Meet The Team
Crystal Gayle, Ph.D., LSSP
Crystal Gayle, Ph.D, LSSP is the founder of Gayle Psychology PLLC. She is a Texas licensed psychologist who enjoys working with children, adolescents, and adults. Dr. Gayle is passionate about using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to work with clients to begin to live their best lives. She is specialized in treating OCD and other related disorders, such as skin picking and hair pulling. She also treats mood disorders, such as anxiety and depression, in addition to school and parenting challenges. Dr. Gayle also conducts psycho-educational assessments. Dr. Gayle is also passionate about training the next generation of psychologists and mentoring them on how to succeed in private practice.
Danielle Davis, Psy.D
Danielle Davis, Psy.D. is a Post-Doctoral Fellow who enjoys working with older adolescents, adults, families, and couples. She uses an evidence-based, collaborative, and multi-cultural approach. Dr. Davis believes in creating an honest and nurturing therapeutic environment while creating a strong rapport with each client as they strive towards meeting treatment goals. She utilizes evidence-based treatments such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), and client-centered therapy to help individuals become the best version of themselves. Dr. Davis enjoys working with older adolescents and adults with challenges related to anxiety, depression and other mood disorders, trauma, adjustment concerns, ADHD and executive function concerns, and work-related stress.
Educational and Career Background
Dr. Davis earned her master’s from the College of New Rochelle in New York and obtained her
doctorate degree from The Texas School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University,
Dallas. Her doctoral training focused on utilizing CBT to treat anxiety, depression, behavior problems, stress, anger, and trauma. She has provided therapy and assessments across the lifespan in urban and rural communities in Texas, juvenile and adult correctional facilities. Dr. Davis completed her pre-doctoral internship at Rose Street Mental Health in Wichita Falls, Texas, where she conducted child, adolescent, and geriatric neuropsychological assessments, in addition to individual therapy and group therapy with special populations. She is supervised by Crystal Gayle, Ph.D., LSSP.
Advanced Doctoral Practicum Student
Jania Collins, MA
Jania Myriah Collins is a third-year clinical psychology doctoral student at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. In May 2020, she received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from The University of Texas at Arlington. While earning her undergraduate degree, she completed an internship with Project Transformation North Texas in Dallas, where she taught adolescents literacy, communication, and team-building skills. After obtaining her undergraduate degree, she worked with children on the autism spectrum as an applied behavioral therapist. In her role as an applied behavioral therapist, Jania administered treatment that involved critical thinking, altering task explanations, noting undesired behaviors, and diverting the patient to an appropriate behavior.
Since starting graduate school, Jania has received training in conducting psychological assessments and interventions in cognitive behavioral therapy. For instance, she assessed depression, anxiety, attention deficit/hyperactivity (ADHD), obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), and bipolar disorder. She also conducted cognitive behavioral group therapy with adolescents on the autism spectrum. The group therapy sessions included Jania teaching social skills, sensory techniques, muscle relaxation, perspective-taking, and deep breathing techniques.
Jania enjoys working with children, adolescents, and adults who have challenges with depression, anxiety, and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). Currently, Jania is supervised by Crystal Gayle, Ph.D, LSSP.
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate
Julia Bickerstaff, LPC-A, Supervised by Renee Osborne, LPC-S, and Dr. Gayle
Julia Bickerstaff, LPC-A, NCC, is a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate in the state of Texas. She enjoys working with adolescents and adults and finds importance in providing a welcoming and safe therapeutic environment for all of her clients. Before working at Gayle Psychology, Julia worked as a therapist in Maryland, where she received specialized training in treating anxiety disorders, OCD, body-focused repetitive behaviors (BFRBs), and other related disorders. She also has experience treating body image and self-esteem concerns as well as mood disorders such as depression. Julia is very passionate about providing her clients with psychoeducation and challenging the stigma about mental health. She utilizes cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), mindfulness, and acceptance-based interventions to teach adaptive skills, problem-solve, and empower the client. She strives to form a collaborative relationship with her clients, work towards meeting their individual needs, and improve their overall well-being.
Educational and Career Background
Julia graduated from the University of Pittsburgh (Pittsburgh, PA) with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a minor in Studio Arts. She then received her Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Gannon University (Erie, PA). During her time in both undergraduate and graduate school, Julia worked in a variety of settings to gain more clinical experience and discover her passions. She has worked with individuals in childhood through adulthood in inpatient hospitals, outpatient clinics, school-based settings, and research domains. Julia published a paper as the first author with a research team at the University of Pittsburgh that explored the effects of blogging on adolescents and young adults with anxiety and/or depression symptoms. This experience sparked her initial interest in further treating anxiety and mood disorders, which influenced her to pursue a graduate degree in counseling. Julia completed her master’s-level practicum and internship in Erie at Mercyhurst University’s counseling center. She provided individual therapy to college students as well as delivered psychoeducation and organized campus outreach programs. While working with students, she frequently addressed feelings of anxiety, panic, overthinking, and worry, which inspired her to specialize in the treatment of anxiety disorders and OCD.Julia is supervised by Renee Osborne, LPC-S and Crystal Gayle, Ph.D., LSSP.