Dr. Brenda Gesell

Dr. Brenda Gesell

Professions: Psychotherapy
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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I do not work with insurance companies

Fees: 160.00 a session

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Are you highly critical of yourself? Do you take pride in the fact that you need very little from others? Are you overly worried about what other people think about you? These qualities may have once helped you succeed but they can also lead to relationship problems, chronic anxiety and bouts of depression. I would like to help you quiet your inner critical voice and gain more psychological freedom in your relationships.

I have a warm and down-to-earth style and I have been practicing therapy for over 17 years. I believe in grace, self-compassion and authenticity. I would like to help you learn to enjoy your whole self - imperfections and all. I look forward to hearing from you.

"The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change". - Carl Rogers

Email or Call Dr. Brenda Gesell at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 11770

More Info About My Practice

I feel passionate about helping people accept themselves and live more authentically. 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.

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 experience greater intimacy in your relationships, develop self-compassion and learn to enjoy your whole self - imperfections and all.

Services I Provide

  • Group Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling

Ages I Work With

  • Adults


  • English

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Depression
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Doubt

Types of Therapy

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

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