Susan A Gabel

Susan A Gabel

Contact Information

Calm Mind Counseling Center 10439 W Cermak Rd. Westchester, IL 60154

Who I Serve

I have witnessed how trauma can uniquely impact individuals on multiple domains of functioning. When trauma goes unaddressed, it can manifest into anxiety, self-esteem issues, depression, attachment-related concerns, and self-injurious behaviors. These intense emotional and behavioral responses can become overwhelming and confusing for everyone involved. Especially with all of the current stressors, these symptoms can feel more pronounced and exacerbated. Even though there are increased social restrictions, you are not alone, and we can work together to find ways to help make these challenging times feel more manageable. I obtained training in evidence-based treatment modalities and trauma-informed care, including Theraplay, EMDR, and CBT, to effectively target and reduce distressing symptoms and increase resiliency. I incorporate client's strengths, values, and culture, as well as integrate neuropsychology, artistic and play-based approaches, and mindfulness into treatment. I work closely with the client (and family) to develop a treatment plan that meets their needs, and utilize an empathic and collaborative approach in therapy. I believe in providing a safe environment to promote client growth and exploration, with the goal of helping clients feel empowered to create positive, meaningful change.

Calm Mind Counseling Center 10439 W Cermak Rd. Westchester, IL 60154