Gayle Polston, MA, LPC

I am a product of the Pee Dee where I have lived most of my life.  I’m proud to say on January 2, 2006, I became a retired State Employee of the great state of South Carolina with 27.5 years of service.  Twenty-four of those years, I was an employee of the Medical University of South Carolina, College of Nursing at the Francis Marion Site as Director of Student Services.  I have a master’s degree in Professional Counseling from Liberty University and undergraduate degree from Oral Roberts University.  Upon retirement from FMU, in December of 2005, I began working at LifeCare Psychology Group as a Licensed Professional Counselor.  I am also a National Certified Counselor (NCC).  In January 2013, I opened my own private practice Life Changing Solutions, LLC, which works closely with LifeCare to provide psychological services.  One of my passions as a clinician is working with those 55 and over.  I am the mother of two adult children and the grandmother of three.  My son and daughter-in-law are successful business owners in NC and my daughter is a recent graduate of UNCG Graduate School with a degree in Gerontology with a very promising career in the world of Gerontology.  I cherish the time I have with my family and friends, am an avid lover of books and music, really enjoy being outdoors, and love movies on a Friday afternoon.  One of the most precious things to me – is my quiet time with the Lord.  

What Is Working With Ms. Polston Like?

I approach therapy from an Integrative or Holistic perspective.  Often using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and Transgenerational Therapy along with psychoeducational teaching approaches.  For those who desire Biblically based counseling interwoven with the above approaches, I am a firm believer in this concept.  I often refer to myself as being one who is called “to walk along beside those who are wounded from the everyday struggles of life.”

Who Does She Work With?
  • Adults

  • Couples

  • Families

  • Groups

What Does She Provide Care For?
  • Depression

  • Anxiety

  • Grief

  • Chronic Pain

  • PTSD

  •  Divorce

  • Career/Educational Pursuits