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.


  • 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


IA LMFT 101874

MN LMFT 2470


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Gilonda B. 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 on Aug 01, 2022 after therapy with Gilonda for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

Gilonda is incredible

Written on Jul 01, 2022 after therapy with Gilonda for 1 year and 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, parenting issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

Gilonda is an excellent therapist. She listens, validates my feelings and supports me in every session. She also challenges me by asking probing questions and giving me homework that is introspective and thought provoking. I have grown so much since working with Gilonda and I continue to make progress with each visit. She is awesome!

Written on May 03, 2022 after therapy with Gilonda for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

I’ve been working with Gilonda for months now and it has been a really helpful experience. It’s great when you find a therapist that listens to you abs understands your journey. She’s great with helping me figure out and find answers for both my career and personal life.

Written 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 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.

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