Gabi  Taweel
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Gabi Taweel

She/Her/Hers

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW Master of Social Work, MSW Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
California, Washington DC, West Virginia, Virginia Accepting Online
Updated February 5, 2024

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Life transitions
  • Self-esteem
  • Substance abuse
  • Trauma
  • Mood disorders

Professional statement

Gabi Taweel is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) based in San Diego, California. She works with teens and adults and specializes in trauma, anxiety and mood dysregulation, and navigating life transitions. Her ideal client has the desire to discover the underlying reasons for distress and to take necessary steps to improve their quality of life. Gabi commits to offering an inclusive and nonjudgmental space for you to speak and feel openly.

Gabi's approach to therapy is trauma-informed and collaborative. She pulls from several evidence-based therapeutic modalities, such as CBT and Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, to individualize treatment based on each person's needs and goals. She prioritizes addressing the complex and often interrelated issues stemming from prior life experiences and their impact on current functioning. Gabi also implements mindfulness and somatic strategies into her work, as mind-body duality is an important step in the healing process.

Gabi serves clients in California, Virginia, Washington DC, and West Virginia. She is available for virtual sessions, giving you the opportunity to attend therapy from the comfort of your own home.


Message to clients

Navigating through life as a human on this earth is a challenge. Often we seek stability among life's chaos, while other times we seek excitement among life's mundanity. I am here to help you identify your needs, desires, and roadblocks during both transitional and stagnant periods of your life. Whether dealing with the aftermath of trauma, struggling with mood imbalances, battling substances or other maladaptive coping mechanisms, or facing significant life changes, I am here to provide support, guidance, and the tools necessary for healing and transformation.

Therapy does not have to be a solemn or intimidating space. I bring my personality and a sprinkle of humor into sessions to help my clients feel comfortable, relaxed, and ready to open up. I firmly believe the therapeutic relationship provides the groundwork for healing and I prioritize building rapport and mutual trust.


Specialties

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress

Self-esteem - Cultivating self-compassion, assertiveness, and confidence; developing ways to reduce suffering, anxiety, social withdrawal, and self-neglect

Substance abuse - Reducing and preventing the negative impact of drug and alcohol use and addictions on physical, emotional, and relational health

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse

Mood disorders - Clinical depression, persistent depression, bipolar disorder, and other mood disorders that cause disturbances in the client's mood, causing mood swings, restless sleep, and/or elevated mood




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

Gabi Taweel is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $185 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $100 - $185
  • Initial session: $185 (50min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • Every other month
  • Multiple times a week
  • As needed
Therapist's note

My general rate per session is $185, however I offer a generous sliding scale for clients who need a reduced fee. If this applies to you, we will work together to find a rate that works for both of us.


Location(s)

Online Sessions (California)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 12pm-8pm
  • Tue 12pm-8pm
  • Wed 12pm-8pm
  • Thu 12pm-8pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Washington DC)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 2pm-8pm
  • Tue 2pm-8pm
  • Wed 2pm-8pm
  • Thu 2pm-8pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (West Virginia)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 2pm-8pm
  • Tue 2pm-8pm
  • Wed 2pm-8pm
  • Thu 2pm-8pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Virginia)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 2pm-8pm
  • Tue 2pm-8pm
  • Wed 2pm-8pm
  • Thu 2pm-8pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 7 years

Taweel Therapy & Wellness, Owner/ Clinical Therapist, 2023 - Present
Bloom Health Centers, Clinical Therapist, 2020 - 2023
Dominion Hospital Adult PHP, Clinical Therapist, 2017 - 2020

Virginia Commonwealth University, Masters in Social Work, 2017
University of Mary Washington, Bachelors of Science in Psychology, 2015


Licensure

California: LCSW119119

Washington DC: LC200001533

West Virginia: TH00946348

Virginia: 0904011564


Languages

English