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About Tina Gilbertson

Tina Gilbertson, LPC, DCC

Years ago as a young adult, I found myself feeling unfulfilled. My life in New York City and my career in television should have been fun and exciting, but I wasn’t happy. I decided to seek counseling to find out what the heck was wrong with me.

My experience in therapy changed the course of my life.

I underwent a personal renaissance as my self-awareness deepened. I was using some of my aptitudes – reasoning, writing and teaching – in my work, but the most important element was still missing.

As my heart opened up to fully experience the pain of my career dissatisfaction, a desire to help and support others came to the fore. Service was the missing piece of the puzzle for me. That’s how I decided to become a therapist.

Once seated on the other side of the therapy room, I immediately started to notice the impact of people’s thoughts and feelings on their ability to communicate, both at home and at work. I’m convinced that how we feel about ourselves affects how we relate to others, and vice-versa.

I teach assertiveness to groups and self-acceptance to individuals. What do assertiveness and self-acceptance have in common? Both require taking ownership of our own “stuff.”

Once we realize our “stuff” isn’t so terrible, it’s easier to navigate all relationships responsibly – including the one we have with ourselves.

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I specialize in estrangement counseling for parents rejected by adult children, because no parent should ever have to lose a child for any reason. I find this work to be complex and incredibly rewarding.

I hold a master’s degree in counseling psychology and am a licensed professional counselor (LPC) in Oregon (C2577) and Colorado (LPC.0012737)

As a distance credentialed counselor (DCC) I’m pleased to offer online therapy and teletherapy (phone counseling) to residents of Oregon and Colorado.

I love feedback! If you have comments about my website, books, articles or services, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

I’m pleased to be a member of the following organizations.

 

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