Gabrielle Nabi


Gabrielle Nabi


Professions: Marriage & Family Therapist, Mental Health Counselor
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LMFT - 109993
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Beacon
  • Cigna
  • Magellan
  • Optum
  • United Behavioral Health
  • United Health Care
  • ValueOptions
Fees: I accept Blue Shield; Magellan Behavioral Health; United Healthcare Optum Oscar); Cigna; and Value OptionsBeacon Health insurance. I am currently out-of-network for other insurance plans. You may contact your insurance carrier and inquire if they reimburse for "out of network" behavioral health or psychotherapy services. If they do, you can pay me the full session fee and I will provide you a receipt (also known as a "superbill") that you can submit to your insurance company for reimbursement. For those who wish to use private pay methods, I offer a sliding scale based on income that ranges from $100-140 per 60-minute session. Please contact me for more information about rates.
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Tustin, California 92780

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My Approach to Helping

Helping you cope with difficult situations is my expertise. Life is full of challenges. Most of us can manage these challenges pretty well, but sometimes we find ourselves feeling overwhelmed and unable to cope. We may feel sad and alone, stuck and unsure about what to do next. When our own attempts to handle difficult situations aren't working, therapy can provide the support that we need to put us back on the right track. I want you to feel like yourself again: optimistic, confident, and happy. I believe that the answer to sustained recovery and personal growth already lies within you: it only needs to be uncovered.

At my office in Tustin, I see adults, adolescents, and families. I am committed to nurturing a trusting relationship in my practice where clients can feel safe to explore their thoughts and feelings, thereby achieving a deeper sense of self-awareness and an ability to live an integrated, balanced life. I have a special interest in the following areas:

Social anxiety and generalized anxiety
Life transitions midlife crisis
Trauma and abuse (PTSD)
Self-esteem and improved self-awareness
Effective parenting; blended family issues
Adjustment to divorce and separation
Childhood disorders (adjustment separation anxiety school difficulties ADHD)
Grief and loss; bereavement
Couples therapy (interracial partnerships)
Spirituality; religion
Work and career challenges

A little about me:
I helped conduct research in the psychology department at the University of Chicago, and my clinical work with children and adolescents is informed by best practices in developmental psychology. I completed a year of intensive training in child development at the St. Louis Psychoanalytic Institute and have practiced as a school-based behavior therapist and a family specialist for the Department of Children and Family Services. I am trained in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT) and narrative models of therapy.

Peer-reviewed publications include:
"A Comparison of Three Major Couple Approaches: IRT, EFT, and Gottman Method Couple Therapy," The Therapist magazine, California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, NovDec 2015.

More Info About My Practice

I completed my undergraduate education at the University of Chicago, with a B.A. in Religious Studies. I received a Masters' degree in Clinical Psychology (M.S.W.) from the prestigious Brown School of Social Work at Washington University and then went on to complete a Master's degree in Marriage and Family Therapy (M.F.T.) at Pepperdine University. I have worked extensively with children and adolescents who suffer from depression, anxiety, relational and school issues. II offer marital counseling using an EFT (Emotionally Focused) approach , which is effective for couples who are dealing with the aftershock of an affair or other marital crisis, or simply want to reconnect and invigorate their relationship. I also have a special interest in counseling interfaith and interracial couples.

The Duration and Frequency of Therapy

Therapy is an ongoing process and a collaboration between therapist and client. I find that the best way to approach therapy is to be patient and to trust in the process. Over time, you should start to feel more calm and confident. You'll find that problems don't seem as overwhelming as they once did and that you can cope with whatever is thrown your way. You'll be able to see situations in a new light and move in directions that once seemed blocked off to you.

I offer 60-minute sessions once per week, but I'm also open to different arrangements depending on need. Please contact me directly if you'd like to schedule an appointment.

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Services I Provide

  • Chemical Dependency Evaluation
  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Online Counseling / Phone Therapy

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Groups I Work With

    Adolescents, elderly

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Adoption / Reunion Issues
  • Aggression and Violence
  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Bipolar
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Body Image
  • Breakup
  • Bullying
  • Cancer
  • Career Choice
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Chronic Illness / Disability
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Control Issues
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Elder Abuse
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Exercise Addiction
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Habits
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Immigration issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Individuation
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Irritability
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Money and Financial Issues
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Parenting
  • Perfectionism
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Prejudice / Discrimination
  • Rejection
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Religious Issues
  • Schizophrenia
  • School issues
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Suspiciousness / Paranoia
  • Teen violence/dating violence
  • Terminal Illness
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Adlerian Psychology / Psychotherapy
  • Anger Management
  • Art Therapy
  • Bibliotherapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Depth Therapy
  • Depth-Oriented Brief Therapy
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Emotion Focused Couples Therapy
  • Existential Psychotherapy
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Humanistic Psychology (humanism)
  • Imago Relationship Therapy (IRT)
  • Journal Therapy
  • Jungian Psychotherapy
  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Parent Work
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
  • Systems Theory /Therapy
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)

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