Betsy Gilpin, MS, LPC

“We don’t have to do all of it alone. We were never meant to.”
– Brene Brown
I treate people who are struggling with:
Anxiety, Depression, Domestic Violence/Abuse, Sexual Assault/Abuse, Trauma/PTSD, Women’s Issues, Stress, School/Work Issues, Parenting, Life Coaching, Weight Loss, Relationship/Family Issues, Behavioral Issues, Life Transitions, Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum, Low Self Esteem, Bipolar Disorder, Personality Disorders, Codependency, Grief/Loss, Spirituality, Substance Abuse/Addictions, Eating Disorders, Suicidal Ideation, Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD), Anger Management
I work with:
Toddlers/Preschool (4 to 6), Children (6 to 10), Preteens/Tweens (11 to 13), Adolescents/Teenagers (14 to 19), Adults
My approach includes:
Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Person-Centered, Mindfulness-Based, Play Therapy, Art Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Positive Psychology, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical (DBT), Eclectic, Coaching, Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), Strength Based, Trauma Focused, Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT), Career Counseling, Attachment-based, Family/Marital, Psychodynamic, Relational
I can see you at these locations:
Crystal Lake, Rockford

My Approach To Therapy:

I believe that a positive client/therapist relationship is the foundation of success in therapy. My role as a therapist is to create a safe and supportive environment, where clients feel comfortable to process the challenges they are facing.  To do this, I tailor sessions to meet each client’s needs and work alongside them to develop positive coping skills to overcome life’s obstacles. Using a creative approach to counseling, I incorporate interactive activities such as journaling, art, play and mindfulness, alongside traditional therapeutic interventions.  

My Specialties:

I work with individuals who are struggling with anxiety, depression, relationship/family issues, and trauma, among many other issues.  I have specialized training in sexual assault and domestic violence and have experience using play therapy with children, to help them explore their emotions in a language they can understand.

My Background:

I received a Master’s degree in Community Counseling from Argosy University and a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Illinois State University.  Prior to becoming a Licensed Professional Counselor, I taught in a Montessori school with an emphasis on early childhood education.