Gabrielle Bryen

(LCSW, BCD)

About Me

I am a retired military officer and was an Active Duty behavioral health provider (Army) for 20 years. During that time, I worked exclusively with soldiers and their families. In my capacity as an Army Behavioral Health provider, I deployed to Iraq twice. I am skilled at providing counseling interventions for soldiers, veterans and military family members. My areas of expertise are helping people cope with anxiety, depression, PTSD, deployments, career issues, separation and loss, relationships and family safety (as part of my career, I administered the Army’s domestic violence program). I also am well versed with career issues and implement both therapy and coaching strategies. I am well versed in sleep issues and parasomnias.

I also have an interest in issues of fertility. During my career, I have provided behavioral health assessments for families using the Army’s fertility clinics. I have a small practice where I complete Mental Health evaluations for people who are utilizing third party reproduction at several fertility clinics throughout the United States.

I occasionally write for the popular press on behavioral health issues and have been published in several professional journals. My therapy style is very interactive. I like to help the client establish concrete goals and together we create strategies to address their identified issues.I'm available for messaging, Live chat or phone sessions. I look forward to working with you!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Grief , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Bipolar disorder , Depression , ADHD , Blended Family Issues , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Divorce and Separation , Expats , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 28

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #CW012947 (Expires: 2021-02-01)


Reviews

Written by A.S. on Jun 05, 2020 after counseling with Gabrielle for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, and relationship issues

The best counseling experience I’ve had so far.

Written by D.A. on May 18, 2020 after counseling with Gabrielle for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and anger management

I like Gabrielle’s style, it’s informal but clear. Not didactic but has purpose. I hope this is helpful.

Written by L.E. on May 11, 2020 after counseling with Gabrielle for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

Gabrielle is a thoughtful listener and always responds quickly. Her guidance and suggestions have been extremely helpful and I’m grateful for the month I had her support.

Written by J.O. on May 10, 2020 after counseling with Gabrielle for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, anger management, and bipolar disorder

It’s been only a few sessions however I feel extremely comfortable and at ease when talking with Gabrielle.

Written by J.A. on May 04, 2020 after counseling with Gabrielle for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Gabrielle has been a ton of help! She is great at listening and responds very quickly. I would definitely recommend her to my friends.

Written by T.O. on May 01, 2020 after counseling with Gabrielle for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Gabrielle has been amazing with me she understands what I'm struggling with but doesn't push me as she knows I've had to start this over again she gives me someone to open up and be honest with and makes me feel better within myself.

Written by K.A. on Apr 22, 2020 after counseling with Gabrielle for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

I’ve been talking to Gabrielle for 5 months now. When we first started talking I was in a pretty bad place mentally and just felt like a complete train wreck. It was hard for me to accept the fact that I needed to seek help because I thought that it was going to some stranger making me share feelings and bring up things that I didn’t want to talk about. That’s not at all how it was with Gabrielle. She’s so good at listening and letting you talk about what you want to. Some days I just wanted someone to talk to and have light hearted conversations with and there were plenty of times where I really needed a deeper conversation. Gabrielle makes you feel comfortable in that way where you feel like you can literally talk to her about everything and you can! She’s also very big on normalizing mental health. Which I absolutely agree with because then more people would feel comfortable with seeking help. I would 100% Gabrielle and I will definitely be working with her in the future as needed!

Written by C.H. on Apr 17, 2020 after counseling with Gabrielle for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues

With simple chats, Gabrielle allowed me to open up and express my concerns. Those times when I felt lost, it's as if I found a new friend. It really helped talking to someone who had a lot of knowledge on the subject, all the more, who showed no judgement, but a lot of understanding.

Gabrielle is very nice and sweet, and very relatable. I instantly felt at ease and at peace with her.

Written by G.L. on Mar 26, 2020 after counseling with Gabrielle for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Gabrielle is always friendly and open as well as being readily available. She is a fantastic support and she is very involved in her patient's lives as well as ensuring that they are emotionally equipped to handle what life has to throw at them. Her personal experiences affords her a great viewpoint as well as fantastic advice which is directly applicable to the individual's situation. She is such a wonderful listener as well and provides helpful and constructive advice aimed towards wholesome betterment.

