Gabrielle Brainard


About Me

Hello! If you are exploring Better Help, it is likely you are struggling with something significant in your life. Finding the right person to help you through these challenges is very important. If you don't have a good relationship with your counselor, you won't make the progress you are hoping to achieve. I want to provide you with some information about me in order to help you decide if my experience and style is the right match for you.

I have been a social worker for more than 14 years and have experience working with people from all different backgrounds who are struggling with a wide variety of challenges. Much of my experience has been working with people who are struggling with trauma-related issues, depression, anxiety, self-esteem, LGBTQ+ issues and interpersonal relationships.

I can interact with you in whatever manner you are most comfortable. I find it helpful to participate in video sessions so that we can get to know each other better, however, I am also available to you via phone and text if that is more comfortable for you. A majority of my availability is in the evening, but I check messages at least once during each weekday.

I look forward to working together with you on this journey of healing and self-discovery.


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • LGBT
  • Relationship issues
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Family conflicts , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Coping with life changes , Coaching , ADHD , Abandonment , Attachment Issues , Body Image , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Attachment-Based Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 20

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


LCSW #089376 (Expires: 2023-01-31)


Written by A.U. on Jun 10, 2021 after counseling with Gabrielle for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, self esteem, coping with life changes, and coaching

Gabrielle is great. She is kind, inquisitive and does a great job at helping me think through problems I am having and find solutions to solving them or easing anxieties. She always has material available and I enjoy our sessions.

Written by A.L. on May 20, 2021 after counseling with Gabrielle for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, anger management, and bipolar disorder

Gabrielle, after working together for 4 months now
I want to say this is the 1st time in my entire life that I feel listened to, appreciated, respected, unjudged and I don't think this will happen ever again
Thank you for your presence with me and thank you for all the help you've offered me so far .. You've helped me understand so much

Thank you from all my heart

Written by M.O. on Mar 24, 2021 after counseling with Gabrielle for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

I immediately felt at ease sharing my concerns with Gabrielle. I only had a couple of sessions with her but I highly recommend her. She shared resources with me that I could use in my own time, and helped pinpoint some of the areas that I needed to focus on.

Written by E.R. on Jan 05, 2021 after counseling with Gabrielle for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Gabrielle is extremely easy to talk to. She is insightful, informative, supportive and encouraging. During this very difficult time in my life she has helped me navigate a bevy of challenges and triumphs - I would recommend her in an instant!

Written by S.A. on Dec 19, 2020 after counseling with Gabrielle for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and anger management

Down to earth and good session