”Healing is a process. Seeking help is a courageous step to take in one’s mental health journey. I am honored to be an integral part in that step at Eappen Clinic, and will use my experience and knowledge as tools to assist clients throughout their journey.Ms. Gabriela WelhamPatient Experience Intern
Celebrated for being a compassionate and dynamic professional, Gabriela seamlessly transitioned from her role as a Child Care Teacher to making a significant impact as a Patient Experience Intern here at Eappen Clinic. Her journey is marked by academic excellence, having earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Minor in Business Administration from Baylor University. Furthermore, she is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Social Work with a specialization in Clinical Social Work at Loyola University.
Gabriela’s diverse past professional experiences, including interning at a local mental health clinic and serving as a lead infant teacher, reflect her dedication to fostering growth and well-being in others. In her current capacity as a Patient Experience Intern, Gabriela brings a wealth of knowledge and empathy to her role. Clients at Eappen Clinic can anticipate a personalized and caring approach guided by her extensive education and hands-on experience in the mental health sector.
Gabriela’s goal is to ensure that every client feels seen, safe, and heard, tailoring her workflow to meet their individual needs. Her commitment to creating a space for open communication underscores her desire to make a positive impact on clients’ mental health journeys. Gabriela finds immense joy in the aspects of her career that allow her to connect with and support those in need. Engaging with clients before and after their sessions, whether through phone calls, emails, or in person, allows her to leverage her expertise and provide valuable assistance. Her ability to anticipate client needs and provide a personalized experience contributes to a welcoming and supportive environment at Eappen Clinic.
When she is away from the office, Gabriela enjoys relaxing and decompressing with a good book. She is an avid reader who is known for being partial to fictional mysteries and dramas. Leading her own book club, she channels her love for literature into meaningful discussions among friends. Additionally, Gabriela enjoys the thrill of thrifting and antiquing, finding joy in discovering unique items with character. To keep up a balanced and active lifestyle, she dedicates quite a bit of time to walking her dog and exploring her new home in Chicago, having recently moved to the area from Texas. Gabriela testifies that it has been the warm and positive experience at Eappen Clinic that has played a pivotal role in her successful transition to the bustling city.