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Gabriela Arriola

Gabriela Arriola

B.A., B.S.W., MSW., R.S.W., Registered Social Worker

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Gabriela Arriola practices counselling and therapy in Vaughan. Gabriela is a member of the Ontario College of Social Workers, Social Service Workers, and The Ontario Association of Social Workers.

Gabriela has many years of expertise in counselling and psychotherapy working with individuals, couples and families. In her current practice, as a social worker/psychotherapist, she is respectful of people’s diverse life experiences by valuing their existing strengths with an empathetic and positive approach to the challenges they face. She has worked with people facing multi-faceted issues in their relationships and communities including: struggles with trauma, divorce, abuse, grief, anxiety, depression, parenting and anger. She began her practice in Uruguay and works in both Spanish and English.

She has a Master Degree in Social Work from York University, and she is a Registered Social Worker.

Gabriela has training in diverse counselling and psychotherapeutic techniques that are trauma informed such as EMDR (Eye Movement and Desensitization and Reprocessing), mindfulness, and sensorimotor psychotherapy that along with psychodynamics Psychotherapy  present a powerful tool/ process to overcome deep and sever wounds due to trauma. The body’s intelligence is largely an untapped resource in Psychotherapy. She   draws on the wisdom of the body to support therapeutic change, as to not solely rely on talking therapy. Throughout her 20 years of psychotherapy experience, she has learned how to work in respectful alliance and cooperation with the client when “words are not enough” to express their traumatic experiences.

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Therapist Information

Offers Online Counselling

Age Groups Served

Adults, Older Adults/Seniors, Couples, Families

Languages Spoken

English, Spanish

Counsellor's Gender


Therapist Type

Registered Social Worker

Conditions Treated

Sanctuary Trauma, Social Anxiety, Somatic Symptoms, Assertiveness, School Problems, Relationship Problems, Retirement, Social Skills Development, Cancer/Terminal Illness, Chronic Fatigue / Fibromyalgia, Self-Esteem and Identity Issues, Moral Injury, Anger Management, Anxiety, Body Image, Bullying - School, Bullying - Workplace, Chronic Illness, Depression, Divorce & Separation, Grief & Bereavement, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Panic Attacks, Phobias, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Postpartum Depression, Pre-Marital Counselling, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Suicidal Ideation, Trauma

Therapeutic Approaches

Strengths-Based, Physical Disabilities, Anger Solutions, Coaching, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Communication, Desensitization, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Distance Counselling, DNMS Attachment Wounds Therapy, Dream Analysis, Eclectic, EMDR, Emotionally Focused Therapy, Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy, Existential/Humanistic, Existential/Humanistic Therapy, Family Systems, Family Therapy, Feminist, Gestalt, Harm Reduction Therapy, Holistic, Humanistic, Inner Child, Internal Family Systems Therapy, Long Term Therapy, Mindfulness, Mindfulness-Based CBT, Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative, Person-Centred, Psychoanalytic, Psychodynamic, Solution Focused Therapy, Teaching Intimacy, Terry Real Couples Therapy, The Grief Recovery Method®, Trauma-Focused


8760 Jane St . Unit 206 B
Vaughan ON
L4K 2M9

  • 8760 Jane St . Unit 206 B
    Vaughan ON
    L4K 2M9

    Appointments Available: Day and evening

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