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Agathe Gabriel, LICSW, LCSW

Stress, Anxiety Addictions Trauma and abuse Self esteem Depression
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About me

I earned my undergraduate degree in Anthropology at Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia (southern girl in an Illinois world). After which I attended the University of New England in Biddeford, Maine where I completed my Master’s Degree in Clinical Social Work. I hold a license as an Illinois Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I am working towards licensing in Georgia and I am also certified as a substance use counselor by the Illinois Division of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse.
I began my social work career as a mental health and substance use counselor in Highland Park, Illinois. After 2 years, I shifted my career focus to the field of Medical Social Work. Additionally, I am part of a private practice where I offer psychotherapy in Northfield, Illinois. My areas of clinical interest include: trauma, chronic health condition, substance abuse, mental illness and managing interpersonal relationships.
I believe in a client centered and solution focused approach. I utilize a variety of treatment approaches including Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Solution Focused Therapy to treat relationship conflict, depression, anxiety, PTSD, adjustment disorders, substance use, chronic illness, mental illness, cultural conflicts and life transitions. I am currently working towards becoming certified in Equine-psychotherapy and training my beloved Rottweiler, Brody as a therapy dog.

Professional experience

4yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, Abandonment, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Antisocial Personality, Attachment Issues, Cancer, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Dissociation, Divorce and Separation, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Isolation/Loneliness, Military and Veterans Issues, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Post-traumatic Stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

License information

MA LICSW 124695


IL LCSW 149.021401


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Agathe Gabriel. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Agathe cares..
Shes very understanding, open-minded, and helpful.

Written on May 24, 2021 after therapy with Agathe for 11 months on issues concerning depression, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

Agathe is an amazing councler! I've hada few in the past I hated and made me not want to seek any professional help. I'm happy I decided to give better help a try! Even more happier Agathe is here to help me!

Written on Mar 06, 2021 after therapy with Agathe for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, anger management, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes

She is super friendly and has given me lots of tips and tricks to better help me as a person.

Written on Jun 11, 2020 after therapy with Agathe for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and anger management

Agathe is a wonderful, kind and wise counselor. I would reccomend her to anyone wishing for help.

Written on Jun 07, 2020 after therapy with Agathe for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and relationship issues