DR. JAMIE GAYLE, PhD-L


Founder & Therapist

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Location:
Andersonville
Languages I Speak: English

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AREAS OF FOCUS

  • Alcohol & Substance Use
  • ADHD & Attention Issues
  • Anxiety, OCD & Panic Attacks
  • Chronic Pain & Illness
  • Eating Disorders & Food Management
  • Family & Relationship Conflict
  • Gender Exploration, Expression & Identity Affirmation
  • Mood Disorders (Bipolar, Depression, Major Depression)
  • Fertility Issues
  • Kink, Sex Positivity & Sex Work
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal & Postpartum Depression
  • Self-Harm & Suicidal Ideation
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Social & Restorative Justice
  • Transgender & Transitioning
  • Trauma & PTSD
  • Veteran’s Issues

PUBLICATIONS/PRESENTATIONS

2010

Pytluk, S., Gayle, J., Dodson, B., & Tisdale, C. (2010). Eating Disorders, Denial of Desire and Sexual Orientation: A Case Discussion. Presentation: Chicago Association for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Chicago, IL.

2009

Gayle, J., & Dodson, B. (2009). Eating Disorders in Gay Men & Lesbians. Presentation: Argosy University, Chicago, IL.

2008

Evans, J.R., Gayle, J., Picot, A., Conviser, J., & McClanahan, S. (2008) Primary Treatment Models for Eating Disorders. Presentation: Jesse Brown VA, Chicago, IL.

2008

Gayle, J., & Evans, J.R. (2008). Breaking the Silence: Eating Disorders & Sexual Orientation. Presentation: Center on Halsted, Chicago, IL.

2004

Gayle, J.L., Fitzgibbon, M.L., & Martinovich, Z. (2004). Analysis of binge episodes: Comparison of a treatment-seeking sample of Black and White women. Eating Behaviors, 5, 303-313.

PHILOSOPHY

My vision is to offer integrative, strength-based approaches to help clients develop their own authentic voices and pursue their unique paths to individual fulfillment. Professionally and personally, I am deeply devoted to the empowerment of disenfranchised groups, and highly attuned to the issues facing minority communities, those with intersecting minority identities, and other victims of discrimination in our society. I also have an enduring commitment to creating a safe space for LGBTQ+ folks within which they can prioritize their mental health needs/goals.

THERAPY WITH ME

Interpersonally, I would describe myself as collaborative, empathic, authentic, present and engaged during sessions with my clients. I prefer to work with more fluidity, spontaneity, and less structure in sessions (although I can and will utilize more structured approaches when appropriate or desired by the client), and I believe that the therapeutic relationship is the primary vehicle for the meaningful change clients seek in their lives.

EDUCATION & TRAINING

License:

  • Licensed Clinical Psychologist (License No. 071007587)

Education:

  • PhD in Clinical Psychology, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University
  • BA in Psychology, Duke University

CLIENTS I WORK WITH

  • Individuals (Adolescents, Adults, Seniors)
  • Families (Chosen, Family of Origin, Single Parents)
  • Relationships (Couples, Open, Polyamorous/Polycule,  Separation/Divorce)

TYPES OF THERAPY

Body-Mind Psychotherapy, Breathwork, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Critical Incident Stress Management, Developmental Psychology, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Dreamwork, Existential Psychotherapy, Exposure Therapy, Feminist Therapy, Group Therapy, Internal Family Systems (IFS), Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT), Mindfulness-Based Interventions, Object Relations, Psychodynamic, Relational-Cultural Psychotherapy, Schema Therapy.

HONORS & RECOGNITION