Gary H. Plep, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Los Gatos
I have a down to earth style that is warm and enthusiastic. I am passionate about my work while having a sense of humor. I have been in practice for over 32 years and know how therapy can enhance your life. I am an excellent translator for couples. My experience includes: Juvenile Hall Counselor, PO, EAP Therapist for ECH Hospital, Medical Officer with the State Military Reserve. VN Vet. I have been married for 37 years and raised three children. My life experience has enabled me to be compassionate but direct.
Individual therapy is about your story and then what you are going to do about it. Men's groups provide a safe place for speaking your truth, compassionate feedback, commitments, laughter, and camaraderie. My couples work focuses on understanding the differences between men and women and unwinding and healing old wounds. Affairs are a speciality.
I see significant results in men who make a COMMITMENT to change whether in individual, group or couples therapy. A willingness to face ones fears is essential for growth and change. Also see my website at
Take the first step to help. Call or Email Gary H. Plep now - (408) 622-9368


  • Years in Practice: 20+ Years
  • School: San Francisco State University
  • Year Graduated: 1982
  • License No. and State: LCS9910 California


  • Avg Cost (per session): $150 - $200
Accepted Payment Methods: Cash, Check

Gary H. Plep's Groups

Men's Support Groups

My groups are for support and empowerment. The issues commonly brought to group are: relationships, depression, addictions, anxiety, stress, life changes, self esteem. The minimum commitment is for six weeks but the average stay is 3 1/2 years because men get that much out of the experience. Each group becomes a community of support for the men. I run three groups a week: Mondays 4-6 and 6:30-8:30, Wednesdays 6:30 to 8:30. The standard group is 1.5 hrs. Mine are 2+ hours for maximum results.

More about this group


  • Relationship Issues
  • Mood Disorders
  • Addiction


  • ADHD
  • Affairs
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Chronic Relapse
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug Abuse
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Internet Addiction
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Life Coaching
  • Self Esteem
  • Spirituality
  • Substance Abuse
  • Trauma and PTSD

Client Focus


  • Adults


  • Veterans

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Coaching
  • EMDR
  • Eclectic
  • Family / Marital
  • Relational
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Wilderness Therapy


  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Group
Last Modified: 15 Jul 2016
Gary H. Plep, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Los Gatos

Gary H. Plep

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW