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Women In Wellness
February 3, 2020
Jennifer: Please introduce yourself in a few sentences for our readers
Gabrielle: I’m a Licensed Mental Health Counselor living in Manhattan. I work at Manhattan Wellness where I provide individual therapy for adults dealing with anxiety, depression, self-esteem issues, and relationship issues.
J: How did you get into this field?
G: Growing up, I loved helping family and friends and have always been a listener.
J: How do you balance a busy career as well as healthy personal life?
G: My calendar never leaves my side and I make sure to create time for the people and things I love. I try to give equal attention to all areas of my life.
J: At the beginning of the day, how do you prepare for a good day and at night, how do you wind down before bed?
G: I like to start my day with music, coffee, and a satisfying breakfast. I keep my mind in proactive mode, staying super focused on only one task at a time. At night I make sure my room is a happy space – whether that means cleaning, decorating, watching a good show, reading a good book, or calling somebody close to me.
J: What does your daily wellness routine look like?
G: My routine centers around healthy food choices and adequate sleep. I add a workout class 1-2 times per week. I do at least one thing per day that makes me happy, no matter how small. I love headspace.
J: In such a busy and fast-paced city, how do you find time for yourself during the day?
G: I am a planner. Each week I schedule something to look forward to.
J: Any tips to avoid burnout?
G: Take breaks! Carve out time for whatever fills you up. Don’t be afraid to ask for help when needed. Find ways to laugh.
J: What are three things you could not live without?
G: Dogs, pasta, travel
J: What book/podcast are you currently reading/listening to?
G: Option B by Sheryl Sandberg
J: What is the best advice you’ve been given?
G: Stay present, worrying won’t change the outcome, you control a large portion of what happens to you in life, and surround yourself with people who make you feel good.
If you’d like to get in touch with Gabrielle to see how she can support your needs free to email her at firstname.lastname@example.org
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