Brenda Gesell, Ph.D., M.F.T., Marriage & Family Therapy in Newport Beach, California, 92660

Brenda Gesell, Ph.D., M.F.T.

Brenda Gesell, Ph.D., M.F.T.

Professions: Marriage & Family Therapist, Psychotherapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Marriage and Family Therapist - 43151
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1-800-651-8085 ext. 11770
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Office 1
1000 Quail Street, Suite 155
Newport Beach, California 92660
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  • Accessible Parking
  • Wheelchair Accessible Building
  • Wheelchair Accessible Restroom

Billing and Insurance

I don't currently accept insurance, but I can provide documentation if clients wish to submit to an insurance company for "out of network" benefit coverage

Fees: 175.00 a session

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Are you highly critical of yourself? Do you often feel "not enough"? Are you overly worried about what other people think about you? I would like to help you quiet your inner critical voice and help you learn self-compassion.

You are worthy. Your feelings are valid and your experiences are real. You can claim this truth.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Email or Call Brenda Gesell, Ph.D., M.F.T. at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 11770

More Info About My Practice

I have a Ph.D. in Depth Psychology and I am a Licensed Marriage Family Therapist and writer in Newport Beach, California. I have been practicing therapy for over 17 years and was a professor at a local university teaching therapists in graduate school for over a decade. I specialize in working with overachievers, trauma victims as well as adults who have been emotionally, physically or sexually abused as a child.

How My Own Struggles Made Me a Better Therapist

I personally understand the torment of living with an inner critical voice; in my own personal therapy I slowly learned how to stop depending on others for my self-worth and began to accept myself and trust my own inner truth. I feel called to help others discover this type of liberation as well. I would like to help you develop self-compassion and learn to enjoy your whole self - imperfections and all.

Services I Provide

  • Consultation
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling

Ages I Work With

  • Adults


  • English

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Inadequacy
  • Perfectionism
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Religious Issues
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Criticism
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Shame

Types of Therapy

  • Dreamwork and Dream Analysis
  • Jungian Psychotherapy
  • Object Relations
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational Psychotherapy

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