Gayle Garcia, LPCC (She/her)
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC)
Gayle Garcia is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC). She earned her master’s degree at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, MI. Being born and raised in Michigan she and her husband made the decision to move to Columbus, Ohio, so she could pursue her doctoral degree in Counselor Education and Supervision at The Ohio State University, where she is currently working on her dissertation hoping to complete it soon.
Gayle sees the work she does with clients as collaborative process and client centered. She works to build an authentic and safe space for her clients to heal and grow. She recognizes that change is hard and honors where her clients are in the change process. She uses various modalities to help her clients succeed in reaching their mental and emotional wellness goals. Whatever intervention she decides to use it will be from a trauma informed, identity affirming, socially just perspective that honors the client’s story. Gayle has experience working with all ages and is currently accepting clients ages 10 years old and up. She is willing to work with most presenting concerns, such as depression, anxiety, trauma, suicidal thoughts, self-harm, body image issues, and relationship issues. She has a passion for children and adolescents. She has been with Affirmations Psychological Services for over 2 years. Before moving into private practice, she worked at hospitals in adolescent outpatient programs, at a college university, and at an elementary school.
In her free time, she spends quality time with her family and friends. She enjoys a good book, a slow-paced walk, and baking delicious baked goods. When resources allow, she loves to travel and learn new things by experiencing different places, food, and cultures.