Gabrielle Gebel (she/her)

ALMFT
Accepting Clients

Hi! I'm Gabby. I am a feminist and a challenger to all systems of oppression. Let's talk about how systems of oppression impact you!

Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Chicago, IL

Services
  • Individual
  • Couples

About My Clients

As an LGBTQ+ affirming therapist, I will make sure you always feel safe and welcome. If you or your partner has a past history of sexual trauma and you’re now experiencing issues with communication, physical and/or emotional intimacy, emotional reactivity, or feeling that you’re not being understood in your current relationship, I can help. I take a trauma-informed approach with each of my clients to make sure that everyone is heard, understood, and validated.

My Background and Approach

As social beings, relationships are a central part of our lives, so it’s important to make sure those relationships are healthy and meeting our needs. How we communicate with others is a huge factor in relationship building. Whether you are seeking individual or relationship therapy, we can work together on building effective communication skills. My direct and collaborative approach to therapy allows you to be an active participant in deciding how we can best tackle the problem at hand. I believe that my clients are the experts on their lives and that they hold the answers to their problems – they just need some help in getting there. Together, we’ll work on developing insight so that you may uncover those answers you’re holding onto. My social justice approach to therapy empowers you to understand how systems of oppression, such as the patriarchy, white supremacy, and capitalism, have influenced your life experiences.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

Research supports that the brain is wired for connection, and trauma re-wires it for protection. Trauma comes in all shapes and sizes and it weighs heavy on us, causing us to behave in ways that protect us, while sometimes isolating us. I believe that you can choose to do something different if you feel safe and empowered to do so. As someone who has experienced different levels of trauma myself, I've been in my own therapy which has empowered me to empower others. Empowered people empower others! I am an active feminist, supporter of BLM, and a supporter of gender and sexual minorities (including, but not limited to, trans-rights). As a PhD Candidate, my dissertation is about exploring the impact of systems of oppression on reproductive healthcare for folks with uteruses.

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
I offer online counseling in the following states:

At A Glance

  • Experience: 3 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $160 - 185/session

Info

3127887014 Email Gabrielle
333 N. Michigan Ave
Suite 1010
Chicago, IL 60601

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