About Me

I hope this finds you well.

I am a licensed clinical professional counselor (LCPC) in IL with many years of experience working in mental health counseling. I have worked with a diverse range of clients dealing with a variety of concerns including trauma, depression, anxiety, grief and loss, self-esteem, as well as relationship concerns. I have also helped many clients experiencing minority stress and or minority trauma. I approach therapy with a sensitivity and predilection for multicultural factors.

I have varied experience in multiple settings, including providing individual and group therapy at an inpatient hospital unit and an outpatient hospital unit; as well as providing individual and couples therapy at a private practice. I would describe my style as conversational, strengths based, insight-oriented, and fun. I am dedicated to creating a safe space for us to explore and gain insight while promoting self empowerment.

My clinical approach draws from Gestalt therapy and also incorporates Solution-Focused and mindfulness interventions. With me you can expect to be challenged to explore the origin of your problems, develop new awareness, identify pattern behaviors, work through unfinished business and create new strategies for change. Overall, I want to meet you where you’re at and collaborate to make sure our time together works best for you and your needs.

I value your courage in taking the next steps on your path to wellness. When you are ready, I am here to support and empower you along your journey.

"When we talk about our feelings, they become less overwhelming, less upsetting, and less scary. " - Fred Rogers


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • LGBT
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Coping with life changes , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Attachment Issues , Blended Family Issues , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 6

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCPC #180012507 (Expires: 2023-03-31)


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Troy Gibson. 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 B.R. on May 17, 2022 after therapy with Troy for 2 weeks on issues concerning coping with life changes

Thank you for the listening ears & insifht. Much appreciated.

Written by L.L. on May 04, 2022 after therapy with Troy for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, coping with life changes, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, and lgbt

Very easy to talk to. Attentive would be the easiest word, but patient is the most important attribute for me.

Written by E.R. on Mar 18, 2022 after therapy with Troy for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, family conflicts, and trauma and abuse

Troy always responds in a timely manner. He is able to empathize and listen to you.

Written by S.T. on Feb 11, 2022 after therapy with Troy for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and adhd

Troy is a very good listener! He's helped me through some of my stessers !

Written by S.E. on Jan 03, 2022 after therapy with Troy for 1 year and 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd

Troy is an amazing therapist. He’s an attentive listener, helps take apart situations, evaluate everything. He makes situations easier to approach. He educates me. I’ve learned so much and grown everyday. I’m very thankful for my therapist and would recommend him to anyone.

Written by Z.. on Dec 11, 2021 after therapy with Troy for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, grief, eating disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Troy is an awesome listener and responder! He’s helped me reframe my negative thoughts in ways that have lead to more productive living.

Written by D.A. on Sep 09, 2021 after therapy with Troy for 1 year and 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, and anger management

Troy has been a very understanding person especially with how I disappear for long stints of time. He has always responded fairly quickly, within a day usually. And his advice is always sound. Overall I would say he has done a good job and it’s nice to be able to talk about how things are going without judgement

Written by J.U. on May 29, 2021 after therapy with Troy for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Troy is an exceptionally wonderful therapist he makes me feel heard and valid and really validates my experience as a person of color and as a woman. Troy makes me feel comfortable talking with a male he makes me feel like I am OK where I’m at and he greets me with a sense of acceptance as well. I’ve been comfortable with who I am as a person he’s really great

Written by C.H. on May 20, 2021 after therapy with Troy for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd

Troy has been an absolute joy. He’s a great listener and has been giving me a better insight of my day to day life. He’s the best :)

Written by H.O. on Feb 27, 2021 after therapy with Troy for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Troy has been beyond helpful during a time full of change in my life.

Written by Y.O. on Jan 10, 2021 after therapy with Troy for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, a

Very helpful

Written by N.E. on Dec 01, 2020 after therapy with Troy for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and compassion fatigue

Troy is a great listener and very attentive. I really appreciated the way Troy reframed some of my thinking too. Would recommend.

Written by E.L. on Nov 24, 2020 after therapy with Troy for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, and self esteem

Mr.Troy Gibson is really good he understands what I am going through and is good

Written by A.L. on Sep 17, 2020 after therapy with Troy for 1 week on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and adhd

Troy is really respectful and is really good at what he does, he really helped me out with the issues I was having from the good conversations we’ve had

Written by S.A. on Sep 14, 2020 after therapy with Troy for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Troy Gibson has been a reliable counselor. He gives me resources and is understanding of my concerns and overall has benefitted my well-being.

Written by E.L. on Aug 05, 2020 after therapy with Troy for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and anger management

Troy is so detailed oriented and really understanding. I love working with him. We all need a Troy on our side when we feel in over our heads.

Written by A.J. on Aug 04, 2020 after therapy with Troy for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression

Troy is encouraging and insightful. He gives me ideas for my difficult situations, but is understanding when I have a bad day.

Written by J.A. on Aug 01, 2020 after therapy with Troy for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, and coping with life changes

i am thankful for troy’s responses

Written by K.I. on Jul 15, 2020 after therapy with Troy for 3 months

Troy's insight and suggestions were valuable as my counselor and when I need the service again, I already indicated that I'd like to work with Troy again. Troy did his job by providing added perspective to my scenarios and offering tools to help overcome some hurdles.

Written by N.I. on May 26, 2020 after therapy with Troy for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and anger management

Troy is a great counselor! He is very attentive and offers great insight during our sessions. He creates a comfortable environment without judgement or bias. Overall an outstanding professional!

Written by T.A. on Mar 25, 2020 after therapy with Troy for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Troy has been very helpful and kind to me during this stressful time in my life. Troy's messages are always thought provoking and shows that I'm really being heard. If we have stopped communicating for more than a few days, Troy will send me a message checking in on me, which reopens the dialogue that I find helpful (as sometimes I run out of things to say and don't know how to transition from one topic to another).

Written by M.O. on Mar 04, 2020 after therapy with Troy for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Troy has been a huge resource to me! I finally feel like I'm becoming myself again. Thanks Troy!

Written by J.E. on Feb 19, 2020 after therapy with Troy for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and grief

Troy has a very respectful way of helping to process and work through events. He is encouraging and explains things in a positive way. He provides great advice and strategies. He also challenges when needed. He is great at validating feelings.

Written by J.O. on Feb 10, 2020 after therapy with Troy for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and intimacy-related issues

Troy has been an excellent help to me. He has listened carefully and provided excellent counsel based on the issues I’m dealing with. I’ve been to a local counselor, but I didn’t get very far after a few months of counseling. Troy has helped me get to the core issues and helped me learn how to actively work through them in a couple weeks. I thoroughly appreciate his counsel.

Written by R.E. on Jan 05, 2020 after therapy with Troy for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and coping with life changes

Troy had been great at helping me navigate my feelings during a difficult period of decisions and changes in my life. Even when I'm not reaching out to him he checks in to see how I'm doing. Just having someone supportive and unbiased to talk through my feelings and anxiety with has been incredibly helpful.

Written by M.I. on Dec 23, 2019 after therapy with Troy for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

I love the sessions I have with Troy! I feel that he's very relatable and can help you with your counseling needs!

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