Biography

Gabriela S. Garshelis, NP
Nurse Practitioner
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Gabriela S. Garshelis holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) from Ohio Wesleyan University and a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) with a specialization in psychiatry from the Medical University of South Carolina. She is board certified as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP).

Garshelis grew up in Worthington, Ohio, a suburb of Columbus. She traveled a lot growing up and had the opportunity to see all the different ways people lived and found this very exciting. She also participated in many volunteer groups. In high school, she belonged to a service club, and she tutored an underprivileged child for three years. Through these experiences, she realized that she had the skills and the desire to help those in need. Throughout her career, she has considered herself an advocate for her patients; their needs and desires. As a Registered Nurse, she always liked helping her patients and their families with their emotional and family issues. This was even before she worked in psychiatry.

She starts working with her patients wherever they are and treats them with continuous, unconditional positive regard. She uses CBT, but also uses skill-building techniques from DBT, along with other therapies if they are helpful. She also uses a good dose of compassion and humor to help her patients experience wellness. Garshelis feels the combination of medication management and therapy provides for the best outcome. 

Garshelis strives to give her patients a safe place to share their innermost feelings, hurts, and how they wish things could be. She is respectful and uses her expertise to help them find peace and wellness, however they define it.

When she isn’t working, Garshelis enjoys crocheting and crafting. She also loves to get outdoors and spend time at the beach, walking, or bike riding. She loves trying new foods and restaurants, spending time with friends and family. She also enjoys good conversations, a good laugh, and a good book.

Qualifications

Education & Training

Ohio Wesleyan University

Ms. Garshelis holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) from Ohio Wesleyan University.

Medical University of South Carolina

Ms. Garshelis holds a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) with a specialization in psychiatry from the Medical University of South Carolina.