Gabrielle Klein

BA

(she/her)

I’m an advanced clinical intern at Wildflower. As a therapist, my goal is to create a space to affirm, empower, and support you to flourish and reach your full potential. I take a strengths-based, client-centered approach, which focuses on recognizing and building upon your unique strengths and resources. Our sessions will be a collaborative and supportive space. I believe that a strong therapeutic relationship is key, andI’m committed to creating a safe environment where we can set goals, explore challenges, and develop practical strategies together.

My therapeutic style is warm, validating, and relational. Living an authentic life can sometimes feel messy and the chance to explore our lives in therapy with all of the vulnerability that it entails, is deeply powerful. I believe that you are the expert on your life and experience and my role is to listen and help guide your healing process. I feel deeply grateful to be able to journey through life with our clients and bear witness to their joys and growth.

While I primarily draw from evidence-based therapeutic modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), I also believe narrative therapy, which helps people understand and change their lives by focusing on the stories they tell about themselves, can offer immense value. I am passionate about continually learning and I tailor my approach to what works best for each client. I plan to pursue specialized training in perinatal and reproductive mental health. Additionally, through my coursework in sexuality counseling, I discovered a deep passion for this field and an inspiration to pursue a certification in sex therapy. I am interested in working with couples and individuals.

I earned my bachelor’s degree in Anthropology with a minor in Community Service Studies from DePaul University in Chicago. I am currently completing my master’s in counseling with a focus on clinical mental health counseling at DePaul University. Prior to beginning graduate school, I spent 8 years in the non-profit sector in a variety of roles including case management, program coordination, and fundraising.

I am also fluent in Spanish and welcome the opportunity to work with clients in Spanish or in a bilingual setting.

Supervised by: Gabrielle Pendley, MA, LCSW, CADC, PMH-C


Selected Training & Affiliation

  • Volunteer Co-Leader of Team Chicago’s The Climb, a fundraiser benefiting Postpartum Support International
  • Volunteer Peer Mentor for Postpartum Support International
  • Member of Postpartum Support International  

Key Beliefs

  • Practicing self-compassion and kindness towards yourself is crucial for healing and growth.
  • No matter where you are in your journey, positive change is always possible. With the right support and strategies, you can overcome difficulties and create a more meaningful and values-driven life.
  • Investing in your mental and emotional well-being is one of the most important decisions you can make. Taking the time to understand yourself, heal, and grow not only enhances your life but also positively impacts those around you. You are worth every bit of effort and care you put into yourself.

More About Me

  • Rock climbing is one of my favorite ways to enjoy time with friends and relieve stress.
  • My two kids keep me on my toes and curious about the world.