Dr. Gayle Jensen-Savoie, PhD, LPC-S, LMFT-S, LCDC, is ADHD Online’s Division Chief for Psychology and Teletherapy. In that role, she manages psychologists and therapists who are part of ADHD Online’s team to ensure they do the best job possible for ADHD Online clients.
As a practicing psychologist, Dr. Jensen-Savoie has treated adolescents with ADHD — in both outpatient and inpatient settings — for more than 30 years. She also wrote her doctoral dissertation in psychology on substance abuse in adolescents with ADHD.
She gravitated in her professional work toward helping people with ADHD because she “wanted the world to understand ADHD is a brain disorder — not a ‘badness.’ I want people to embrace the fact that when people think differently, it enhances all of our lives, as it teaches us to learn differently and to enjoy this diversity.”
She believes every family has at least one member with ADHD — as her family does. She says she is “so grateful that I had someone in my family that taught me what a gift ADHD can be.”
Dr. Jensen-Savoie is a licensed professional counselor-supervisor, a licensed marriage and family therapist-supervisor and a licensed chemical dependency counselor.
She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in psychology from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Tex. She earned a Master of Arts degree in clinical/counseling psychology from SMU. And she earned her doctorate degree in general psychology from Capella University, based in Minneapolis, Minn.
Dr. Jensen-Savoie has two grown sons “who are remarkable young men.”