Gabriella Abalo (they/he/she)

Accepting Clients

LLMSW therapist taking an attachment- and trauma-based, harm reductionist approach using ACT, CBT, DBT, IFS, MI, & narrative therapy.

Licensed Clinical Social Worker - Candidate in Ann Arbor, MI
Supervised by Amy Zenn, LCSW

  • Free Initial Consultation
  • Contact
  • Individual

About My Clients

Life’s hardships can bring days that disappear, missed opportunities, and a feeling of being lost and not knowing where to turn. I focus my work with queer, working class, and/or multiracial adults struggling with life transitions, trauma, substance use, and grief. I integrate narratives of collective trauma. Wherever you are on your life journey, we can map, structure, process, and find the skills to navigate through it.

My Background and Approach

Therapy can unearth demons you've struggled with or never acquainted yourself with. Healing is not linear. This nonlinearity means we'll acknowledge the potholes we may encounter. We can address your immediate concerns by providing tools to manage crises such as anxiety attacks, family conflicts, relationship issues, self-harm, and suicidal ideation. We'll develop treatment goals structured to work with where you are at. We can work together to increase your coping skills, ability to advocate for the support you need, and healing within and in your relationships.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I believe that everybody has the capacity and ability to heal and grow. We internalize these narratives people and the world place on us, while the relationship we co-create with ourselves and our support systems can transform who we are. In my youth, I struggled with my own anxieties and traumas related to growing up as an immigrant in a predominantly white town. That's shaped all parts of how I do my work as a clinician. Outside this work, I am a creative, and am open to using that in my work, as well as a prison abolitionist who supports reshaping mental health crisis intervention, our prison system, and how we take care of our communities before incarceration.

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • United Healthcare
  • Priority Health
  • Michigan Care
I offer online counseling in the following states:
I have experience with the following
  • Agnosticism
  • Christianity

At A Glance

  • Experience: 1 year of practice
  • Languages: English


7342498343 Email Gabriella
204 E. Washington St
Ann Arbor, MI 48104

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