Gilonda B

(LMFT, LPC)
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About Me

Life challenges do not discriminate. When they enter your life the struggle is the same. It does not matter race, culture, class, or age the stress is the same.
As a therapist, I believe each client struggling with challenges has a story to tell and needs a non-judgmental listening ear. The story of life brings a variety of fears, expectations, victories, losses, feelings of grief, and possibilities for making new meanings. Challenges not only affect the individual, but also impacts intimate relationships, families, and communities. Both mental and physical health suffers as one navigates towards restoration. I believe healing is possible and recovery is a process. I support, educate and counsel clients by focusing on their unique feelings they may be experiencing. The focus is placed on helping clients develop and strengthen the tools needed to cope and effectively face whatever life brings.

Gilonda Butler is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Licensed Professional Counselor licensed in both Iowa and Minnesota. She has over 14 years of experience as an in-school therapist, medical family therapist, and domestic abuse counselor. She has practiced in medical clinics, schools, and agencies working with families and adolescents dealing with issues such as grief and mourning, terminal illness, academic underachievement, and legal issues, among others.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , LGBT , Grief , Anger management , Self esteem , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , ADHD , Abandonment , Adoption and Foster Care , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Attachment Issues , Blended Family Issues , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 13

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LMFT #101874 (Expires: 2022-09-30)

LMFT #2470 (Expires: 2022-12-31)


Reviews

Written by K.É. on Dec 09, 2021 after therapy with Gilonda for 9 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, parenting issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

I am grateful for my therapist, Gilonda. She is skilled, knowledgeable and wise and I trust her. I look forward to our sessions. She really listens to me and provides guidance, encouragement and support.

Written by A.N. on Apr 20, 2021 after therapy with Gilonda for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Gilonda has only been my counselor for a short while but I feel seen and heard by her. I also feel like she is able to see my needs before I realize I need them. I wish I could send everyone I know who needs help to Gilonda.

Written by P.A. on Apr 08, 2021 after therapy with Gilonda for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

She is very empathetic and I feel safe telling her about my problems. I would highly recommend her.