Deirdre Gale, MA, LMHC
Deirdre Gale, MA, LMHC completed her B.A. in psychology at Northeastern University and her M.A in Clinical Psychology at UMASS Dartmouth. Following an undergraduate focus in experimental psychology, Deirdre worked for six years in behavioral medicine research, first as a research assistant, and then as a clinical interventionist, on several studies examining health behaviors and change factors in various substance abuse populations.
During this time, she obtained and applied specific training in Motivational Interviewing and Multidimensional Family Therapy. The clinical training of her graduate program was primarily in Cognitive Behavioral and Family Systems therapy modalities. Thereafter, Deirdre completed a two year post-graduate seminar in existential and psychodynamic therapy modalities. After briefly working as a mental health therapist in community mental health, Deirdre has worked as a licensed mental health counselor, for over two decades, as a staff psychotherapist at RI Hospital’s Adult Partial Hospitalization Program and as an outpatient psychotherapist in Lifespan’s outpatient psychiatry division. During this time, she attained more specialized training in Acceptance Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, somatic and mindfulnessb-ased therapies, as well as, psychoeducational and interpersonal group therapies.
These therapy modalities are now foundational to her practice treating adults suffering with a myriad of mental health issues including mood disorders, anxiety disorders, trauma, grief, and personality disorders.
Currently, Deirdre is a staff therapist at South County Psychiatry’s Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) and is not taking patients in the outpatient setting.
In her spare time, Deirdre loves spending time with family, including her husband, her two adult children and her pup, gardening, home renovating, hiking, paddle boarding, yoga, seeing live music and traveling.