About Gale

With over 30 years of experience in working with families, as a childbirth educator, early parenting educator and as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, I understand the challenges in relationships – all kinds – and what it takes to nourish and nurture close, satisfying and intimate connections. It takes energy, time, commitment, and all your resources. When I work with individuals, couples, or families, I come from a place of collaboration, cooperation; being that objective person who will see each of you, hear each of you, and support you in every effort to become that person you aspire to be. 
I am the sole proprietor of Bonsall Counseling – a unique garden setting country retreat – for the past 18 years. The photo on the Home Page is looking out into the garden, up one of the paths, from the deck of my office. You are invited to come and take your time. 

Professional Associations: 

Clinical Member of California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT) – 1980 to present 
San Diego North County Chapter of CAMFT (SDNC-CAMFT)– clinical member 1994 to present, past President and recipient of two Outstanding Leadership Recognition Awards 
San Diego Chapter of CAMFT (SD-CAMFT) – clinical member 
Southwest Riverside Chapter of CAMFT – clinical member 
Co-Parenting Specialists of San Diego – chair 

Specialty Training: 

  • Co-Parenting Specialist
  • Art Therapy
  • Mediation
  • Couples Therapy
  • Collaborative Divorce (team member for parents and children)
  • Professional Intensive for Parenting by Connection/Hand in Hand Parenting
  • Trained SoulCollage® Facilitator
  • SandPlay Therapy Associate




Monday, Friday - Sunday:


Tuesday, Thursday:

11:00 am - 5:00 pm


3:00 pm - 5:00 pm