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Founded by Dr. Gayle Gulick Nelson, Psychology Northwest, P.S. is a professional organization dedicated to providing quality psychological services located in Hawthorne Hills Professional Center near the Sandpoint, Ravenna and University Village neighborhoods of North Seattle.

Dr. Gulick Nelson is a licensed clinical psychologist with over 20 years experience in working with couples, and individuals. She is trained in Marriage Therapy, Insight Oriented Therapy, Cognitive Therapy, Gestalt Therapy, Transactional Analysis, Behavior Modification and Assertiveness Techniques.

Her therapeutic approach includes assisting the client to identify problem areas, to explore new options, and to achieve a sense of personal power. The client is then better prepared to make a confident decision about whatever changes she/he wishes to make.

She received her doctoral degree from the University of Washington in educational psychology. In addition, she took postdoctoral training in long term psychotherapy. Her clinical internships include work at Eastside Community Mental Health and in supervised private practice working with adults, both couples and individuals.

Her theoretical orientation is interactive long term psychotherapy.


  • WA State Psychologist License
  • School Psychologist Credential
  • Teaching Credential
    University of Washington
  • 1970 B.S. Psychology with Minor in Education
  • 1971 M.Ed. Educational Psychology
  • 1979 Ph.D. Educational Psychology


  • Washington State Psychological Association
  • American Psychological Association

Professional Experience:

  • Therapist: Private Practice, specializing in working with couples issues, and in short and long term therapy with both adults and adolescents.
  • Post Doctoral Internship: Eastside Mental Health, working with severely disturbed adolescents and adults.
  • Specialized Training: in working with couples issues, short and long term therapy with adolescents and adults sexually abused as children; short and long term therapy with crisis intervention for depression, abuse, relationship issues and personality disorders; short and long term group therapy leader (over 2,000 hours experience).
  • School Psychologist: Worked with children and adults (testing and therapy), parents (counseling, workshops, PTA presentations), teacher, and other staff (consulting and workshops) and conducted several research projects.


    Numerous talks, workshops, and presentations at colleges and psychological associations, (both nationally and internationally), civic groups, radio, and television on topics of relationship issues, depression, stress, and sexual abuse.



Psychology Northwest P.S., providing Psychologist / Psychological services and Psychotherapy for adults, couples and individuals, including Couple's Therapy and Marriage Counseling as well as individual Psychological Therapy.

Serving: North Seattle including Broadmoor, Hawthorne Hills, Lake City, Laurelhurst, Maddison Park, Maple Leaf, Northgate, Ravenna, Roosevelt, Sandpoint, University District, University Village, Wedgwood and more.

Gayle Gulick Nelson, Ph.D.  | (206) 654-9572  |  psychnorthwest@gmail.com

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