Gabrielle Granoff, Psy.D.
Who am I as a therapist? My approach is relational, warm, and supportive. I take a holistic view of healing and growth, and always collaborate with my clients. I believe that the patterns we engage in were established for good reasons; however, when they no longer serve us they can be adapted to improve our relationships and increase balance. My goal is to support my clients by providing a safe, accepting environment for self-exploration, and to help them remain grounded and find peace as they manage complex life stressors. It is a sign of tremendous courage to take the first step in seeking help and I am honored to work with clients in their journey towards personal growth.
Who do I work with? I specialize in working with children, adolescents, adults, and families who are seeking support in managing complex life stressors. I offer individual and family sessions based on each person’s need.
My areas of interest. I specialize in treating children, adolescents, adults and families who are struggling with life transitions, depression, and anxiety, as well as reactions to trauma. I am especially interested in understanding family systems and relationship patterns among family members, and I often work with children, young adults, and families who are seeking support in deepening connections with others and within themselves.
How I practice. With the firm belief that each person has a unique story, I encourage clients to gain tools for self-advocacy and self-empowerment, while finding their true, authentic sense of self. I use a psychodynamic, relational, approach, while incorporating body-centered/mindfulness with youth and adults. I collaborate with my clients to identify both their immediate and deeply rooted challenges. When working with children, I work closely with parents to facilitate their child’s therapeutic progress with conflict resolution, social problem solving, behavioral modification, and improving communication. I also often utilize creative interventions with children, including expressive arts, sand tray, and play therapy.
My background. My training at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology focused on working with children, adolescents, and young adults who are struggling with anxiety, depression, reactions to trauma, and dissatisfaction in relationships. I have also completed externships with underserved populations at Chicago Lakeshore Hospital, Jewish Child and Family Services, and MacNeal School. At MacNeal School, I worked to help children, adolescents, and their families heal from ongoing patterns of trauma within their family systems. There, I learned to take a holistic approach to treating individuals’ emotional, physical, spiritual, and systemic needs at the same time. I went on to deepen my clinical skills during my work as a doctoral intern at Pillars Community Mental Health Center, where I worked with individuals with severe mental illness. I joined CTC in 2015.