Gabrielle Cooper

Gabrielle is a licensed professional counselor (LPC) and art therapist at Grow Well Cleveland. She holds a B.S. in Human Development and Family Studies with a minor in Fine Arts from Kent State University. She has obtained dual Master’s degrees in Counseling and Art Therapy from Ursuline College. Gabrielle has experience providing art therapy with diverse populations such as physical and developmental disabilities, cancer survivors, the elderly, people in physical rehabilitation centers, and the homeless. Gabrielle has a particular passion for those battling substance abuse, LGBTQ+ folx, blind individuals, and people of multicultural backgrounds; especially those with intersecting identities. She has treated people with anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, chronic pain, communication and relationship issues, and pandemic stress and loneliness. Gabrielle also has experience providing school-based counseling to elementary and middle school students and is comfortable providing telehealth services, as well.
 
Gabrielle’s clinical style focuses on trauma-informed care and multicultural methods of healing. Her approach uses a combination of person-centered, feminist, existential, multicultural, and cognitive-behavioral therapy. Gabrielle uses an open, non-judgmental stance to create a space of safety and comfort for her clients to explore their thoughts, feelings, goals, and behavioral motivations. She helps clients find methods of coping with their daily lives in addition to healing emotional and psychological wounds. She utilizes a strength-based approach to assist clients with identifying beneficial attributes that they already possess.
 
Gabrielle plans to increase her communities' knowledge of art and healing through art therapy. A goal of hers is to reduce the stigma of mental health with counseling, while simultaneously increasing help-seeking behaviors among Black people. She is a strong advocate for body positivity and sexual liberation. To keep herself centered, she meditates daily, spends quality time with nature, and prioritizes maintaining her close relationships.

Gabrielle's preferred pronouns are she/her.