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Giorgio Fabbri

BA, University of Bologna | MA, University of Rome III  | MSW, Cal State Long Beach

Giorgio Fabbri is an Associate Clinician at The Anxiety Center, offering services in both Italian and English. With a rich and eclectic background that spans two continents, Giorgio brings a unique perspective to his practice, rooted in a deep understanding of cultural diversity and the universal quest for well-being. Giorgio believes in the transformative power of therapy to unlock joy, wisdom, and compassion. 

After graduating from the University of Rome III in 2004 with a Master's degree in Film Studies, Giorgio initially pursued a vibrant career in the film industry. Originally from the Tuscan town of Lucca, Italy, his journey took a significant turn after he moved to California in 2013, culminating in a Master’s in Social Work from California State University, Long Beach, in 2023. This diverse professional background, combining over 20 years in the creative arts with four years as a dedicated counselor and therapist, enables Giorgio to resonate deeply with creatives, introverts, and those feeling on the fringes of society.

Giorgio’s therapeutic approach is eclectic and holistic, drawing on evidence-based practices such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), Compassion-Focused Therapy (CFT), and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR). He is committed to creating a brave and nonjudgmental space where all clients are valued for their unique stories and strengths.

My passion

"My journey with mental health is deeply personal, having struggled with crippling anxiety throughout my life. It was not until I embraced the superpower of mindfulness and compassion that I began to see a path forward. I see compassion as “'courage to descend into the reality of the human experience” (Paul Gilbert, OBE). As an evolutionary psychology geek, I firmly believe that individuals facing mental health challenges are not merely machines with broken parts but rather humans with unmet needs. This perspective shapes my approach to therapy, where I incorporate not only the best practices from psychology but also the healing power of understanding and kindness. My background in film has made me a movie buff. I often use films in our sessions to illustrate psychotherapy concepts. Beyond the therapy room, I have a burgeoning addiction to pickleball, and I am a devoted husband and proud dad of a toddler."

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