Gillian Tackett CT

Supervised by Rusty Simon, LPCC-S

Gillian’s Heart for Counseling:

I believe that knowing the truth about ourselves, others, and the world can free us to live fully and be our healthiest selves. Through an open and trusting relationship with a therapist, people can feel safe to be real, be known, and be understood. From that place of understanding we can work together to help you align the truth with your life to reach your goals. I approach clients with intentionality and empathy and view us as a team, and I believe that together we can make progress towards any goal.

 

Gillian’s Style: 

In sessions, Gillian utilizes a strengths-based approach with clients to help them approach their concerns from a place of self-awareness, self-value and worth. You are the expert on you and your experience, and you can expect a calm and collaborative partner in therapy. Gillian works with all ages, primarily using Cognitive-Behavioral therapy and Narrative therapy. She also enjoys having conversations about faith and spirituality in relation to client goals, and incorporates this into sessions for any clients who request this as part of counseling. 

 

Specializations:

  • Certified Trauma Professional
  • PTSD Diagnosed
  • Complex trauma in adults
  • Anxiety
  • Adjustment Disorders
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Trauma Informed Care
  • Play Therapy Techniques

 

Experience:

  • PTSD Diagnosed
  • Anxiety/Depression
  • Life Changes/Adjustment to Stress
  • Grief and Loss
  • Anxiety in adolescents
  • Anxiety in children
  • Trauma in children
  • Play Therapy
  • Spiritual Trauma
  • Sexual Trauma
  • Military
  • ADHD

 

Education and Background:

Gillian is an intern therapist who has a bachelor’s degree in Vocal Performance from Oakland University. Currently, she is finishing her master’s program in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Liberty University. Gillian has taken specialized course through Liberty University in Combat Trauma and PTSD, and has a desire to work with clients who have experienced this kind of trauma by receiving training in a variety of specialties. She is also a NASM certified personal trainer and enjoys working with adolescents and adults in the group and individual setting on their fitness goals. In addition to her career work, Gillian volunteers as a worship singer at her local church and loves to use music to bring people closer to their faith.