Gabriela (Gaby) is a licensed social worker certified in trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy (TF-CBT). She has many years of experience working with children with developmental disabilities and their families using positive behavior support interventions. Gaby has experience in residential, school, and outpatient settings and has a strong focus on CBT. As an outpatient therapist, Gaby gained strong clinical skills working with families of children with a history of trauma, depression, anxiety, and anger issues. She has empowered many parents who experienced their own barriers to effectively supporting their children in meeting their social-emotional needs. Gaby also has experience in hospice care, working with individuals facing chronic illness and end-of-life issues. In this setting, she provided bereavement counseling to individuals going through grief and loss. Gaby has a warm, empathetic, and gentle approach to engaging individuals in treatment. She values her relationship with her clients more than anything and considers this to be the foundation for all the clinical work that comes next.
Gaby also speaks Spanish and encourages Spanish-speaking individuals seeking mental health services to reach out to her.