Amy Gilbertson

MA, LPC

Online Counseling Services

 

 Licensed Professional Counselor offering telemental health services

for residents of the state of Texas. 

Areas of specialty include:  

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  • Caregiving

  • Alzheimer's & Dementia

  • Helping Professionals

  • Grief and Loss

  • Trauma Recovery

  • Second Half of Life

 For the stretched, the tired, the discouraged.

A place to slow down, tend to your heart, and rediscover wellness.

 A place of refuge.

This is a space where HOPE resides

Welcome!

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Grief and Loss

Yep, grief is a natural and normal response to the death of a loved one. And every single one of us will respond to and experience grief in our own unique way.

But, in a culture that supports “pushing through” and finding the silver lining it can be hard to find the spaces to fully express the truth of this natural experience of grief.  To feel heard and supported and to make room for the full range of feelings.

Grief can include anger, anguish, numbness, laughter, connection, exhaustion and so much more. And it has no timeline. It can help tremendously to have support and guidance through the intensity of these feelings and experiences.

At times, our own families and friends just cannot bear to see us in pain, and they find it difficult to journey alongside us through the whole long haul of grief. This is a place where there is room for the truth of your experience. Where you don’t have to put on a mask. You don’t have to “hurry”.  Where you can share your story and share the story of your loved one. And then share it all over again if that feels right. Where you can share the full range of your feelings. A place be honored and supported through the painful, glorious messiness of love, loss, and relationships. Through the hard and unacceptable things in life.

 

This is a space to begin the rebuilding process.

This is a space where you can take as much time as you need.

 

Second Half of Life

Here’s the deal.  There is an unacceptable gap in mental health support for folks who are 50 years of age and older. 

 

When I share that I love working with “older adults and seniors”, people often assume that I work in nursing facilities or assisted living facilities.  They envision the “old, old”.  They don’t picture the active, healthy person in their late 60’s who is still working and maybe also navigating a caregiving role.  They don’t picture the person simply trying to adjust to the all-encompassing changes that come with a transition to retirement, who didn’t expect to feel so lost.  They don’t envision the person who was looking forward to retirement with their partner – full of travel and rest and couple time but instead find themselves grieving their spouse and adjusting to single life. 

 

Older adults and seniors deserve compassionate, professional mental health support tailored to this specific developmental stage of life.  And it’s understandable that older adults long to connect with a clinician who has maturity and life experience, who will see not only the current struggle, but the whole person and the lifetime of experience and wisdom.  Someone who understands the unique needs of older adults.

 

This is a space where your needs are not invisible or misunderstood -

where your whole self will be honored.

 

Caregiving Support

The role of primary caregiver can lead to physical, emotional, psychological, and financial strain.

It can also be the privilege of a lifetime full of love and moments of pure joy & connection.

 

This is a space for the stretched, the tired, the caregivers of the world. 

It is for those who are just starting their role as caregiver, who are still adjusting to a recent change in their loved one and find themselves anxiously anticipating what might lie ahead. And it is for those who have carried the weight of caregiving responsibility for years, who have utterly poured themselves out, seen it all and are ready to share about their experience and carve a tiny sliver of time just for themselves.  Support for the caregiver so they can continue to offer tender loving care to others, but not at the total expense of their own needs. 

 

This is a space for the hearts of service to be tended to. 

 

Helping Professionals

Even the most strong and resilient need their own methods of support. 

 

As helping professionals it can be hard to ask for our own help.  To trust that our privacy will be truly protected. To believe that we will still be respected as capable and professional even if we reveal the most vulnerable and messy parts of ourselves. 

 

This is a space where you can share the truth of you, where you will be protected and honored.  Where you can commit to caring for yourself and make room for your own healing and growth.  To be cared for in the way you care for others. The helpers of the world need and deserve their own safe spaces.  The helpers of the world deserve to be tended to. 

 

This a space for the helpers.

 
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Work With Me

Any questions?  Just ask.  I’d love to hear from you!

If you would like to learn more about what it’s like to work with me reach out today to schedule a free phone or video consultation. 

To schedule a consultation, you can click the button below or use the contact information at the bottom of the page to call or email.

During our initial consultation, I’ll answer any questions you might have and tell you more about my practice. It's basically an informal chat. 

If, after our chat, you decide you would like to schedule an appointment, I’ll email you intake documents to review and sign electronically. 

You will then receive an email reminder with the date and time of our first appointment. 

This email will include a link for our video session.  You will simply click the link to begin the session. 

And if you don’t consider yourself “tech savvy” - don’t worry!  Telehealth appointments are REALLY EASY, and we will work through any questions or glitches together.  You do not have to be tech savvy to experience the benefits of online counseling.  I'll help you along the way.

There are countless benefits to accessing services from the comfort of home.  If you would like to know more, just reach out. 

Just give it a try. You will know after a session or two if it’s the right fit for you.

I look forward to hearing from you!