Gabrielle (Gabbi) Schwenzfeier

(MSW, LICSW)

About Me

Hello!

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!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Family conflicts
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Grief
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
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 , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 3

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

Licensing

LICSW #26530 (Expires: 2021-04-30)


Reviews

Written by A.L. on Apr 07, 2021 after counseling with Gabrielle (Gabbi) for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Gabbi responds to my messages in a very timely manner and she makes me feel understood.

Written by A.L. on Mar 16, 2021 after counseling with Gabrielle (Gabbi) for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, self esteem, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes

She is a very nice person. I have been working with her for about 2 weeks now and she is awesome. I recommend her as a counselor.

Written by G.O. on Mar 05, 2021 after counseling with Gabrielle (Gabbi) for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, and anger management

I would heartily recommend Gabrielle Schwenzfeier as a counsellor; she has a superb ability to help me get to the root causes of the issues that brought me here, as well as an objectivity that helps coax me toward appropriate strategies to deal with them. As a result i am finding this a pleasant and rewarding process.

Written by C.L. on Feb 28, 2021 after counseling with Gabrielle (Gabbi) for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and eating disorders

I have been working with Gabbi for a few weeks now, and i cant emphasize enough the relief it gives me to be working with someone as sympathetic, understanding, and supportive at the same time. She has helped me see things in a way i have never been able to before. I cannot thank her enough. I truly am happy that I was able to work with her, and betterhelp, and I definitely see myself using this website in the future.