Gabrielle Balatovis-McNally, LMFT
Gabrielle Balatovis-McNally received a bachelor’s degree in Family, Youth and Community Sciences from the University of Florida. She started working with children by volunteering at a shelter for runaway, homeless, and ungovernable children. After recognizing the need for a systemic approach in assisting children and families through stressors and mental illness, she earned a master’s degree in Family Therapy from NOVA Southeastern University. She is a certified Triple P (Positive Parenting Program) provider, TF-CBT certified, and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Florida.
She began her work providing community mental health services for children throughout Palm Beach County and became involved with the DCF court system, providing counseling to children in the foster care system and their parents. She recognized her passion for helping children through loss, later transitioning to Treasure Coast Hospice where her primary focus could shift to grief and loss for children and their families. She utilizes a family systems approach in which she involves all important individuals in a child’s life to assist a child in establishing a foundation for healthy coping, along with utilizing techniques that are fun and speak to a child’s language - play. Gabrielle also has an active role in Camp Good Grief and a passion for creating additional workshops and opportunities for children to connect with their peers and engage in family activities to help them cope with their grief.