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Gayle Townsend M.S., M.Ed


Behavioral Health


Craig Behavioral Health

Education and Experience

Gayle earned her Masters in Counseling Psychology at the University of Oregon and achieved her Masters of Education in School Counseling at Northwest Christian University. Prior to joining SEARHC, she worked as the Assistant Director of Career Development for Whitman College in Walla Walla, WA.

Gayle says, “I’m excited to be in Southeast Alaska providing services to the people of Prince of Wales.”

Personal Interests

Gayle has a medical interest in how physical health and mental health intersect. During her free time Gayle enjoys running, hiking, swimming, reading, watching movies, spending time with her grandchildren, travel and community engagement.