Gabrielle Applebury is a licensed marriage and family therapist with specialties in sexuality, the mind-body connection, and trauma. She is a quality team editor for Verywell Health and focuses on holistic health and wellness content.
Gabrielle has worked with children, teens, and adults in an outpatient rehab, in a private practice, as well as in several safe houses. She has experience as a crisis line counselor and a licensed clinician. She has helped clients process end of life needs, substance abuse and addiction, caregiver fatigue, grief, trauma, relational concerns, and chronic pain. She has also worked with individuals who have traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) and dual diagnoses.
After having her first child, she transitioned to an editorial role where she could continue to focus on health and wellness. She was a staff writer for several years and wrote content related to aging, death, sleep disorders, stress, substance abuse, grief, and mindfulness. She created mental health, relationship, and mindfulness podcast script content for a breakup support app. She has also written parenting and mental health content for Popsugar and has been featured as a mental health and wellness expert on Refinery 29.
Gabrielle received her bachelor of arts in psychology with a minor in sexuality from the University of California, Davis. She attended the University of San Diego for graduate school and received her masters in marriage and family therapy. After completing 3,000 hours of training and passing two exams, she earned her marriage and family therapy license. Shortly after, she completed her training for two trauma based treatment methods- eye movement desensitization and reprocessing and equine assisted psychotherapy. As a therapist, she specialized in sexuality, trauma, and holistic wellness.
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