“My personal approach to therapy is to create a safe and reliable relationship so that you feel comfortable processing intimate issues surrounding substance use, feelings of depression, anxiety, invalidating relationships, or trauma.”
Gaby’s journey as a helper and mental health provider began in 2012 when she graduated from St. Edwards University and began working for the National Domestic Violence Hotline as an advocate for individuals and their families who have experienced Intimate Partner Violence. Her experience at this agency drove her to want to help others in the field of counseling. While pursuing her graduate degree at the University of Texas Permian Basin, Gaby worked at a non-profit agency serving children and their families who had experienced trauma. After graduating with her Masters degree in Clinical Psychology, Gaby moved back to Austin to begin work at a non-profit agency that provides counseling to young adults and their families.
There are moments in life that can feel frustrating and overwhelming, leaving you feeling stuck. Gaby will hear you and accept you while also guiding you to a life that feels meaningful for you. Therapy gives you the ability to navigate these overwhelming feelings while also providing you with tools to help manage them in the future. Gaby is trained in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and Integrative Treatment for Complex Trauma. These treatments focus on learning skills to help manage overwhelming emotions with an emphasis on techniques like mindfulness and meditation. Gaby is also a person-centered and solution focused therapist, meaning that she focuses on supporting your needs and goals for change in your life.
Gaby’s Areas of Specialization Include:
- Self harm
- Suicidal ideations
- Family conflict
- Low self-esteem
- Teen/Adolescent therapy
- Life transitions
- Domestic Violence/Intimate Partner Violence
- DBT Training
- Integrative Treatment for Complex Trauma training
- Experience working with trauma survivors
- Experiences working with adolescents in foster care or who have been adopted
Contact Gaby Valdez by emailing her at firstname.lastname@example.org or calling her direct line at (940) 215-4815.