My name is Gabbi and I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in Minnesota. I have worked in a range of therapeutic settings including: in-home, school, and residential treatment centers. I work with a wide range of clients affected by depression, anxiety, trauma, OCD, substance abuse, bipolar, borderline personality disorder. I have also spent time working with parents on attachment and parenting skills. The clients I have worked with range in ages 2-75 and I have used individual, family and group therapy to help clients address their concerns.
I was born and raised in Minnesota! I attended undergrad at St. Catherine University where I graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology. I then pursued my Masters degree at the University of St. Thomas. I graduated in 2017 with my Masters in Social Work.
My therapy style client centered, as you are the expert of your life, you know what works and what doesn't. You have control over your treatment and we will go as in depth as you feel comfortable. I pull from a variety of models including; Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) where we will focus on how thoughts are connected to our behaviors, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) where we focus on skills such as mindfulness and distress tolerance, as well as, Solution Focused Therapy, where we focus on the present and future and setting goals. I also use the CBT model and narrative therapy to help process trauma that clients have experienced. If you look at my schedule and the time you need is not available, message me and we can try and make something work!
Outside of work I enjoy spending time outdoors, working out and hanging out with my family.
I look forward to working with you!
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Relationship issues, Eating disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, ADHD, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Attachment Issues, Body Image, Dissociation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Guilt and Shame, Isolation / Loneliness, Mood Disorders, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Personality Disorders, Post-traumatic Stress, Self-Harm, Social Anxiety and Phobia
Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
MN LICSW 26530
Gabbi does a great job of helping identify what issues you're going through, supporting your feelings, yet challenging you to grow and work on those. I appreciate her genuine concern and attention to helping me grow to be a better version of myself in the future!
Written on Aug 10, 2023 after therapy with Gabrielle (Gabbi) for 10 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching
I have found Gabrielle to be very supportive and understanding and she has helped me to understand things more clearly
Written on Jul 27, 2023 after therapy with Gabrielle (Gabbi) for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues
Respectful, personable, caring, and she remembers details about things I've mentioned in the past that even I forget. I've had a lot of good experiences and advice to help me better control anxiety. Literally no complaints.
Written on Jun 28, 2023 after therapy with Gabrielle (Gabbi) for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and grief
Validating, challenging, great lister
Written on Apr 24, 2023 after therapy with Gabrielle (Gabbi) for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes
She is the best!
Written on Apr 10, 2023 after therapy with Gabrielle (Gabbi) for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd
She is so kind, the chat sessions are helpful and I feel that we are able to connect well!
Written on Apr 06, 2023 after therapy with Gabrielle (Gabbi) for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, self esteem, and compassion fatigue