Mental Health Counselor / Therapist in Glen Ellyn, IL
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Dennis Gibson, PhD
Dr. Dennis Gibson Licensed Christian Counselor Based In
The Western Suburbs of Chicago. Marriage & Couples Therapy.
Glen EllynIL 60137
Practice Information
Dr. Dennis Gibson has helped over 15,000 people move past their trauma, reconnect with loved ones and cope with conflict during the past thirty years.

Many people who come to Dr. Gibson choose him because they want Christian marriage counseling near Wheaton, Illinois. Those who do not wish to have a spiritual element injected into their counseling do not find Dr. Gibson's faith intrusive.

Dr. Dennis Gibson is a licensed clinical psychologist, the author of four books, a survivor of two cancers and directs Wheaton Counseling Associates, located at the north edge of Wheaton, Illinois. Dr. Gibson and Ruth, his wife, together wrote The Sandwich Years (on parenting our parents and our kids at the same time in mid-life).

Dr. Gibson knows what it is to be cancer patient, caregiver, and consultant, and offers cancer coaching as one of his professional services. Visit A Cancer Coach for more information on his Cancer Coaching services.

Dr. Dennis Gibson has been there and has figured out how to help YOU get through it!
Practice Areas/Issues Treated
 Counseling / Therapy
 Anger Management
 Anxiety and Panic
 Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
 Body Image Issues
 Caregiver Issues
 Chronic Illness
 Coronavirus/COVID-19 Issues
 Couples Therapy
 Eating Disorders
 Grief and Loss
 Life Transitions
 Marriage & Family Therapy
 Marriage Counseling
 Men's Issues
 Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
 Online / Teletherapy
 Pre and Postpartum Mental Health
 Relationship Issues
 Self-Esteem Issues
 Seniors and Elder Care Issues
 Stress Management
 Trauma and PTSD
 Work and Career Issues
 Doctoral Degree (Ph.D.)

University of Minnesota - Minneapolis, MN
Major: Psychology
Minor: Educational Psychology
Thesis title: Prediction of verbal behavior of individuals in small counseling groups.

Central Michigan University - Mt. Pleasant, MI
Courses in Psychology/Business Administration

Northwestern University - Evanston, IL
Major: Chemical Engineering
Walter P. Murphy academic scholarship.
Honors in sports, fraternity and professional societies.

Additional Training:

Alfred Adler Institute of Chicago (Psychotherapy Program, 1979 - 1981)

Brief Family Therapy Center, Milwaukee, WI (Extensive workshops and personal supervision in solution/focused brief therapy, 1989 - 1992)

Clinical training program in transactional analysis under William H. Holloway, Akron, OH (1972 - 1974)

Cognitive Behavior Modification (Workshop from Dr. Donald Meichenbaum, 1991)

Cognitive Therapy Winter Workshop (by Dr. Christine Padesky, Feb. 7-11, 1994)

Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (Level I & II Training, 1994, 1997)

Family Institute of Chicago (many seminars and workshops 1974 - present)

Masterson Institute, New York (workshops and personal supervision in psychotherapy of personality disorders, 1986 - 1990)

Minnesota Couples Communication Program (Instructor training, 1975)

Parent Effectiveness Training (Instructor training, 1972)

Postdoctoral internship in clinical psychology, Norfolk Regional Center, Nebraska (1970 - 1971)

Licensed clinical psychologist in state of Illinois #71-1808
Professional Services Offered:

* Mentoring, coaching, counseling, training by telephone. Specialty with cancer patients and caretakers.
* Personal, marriage and family counseling and psychotherapy.
* Seminars on family living, on brief counseling techniques, and on parenting our own elderly parents, presented internationally.
* Retreat speaker alone and with wife.


Birthplace/Early Schooling: Chicago, IL
Wife: Ruth Flesvig Gibson
Sons: Steven, David, Scott (all adults)

Work Experience:

(1974 – Present) Wheaton, IL
Private Practice - Clinical Psychologist

(1987) Chicago, IL.
Moody Bible Institute - Evening School Instructor

(1974 – 1975) Wheaton, IL
Wheaton College - Part-time teacher

(1973 – 1974) Warrenville, IL
Warrenville Clinic - Psychologist

(1971 – 1973) Wooster, OH
College of Wooster - Assistant Professor Of Psychology

(1960 – 1966) Midland, MI
The Dow Chemical Comoany - Chemical Engineer


Book: (2002) What To Say When…

Paper: (1998) Socratic questions in Prochaska’s early stages of change. APA Midwinter Convention, San Diego, CA.

Paper: (1996). Solution therapy with a dependent non-customer. American Association of Counselors Regional Conference, Chicago area.

Paper: (1989, April). Vitality Therapy. Presented at the annual convention of CAPS (Christian Association for Psychological Studies), Philadelphia, PA.

Book: (1991). The Sandwich Years. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker. (W/Ruth Gibson).

Book: (1989). Vitality Therapy. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker.

Book: (1987). The Strong-Willed Adult. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker.

Article: (1985, Summer) Doubting Thomas, the Obsessive. Journal of Psychology and Christianity, 4 (2), 34-36.

Articles: (1985). Adlerian Psychotherapy (pp. 23-25) Communication skills training (193-194) Conjoint Family Therapy (219-220)Contracts, therapeutic use (231) Family Communications Theory (391-394) Benner (Ed.) Baker Encyclopedia of Psychology. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Book House
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