• “If you don’t like something, change it.
    If you can’t change it, change your attitude”

    – Maya Angelou –


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A Message from Gayle

Welcome to my practice: New Leaf Counseling Services. The metaphor of turning over a new leaf represents transformation. It is my bone deep belief that it is possible to experience redemption and a new beginning regardless of the pain and hurts of our past when we are ready to do the work. I grew up in San Francisco and was raised by my maternal grandmother since my mother passed away when I was young. I know what it is to feel abandonment yet I have also known great joy, a sense of belonging by taking the risk to connect with others, and the kindness of strangers. Throughout my varied life experiences which also includes my academic and professional work experience, I’ve gained a lot of insight and feel that it is helpful in my work with my clients.

While I work with all races and ethnicities who are moving through life transitions such as changes in health, career challenges, or changes in relationship status. I also know what it is like as a Black woman to want to sit across from someone who looks like me. I look forward to working with you.

Finally, a few of the things I love are; vanilla ice cream with red velvet cake, good, strong coffee in the morning, strawberries and champagne, road trips, lady bugs, Netflix binging, great conversations, and my beautiful son.!


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