Hello, My name is Gabi Brescia.
I am a Licensed Social Worker (LSW) in Pennsylvania. I earned my bachelor’s degree in social work from East Stroudsburg University and my master’s degree in social work from Marywood University.
I provide individual therapy to children, adolescents, and adults dealing with various mental health concerns, including anxiety disorders, stress management, depression, PTSD, self-harming behaviors, life changes/challenges, relationship issues, and other personal growth and healing areas.
I know it is extremely difficult to ask for help for you or your child, and it takes extraordinary strength to reach out to a professional. It is courageous to take this first step, and I consider it a privilege to accompany individuals on their personal healing and goals. Using a collaborative approach, I work alongside you to reach your fullest potential. I use a variety of practices including Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Mindfulness, and Solution Focused Brief Therapy, all through a trauma-informed lens.
What you can expect from me is a down-to-earth, genuine person who provides comfort and support and a safe place where you can be your true self and express your thoughts and emotions without judgment.
When not working, I enjoy reading, going on trial hikes, and spending time with my dog, friends, and family. Every Sunday during football season, I will be found watching games all day! I look forward to working with you!
PA License #SW140294
Gabi Brescia provides in-person therapy at the Emmaus, PA, therapy office and teletherapy for anyone in Pennsylvania.
Whether you are suffering from panic attacks, obsessive – compulsive disorder, or generalized anxiety we have therapists who use evidenced-based treatments, such as cognitive-bahavioral therapy, to help you.
Many individuals feel like they are at war with their bodies. Whether it’s feeling shame, guilt, or giving ourselves critical comments about our bodies, we can be our own worst enemy. Our therapists can help you feel at peace with your body and learn to be kind to yourself.
Depression and anxiety are extremely common, but often under-diagnosed by medical providers during pregnancy and postpartum. Our providers have specialized training to help women with anxiety and depression in this specific period in their lives.
Depression, one of the most common mental health disorders, is very treatable. Our therapists are specially trained to help individuals with depression get back to feeling like themselves again.
Life transitions encompass many things, including starting or ending a romantic relationship, changes with work or school or making any big life change, such as a move. Often we underestimate how these changes will affect us emotionally until we find ourselves struggling with the ups and downs of the life transition.
While we don’t provide couples counseling at Move Forward, many individuals seek counseling to discuss how they can have healthier relationships. Our therapists can help you learn new ways of communicating, setting boundaries, and other ways to have more positive relationships with others.
Trauma symptoms and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) can be debilitating for many who experience it. Recovery from trauma is possible and we have therapists who can help.
Moving into adulthood brings its own set of challenges. You may feel pressure to have a “career” or find your life partner. You may be unsure of making these big life decisions and may feel lost because you no longer have school or other adults in your life telling you what you should choose.
The period of adolescence can be exciting, but also challenging for many teens. Difficulties with friends, school, anxiety, depression, cutting, and substance abuse are all common issues for this group. Due to a lack of life experience, teens may not know how to manage these problems which is why therapy can be especially helpful.
Reach out today to get started. Our supportive staff will help guide you through the scheduling process, discuss special requests and consult your insurance needs.