserie Castle, Scotland

Burial Cairn in Kilmartin Glen, Scotland  ♦  Unicorn at Mirabell Gardens, Salzburg, Austria

Column at Romuliana, Palace of Galerius, Serbia  ♦  Apothecary at Olimje Monastery, Slovenia 

Canola Fields, Romania  ♦  Labyrinth outside of St. John Church, Glastonbury, UK

Ruins of Ephesus, Turkey  ♦  Castlerigg Stone Circle, UK