Monica Gabaldon

LCSW

About me

Hello and welcome!

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of Oregon and have been providing therapy to clients from all walks of life and across the life span for 8 years. I understand how difficult opening up can be, and I know that finding the right person to talk with is important. It is my honor to help people live life to their fullest potential. Together we work through any obstacles you may be having and explore self defeating thoughts that are keeping you stuck from living the life you want. We will work towards a greater sense of self awareness and self compassion that, in turn, will lead to a more fulfilling life.

My approach to psychotherapy draws upon a number of different treatment modalities to help my clients heal and meet their goals. I offer an empathic, safe environment to discuss any issues my clients may be experiencing. I use a gentle, strength based, trauma informed approach to help bring about awareness, meaning and solutions to my client’s life challenges.

I look forward to meeting you! Please reach out if you have any questions at all!






Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Blended Family Issues , Codependency , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 8

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

OR LCSW L7675


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Monica Gabaldon. 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.

Written on Nov 14, 2022 after therapy with Monica for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Monica is very attentive and has a kind and compassionate persona. She makes it very easy to share with her.

Written on Oct 19, 2022 after therapy with Monica for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, eating disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

Monica has a calm, caring air about her that makes you feel safe and heard. I could tell from the first session that she genuinely cared about me and my mental health. In the first month of seeing her, I was already feeling less anxiety and better concentration at work. She is a gem!

Written on Oct 05, 2022 after therapy with Monica for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, compassion fatigue, and adhd

I really appreciate their help and professionalism.

Written on Sep 01, 2022 after therapy with Monica for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety

In just our two sessions, Monica has changed my life with giving me easy to implement strategies for coping with a toxic work environment. She's kind, caring, and just amazing at what she does. So thankful I was connected to her as my therapist!

Written on Aug 25, 2022 after therapy with Monica for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

Monica is awesome! I am really enjoying our work together!

Written on Aug 23, 2022 after therapy with Monica for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, anger management, and coaching

Monica is a great listener and very understanding! I struggle to open up to people but I was able to do that easily with her! I didn’t feel any kind of judgement from her at any moment!

Written on Aug 16, 2022 after therapy with Monica for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, anger management, and intimacy-related issues

Thank you for your time spent with me too help get me through crisis.

Written on Jul 21, 2022 after therapy with Monica for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and trauma and abuse

Monica is a very good listener and easy to talk to. She doesn't make me feel stupid. She has already helped me, and Iv'e only had 3 sessions.

Written on Jul 09, 2022 after therapy with Monica for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, eating disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Monica has been vital in my mental health journey. She's gotten me through multiple life difficulties, and each time she helps me feel like I am capable of everything life throws at me.

Written on Jun 13, 2022 after therapy with Monica for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

I don't fully understand what options are available & how often they are available. I know I get one Individual Session via video, once per week. What I don't understand is phone calls & messages. Are both unlimited & available?

Written on Apr 16, 2022 after therapy with Monica for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, anger management, and coaching

She is an amazing therapist. She listens deeply to you and remembers the small details of your life which goes so much to you trusting her. Overall, amazing therapist highly recommend!

Written on Apr 05, 2022 after therapy with Monica for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and coping with life changes

It’s been a great experience

Written on Mar 27, 2022 after therapy with Monica for 2 weeks on issues concerning trauma and abuse, and adhd

She’s great!

Written on Jan 25, 2022 after therapy with Monica for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, and anger management

Very patient, understanding and professional.

Written on Dec 22, 2021 after therapy with Monica for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and sleeping disorders

Wonderful and caring. Highly recommend Monica to any and all.

Written on Nov 06, 2021 after therapy with Monica for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and bipolar disorder

Monica is great. She listens well to me and my feelings, doesn't judge or criticize me for any of it, encourages me to think through things - and most of all, she acknowledges that the real work happens outside of our therapy sessions. She is a kind and compassionate person and I feel safe with her.

Written on Nov 01, 2021 after therapy with Monica for 4 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

Monica is a very good listener. She gives solution that are simple and effective. She shows a lot of concern and helps one to open up. She gives attention to details and validates every emotion. I would definitely recommend working with Monica. Thank you again for your help!

Written on Nov 01, 2021 after therapy with Monica for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, and relationship issues

Monica is incredibly thoughtful and considerate in our sessions, she offers unbiased observations and helpful suggestions to overcome challenging situations. I could not recommend Monica enough!!

Written on Oct 26, 2021 after therapy with Monica for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Monica has been extremely supportive and gentle in helping me begin my therapy journey. She guides me through my concerns and always revisits what we spoke about last to ensure I'm doing well. I geel compltetly heard and understood. I was so apprehensive to begin therapy, but from the first session with Monica I felt completely comfortable. I highly recommend her!

Written on Oct 21, 2021 after therapy with Monica for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Monica has been so much help. She is understanding, honest, and helps process what’s going on. She helps taking steps one by one. Out my two counselors she has built my trust and who I would recommend to those that need help.

Work with me!