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About Me

Welcome! My name is Zach Gibson (he/him) and I am a clinical therapist currently licensed in the State of Illinois. I have worked in human services for approximately 13 years, and have been providing individual, couples and family therapy for the last 6 years. I earned my BS in Psychology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and my MS in Counseling from National Louis University.

When it comes to therapy, I truly believe, at any given moment, that we as humans are doing the best we can or know how to meet our needs. My approach to therapy is collaborative, from goal setting to treatment interventions, because you are the expert on your own experiences, in and out of the therapy space. I provide an open and affirming space, from a trauma-informed lens, for exploration of anything life might bring your way. My experience has led me to support clients managing anxiety, depression, family conflict, trauma response, exploration of gender & sexuality, and many other life circumstances requiring support. Using a variety of strategies, primarily from Client Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Narrative Therapy, I encourage clients for exploration & processing leading toward personal growth.

It takes courage & strength to even consider reaching out for support. When you're ready, I look forward to being able to help you on your journey!


  • LGBT
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Stress, Anxiety , Relationship issues , Grief , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Bipolar disorder , Depression , Dissociation , Gender Dysphoria , Post-traumatic Stress , Sexuality , Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 6

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


LCPC #180.011683 (Expires: 2023-03-31)


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Zach 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 V.I. on Jul 23, 2021 after therapy with Zach for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, and self esteem

Zach has been incredible from the day I first met him. He understood what my needs were and we are working closely to get me back to better mental health. He is an incredible person and an even better therapist. I cannot thank him enough.