Hello, my name is Elizabeth Gibson, I hold a Master's degree in Clinical Social Work from Michigan State University. I also received a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Health Education and Health Promotion from Central Michigan University. I am currently a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the state of North Carolina. I have worked in community mental health and the school environment for over ten years providing counseling services to adults, parents, and families. I specialize in issues related to depression, generalized anxiety, social anxiety, panic attacks, stress, self-esteem, and parenting challenges. I also have experience in relationship, family, grief and loss, and anger management issues. I am forty-four years old and have personal experiences that include fulfilling my role as a wife since 2006, and a mother since 2012. I am well versed in chronic illness, infertility, as well as adoption/identity issues. These influential roles, trials, and tribulations throughout my life have undoubtedly prepared and led me to this helping profession.
My life's passion is to counsel and help heal individuals from all different walks of life. I consider this to be my true calling in life. I believe that we are all a "work in progress" continually changing and evolving while trying to remain true to ourselves. At the same time, I believe that "one size does not fit all" in counseling, being that we are all unique and complex individuals. We encounter vastly different challenges and circumstances that have impacted our lives in various ways.
I use an eclectic approach to effectively treat individuals by adapting Strength-Based, Solution-Focused, Cognitive-Behavior, and Person-Centered therapeutic modalities into my practice. I will tailor treatment to adequately meet your personal expectations and distinct needs, meanwhile providing a safe space, where you can express yourself freely as you wish, at a pace comfortable for you.
Building a level of trust, and maintaining a positive therapeutic relationship are two necessities while working collectively as a team. I will support, guide and encourage you in a warm, personable manner, while identifying realistic goals. Together we can develop and address coping strategies, conflict-resolution skills, problem-solving solutions, stress management, as well as self-care tools and techniques that can be genuinely helpful in the healing process. I would like to think of it as a "tool box", so when difficult times arise you have plenty of interventions to choose from. In addition, drawing upon your strengths and abilities are essential for any positive changes to occur.
I can reassure you that validation, empathy, compassion, and unconditional positive regard will be evident in the three modes of communication that I offer throughout treatment which is "messaging" that is not considered live-time, but rather it's an asynchronous exchange of messages, or if you prefer to correspond via the "telephone”or “video”conferencing then a scheduled appointment is necessary on a mutually agreed upon day and time. I check my messages frequently throughout the day and am known to respond fairly quickly to my clients' needs.
Imagine experiencing a transformation whether major or minor that could change the trajectory of your life path. I look forward to being part of your journey to self-discovery. I applaud you for your courageous effort in seeking help, as it is the first step in the right direction. Taking the initiative in many instances is no easy feat! Remember that it is never too late to claim the life that you desire and deserve.
I look forward to working with you!
LCSW #C006775 (Expires: 2020-06-30)
She is great about timing and communication. She has also helped me tremendously.