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Dr. Gloria Fennell, LICSW, LCSW

Stress, Anxiety Grief Self esteem, Motivation Coping with life changes Compassion fatigue
Video Phone Messaging

About me

Hi, I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in Wisconsin and Minnesota (LICSW). I have a Ph.D. in Clinical Social Work from Loyola of Chicago. My professional background is wide and diverse.
I began my professional life as a Registered Nurse (RN) working in trauma. During that time I continued my education in Social Work, earning a Master in Social Work (MSW) and a Ph.D. I have had the opportunity to work in schools, community mental health as well as private practice. I was also very fortunate to be able to spend 20 years as a Social Work educator, teaching at both the graduate and undergraduate level.

My approach to clinical work is from a strength perspective. Intervention strategies are determined collaboratively. I believe that one of the keys to the effectiveness of our work together is based on relationship that we are able to form. Recognizing the need for support and reaching out to find it can be one of the most difficult parts of the process. If I am the right clinician for you, I look forward to beginning this journey with you.

Professional experience

20yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Grief Self esteem, Motivation Coping with life changes Compassion fatigue

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Career difficulties, Depression, Coaching, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Caregiver issues and stress, Communication problems, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Isolation / loneliness, Life purpose, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Services offered

Video
Phone
Messaging

License information

MN LICSW 32012

WI LCSW 1203-123

Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Dr. Gloria Fennell. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

My first session with Dr.Fennell was great. I felt much better after our session. She helped me feel better about myself. I haven’t been able to act on what we discussed but I now feel more prepared.

Written on Mar 25, 2024 after therapy with Gloria for 2 months on issues concerning depression, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, and grief

I look forward to working with Dr Fennell to gain confidence and structure - she is helping me greatly.

Written on Jan 30, 2024 after therapy with Gloria for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, and compassion fatigue

Dr. Fennell is a great help to me in navigating the complicated balance of my personal life and work life. She provides me with ideas and encouragement to center myself and care for myself in order to best connect with the people and work I love.

Written on Jan 15, 2024 after therapy with Gloria for 1 year and 10 months on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, grief, parenting issues, and self esteem

I am very comfortable sharing with Dr. Fennell. She readily understands my situation, reinforces the good, and gently encourages me towards strategies to improve myself. In a short time I have learned a good deal from her insights. She is kind and sympathetic, and I feel she cares about my family and thinks about my situation between our conversations.

Written on Nov 22, 2022 after therapy with Gloria for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and coping with life changes

Excellent

Written on Oct 21, 2022 after therapy with Gloria for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and family conflicts

Very comfortable and helpful, right from the start. So happy I’ve been talking with her.

Written on Jun 14, 2022 after therapy with Gloria for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and eating disorders