Licensce Professional Counselor and Doctor of Eduction in Counselor Psychology
My name is Dorothy Gail Monteith, LPC, EdD. You can call me Dr. Gail, or Gail, as that is my middle and preferred name. I am a graduate of Argosy University with a Doctor of Education, in Counseling Psychology. I also am a graduate of Lincoln University with a master’s degree in counseling education. I received an undergraduate degree in Social Work at West Chester University where I also studied Special Education. I am licensed in the State of Pennsylvania as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). I have over 20 years as a counselor, therapist, and working in Human Services. I am certified in EMDR, CBT, DBT, and Mindfulness Play Therapy. I am also a member of the American Psychological Association (APA). I enjoy people, pets, cooking, swimming, exercising, and reading. I realize from my struggles and tests in life, that it can be hard, especially without support. It also can be wonderful, joyful, beautiful, and fulfilling. It’s important to love yourself, feel loved, and experience a good deal of happiness. Everyone deserves a great life, and one with success.
Nowadays, it can be hard to find a connection to others. Having a counselor can help bridge that connection and make it easier to feel more in-tune with others. I help people who long to feel better about themselves but may be buried under traumatic pain or poor self-esteem. I embolden people so they can live their best lives and love themselves. Many times, depression, anger, anxiety, trauma, and other issues get in their way and do not allow them to be their optimal selves. I want clients to help others feel cared for and supported in order to deal with any traumatic pain or anguish. Helping clients feel better about themselves allows them to grow, learn, and trust. All clients want to be supported and not judged. They want support in an honest and sincere kind of way. Sometimes illness gets in their way, and they need to explore ways to feel better about themselves and be the person they imagine. I believe by supporting others we will change the world. I would like you to be an agent of the change you want to see in yourself. So, please schedule a session so that we can meet. I will work hard to earn your trust, confidence, and fit your needs.
My therapeutic approaches are:
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
Mindfulness Play Therapy
American Psychological Association (APA)
PA Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)