Dr. Gwendolyn Drake

Therapist Dr. Gwendolyn  Drake Photo

About Me

I believe that a sense of compassion is essential in dealing with life's challenges, and I take my work and my clients seriously. Seeking help is difficult enough, and it's my job to make the process easier by offering my clients a warm, empathic, and safe place to address their challenges and concerns. If you are struggling with a particular issue, or simply looking for a safe place to express yourself, I'm excited to begin the process with you.

I am a clinical psychologist with 16 years of experience, and am currently licensed in Virginia and Tennessee. I was excited to join the BetterHelp team because I have always believed that mental health services are more effective in a range of formats, and in a manner that makes them accessible anytime and anywhere. My areas of expertise include depression, anxiety, trauma, stress and adjusting to many of the challenges life throws our way. I've had the opportunity to practice both individual and group therapy with teens, and address issues related to this life stage. I've worked with teens in the foster care system as well as teens residing in residential group homes. I believe therapy is an ongoing relational practice that can offer insight in your life and help develop skills to address mental distress. It is privilege for me to enter this space with you. I look forward to working together. I utilize a client-centered approach that will allow you to identify your own strengths and resources, as well as cognitive-behavioral, mindfulness-based and dialectical behavior therapeutic approaches.

I look forward to speaking with you!


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Compassion fatigue , Communication Problems , Domestic Violence , Life Purpose , Prejudice and Discrimination
Years of Experience: 16

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


Psychologist #0810004452 (Expires: 2022-06-30)

Psychologist #03537 (Expires: 2023-01-31)


Written by B.R. on Sep 13, 2021 after counseling with Gwendolyn for 3 weeks

She is very professional, she is a great fit for me, she listens and I would recommend her.