We live in a stressful society, constantly bombarded by stressors that consist of major expected events (deadlines,childbirth), major unexpected events (car accident, conflict with spouse/boss), and daily grind (alarm clock, traffic,work responsibities). These issues create a stress level which influences health and well being. A typical person coming to my office works long hours, has chores and other responsibilities, leaving primary relationships and self-care as low priority items. Individuals may feel depressed, anxious, and/or struggle to cope. Psychotherapy can provide a safe environment to address the stresses of your life and provide new coping skills.
Dr. Ackerley has provided individual, marital and consultation services for 25+ years. He was the Director of the UPSA Pain and Stress Center, spoke at conferences, and published articles. Dr. Ackerley, Diplomate American Board of Professional Psychology, served on the faculty of Wright State University's School of Professional Psychology.
Dr. Ackerley specializes in the area of stress management and reduction, depression, anxiety, psychophysical disorders and relationship issues.
Call Gary D Ackerley for a free phone consultation now - (937) 550-3056


  • Years in Practice: 30+ Years
  • School: University of Missouri
  • Year Graduated: 1977
  • License No. and State: 2853 Ohio


  • Avg Cost (per session): $130 - $140
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes

Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Aetna
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • ComPsych
  • Magellan Behavioral Health
  • Medical Mutual
  • Medicare
  • United
  • WellPoint
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.


  • Relationship Issues
  • Depression
  • Anxiety


  • Chronic Pain
  • Divorce
  • Grief
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Parenting
  • Trauma and PTSD

Mental Health

  • Elderly Persons Disorders

Client Focus


  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Eclectic
  • Marital Counseling


  • Individuals
  • Couples
Last Modified: 17 Nov 2014
Gary D Ackerley, PhD, ABPP, Psychologist in Kettering

Gary D Ackerley

Psychologist, PhD, ABPP