Gayle Zeller, MA, LMHC
My name is Gayle Zeller and I am a Mental Health Counselor licensed by the State of Washington. I received my BA in Political Science and Sociology, with a minor in Religion, from Pacific Lutheran University in 1989 and my Master’s in Counseling Psychology from St. Martin’s University in 1997. I have been a professional mental health clinician and a child mental health specialist since 1992.
My primary philosophy is grounded in Jungian and relational psychology. This means that I believe that the therapeutic relationship that develops is crucial to the process and progress that is made by individuals. In addition, I believe that each person has a story to be told and witnessed. My main objective is to help clients find the approach or technique that will be most effective, which may include a variety of interventions or suggestions, such as cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, and narrative therapy. I try to help clients identify and change unhealthy, and often irrational thoughts that can contribute to problems with mood, anxiety and interpersonal relationships. We may also look to change behaviors that are non-productive and self-defeating in nature.