Kirsten Gabriel, PhD, received her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of Georgia, where her research focused on trauma, posttraumatic stress, and mindfulness. She conducted research and clinical practice in the Trauma Recovery Programs at the Baltimore Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Dr. Gabriel also worked in Counseling and Psychological Services at the University of Maine and University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Currently, she works in Counseling Services at the University of California, Santa Barbara. In addition to clinical practice, Dr. Gabriel supervises graduate students, coordinates the Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy group programs, and directs the Stress Management Peer Office. She continues her work with veterans and their families by providing clinical services, outreach, consultation, and training to the University and Santa Barbara communities on relevant issues. Dr. Gabriel also maintains a private practice in Santa Barbara.
Dr. Gabriel is a licensed psychologist in both California and Nevada and is a Registrant with the National Register for Health Service Providers in Psychology. She is a Registered Yoga Teacher and a certified Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapist. She is a member of the American Psychological Association, California Psychological Association, Santa Barbara County Psychological Association, and the International Association of Yoga Therapists. She enjoys integrating her practice and teaching of psychology and yoga.