Joe Gilbert, LPC
North Carolina Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified Mindfulness Meditation Teacher
Joe has been practicing counseling since 2004. His approach is rooted in person-centered counseling and in his training as a meditation teacher. He works primarily with people who are navigating challenging life transitions, grief and loss, depression and anxiety, and spiritual inquiry.
Joe views counseling as a collaborative process, and he will meet you right where you are, as you are. He sees himself as a sincere fellow traveler who is honored to walk with you through the joys and sorrows of this mystery we call life.
His approach to counseling is warm, genuine, and welcoming of everything that shows up in our lives. He invites you to join him for a free consultation and a cup of tea.
Pointers to Joe's Counseling Style
"The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change." --Carl Rogers
"Being human is not about being any one particular way; it is about being as life creates you—with your own particular strengths and weaknesses, gifts and challenges, quirks and oddities." --Kristin Neff
"There is nothing ultimately to cling to in this world. However, life is not to be rejected. It is here. And as long as it is here and we are here, we can make the best use of it." --Dipa Ma
"There is nothing wrong with grief. Grief is an aspect of love. Let it be as it is. Be humbled by it. Then it is a great teacher." --Gangaji
"If I ever go looking for my heart's desire again, I won't look any further than my own backyard; because if it isn't there, I never really lost it to begin with." --Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz
"Meditation is a social and political act. Listening and not-doing are actions far more powerful than most of us have yet begun to realize." --Joan Tollifson
"Your vision will become clear when you look into your heart. Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks within, awakens." --Carl Jung
"There is a Presence that is unnameable which thought cannot touch. It is not your possession; it is what you are." --Adyashanti