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Alice Gilsinan, MSW, LMFT

Therapist

"I can't change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination." - Jimmy Dean

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Hello, it is my pleasure to meet you. I look forward to the work we will accomplish together and the goals you will achieve.

I am collaborative and transparent, direct and respectful. I will want to know your personal story, what you want to achieve, when you struggled and how you coped.

I will help you to understand the connection between your thoughts, feelings and behaviors and discover healthy solutions for your mind, body and spirit. I will encourage the use of holistic approaches such as meditation, mindfulness and yoga; the importance of connecting to positive people and activities; the application of diet, sleep, exercise and wellness management ; and the development of adaptive skills, boundaries and relationships.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Depression
  • Trauma
  • Grief & Loss
  • Substance Use Disorders
  • ADHD
  • ADD
  • ODD
  • Borderline Personality Disorder

MENTAL HEALTH + WELLNESS RESOURCES
(MY FAVORITE RECOMMENDATIONS)

Active Minds

Child Mind Institute

Mental Health America

Kaiser Permanente Healthy

National Alliance on Mentally Illness (NAMI) and local Mental Health Associations

Self-Help Groups such as NA, AA, CoDA, ACOA, Smart Recovery

BIO

Alice is a marriage & family therapist with three decades of experience treating children, adolescents, adults, couples and families. Alice has dedicated her career to helping those who suffer from pain, trauma and loss due to mental illness, family issues, environmental factors and substance use. She is caring, compassionate and knowledgeable. Alice will walk with you on your journey to a happier and healthier life.

CLINICAL EXCELLENCE.

Alice has dedicated her career to helping those who suffer from pain, trauma and loss due to mental illness, family issues, environmental factors and substance use.

Education

  • MS, Social Work - Virginia Commonwealth University
  • BA - University of Mary Washington
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Awards

  • Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • EMDR
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy Certification
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Affiliations

  • American Association of Marriage & Family Therapist
  • National Association of Social Workers
  • EMDR International Association