Gabrielle is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and a National Certified Counselor (NCC) with extensive experience working with children, adolescents, and families in different settings ranging from school-based, community outpatient, partial hospitalization, to intensive outpatient. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Community Health Education from Montclair State University, a Master of Science degree in Health Sciences from Rutgers University, and a Master of Science degree in Mental Health Counseling from Monmouth University.
Gabrielle has experience working with children as young as 5 years old, adolescents, adults, and families from diverse cultural backgrounds, family dynamics, and various socioeconomic levels. She utilizes evidenced-based treatment approaches including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) techniques to address cognitive distortions and develop coping skills, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) techniques centered around mindfulness, interpersonal skills, emotional regulation, and distress tolerance.
Gabrielle has worked with clients challenged with anxiety, depression, suicidal ideation, self-injurious behavior, mood disorders, trauma/loss, ADD/ADHD, oppositional defiant, and disruptive behaviors, parenting and relationship issues, and family conflict.
Gabrielle is an enthusiastic and compassionate individual who values the importance of establishing a therapeutic alliance that encourages clients to share their thoughts and feelings freely without judgment and in a safe environment. Gabrielle also incorporates a strength-based/positive psychology, wellness approach in her work that allows treatment to be dynamic and based on client needs and goals.
Gabrielle enjoys being with her family, spending time with friends, cooking “Sunday” dinners, being out in nature, riding her motorcycle, and watching various professional sporting events on TV or in-person.
“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.” – Oscar Wilde