I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 6 years of experience with a focus on teens. I really enjoy working with young adults because when I was a teen myself, I discovered my passion for helping others. I was an active member of my high school's GSA, Safe Team (a peer mediation group), and volunteered at several local mental health agencies to help develop projects for young people. I think teens find me relatable because I'm down to earth, have many tattoos and piercings, and like to be silly. I also love helping teens because sometimes they're the forgotten ones or the lost causes, and I disagree with that mindset whole-heartedly.
As far as my approach to therapy goes: I tend to utilize basic Cognitive Behavior Therapy techniques, which focus on challenging negative thinking and changing your mindset. I am also a big fan of Positive Psychology and using mindfulness techniques. I like to have fun by incorporating a variety of activities into therapy.
I am easy-going and truly enjoy helping others. I'm from Oklahoma and enjoy reading sci-fi/fantasy. I also play roller derby on a local league in town. So, if you're looking for a therapist who is relatable, a tad quirky, but likes to keep things real, then I'm your gal.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Family conflicts
I also have experience in LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem
LCSW #5528 (Expires: 2019-12-31)
So far so good. Ashley is a great listener and responds to me by asking questions and helping me through my struggles. Setting goals right away and doing her worksheets has been very helpful in letting me see where I have issues and what needs addressing. She focuses on your whole life and helps all of you, not just the issue you came into counseling for because one problem can affect other aspects of your life you're not even aware of.
Ashley has been warm, empathetic, and insightful. She knows just how to give those gentle nudges that I need to get me moving in the right direction. I would 100% recommend Ashley Gabriel as a counselor.
Mrs. Gabriel really listens, which is something that I have needed for so long. Not only do I feel she has gotten to know me, I have also gotten to know her making me feel we have a reciprocal relationship. I feel so comfortable telling her my concerns and trust in her advice.
I believe she is helping my daughter because I see some improvement.
Ashley is a wonderful counselor! She spends time with you and really digs into what you say to help you learn and grow. She will ask you hard questions that make you take a minute and think about the situation in a new way or from a new perspective. She is very caring and concerned with your personal growth and success. I am very glad to have her as my counselor!
Ashley has been absolutely amazing to work with! After years of failed counseling attempts I finally feel like I am making the progress that I want to make. She is wonderful and thought provoking and I would recommend her to anyone looking for help. She is just the best!
Ashley has been very supportive, and takes the time to know me and the situation before offering options and things for me to think about. She's been really great to talk about my problems and I feel I can tell her anything without fear of judgement or criticism... it is really that good!
She is an amazing lady! Very understanding and caring. She replies promptly with excellent advice. I would highly reccomend her.