Gabrielle (Gabbi) Schwenzfeier

(MSW, LICSW)

About Me

Hello!

My name is Gabbi and I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in Minnesota. I have worked in a range of therapeutic settings including: in-home, school, and residential treatment centers for teens. I work with a wide range of clients affected by depression, anxiety, trauma, OCD, substance abuse, bipolar, borderline personality disorder. I have also spent time working with parents on attachment and parenting skills. The clients I have worked with range in ages 2-75 and I have used individual, family and group therapy to help clients address their concerns.

I was born and raised in Minnesota! I attended undergrad at St. Catherine University where I graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology. I then pursued my Masters degree at the University of St. Thomas. I graduated in 2017 with my Masters in Social Work.

My therapy style client centered as you are the expert of your life, you know what works and what doesn't. You have control over your treatment and we will go as in depth as you feel comfortable. I pull from a variety of models including; Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) where we will focus on how thoughts are connected to our behaviors, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) where we focus on skills such as mindfulness and distress tolerance, as well as, Solution Focused Therapy, where we focus on the present and future and setting goals. I also use the CBT model and narrative therapy to help process trauma that clients have experienced.

Outside of work I enjoy spending time outdoors, working out and hanging out with my family.

I look forward to working with you!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Family conflicts
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Grief
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Relationship issues , Eating disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , ADHD , Abandonment , Adoption and Foster Care , Attachment Issues , Body Image , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 3

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

Licensing

LICSW #26530 (Expires: 2023-04-30)


Reviews

Written by C.L. on Jul 13, 2021 after counseling with Gabrielle (Gabbi) for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and eating disorders

She has been there to support me for months now. I cant imagine having done all of this without her help. just by talking she brings out in me what i need to do to help myself :)

Written by N.I. on Jul 06, 2021 after counseling with Gabrielle (Gabbi) for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, and self esteem

Gabbi is patient and understanding. She listens, she provides possible ways of coping and helping but is never pushing. She is vert comforting while also being steadfast in my goal of bettering myself.

Written by L.A. on Jul 05, 2021 after counseling with Gabrielle (Gabbi) for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and adhd

Gabbi surpassed my expectations for therapy. At first, I was hesitant to participate in only chat therapy. I decided to keep an open mind and realized this allowed me to share my thoughts without worrying about the person's natural expression on the other side. Limiting exposure to social anxiety and hypervigiliance keeps my head clear, and I'm able to get my thoughts out without confusion. Gabbi pays attention to details and clearly takes excellent notes on what I am looking to achieve through therapy. I feel safe and confident to be myself with her, knowing she wants the best outcome so my everyday life can become a little easier—and so it has!

Written by R.E. on Jun 15, 2021 after counseling with Gabrielle (Gabbi) for 2 months

Gabhu is great! she helped me a lot taking me step by step and showing me ways to handle my emotions and so on. she even watched the tik toks i’d send her!!! she’s great and i loved working with her so much. She’s very caring and willing to chat anytime you need it even outside of sessions.
would definitely recommend!!!

Written by B.R. on Jun 07, 2021 after counseling with Gabrielle (Gabbi) for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Gabbi has stuck by me, even through my short absence from this app when I had thought that my payment failed and I wouldn't be able to use it. She sent me messages checking in often, when I did log back in, I was happy to see this. I feel that she cares about me, and that is a big factor in my improvement mentally since starting this process!

Written by A.L. on Apr 07, 2021 after counseling with Gabrielle (Gabbi) for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Gabbi responds to my messages in a very timely manner and she makes me feel understood.

Written by A.L. on Mar 16, 2021 after counseling with Gabrielle (Gabbi) for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, self esteem, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes

She is a very nice person. I have been working with her for about 2 weeks now and she is awesome. I recommend her as a counselor.

Written by G.O. on Mar 05, 2021 after counseling with Gabrielle (Gabbi) for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, and anger management

I would heartily recommend Gabrielle Schwenzfeier as a counsellor; she has a superb ability to help me get to the root causes of the issues that brought me here, as well as an objectivity that helps coax me toward appropriate strategies to deal with them. As a result i am finding this a pleasant and rewarding process.