Gabrielle Pfeffer, MSW is a Clinical Social Worker who received her Master of Social Work Degree from Florida Gulf Coast University in 2019. Gabrielle is registered with the Florida Department of Health as a Registered Clinical Social Work Intern (RCSWI) through the Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy, and Mental Health Counseling. Gabrielle is an active member of the National Association of Social Workers and has worked with the association in advocating for legislation to positively impact the people of Southwest Florida.
Gabrielle’s clinical experience includes providing psychotherapy to adults, adolescents and children in individual, couple, family and group settings. Gabrielle has provided parent education utilizing the Nurturing Parenting curriculum focusing on child abuse prevention and optimizing the parent-child relationship. Gabrielle has also provided case management services to at risk populations throughout Lee County.
In addition to working at Advanced Psychiatric Care, Gabrielle works as a Medical Social Worker at HealthPark Medical Center and Golisano Children’s Hospital. In her position, Gabrielle provides services to adults, children, and families who are experiencing medical complications on obstetrics, intensive care, progressive care, medical surgical, cardiac units, neonatal intensive care, pediatric intensive care, pediatric medical surgical and emergency units.
Gabrielle’s primary therapeutic focuses include family resiliency, marriage and family dynamics, overcoming trauma and abuse, addiction, anxiety, depression, personality disorders, severe mental illness, emotional regulation, stress reduction, life transitions, grief, chronic illness and health and wellness through a whole person approach.
Gabrielle utilizes an eclectic therapeutic approach, frequently calling upon Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Art Therapy, Person Centered Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and Existential Therapy, with the integration of mindfulness practices.
Gabrielle accepts Blue Cross & Blue Shield.