Speshal Walker Gautier
Speshal Walker Gautier, Ph.D. aka "Dr. Spesh" is a Yale-trained, Licensed Clinical Psychologist, and owner of D.I.V.E. Therapy & Consulting, LLC. She is a seasoned therapist with over a decade of experience in providing psychotherapy.
She has experience in treating a broad range of psychological problems and/or life issues but specializes in culturally informed treatment of anxiety, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and other stress-related disorders. She has expertise in working with culturally diverse individuals (e.g., Black women and men, Ethnic/Racial minorities/People of Color, LGBTQ+ individuals) and identifies as a cis-het, LGBTQ ally. Her clinical and research background has specifically focused on trauma including combat and sexual trauma, women’s mental health, and individuals experiencing marginalization and/or minority stress. Over the years she has published articles and given a number of national, state, and local workshops, presentations, invited talks, lectures, and trainings on these topics. She is trained in a number of evidence-based treatments, shown to alleviate PTSD and symptoms of depression. She has worked in a number of inpatient and outpatient mental health settings over the years and previously led a Trauma, Stress, and Anxiety Treatment Track at a large Atlanta-based hospital. In recent years, she has shifted her focus to expanding her private practice, D.I.V.E. Therapy & Consulting, LLC, which offers online therapy in 30+ states.
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics - Exploring topics of sexuality, gender, and identity; coping with discrimination and oppression; navigating relationship, family, and cultural challenges
Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress
Race & cultural identity - Exploring topics of racial, cultural, and ethnic background as it relates to one’s family origins and personal identity
Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating
Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse
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Years of Experience: 8 years
D.I.V.E. Therapy & Consulting, LLC, Owner, 2020 - Present
U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs (Atlanta VA & Connecticut VA Healthcare Systems), Staff Psychologist / Trauma Stress Anxiety Track Lead (Atlanta) / Postdoctoral Resident (LGBT Health Fellow) CT VA, 2014 - 2022
Connecticut VA Healthcare System - Yale School of Medicine, Postdoctoral Resident, 2015
Yale University School of Medicine, Doctoral Internship, 2014
University of Massachusetts Boston, Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, 2014
University of Massachusetts Boston, M.A. in Clinical Psychology, 2011
University of Connecticut, B.A. in Psychology and Women Studies (Double Major), 2008
Washington DC: 5793
New Hampshire: 5793
New Jersey: 5793
New York: 021335
North Carolina: 5793
West Virginia: 5793