OLSEN, Gayle

OLSEN, Gayle
Membership Status:
Clinical Member
Counselor, Psychotherapist, seminars and workshops in Wellness Programs, Social Service Administration.
Currently Accepting Clients?:
Offers Services:
Online, Telephone, Text/Email

I am a Licensed Master Social Worker in the state of New York and a Distance Certified Counselor (DCC); experienced in working with adults, adolescents, couples and families on a wide range of social and emotional issues. With a broad-spectrum of work experience integrating various therapeutic modalities to fit the needs of the client, I have a full-time private practice that includes seeing clients face-to-face as well as via teletherapy. In addition to providing private counseling, I also conduct Wellness Programs based workshops and seminars for schools, companies and organizations. I strongly believe that counseling is a collaborative process where the therapist and client will work together to figure out what is happening and explore what can be done to overcome the issues at hand.

Clients I Work With:
Adults, Adolescents, Children, Women, Men, Gay/Lesbian, Returnees, Students, LGBTQ+
Services I Offer:
Individual Counseling, Family Therapy, Couple Therapy, Distance Counseling, Internet Counseling, Seminars/Workshops, Group Therapy, Parenting Education/Counseling, EAP, Referral, Consultation.
Name of Practice:
OCC Go-Counseling
Cost of Services:
Initial Intake Session, ¥24,000 (¥26,400 after tax) /75 minutes. Continuing sessions, ¥16,000 (¥17,600 after tax) /50minutes.
Licensure & Registration:
Licensed Master Social Worker #043069, State of New York. Certified DCC (Distance Certified Counselor).
Child, Adolescent and Family Issues, Parenting Education/Counseling, Guidance in the school selection process relating to relocation to or from one location to another, Third Gender and nontraditional gender orientation including binary and non-binary gender identification, Domestic Violence and Child Abuse, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Adjustment and Transition, Communication Skills, Cross-cultural Issues, Anxiety, Anger Management, Stress, Trauma, Grief. I have also worked with eating disorders as well as self-mutilation/self- harm.

Community and school workshops on parenting, family relationships, communication, behavior management, learning styles, learning differences, transitions, safety, Teens in Tokyo, stress management, anger management, disaster planning and intervention. Company and Organization Wellness Programs on a variety of topics are also available.

Educational support: For schools: Designing and implementing programs for schools relating to bullying, no name calling, identity and self-esteem, parent/teacher communication, behavioral management and behavior plans, character and social education, and emergency planning. For Families: working together to determine causes and solutions for your child’s challenges in school.

In addition to maintaining a private practice and conducting workshops and seminars throughout Tokyo, Gayle was a school counselor at Tokyo International School from September 2003 – June, 2009. My other work experience in Tokyo includes:
Chair, Clinical Advisory Committee (TELL) 2009 – 2012
Association of International Community Provider Organizations (AICPO) member 2009 – present
Executive Director, Tokyo English Life Line (TELL) 1993-1996
TELL Clinical Staff member (1991-1996)
Domestic Violence Training, CT, USA 1990
Tokyo Community Counseling Service, Therapist (1984-1989)

Professional Affiliations:
National Association of Social Workers (NASW);
The American School Counselor’s Association (ASCA);
Association of International Community Provider Organizations (AICPO),
International Association of Schools of Social Work (IASSW),
International Federation of Social Workers (IFSW).