Gabriela Aguilar

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Gabriela Aguilar, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in California

Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in CA More info Licensed Clinical Social Workers, LCSWs, are social workers trained to diagnose and treat mental health issues and substance misuse with psychotherapy and counseling.

Accepting patients

Licensed in CA

Accepts insurance

Hi there, I'm Gabriela!

Hello, my name is Gabriela Aguilar and I am a Bilingual (English/Spanish) Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I graduated from the University of Southern California with a Master's Degree in Social Work. I work with children, adolescents, and young adults and specialize in anxiety, depression, and trauma, using different treatment modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Motivational Interviewing to assist clients in their journey toward a happy and fulfilling life.

My approach

My approach begins with building rapport and establishing a safe place where clients can openly talk about their feelings, thoughts, and emotions. I believe once a partnership has been developed and trust is built we can work together to address current challenges. I utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy as my primary approach, and I am trained in several evidence-based practices including trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy (TF-CBT), motivational interviewing, and Managing and Adapting Practice (MAP). I also incorporate elements from psychodynamic theory, behavioral therapy, and problem-solving therapy as needed.

My focus

I have experience working with school-aged children, adolescents, and their families dealing with trauma, grief and loss, family conflict, school problems, and interpersonal conflict that lead to emotional distress. I also have experience working with young adults dealing with life transitions, difficulty with setting appropriate boundaries, and stress management. My areas of expertise include but are not limited to anxiety, depression, trauma, stress, grief and loss, relationship challenges, and parenting support. I am also interested to work with clients ages 10-25years old.

My communication style

I utilize a collaborative approach in which clients are the experts of their own lives and in my role, I am committed to helping empower and guide them to make decisions. I pride myself on meeting clients where they are at in their therapy journey and tailoring treatment to meet their needs. Through psychoeducation, emotional awareness, and gaining insight into early unresolved/unconscious issues clients can begin to foster positive change to reach their full potential.

About Gabriela

Specialities

  • Adolescents/Teens
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Children
  • Coping Skills
  • Cultural Stress
  • Depression
  • Grief
  • Life Transitions
  • Parenting
  • School Issues
  • Stress
  • Trauma and PTSD

Methods

  • Client Centered Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Compassion Focused
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Family Systems
  • Gestalt
  • Grief Therapy
  • Interpersonal
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Positive Psychology
  • Psychodynamic
  • Solution Focused
  • Strength-Based
  • Trauma Focused

Practice

License

  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) More info Licensed Clinical Social Workers, LCSWs, are social workers trained to diagnose and treat mental health issues and substance misuse with psychotherapy and counseling.

Accepted insurance providers

  • Aetna, Anthem, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of MA, Blue Shield of CA, Cigna, Kaiser Permanente (Southern Ca), MHN, Optum, Tricare West, and Kaiser Medicare Advantage (Southern Ca)

Languages spoken

  • English and Spanish

Education

  • Master of Social Work (MSW) - University of Southern California (2018)

Session Information

  • Video session
  • 60 minutes

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  • Video session
  • 55 minutes
  • Covered by Aetna, Anthem, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of MA, Blue Shield of CA, Cigna, Kaiser Permanente (Southern Ca), MHN, Optum, Tricare West, and Kaiser Medicare Advantage (Southern Ca) Session cost depends on your insurance, most people pay $5-40 per session after meeting their deductible. There aren't any fees for using Rula.

Next Appointment Wednesday, May 22

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