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Gabrielle Juliano-Villani LCSW

Licensing & Certifications:

  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Professional Background

Gabrielle is a licensed clinical social worker based in Sarasota, FL. She has been in the mental health field for over a decade, specializing in working with adults and older adults on issues such as grief and loss, chronic health conditions, anxiety, life transitions, burnout, and caregiver stress. Gabrielle has worked in many different areas of social work, including victim’s advocacy, child protection, care management, and private practice. Her clinical training includes EMDR, Polyvagal Theory, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy, but also integrates eclectic approaches such as sound healing and expressive arts. Gabrielle is passionate about creating safe, supportive spaces for clients to learn how to regulate their nervous systems and integrate deeper mind/body connections.

After recognizing her own burnout, Gabrielle sold her group practice in 2021 to focus on consulting with other therapists, entrepreneurs, and healers on burnout prevention and recovery techniques, and how to scale their businesses without burning out. She also enjoys training therapists on clinical issues, such as working with older adults, working with clients who are struggling with chronic illness and chronic pain, and how to incorporate vagus nerve work into the therapy room.


  • B.S. Social Work, Metropolitan State University of Denver
  • Master of Social Work, Metropolitan State University of Denver
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Areas of Focus

  • Working with older adults and their caregivers
  • Aging issues, including loss of mobility, loss of independence, and terminal illnesses utilizing reminiscence therapy and life review
  • Working with adults who have chronic health conditions, including chronic pain, Dementia, and autoimmune disorders
  • EMDR therapy with a strong emphasis on
  • Polyvagal Theory informed techniques, mindfulness, sound healing, and emotional regulation
  • Trauma-informed individual counseling for anxiety, grief & loss, and functional neurological disorder
  • Stress management, executive coaching, and burnout recovery work for corporations and entrepreneurs
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