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Gabriele Rienas, MA, LPC

Originally from Toronto Canada, Gabriele grew up in a German-Canadian family. She graduated from Bible College is Abbotsford, British Columbia and subsequently received her M.A in Counseling/Psychology from George Fox University in Portland, Oregon. Gabriele has been married for 34 years to Werner, who is a minister, and they have two adult children. They have pastored churches in Canada, Texas, and Oregon and have currently been at  Life Church (lifechurchpdx.com) in Aloha, Oregon for 23 years.

Gabriele, a licensed counselor, has had a private counseling practice for over 20 years in which she uses Biblical Principals as the foundation of her practice. She is also a teacher/speaker. She has shared nationally and internationally at women’s events, leadership conferences, marriage conferences, and human resources settings. She writes a regular column for Pastor’s Wives in Enrichment Journal, a resource for ministry leaders.

Gabriele travels to Europe regularly as a team member/trainer with Emerge, an organization that provides leadership conferences for women.  For more information visit nliemerge.com.

Laughter is a big part of her life – a survival tool, which she loves to pass on to others.



MA, Counseling/Psychology
George Fox University


Licensed Professional Counselor

Since 2001 (Oregon)

Counseling Experience

Been in Private Practice since 1994.

Specializing in:
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Divorce
  • Recovery
  • Grief
  • Boundaries
  • Physical and Sexual Abuse Recovery
  • Relationship Issues
  • Marital and Premarital Therapy
  • Women’s Issues

Experience in individual, couple, family and group settings.

Office is located at 5585 S.W. 209th Ave., Aloha, OR 97007.

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Experience speaking nationally and internationally in churches, businesses and non-profit organizations.

Whether the venue is conference, retreat, church service or human resources development, Gabriele seeks to provide a personable approach where systematic truth is shared in a warm, engaging, humorous environment.

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