Gabrielle has served First Nations and Northern Indigenous children, youth and adults since 2003; first in the Pacific North West, and then in Inuvik and the Beaufort-Delta Region of the Western Arctic starting in 2009. She has provided comprehensive, culturally-sensitive and strength-based mental health and wellness services to Northern residents and their children within a community counselling setting. She has also worked in private and public schools, and has considerable experience with suicide prevention and intervention. She has also been sent to more remote communities to provide support and post-trauma interventions for RCMP, medical personnel and other front-line workers, and has spent time in both the Western and Eastern Arctic.
Gabrielle also enjoys developing and running creative arts groups for kids of all ages to offer fun, hands-on explorations around identity, resilience, community, and self-empowerment. Gabrielle studied Women’s Studies and Psychology at Simon Fraser University and holds a Master’s Degree in Creative Arts Therapy from Pratt Institute. Over the years she has pursued specialized training in CBT, Trauma and Addictions, and Solutions Focused Therapy, among others.