Gabrielle Wolk, PsyD
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
My approach works best with those who have a spiritual inclination and a willingness to see past what is right in front of them. Clients that get the most out of our work together are not seeking my direct advice or answers, and are not looking for me to enter our sessions with an agenda. Rather, I work collaboratively with my clients. I believe it is important to make clear from the beginning that though I have a doctorate level of training and experience working with a wide range of clinical populations, I do not consider myself an expert of your life. Instead I consider you the expert - the one who understands best how you will heal. I am here to support you in discovering what that means for you.
My name is Dr. Gabrielle Wolk and I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist. I earned my Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (Psy.D.) with a concentration in Health Psychology in 2015 from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Since earning my Psy.D. I have primarily worked in long term care communities with individuals who are experiencing a wide range of mental health challenges including depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, substance use disorders, other severe and chronic mental illness, and stress related to adjustment to aging, medical conditions, and disabilities. Currently, I am a therapist at a nonprofit center that serves people living with cancer, as well as their loved ones. In this work I have gained even more specialized experience working with individuals who are adjusting to their own or a loved one’s cancer diagnosis, facing their own or their loved one’s terminal illness, or those grieving the loss of a loved one. In 2022 I opened my private practice, New Moon Counseling, PLLC. This represents a new phase in my career and my practice is dedicated to honing in on my existing professional strengths and interests, while also growing into other areas based on my expanding personal interests. Aside from the previously described mental health issues I support in therapy, I am also offering harm reduction and integration work with individuals who are currently working with, or considering the use of, psychedelic medicines. My hope is to one day also be able to offer psychedelic-assisted therapy assuming it will become legal in the near future. In December of 2021 I completed my training and earned a certificate through the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) MDMA-Assisted Therapy training program. I am also currently also serving as a volunteer for Fireside Project, a peer support hotline for supporting individuals who are experiencing a psychedelic journey in the moment or working on integration after the experience. **Please note: I am a PSYPACT approved provider so I can meet virtually with clients who live outside of Illinois in PSYPACT approved states.**