G. GIL MINOR, MA, LPC


Therapist

Pronouns: He/Him/His
Locations:
Andersonville & The Loop
Languages I Speak: English

Not Accepting New Clients

AREAS OF FOCUS

  • Alcohol & Substance Use
  • Anxiety, OCD & Panic Attacks
  • Anger Management
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Family & Relationship Conflict
  • Gender Exploration, Expression & Identity Affirmation
  • Grief & Loss
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders (Bipolar, Depression, Major Depression)
  • Personality Disorders (Antisocial, Borderline, etc.)
  • Social & Restorative Justice
  • Self-Harm & Suicidal Ideation
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Transgender & Transitioning
  • Trauma & PTSD
  • Veterans’ Issues

TYPES OF THERAPY

Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Psychotherapy, Gestalt Therapy, Group Therapy, Humanistic Psychology,  Internal Family Systems (IFS), Mindfulness-Based Interventions, Narrative Therapy, Object Relations, Person-Centered Therapy (Rogerian Therapy), Positive Psychology / Psychotherapy, Psychoanalytic / Psychodynamic, Relational-Cultural Psychotherapy, Self-Acceptance Training, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT).

CLIENTS I WORK WITH

  • Families (Chosen, Family of Origin, Single Parents)
  • Individuals (Adults, Seniors)
  • Relationships (Couples, Open, Polyamorous/Polycule,  Separation/Divorce)

PHILOSOPHY

I aim to develop trust and safety in the therapeutic relationship, and to meet people wherever they presently sit on the continuum of identity development and self-acceptance. I firmly believe each person is the expert on their own experience, and cultivate a non-judgmental and welcoming space in the therapy room. I encourage and empower my clients to nurture and develop the internal and external resources they already possess, and to use those to cope with difficulties and struggles. I am passionate about working within the LGBTQ+ communities, and helping folks explore authenticity, leading them to create meaning and find value in their daily lives.

THERAPY WITH ME

I work collaboratively with clients, incorporate body awareness, mindfulness, and a bit of humor, among other things. I guide my clients through the processes of integrating their held identities and navigating their connections to other people and the world around them in order to promote psychological well-being. Working with me, a client can expect to feel as though they are heard and cared for and that the therapy space is safe and non-judgmental. My integrative approach combines utilization of humanistic theory and real life experience to guide the healing and growth process. I encourage and empower clients to have agency in the process and work to help the client define and establish what success in the therapeutic space looks like.

EDUCATION & TRAINING

License:

  • Licensed Professional Counselor (License No. 178014386)
    Practicing under the supervision of Dr. Jamie Gayle, PhD-L (License No. 071007587)

Degrees:

  • MA in Counseling Psychology, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
  • BA in History, Virginia Military Institute

Certifications:

  • Executive Education Program, Mendoza College of Business, University of Notre Dame
  • Executive Education Program, Ross School of Business, University of Michigan
  • Executive Education Program, Darden School of Business, University of Virginia

HONORS & RECOGNITION

  • Distinguished Graduate Recipient, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology