Mitch Gale

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist

Mitch is an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist at Los Gatos Counseling Center. He has experience working with children, teens, and their families around trauma, eating disorders, depression, anxiety and substance use. Mitch sees therapy as a deeply collaborative venture that provides clients the opportunity to improve their well-being and more easily navigate life’s challenges.
           
During his professional formation Mitch has prioritized accruing experience with a variety of populations and presenting issues, so that he might most efficaciously work with clients from all walks of life. He has worked with children, adolescents, families, college aged individuals, and adults. This background has reinforced Mitch’s belief that, in order to be successful, it is imperative to work cooperatively with clients to achieve positive outcomes in therapy.


Mitch is trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), a type of therapy that’s been scientifically proven to help clients heal from a variety of traumatic events. He is also trained in Family Based Therapy (FBT), a specific type of therapy that’s been shown to be highly effective in treating anorexia. Mitch has experience working with modalities such as CBT, psychodynamic psychotherapy, strengths-based approach, family therapy, and existential therapy, and believes it is important to choose a therapeutic approach that best meets the need of individual clients. One of his favorite descriptions of therapy is, “a process of gentle exploration.”
 
Prior to joining LGCC, Mitch completed his yearlong traineeship at West Valley Community College, where he worked with a diverse student population. He worked diligently to provide counseling addressing depression, anxiety, and intimate partner violence helping students achieve their academic and professional goals. Mitch has also worked in community-based settings, conducting therapy in client’s homes and schools, as well as in the context of private practice.

Qualifications and Education

  • Associate Marriage and Family Therapist #115000

  • Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology, Santa Clara University

  • Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, research emphasis, American History minor, University of Nevada, Reno

Associations and Memberships

California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists

Clinical Experience

  • Associate Marriage and Family Therapist at Campbell Teen and Family Therapy

  • Associate Marriage and Family Therapist at Community Solutions

  • Marriage and Family Therapy Trainee, West Valley Community College

On A Personal Note

A Bay Area native, Mitch enjoys spending time outdoors, cultivating connections with family and friends, and exploring his love of literature and the written word. 

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Contact Mitch:

Mitchell.GaleMFT@gmail.com

408-641-1431

Areas of Specialization and Training

          

  • ADHD/ADD

  • Adjustment Disorder

  • Anxiety/Generalized Anxiety Disorder

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder

  • Bipolar I/II Disorder

  • Divorce/Separation/Parent training

  • Eating Disorders

  • Grief and Loss

  • LGBT+

  • Major Depressive Disorder/Depressive Disorders

  • Spiritual Development

  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder/ Trauma Related Disorders

  • Panic Disorder