Thank you for taking the time to read my profile. On your search for healing and healthy change, finding a good fit can be challenging. No matter who you choose and give the honor of welcoming a therapist into your world, trust your intuition and that he/she will guide you on the beginning of establishing a healthier journey.
I am a licensed marriage and family therapist licensed in California with over 15 years of experience working as a psychotherapist. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, life transitions issues (i.e. separation, divorce), young adult issues, career challenges, bipolar, and co-morbidity issues. I also helped many people who have experienced trauma or emotional abuse.
My therapy style is warm, interactive and taking the time to listen to your story and background. I’m a big believer of skills, building skills and not just empathically nodding with minimal feedback. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and believe in shattering stigmatizing labels. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, dialectical behavioral therapy skills, humanistic, and some psychodynamic. I will shape our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs, establishing treatment goals is key early on.
Pulling out the emotional resiliency is within you, at times it takes courage to seek a more fulfilling and happier life. If you are ready to move forward, I am here to support and empower you towards change.
I would be honored and look forward to working with you!
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Parenting issues, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Compassion fatigue, Blended Family Issues, Co-morbidity, Divorce and Separation, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Isolation/Loneliness, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
CA LMFT 51493
Gabe is the absolute best! Extremely relatable, patient, super smart. He listens deeply and actively, connecting patterns and thoughts revealed over numerous sessions to reach life changing conclusions. His therapeutic advice is relevant and doable! A true professional who cares about his work and his clients - and it shows!
Written on Dec 19, 2022 after therapy with Gabriel for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, coping with life changes, and adhd
I've had two sessions with Gabe... And I'm already beginning to think he is the best therapist I've had. He listens and is compassionate and has already provided me with insight and tools for my current emotional and mental struggles. I feel very blessed to have found him here.
Written on Sep 17, 2022 after therapy with Gabriel for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd
Dr Gabe is amazing! So positive, supportive, and picks important moments for reflection.
Written on Jul 20, 2022 after therapy with Gabriel for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, and coaching
Absolutely fantastic, active listener who remembers it all and helps come to deep and meaningful conclusions, absolute pleasure and something I can’t imagine without.
Written on Jun 19, 2022 after therapy with Gabriel for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, self esteem, and bipolar disorder
Great listener. Offers exercises and daily practices that are helping me lead a healthier lifestyle. Directs our discussions that assist in bringing to light potential pitfalls.
Written on Mar 17, 2022 after therapy with Gabriel for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, and career difficulties
Gabe is highly empathetic yet uplifting and encouraging. His style of CBT is geared towards achieving positive results and I couldn’t be more pleased with our sessions.
Written on Jan 24, 2022 after therapy with Gabriel for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, self esteem, relationship issues, family conflicts, and coping with life changes