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Gabrielle (Gabbi) Schwenzfeier, LICSW

Stress, Anxiety Family conflicts Trauma and abuse Grief Depression
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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!

Professional experience

3yrs in practice

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

License information

MN LICSW 26530

Reviews

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She is in tune with my needs and gives me great direction to fix problems

Written on Jan 09, 2023 after therapy with Gabrielle (Gabbi) for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and anger management

Gabbi is awesome! She always responds to me within a timely manner and listens to my concerns. She offers different ways of thinking and solutions to problems that I wouldn’t have otherwise thought of. I am very grateful for her

Written on Jan 06, 2023 after therapy with Gabrielle (Gabbi) for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd

Gabbi is a real listener, I don't get the impression that I am wasting my time with her. She seems genuine in her interaction with me and that is what I need at this time.

Written on Nov 28, 2022 after therapy with Gabrielle (Gabbi) for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, anger management, bipolar disorder, and adhd

I've been working with Gabbi for a couple of weeks now. She takes time to listen to all of my concerns so that she knows how to help me best. She also takes time to check in during the week to see how I'm doing. I would recommend Gabbi to anyone looking for a great therapist!

Written on Nov 22, 2022 after therapy with Gabrielle (Gabbi) for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, compassion fatigue, and adhd

I appreciated Gabrielle as she helped me through one of my most difficult transition periods even as I’m moving onto another transition period too. She was very understanding, and validated my feelings and experiences. I’d recommend her to any of my friends and family.

Written on Sep 30, 2022 after therapy with Gabrielle (Gabbi) for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, bipolar disorder, and adhd

She’s awesome and very considerate!

Written on Aug 12, 2022 after therapy with Gabrielle (Gabbi) for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, and coping with life changes