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Licensed Professional Counselor in Crystal Lake, IL

Betsy Gilpin, MA, LPC

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Betsy Gilpin, Licensed Professional Counselor
As a therapist I strive to build a relationship with clients, empower them to make positive choices and cultivate hope for a better future.

My Approach To Therapy:

I believe that a positive client/therapist relationship is the foundation of success in therapy. My role as a therapist is to create a safe and supportive environment, where clients feel comfortable to process the challenges they are facing. To do this, I tailor sessions to meet each client’s needs and work alongside them to develop positive coping skills to overcome life’s obstacles. Using a creative approach to counseling, I incorporate interactive activities such as journaling, art, play and mindfulness, alongside traditional therapeutic interventions.

My Specialties:

I work with individuals who are struggling with anxiety, depression, relationship/family issues, and trauma, among many other issues. I have specialized training in sexual assault and domestic violence and have experience using play therapy with children, to help them explore their emotions in a language they can understand.

My Background:

I received a Master’s degree in Community Counseling from Argosy University and a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Illinois State University. Prior to becoming a Licensed Professional Counselor, I taught in a Montessori school with an emphasis on early childhood education.
Practice Areas
 Counseling / Therapy  Eating Disorders  Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
 Adolescents  Educational Therapy  Online / Phone / Skype Therapy
 Adoption  EMDR Therapy  Play Therapy
 Anger Management  Family Conflict  Pre and Postpartum Mental Health
 Anxiety and Panic  Gay or Lesbian Issues  Premarital Counseling
 Arts Therapy (Expressive)  Gender Identity / Transgenderism  Problem Gambling
 Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)  Gifted / Talented Issues  Psychoanalysis
 Bicultural Difficulties  Grief and Loss  Psychological Evaluation / Testing
 Body Image Issues  Group Therapy  Relationship Issues
 Caregiver Issues  Learning Disabilities  Self Esteem Issues
 Children's Counseling  Life and Wellness Coaching  Seniors and Elder Care Issues
 Chronic Illness  Life Transitions  Stress Management
 Depression  Loneliness  Trauma and PTSD
 Divorce  Marriage & Family Therapy  Women's Issues
 Domestic Violence  Men's Issues  Work and Career Issues
Certifications
 Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
Location
457 Coventry Lane
#116
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