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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1000 Quail Street, Suite 155
Newport Beach, California 92660
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Are you highly critical of yourself? If you make a mistake, are you overwhelmed by feelings of failure? Do you sometimes feel "not enough"?

Doing more and trying harder are not the answer. 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 16 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 16 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

Languages

  • English

Client Concerns Within Your Scope of Practice

  • 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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