Gale Minchew, PhD

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

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I have been a Licensed Psychologist in East Texas since 2008. In my clinical practice, I work with patients experiencing a behavioral and/or emotional issues ranging from ADHD, anxiety, and depression, to more serious disorders such as Major Depression, Bipolar Disorder, traumatic brain injury, and PTSD. Some of my patients present with maladaptive personality characteristics that may complicate their relationships with others while others simply need assistance working through separation, divorce, and custody issues. And in some cases, life coaching or consultation may be all that is necessary to help a client work through career planning and other major life decisions.

Regardless of the purpose for the session, my goal is always to help my patients work through whatever issues they bring to me and to empower them to make choices that will have a positive effect on their lives. I use an eclectic approach but tend to lean towards brief solution-focused therapy when possible. Each approach is tailor made to suit the individual and his or her concerns.

In addition to traditional therapeutic approaches, I also teach relaxation training and conduct guided meditations to include visual imagery and focused attention. These techniques are intended to assist with a variety of issues, including stress reduction, self-esteem, PTSD, and mood regulation, for example. It is my belief that the mind has a powerful connection to the body and can effect significant change for the health and well-being of the client when utilized properly.

I also provide court-based services when necessary within the specializations of family and personal injury cases, to include expert witness testimony and consultation with attorneys.

In the past I provided psychological evaluation and counseling services for a mostly child/adolescent population within a private clinical setting. Later, I provided psychological assessment and counseling to residents of several skilled nursing facilities, addressing a range of issues from dementia and mood disorders to socially maladaptive behaviors. I quickly found that many of these residents craved validation and recognition as a human being. As such, I strive to interact with everyone I meet with this in mind.

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