Gabrielle Anderson, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist and trained school psychologist. She has extensive experience working with clients of all ages. Dr. Anderson is fluent in Spanish and offers services in both English and Spanish.
Dr. Anderson received her undergraduate degree in psychology and Spanish at the University of California, Berkeley. Prior to becoming a psychologist, she spent four years as an inner-city public school teacher through the Teach for America program. Dr. Anderson completed her doctorate in counseling/clinical/school psychology at the University of California, Santa Barbara where she was a U.S. Department of Education Bilingual Fellow and a University of California President’s Dissertation Year Fellow. She completed her pre-doctoral internship at Bellevue Hospital Center-New York University School of Medicine in the Cross-Cultural Psychology Specialty Track/Bilingual Treatment Program.
Dr. Anderson was trained in Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) while working as a Project Director and Expert Therapist for psychotherapy studies with depressed adolescents at New York State Psychiatric Institute/Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Anderson also co-directed the Clinical Psychology Externship for the Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Evaluation Service (CAPES) and served as an Instructor of Clinical Psychology in Psychiatry through the Division of Child Psychiatry at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. In addition, Dr. Anderson worked as a pediatric psychologist through the Integrated Mental Health-Primary Care Program at The Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital of New York-Presbyterian. After leaving Columbia University Medical Center, she worked at the Wall Street Counseling Center and the Hallowell Center in New York City.
Dr. Anderson served an Expert Consultant for the Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) training program at the Veterans Administration for five years and has provided clinical supervision for various university-based research studies on Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) at Rutgers, UCLA, and NYU. Additionally, she recently accepted an adjunct faculty position at UC Berkeley to train doctoral students in Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT).
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HER SPECIALTY/PRIMARY APPROACH
In addition to ADHD, Dr. Anderson offers expertise in the following areas: Depression, anxiety, adjustment disorders, school/learning problems, relationship issues, CBT for ADHD, and Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT). Dr. Anderson uses a strength-based approach, drawing from her training in interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT), cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), humanistic, solution-focused, and systems frameworks. She works collaboratively with patients to help them realize their full potential in their career and education trajectories, personal lives, and relationships.