Giselle is a second-generation Cuban Colombian American and uses both she/her and they/them pronouns. She is fluent in English and Spanish as a first language and is a passionate advocate for social justice, LGBTQ+ rights, and the Latino/a/e community.
Giselle earned their Bachelor’s degree in English, Spanish, and Family, Youth, and Community Sciences from the University of Florida. They are now pursuing a Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Prescott College, AZ. Giselle hopes to further their service to the Gainesville community through their work with the Gainesville Community Counseling Center.
Giselle’s approach to counseling is influenced by person-centered and feminist therapy. This means that she sees the client as the expert in their own lives and works to empower them through a strengths-based lens. Giselle centers transparency, non-judgment, and consent as foundational to the therapeutic process. She hopes that through holding space for clients with unconditional compassion and encouragement, clients can tap into their own powers of grace, self-love, and coping resiliency to navigate their interpersonal hardships and sociopolitical barriers.