Phone: (630) 797-9872 x701
Email: hgambrel [at] cedartreecounseling.com
Hannah Gambrel | MA, NCC, LPC
Being a teenager is no easy feat. Wrestling between childhood and adulthood, adolescence is a transformative time of life that can be as exciting as it is difficult and confusing.
Issues pertaining to mental health may arise as teenagers navigate these formative years. There is often unspoken pain entrenched underneath behaviors. I work with teenagers to cultivate healing, draw meaning from pain, and produce lasting change in their lives.
I operate from the belief that healing takes place in the context of a connected and trusting relationship.
I am passionate about restoring hope and working toward identity formation in middle school and high school students.
Education & Experience
M.A. Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Wheaton College Graduate School, Wheaton, IL.
Shelterwood Academy – Direct Care Staff for At-Risk Teens
Wheaton Youth Outreach – Counseling Intern – Crisis Intervention Care for Teens
Articles By Hannah Gambrel
Conflict is an inevitable part of relationships-especially with family. If we can learn what it means to fight fair, we can change some of the negative narratives around conflict. In my work with teenagers and their families, there are a few main fighting rules we...read more
Our thoughts have the power to drive how we act and how we view the world around us. Though we may be unaware of their power, getting stuck in negative thought patterns can leave us believing false messages about who we are. Thoughts like, “I’m not good enough”, “I...read more
If you’re a parent, you’ve probably experienced your child having a meltdown at some point in their lives. This is normal, right? However normal it might be in your household, there are tools that can help lessen some of this behavior. Created by Kari Dunn Buron, the...read more