Provider Type: Therapist
Serving: Adolescents 13-17, Adults 18-59, Children 6-12
Gillian G. Haygood, LPC, believes different diagnosis can distort how a person perceives themselves and the world around them. She offers an environment of non-judgment to explore how you perceive yourself and, the most important, why. She wants to make sure you understand your true worth.
Gillian has over 20 years experience treating clients age 6 and up. She offers support for anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, and is especially skilled with:
Trauma: Trauma can be the reason people have different diagnosis ideas for themselves, such as depression and bipolar disorder. Trauma has an impact on more than your mental health, it can lead to physical symptoms. Gillian is here to help you find coping mechanisms so you can continue your life without too much impact.
Forgiveness: Forgiveness is an important aspect of your life but most of us don’t fully understand what is involved. Gillian offers the opportunity to fully understand the depth of involvement of yourself goes into forgiving. Different situations call for different outcomes and she is here to help you through it.
Christian Counseling (Upon Client Request): Gillian opens her office to all denominations and agnostics/atheists. What she does provide for those who would like to explore their faith is how God can help you through challenges, how to meditate or how to pray specifically for your circumstances, and how to open up the idea of self-perception.
In therapy, Gillian believes that sessions are a teaching opportunity. On her end, she teaches her clients to react to different stressors in their life and grow to a more positive place. She helps that process by making sure to utilize different therapeutic tactics: CBT, DBT, Mindfulness, Positive Psychology, Narrative Therapy, Psycho-Education, Person-Centered Therapy, Play Therapy, and more.
She earned her undergraduate and graduate degrees from North Park University. She has experience in child welfare, maternal case management, and individual therapy. In her free time, Gillian likes to play with her dogs, ride her bike, read a good novel, and listen to music of various genres.