Therapist Profile

Name:
Gayle E. Bondy, M.S.
Professional Title:
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Email:
Email
Location:
23591 El Toro Road, Ste. 106 Lake Forest, CA 92630-8605
Phone:
(949) 466-1264
License Number
LMFT38360
Practicing Since:
1993
Additional Licenses:
MFT 38360

Personal Statement

Personal Statement:
I left after 20 years as a Social Work Supervisor at county Child Protective Services to work full time in my private counseling practice. At CPS, I trained emergency response social workers to investigate child abuse allegation, write court reports, testify in court. I have testified in court myself over 300 times, and was a pioneer in supervising the first unit which offered the community and extended family the opportunity to participate in the placement and removal decions for children removed from their homes. During the last 10 years of my CPS career, I had a part time counseling practice in the evenings - first at a hospital based EAP and then in private practice with 8 other therapists. I have treated victims of many kinds of trauma, am Red Cross certified for disaster work, worked with Northern California Kaiser as an independent provider of DBT training to chronically suicidal clients, have worked for many years with adolescents who had cutting behaviors, oppositional behavior, grief, anger. My current work has expanded the above to family problems resulting from deployment and helping families manage the stresses of joblessness, financial losses, etc. My practice in OC is mostly adults and couples. About 15% of my clients are adolescents. I honor the ability to heal and make positive changes in every client and partner with them to reach their goals.

About My Practice

Office Hours
Tues through Thurs
10 am to 7:00 pm
Mon for emerg.
Services
I offer therapy to Individuals, Couples, Adolescents, small families (small office). My specialties are Anxiety/Panic/Stress, Trauma, Domestic Violence, Child Physical, Emotional and Sexual Abuse (Offender and Victim), PTSD, Anger management, Divorce, Blended Family, DBT training for emotional over-reactions, Depression.
Insurance
Blue Cross, Magellan, Most PPO's and Indemnity, Private Pay, PPO, Victims of Crime, Value Options
Credit Cards Accepted
None
Free Initial Consult
No
Offers Teletherapy
None

Education

Degrees
M.S., Counseling Psychology, CSU Stanislaus, 1992

Area of Specialty

Specialites:
Anger Management

Other

Theoretical Orientation
Brief/Solution Focused Therapy
Cognitive-Behavioral
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
Eclectic (Many Therapies)
Certifications
CEAP, Red Cross Trauma
Languages Spoken
Ethnicity
Caucasian (Non-Hispanic)

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