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-seven 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 four 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 "messaging live" that is considered live-time, however, if you prefer to correspond via the "telephone”or “video”conferencing then a formal 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!
- Stress, Anxiety
- Self esteem
Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Grief , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Coping with life changes , ADHD Read more...
LCSW #C006775 (Expires: 2022-06-30)
Elizabeth has been awesome to work with and I highly recommend her!
Things are going well so far. I've enjoyed the homework assignments, they have helped me quite a bit. I think we have a good report going which makes me feel more comfortable. I look forward to sessions every week and I've already started noticing me put some of our conversations and the advice to work in my life.
She is very respectful throughout our sessions and makes sure that I know that our sessions go at my pace, for my needs.
We've only had a few sessions, but she has been great. Really allows me to lead the sessions, but provides guidance where needed!
Elizabeth has been incredibly helpful to me as I try to wrestle with the pandemic and simultaneous family upheaval issues. She is kind and attentive, sending me a wealth of information for action items, not just lending a sympathetic ear! I appreciate that she has a broad perspective, and an inherently caring approach.
Elizabeth has had the challenge of working with me for 1 facetime session and the rest has been postings. She responds quickly to my posts and checks in when she does not hear from me.
Elizabeth Gibson is my Counsellor. She is a wonderful person, who has been helping me to Overcome my grief and develop my self esteem. She is very good counsellor and she explained it to me all the time with very good examples. I am very glad to get her as my counsellor.
Awesome counselor, she really cares!!!
Elizabeth has been a great help. She's very kind, positive, and very encouraging, both in expressing myself and my feelings, and also in making connections to help me find and discover ways to better myself. She cares about my well-being and has kept in constant touch all throughout my time with her. She's also given a wide variety of resources than have helped with what I've been going through, and I'm very thankful for that.
So far this has been a very good experience. I really enjoy talking to the counselor I’ve been paired with. She is patient and genuinely encouraging and excited with my progress. She is extremely kind and welcoming too. Our phone sessions are always very productive. I like posting on the front page a lot. I like to write, and it’s given me an unexpected outlet for my thoughts and frustrations, though I do find the immediate feedback from the phone sessions more productive.
I had serious doubts about counseling and had put it off for years. I finally decided I didn't want to keep adding additional medications, I wanted to learn how to deal with my life.
I was paired with Elizabeth Gibson and it was a blessing! She started communicating with me within a few hours. For me this was extremely important. I was hurting a lot and she didn't allow me to wait and wonder if I was going to get help. She is very patient and allows me to go where I need to go with our discussions. Its been approx 15 days and I am in such a better place.
Somehow over the messaging she provides comfort, compassion and understanding. She is like my childhood imaginary friend you tell all your secrets to with one major difference, Elizabeth is SMART!
I would highly recommend "betterhelp" and if you have the choice definitely pick Elizabeth Gibson.
Elizabeth Gibson has helped me more than any counselor or therapist ever has. She has helped me bring up confidence in myself and my decisions in life. I’m forever grateful for her.
Elizabeth is a wonderful and very talented woman she has helped me in anyways to understand things and myself as well as ways to help myself from afar. I wouldn't recommend anyone else but her to someone who is going through anything she's very diverse in all of her studies and she will make sure that you feel welcomed helped and appreciated and more. She is a very talented and helpful counselor.
It was a pleasure working with Elizabeth! She was very consistent in being on time for scheduled appointments, offered all 3 different methods of contact, and asked all the necessary questions that she needed to fully understand my situation. She was kind and empathetic, and I could tell she was truly interested in what I had to say. I loved her approach of targeting the root of the problem before proceeding further. Highly recommend!
She is great about timing and communication. She has also helped me tremendously.