Hi, I'm Gillian!
I am an extraverted homebody with a lot feelings. It took some time to get to know these feelings and learn how to manage them*. Now that I have, I have made a career out of my passion for talking to people about their own feelings. Whether the feelings are as big as mine or it seems like there are no feelings at all, I want to hear all about them.
*Note that I did not say make them smaller or quieter - just manage!
I work with clients who may sometimes be confused their feelings. I want my clients to learn earlier than I did that all feelings are valid - it is what we do with those feelings that matters. After we get to know feelings better, I help my clients learn what to do with them.
LPC, CCATP, CSOTP
My goal is to empower clients to feel their feelings instead of hoping they go away.
Parents of my previous clients have told me that I have made even their more resistant teenager at least tolerate therapy (a rare compliment from a teenager!). In my work with teenagers (and in my personal experience as a former teenage girl), I have learned how important it is to develop trust. I take the time to get to know your child and to fully understand the best ways to help them.
When this happens and a connection is made, I want my clients to know that I will be there for them.
I want my clients to have a place to say exactly what they want to say, feel exactly how they want to feel and be exactly who they want to be.
Licenses & Certifications:
Licensed Professional Counselor
Certified Clinical Anxiety Treatment Provider
Certified Sex Offender Treatment Provider
Marymount University: MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Marymount University: MA in Forensic & Legal Psychology