Brenda Gesell, PhD, MFT, Marriage & Family Therapist in Newport Beach
Are you highly critical of yourself? Are you overly worried about what other people think about you? Do you often have difficulty trusting others? Do you sometimes keep silent in order to avoid conflict? I would like to help.
I would like to help you quiet your inner critical voice. Therapy can help you develop self-compassion and increase the intimacy in your relationships. Imagine enjoying your whole self - without shame - imperfections and all.
I have a warm and down-to-earth style and I have been practicing therapy for over 17 years. I look forward to hearing from you.
Call or Email Brenda Gesell for a free phone consultation now - (714) 912-2814


  • Years in Practice: 15+ Years
  • School: Pacifica Graduate Institute/Ph.D.
  • License No. and State: MFC43151 California


  • Avg Cost (per session): $150 - $170
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Accepted Payment Methods: Cash, Check, Mastercard, Visa

Additional Credentials

  • Degree: Vanguard University/M.S.
  • Year graduated: 2002

Brenda Gesell's Groups

Case Consultation Groups for Interns and Therapist

Consider your cases from Psychoanalytic and Jungian perspectives. Get support and validation from your peers. Learn better how to help your clients transform and heal.

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Eating Disorders

An eating disorder can take a full, exciting, and creative life and cripple it with shame and confusion. So many with eating disorders struggle alone with the pressure to figure out what is happening and what they can do to change and heal. Group therapy can provide a transformational place where women with eating disorders can talk about the issues that plague them. Our eating disorder groups take a creative approach to healing. Healing is possible if we find the courage to be honest and share our selves with each other.

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Dream Tending Group

Dreams are messages to ourselves. They can help us deal with past and present dilemmas and resolve inner conflicts. Dreams remind us to look in and listen to what we need. Come explore your dream life.

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  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Grief


  • Divorce
  • Eating Disorders
  • Perfectionism
  • Relationship Issues
  • Spirituality
  • Trauma and PTSD

Mental Health

  • Mood Disorders

Client Focus

Religious Orientation: Christian


  • Adults

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Existential
  • Jungian
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
  • Sand Play


  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Group
Last Modified: 14 Mar 2017
Brenda Gesell, PhD, MFT, Marriage & Family Therapist in Newport Beach

Brenda Gesell

Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, MFT