Loyola University Chicago

Institute of Pastoral Studies

Adjunct Faculty and Emeritae

Gabriela Cantu

Title/s:  Adjunct Instructor

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About

M. Gabriela Caballero Cantu, MAPC, LPC, received her degree through the Institute of Pastoral Studies at Loyola University Chicago. She is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and has found this therapy model effective with clients who have experienced post-traumatic stress in their lives.

Gabriela firmly believes that we all have a choice in how we respond to the challenges of life. Our adversities need not define, nor destroy us. Our responses to life’s challenges offer us the opportunity to discover our strengths and share them with others. Gabriela welcomes the opportunity of supporting others in their journey towards becoming their radiant selves. She has a gentle heart and supports her clients in unlocking their strengths and gifts in order to live their most purposeful and abundant lives.

Gabriela has extensive training in multi-cultural issues and has facilitated cultural diversity workshops. She has educated children at the elementary school level in both private and public institutions, and was the principal of a private inner-city school in Chicago. Gabriela also has a deep passion for supporting couples that are considering nurturing children through the miracles of foster care and adoption. Gabriela and her husband, Gerardo, have been actively involved in foster parenting, have three children, and especially enjoy taking road trips together.