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Areas of Focus:
• Anxiety and depression
• Trauma
• Relationship issues
• Chronic pain / chronic illness
• Adults, adolescents, couples

Approach & Style:
• Humanistic, client-centered
• Parts work, IFS
• Somatic and Mindfulness
• EMDR

Education:
• B.A. in Psychology with a minor in Human Services from California State University, Fullerton
• M.S. in Counseling from California State University, Fullerton

Gabrielle DeFriese

MA, LMFT, LPCC

I have experience working with individuals who have experienced adverse experiences and/or trauma. I enjoy incorporating mindfulness techniques, parts work, and am trained in EMDR.

I have had a passion for the mental health field from a young age, so becoming a therapist was the natural path in my life. I have had the opportunity to reach a variety of populations in different settings, having worked with children as young as five, adolescents, adults, and couples with varying clinical issues. My experience ranges in a wide array of populations, and I am always molding my practice to the type of client that is in front of me.

I take a person-centered, integrative approach in which I gauge what works best for the client at any given time. My passion is working with individuals who have experienced adverse experiences and/or trauma, and connecting the ways in which those experiences have manifested into physical and somatic symptoms. I am trained in EMDR as a modality to work through trauma. As a yoga teacher, I love to incorporate mindfulness and body awareness into our sessions. I believe that the heart of therapy is simultaneously discovering the root of your symptoms as well as building coping skills to manage your symptoms in daily life.

Our therapeutic relationship comes at the upmost importance in our work together, and I will ensure that we build healthy, transparent communication with one another. You hold the key to healing yourself, my intention is to guide you toward finding those answers. I will create a safe, supportive space for you to be able to freely process whatever brings you into the room.

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