$150 for intake; $100 for 45-minute sessions. Sliding scale available.
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Where city and state are you from?
Where low-income neighborhoods did you grow up in?
Detroit-West, 7mile, and Livernois
What personal challenges have you overcome or are working through as a result of your upbringing?
Growing up in Detroit provided constant reminders that we are not supposed to exceed. I found my self as a child unable to identify what I wanted to be when I grew up because there was never any representation of Black professionals on television or around me. Due to redlining, the neighborhood I predominantly spent time in did not offer consistent public transportation which made it difficult for myself and my siblings to truly explore areas where we may find Black professionals. My father was a cop and an alcoholic and my mother stopped working after she lost almost all of her vision. That left me, the oldest child, to make sure we were all taken care of. At 26, I became a respiratory therapist and spent 12 years working in hospitals in or near Detroit as well as Chicago and now Idaho. I decided to start a second career in counseling as the people I served in the community had horror stories about attaining unbiased mental health care.
What inspired you to become a therapist?
Lack of mental health care professionals in Idaho
Less than 10 Black mental health care professionals in Idaho
I am Gabrielle Davis, a licensed professional counselor (LPC) in the state of Idaho, registered respiratory therapist (RRT), certified health education specialist (CHES) and certified tobacco treatment specialist (CTTS). I received a Master’s degree in Public Health from Grand Canyon University (2016) and a Master of Arts in Counseling degree from Boise State University (2020). I am the Owner of Equitable Counseling and Consulting, LLC where I provide counseling, via telehealth, to clients in Idaho and consulting services to individuals and entities across the United States.
I have an intersectional feminist methodology to counseling. In my interpretation, this approach involves elevating the idea that equity and equality are valued across all areas of life regardless of individual variables. I believe that all humans have intersecting identities that impact outcomes in one’s day-to-day life. It is also my unyielding belief that social behavior and societal customs have a role in human behavior which is contrary to traditional models of human behavior. My goal is to travel with you on your journey to wellness and encourage you to remain steadfast in prioritizing yourself, your boundaries and your mental health.
Through Equitable Counseling and Consulting, LLC, I offer supportive therapy to assist in the increase of individual problem-solving skills, strengthening interpersonal relationships, building communication skills, improving coping strategies and conflict resolution. Fostering a positive therapeutic relationship with each client is the foundation of treatment. It is imperative to meet all clients where they are and create a treatment plan that is tailored to meet their needs. I strive to work alongside my clients while working towards resolutions and creating opportunities for growth.
As a Black, Queer individual, I am passionate about working with all clients, but specialize in clients who are BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) and/or are members of the LGBTQAAI2S+ community through the lens of intersectionality. I am committed to creating an accessible and equitable counseling space for BIPOC and Queer/Trans Folks.
My areas of expertise within the BIPOC and Queer community include depression and anxiety, identity issues, coming out, transitioning, strengthening relationships, addressing barriers and oppression, increasing self-esteem and confidence, support during times of changes and loss and finding balance in life and strength within yourself.