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Gabriel Crenshaw - USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work. Los Angeles, CA, US

Gabriel Crenshaw Gabriel Crenshaw

Clinical Assistant Professor of Social Work Dept. of Adult Mental Health and Wellness | USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work


Adjunct Lecturer and Psychologist focused on clinical psychology and neuroscience.





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GABRIEL CRENSHAW, also known as Dr. Gabe, is a psychologist and on-air television and radio personality who was touted as America's Best Lifechanger while serving a two-year stint on the TV show "Extra." He is the creator and host of his own digital media program, “Mental Minute w/ Dr. Gabe,” and a contributing expert on various news broadcasts. Crenshaw has appeared on "The Doctors," CNN/HLN’s "Jane Velez Mitchell," "The Ricki Lake Show," Jamie Foxx's "Foxxhole" Radio and the United Kingdom’s "Lawrence Styles Show."

He also has been quoted in various print and digital media, including International Business Times, USA Today, thedoctorstv.com, TVNewsCheck.com, Extratv.com, Star Magazine, Orange County Register and Canada's Cottage North Magazine, among others.

A gifted clinician and educator, Crenshaw's contributions have been honored by a number of establishments, including Children’s Hospital Los Angeles/Keck School of Medicine of USC for his work on psycho-social factors associated with spina bifida patients, California State Legislature for Students Against Drug Abuse, and the Cancer Support Group Ohio chapter.

Crenshaw currently serves on the board of directors for the American Red Cross Los Angeles Santa Monica chapter and also as mentor to the Sons of Abraham, a Los Angeles faith-based boys group.

He pursued undergraduate studies on a full-ride academic scholarship to the University of Cincinnati while working as a musician and relocated to Los Angeles to work with gospel great Andrae Crouch, garnering a songwriting contract with Epic records. Crenshaw later chose to pursue master's and doctoral degrees in clinical psychology. He is a highly sought-after expert, speaker and author, who currently lectures on neuroscience at USC and presents at forums all over the world.

Education (1)

Alliant International University: Psy.D 2002

Areas of Expertise (8)

Community Outreach Public Speaking Social Work Psychology Neuroscience Adults and Health Aging Social Work Education Television

Industry Expertise (7)

Mental Health Care Training and Development Education/Learning Health and Wellness Health Care - Providers Health Care - Services Public Policy

Affiliations (1)

  • American Red Cross, Los Angeles Santa Monica, Board Member


Media Appearances (3)

Aboubacar’s Long Journey to his Dream

Los Angeles Sentinel  


In September 2016, he was at an event at the RAND Corporation, while representing the Ambassadors at the annual kickoff for the SMC Associates (a community support group that funds extra-curricular programs to enrich SMC students’ academic experience). There, Conde introduced himself to the keynote speaker, renowned USC psychologist and neuroscientist Dr. Gabriel Crenshaw, who goes by the moniker ‘Dr. Gabe.’...

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‘Wild’ ideas about how to end homelessness unveiled at USC event

USC News  


“I’m probably not the only person in this room who’s been homeless,” said Gabriel Crenshaw, a psychologist and lecturer at the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work.

Crenshaw, who is also a TV personality, talked about the mental siege he suffered while living in his car in Manhattan Beach...

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McMartin Preschool Case May Impact Miramonte Case

NBC Los Angeles  


Clinical psychologist Dr. Gabriel Crenshaw has counseled abused children.

"I listen differently," he said. "I’ve learned from the McMartin case. I was a kid when it was happening but, of course, it was a study when I was in school. Certainly when I got to Children’s Hospital I wanted to be abreast of how we did things in the eighties so we would not repeat that in this new millennium."...

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