Gabriela Márquez Canale, LCSW

Gabriela Márquez Canale is a bilingual (Spanish) Clinical Social Worker licensed in Virginia and New York. She has extensive experience working in various settings including universities, school systems, medical centers and private practice. She received an MSW from the University of South Carolina and was immediately recruited by New York University.

Ms. Márquez Canale was a clinician at the NYU Student Health Center and became an NYU Adjunct Assistant Professor and supervisor of NYU Silver School of Social Work graduate students. She completed additional post-graduate training at New York University and Montefiore Medical Center in New York. While at Montefiore, she had rotations with the DBT program, the child obesity program, and she has led relationship violence preventive initiatives, including anti-bullying, both at the school and university level. Then, for many years she worked at NYC public schools and later at FCPS when she moved to Virginia.

At Family Compass, Ms. Márquez Canale treats school-age children and adolescents struggling with emotional, behavioral and social difficulties. While always coming from a strength perspective, she uses a variety of approaches including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Attachment Theory and Internal Family Systems (IFS) among others. She believes that children do well when they can, and is committed to providing a supportive and safe space for them to grow and learn skills to succeed. She has a special interest in promoting better relationships between parents and their children.