Gabrielle Katz, LCSW, CEDS
Gabrielle (Gabby) Katz is the Program Director of Center for Discovery, Alexandria Outpatient. Gabby is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in Virginia. Gabby graduated from the University of Pennsylvania (UPenn) Master of Social Work program. During her time at UPenn, Gabby worked as a clinical social worker in multiple settings, including an inpatient psychiatric hospital. She also volunteered as a sexual assault hotline counselor at Philadelphia’s only rape crisis center. After graduating from UPenn, Gabby worked at an eating disorder inpatient and partial hospitalization program where she began as the Primary Therapist and concluded her tenure as the Program Manager. Due to Gabby’s extensive experience working in eating disorder treatment centers, Gabby has become certified as a Certified Eating Disorder Specialist (CEDS). Gabby utilizes an eclectic therapeutic model including CBT, MI, and DBT, but she believes the most important aspect of therapy is the therapeutic relationship. On top of Gabby’s extensive eating disorder treatment experience and training, Gabby was the Board President of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, National Capital Area Chapter (AFSP NCAC) from 2014-2018. Through AFSP NCAC and LivingWorks, Gabby received her certification as a safeTALK trainer. Gabby has been providing suicide education and prevention trainings to communities in the DMV area since 2014.