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Gabriel "Gabe" Seldess, LMFT

Stress, Anxiety Relationships Family conflicts Parenting issues Career difficulties
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About me

My goal is to help people better understand and accept themselves. I strive to identify barriers to happiness and develop a road map toward greater health. I like to begin with getting an understanding of presenting issues and current life circumstances and working toward an individual’s vision for the future. I use a blend of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Family Counseling Theory to explore experiences that shape our beliefs, expectations, and preferences. I help a client examine these thoughts and ideals and to challenge those concepts that may be detrimental, limiting, or no longer functional. I use Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness and Motivational Interviewing to assist with mood management, decision making, and problem solving. I also assist with developing communication skills to help with self-advocacy.
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 worked with many difficulties individuals, families, and couples can face. I have specific experience helping people navigate relationships, anxiety and mental illness, and general stress management.

Professional experience

18yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Relationships Family conflicts Parenting issues Career difficulties

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Blended Family Issues, Caregiver issues and stress, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication problems, Divorce and separation, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Guilt and shame, Infidelity, Life purpose, Men's issues, Midlife crisis, Mood disorders , Panic disorder and panic attacks, Personality Disorders, Social anxiety and phobia, Workplace issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Services offered

Live Chat

License information

IL LMFT 166000965


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Gabriel "Gabe" Seldess. 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.

Among other outstanding things about Gabe is that he proactively reached out to me, which in my case is often something I need. Not enough good things to say about this pro!

Written on Jan 26, 2021 after therapy with Gabriel "Gabe" for 1 year and 10 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues

I love being able to talj with Gabe. He has offered me lots of different tools and resources to help me. He is also great about checking to make sure he really understands what I am struggling with. If he is off the mark in his suggestions he is quick to make sure he offers tools that will work for me.

Written on Jul 21, 2020 after therapy with Gabriel "Gabe" for 11 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and parenting issues

I am new to BetterHelp. Gabriel Seldess has been very responsive to my messages and sends me messages just to see how I am doing. I have been able to open up to him and share things with him that I have never shared with the people closest to me. He is a great confidant, and I can't wait to dig in deeper with him.

Written on Aug 22, 2019 after therapy with Gabriel "Gabe" for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and coping with life changes

Gabe is a remarkable counselor and an even better listener. He really understands what I’m going through and lets me know what I can do to help change my situation. He makes me very hopeful for the future and it makes me happy that I know he’s out there changing others lives for the better.

Written on May 18, 2019 after therapy with Gabriel "Gabe" for 2 weeks on issues concerning addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, and parenting issues