With all the different types of counseling these days, the search for the right therapist to meet your specific needs can be difficult if you are uncertain about what you need.  There is a difference between counseling and psychotherapy yet many professionals practice both.  Counselors are trained to provide help with defining problems, decision making, advice and guidance.  Psychotherapy involves behavioral therapy techniques to improve physical and psychological well-being while building awareness that can help individuals discover sources of mental and emotional pain and work towards the healing process.  Psychotherapy can be of help with a variety of issues such as anxiety, anger, panic attacks, relationship problems, nightmares, insomnia and many other issues and emotions.

Gillian Vik of Madison Valley Counseling offers a compassionate and encouraging approach to help people work through the changing process in their lives while providing emotional support for those individuals and their families.

As a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Gillian received her Bachelors Degree from Fairhaven College and holds a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology with Emphasis in Depth Psychology. As an experienced therapist, Gillian has additional training in trauma disorders and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy.  Participating in consultations and supervision with other mental health counselors ensures that Gillian provides the highest quality therapy and participates in her own therapy on an ongoing basis.  Since 2007, her private practice is based in Seattle, Washington where she counsels individuals in all types of life transitions and situations for group and individual sessions.

For more info about Gillian Vik and her private practice, go to: http://www.madisonvalleycounseling.com