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Dr. Gloria Fennell, LICSW, LCSW

Stress, Anxiety Grief Self esteem Coping with life changes Compassion fatigue
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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

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

License information

MN LICSW 32012

WI LCSW 1203-123


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.

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


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

Dr. Fennell is incredibly helpful to me as I work to improve my understanding of what I can and cannot control and letting go of some things that were causing me stress.

She’s also helped me learn how to better frame my communication with my husband and that is helping both of us.

I look forward to our sessions and feel I am on a better track with being healthy and living with intention. Will definitely recommend her to a friend!

Written on Aug 29, 2022 after therapy with Gloria for 6 months on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, grief, parenting issues, and self esteem

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

She is a fantastic counselor.

Written on Apr 04, 2022 after therapy with Gloria for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and coaching

She is very helpful and understanding

Written on Mar 24, 2022 after therapy with Gloria for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching