Meet Gale Harris, LCSW

Gale is a well respected therapist who has served our community for over 25 years.

“My job, as I see it, is not to fix you, but to help you fix yourself. To do that, I help you find the tools you already have and remind you that - on some deep level - you already know how to use them. My approach is cognitive, because I believe the way we think about our lives helps create them. I am an LCSW with over 25 years of experience working with adults as individuals, as couples, and as part of a family system. I have worked with angry people, individuals with transgender and sexual orientation issues, and older adults dealing with loss.If you are ready to tackle the challenges and take charge of your life, I'm ready to help. Together we can find the path to your personal brand of happiness.


Specialties & Modalities

Gale specializes in Anger Management, Issues of Aging, Depression, LGBTQ Issues and Borderline Personality.

She also has expertise in these areas:

  • Alzheimer’s
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Chronic Impulsivity
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Violence
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Infidelity
  • Life Transitions
  • Parenting
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Substance Abuse
  • Transgender
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women’s Issues

Gale works with individuals, couples, families and groups.

Types of Therapy

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Dialectical (DBT)
  • Family Systems
  • Gestalt
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)

Fees & Insurance Details

Fees are based on a sliding scale

Accepted Payment Methods: American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Visa

Accepted insurance plans

  • Blue Cross
  • Blue Shield
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • Medicare
  • Out of Network

Conveniently Located

Located next to MCC, Harris Counseling is within 30 minutes from most McHenry County towns.

8600 US Route 14
Suite 105 (Lower Level)
Crystal Lake, Illinois 60012
(815) 347-4211

Harris Counseling is easily accessible with a ramp from street level to the lobby and an elevator down to the lower level.

Are you physically unable to meet Gale at her office?

Under certain circumstances, she can provide in-home sessions.

Begin a Conversation with Gale

Call her at 815-347-4211 or leave a message below