Email about Gabriela
Gabriela Lagos has worked in the mental health field for 15 years and has extensive experience working in a variety of settings. She enjoys working with guests receptive to obtaining help and a desire to have a wider perspective. Gabriela understands that some guests have hesitations about whether or not therapy is right for them. She provides services in Spanish and in English.
She believes that it is her job to show them that even by just going to the first appointment, that is a big step. After guests have taken the first step of coming to the first appointment, Gabriela continues to help guide guests in their journey. During the therapeutic journey, Gabriela utilizes compassion, understanding, and patience. She also enjoys using meditation, deep breathing, quotes, and journaling during sessions.
Gabriela has experience working with individuals, families, and groups. She integrates techniques of cognitive-behavioral therapies and emotional skills, according to the unique needs of the individual, family, or group. Gabriela works with a wide range of issues, including depression, anxiety, self-esteem/self-empowerment, relationship/family concerns, and individual counseling for personal and emotional growth. Crisis intervention, trauma, and grief/loss are areas of expertise for Gabriela and she has significant experience in school, hospital, and crisis center settings.