Genera Gilliam


About Me


The counseling experience is one of a very personal, shared interaction; one of the most crucial aspect of this relationship is trust. People come to counseling because they want something to be different in their lives. The counseling process can be fun and exciting, and at times, possibly challenging. However, the goal will always be to bring about some positive change. My approach to counseling is best described as and can include: strength based, solution-focused, client-centered while utilizing cognitive behavioral and/or family systems techniques. I believe people are capable of reaching their fullest potential given the right support and tools for change. Whenever possible, treatment should involve the entire support system. The goals and techniques of therapy will be based on the client specific goals and reasons for entering into counseling. I view counseling as a process where I help my client explore, clarify and identify their needs and facilitate them in making changes in thoughts, beliefs and behaviors. I also value collaborating with other community resources in order to extend support for the well-being of the client. I look forward to working with you.

I have 14 years of experience in school, agency, and private practice settings providing individual, group, and family counseling. Counseling experience that I have provided treatment for include:

Crisis Intervention Anxiety
Stress Management Grief and Loss
Anger Management Depression/Bipolar
Parenting Issues Education
Communication Skills Values/Goals Clarification
At-Risk Youth Career Development
Lifestyles: Cultural, Religious, and Sexual Orientation


B.A in Psychology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill- 2001
M.A. in Counseling, North Carolina Central University- 2006

Grace and Courtesy ,
Genera N Gilliam, MA, LCMHC, NCC


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Grief
  • Parenting issues
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Eating disorders , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Blended Family Issues , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 14

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


LCMHC #9629 (Expires: 2023-06-30)


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Genera Gilliam. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Written by M.A. on Oct 25, 2021 after therapy with Genera for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd

She’s honestly amazing. I’ve never felt so validated & understood in therapy before. Nicole (Genera) gives me the homework needed so I’m actively improving not only in sessions but in my daily life.

Written by C.H. on May 08, 2021 after therapy with Genera for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and trauma and abuse

Working with Nicole has been amazing. I feel that she has given me productive and manageable things to do to work towards handling my anxiety. I appreciate how often she checks in and how patient she is.

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