Regardless of the length of a relationship and how it gets defined, communicating and cooperating with another person takes patience and sometimes new tactics. I believe that everyone in a relationship deserves to be happy and to be treated with respect. This requires an understanding and acceptance of each person’s expectations, assumptions, and preferences and exploring how two potentially different viewpoints can exist together. This often involves acceptance, compromise, planning, and communication.
I use a combination of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Family Therapy techniques to help explore influences and experiences that shape individual preferences, perspectives, and demands of others and work to challenge these to become more flexible when needed. I help build mood and stress management skills to help face issues like parenting, financial difficulties, and extended family problems, as well as to help with respectful communication, planning, and problem solving.
I am a Marriage and Family Therapist currently living and working in Chicago. I graduated from the Family Institute at Northwestern., and throughout my 17 years as a counselor I have addressed many struggles couples face including lack of intimacy, poor communication, parenting, and dealing with infidelity or broken trust.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Family conflicts
- Self esteem
I also have experience in Addictions, LGBT, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Depression, Coping with life changes
LMFT #166000965 (Expires: 2021-02-28)
Gabriel is a wonderful counselor. Really listens to you and provides excellent feedback that is easy to implement to really try and help your relationships.
During our sessions i feel understood and heard.
Gabriel is fantastic at listening and sharing methods to regain confidence in relationships. I recommend him to any couple that wishes to progress as a partnership and find that even playing field as a team.