Evaluation, Therapy, and Advocacy


Dr. Gabriel provides evaluation, therapy and advocacy for families of school-age thru college-age children. Dr. Gabriel understands child development, the learning process and social-emotional functioning. She uses her training and skills along with state of the art evidence based approaches to team with parents, educators, and other health professionals to ensure that each child she works with is successful and emotionally healthy.

EVALUATION

General Areas of Evaluation

  • Intelligence 
  • Processing Skills
  • Problem-Solving
  • Attention
  • Executive Functions
  • Academics
  • Social Skills                     
  • Emotional Functioning   

Common Concerns 

  • Dyslexia
  • ADHD
  • Specific Learning Disability 
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Dysgrahia
  • Gifted
  • Anxiety
  • Depression

What To Expect

  • 1 hr initial parent consultation
  • 4-6 hrs of face to face testing 
  • Detailed analysis & report
  • Written recommendations 
  • 2 hr parent feedback session 

THERAPY

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

  • Individual counseling
  • Small group counseling
  • Parental Support
  • Family Intervention

Therapy is aimed at helping children learn to solve conflicts, develop coping skills and address emotionally intense situations. Sessions focus on the treatment of childhood behaviors, but integrate a systems perspective that requires parental participation and at times family intervention

Common Concerns

  • Generalized Anxiety
  • Fears & Phobias
  • Anger & Aggression
  • Social Anxiety
  • Noncompliance
  • Separation Anxiety
  • Sleep Problems
  • Tantrums
  • Poor Peer Relationships

What to Expect

  • Initial  parent consultation
  • 45 min child focused sessions
  • 45 minute parent sessions

ADVOCACY

School Support

Consultative services to help parents navigate the processes and protocol necessary when securing educational accommodations and services.

The combination of strong interpersonal skills and advanced training in education and psychology allows Dr. Gabriel to help parents work with school personnel to find agreeable alternatives to addressing problems in learning and behavior.  

What to Expect

  • Document Review
  • Teacher Consultations
  • Independent Educational Evaluation (IEE)
  • Accommodation Plan
  • 504 or IEP Development
  • School Meeting Participation

WORKSHOPS

Seminars & Training

Topics for parents, educators & mental health professionals such as:

  • Anxiety in Children:  Identification & Intervention
  • Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder: Identification & Intervention
  • Classroom Management: Tips for Working with Tough Kids
  • Developing Healthy Child Self-Esteem:  Helpful Strategies for Parents
  • Early Literacy:  The Keys to Prevention & Intervention
  • Ending Homework Hassles:  How to Promote Positive Study Skills
  • Learning Disabilities: Myths & Realities
  • Memory in the Classroom:  Challenges & Interventions
  • Parenting in Today‚Äôs Society:  Developing a Healthy Self-Concept
  • Social Skills:  Helping Children Get Along with Others
  • Study & Organizational Skills