Written by C.A. on Mar 22, 2020 after counseling with Gabrielle for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Gabrielle is wonderful and welcoming - easy to talk to and makes herself flexible and available. I really appreciated my sessions with her :)

Written by M.I. on Mar 12, 2020 after counseling with Gabrielle for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Gabrielle is a wonderfully understanding and empathetic counsellor. I have been to many different therapists throughout my life - she is by far the best.

Written by L.E. on Mar 08, 2020 after counseling with Gabrielle for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

The connection with Gabrielle has been very helpful!

Written by H.O. on Mar 04, 2020 after counseling with Gabrielle for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, career difficulties, and adhd

Everything is great. Gabrielle has been supportive. I like the way she talks. Her words are on-point and she always reminds me of something important. Our communication is effective.
Gabrielle listens and helps me reflect on what’s going on. Her words helped me navigate myself when I was experiencing a very dark time in life. Thanks a lot!

Written by A.L. on Feb 27, 2020 after counseling with Gabrielle for 3 weeks

I can say so many wonderful things about Gabrielle! My time speaking with her has been very beneficial. She is a great listener and adds appropriate feedback. She truly cares about her Clients and what they are going through.

Written by E.N. on Feb 11, 2020 after counseling with Gabrielle for 1 month on issues concerning relationship issues, and self esteem

Gabrielle has been an amazing counselor. I reached out during a difficult time in my life, she listened, gave supportive words and great advice, she reassured me and helped me feel better about myself.
I would recommend her to anyone, she is a kind, supportive and capable counselor and I am sure she could help with cases much more complex than mine. Thank you for everything Gabrielle!

Written by M.O. on Feb 03, 2020 after counseling with Gabrielle for 4 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and trauma and abuse

Gabrielle is great a listener; she is very open minded to listen to different cultural norms to understand her patients very well. She is empathetic and non-judgmental. It was great having her as my counselor.

Written by S.U. on Jan 05, 2020 after counseling with Gabrielle for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and career difficulties

Gabrielle listens and responds quickly. I feel heard and understood.

Written by S.O. on Dec 23, 2019 after counseling with Gabrielle for 1 month on issues concerning depression, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, and self esteem

I am really happy with the therapy I am receiving from Gabrielle, she is very sympathetic and knowledgable, with a wealth of experience. Her time in the Army has given her insight into many different cultures and countries which gives her an understanding of many issues. I would recommend Gabrielle as a therapist to both men and women, she is straight to the point and I think that's important in a therapist. Gabrielle listens and then helps you unpack, organise and let go of the pain you no longer need to carry with you, she unlocks good memories and makes you feel lighter inside. She also gives you the tools you might be lacking to tackle life a little better. I have only been seeing Gabrielle for 5 weeks but I am already noticing a difference in my reactions to stressors. Thank you Gabrielle!

Written by T.A. on Dec 20, 2019 after counseling with Gabrielle for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Gabrielle is fantastic.

Written by I.R. on Dec 09, 2019 after counseling with Gabrielle for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and anger management

Gabrielle is a kind, warm, nonjudgmental, and articulate counselor, and I feel very fortunate to have been matched with her on this platform. The additional reading that she provided also helped me to further understand the issues I am dealing with.

Written by E.M. on Dec 03, 2019 after counseling with Gabrielle for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, self esteem, and adhd

Thank you so much for all of your help, I feel like I'm really beginning to understand myself better I feel more in touch with how I feel!

Written by F.A. on Nov 21, 2019 after counseling with Gabrielle for 3 days

Gabrielle is really understanding and straight to the point. I was extremely anxious on my first call with her but as I spoke to her I felt more relaxed and understood. She is really emphatic, she understands the way you feel and helps you see different perspectives. Although we had a short period of time together, those moments were valuable and helpful; I really appreciate it. Thank you Gabrielle.

Written by N.E. on Nov 12, 2019 after counseling with Gabrielle for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Even though there is long distance between us and I never saw her, Gabrielle made me feel her empathy understanding and that sometimes it's OK to feel the way I do and things will be fine. This was my first experience. Gabrielle knows more things about me than my own family and closest people to me and that's fine. I feel that she genuinely cares about what I say. I have just started am not sure how this will go but the start is promising. Thank you Gabrielle