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Counseling Services &
Mindfulness Meditation


Big Creek, Great Smoky Mountains

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I'm Joe Gilbert. I offer individual counseling for adults in Hillsborough, NC and online. If you are sad, afraid, grieving, confused or exhausted I am here to offer my support. Please come as you are. I offer free consultations where I invite you to rest, ask questions and see if we will be a good fit. 

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Joe Gilbert

Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor &
Certified Mindfulness Meditation Teacher 

I am incredibly grateful to have served the Triangle area as a licensed counselor since 2005.

I studied psychology at NC State and was trained as a counselor at Penn State with a focus on Rehabilitation Counseling. My training was rooted in Person-Centered Counseling and the work of Carl Rogers. I wouldn't be where I am without all the wonderful teachers who have shared their wisdom with me along the way.


Counseling Approach

While the foundation of my counseling approach is person-centered counseling, I often resource from other theories and practices, including cognitive-behavioral therapy, trauma-informed mindfulness, narrative therapy, existential therapy and contemplative spirituality. My approach has also been strongly influenced by my training and personal experience in mindfulness meditation.


I see counseling as a collaborative process, more of an art than a science. I recommend consulting with at least a few different counselors to determine who will be the best fit for you.  


"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, The Wizard of Oz  

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Meditation Group

Third Saturday, Monthly


@Cedar Walk Wellness Center

"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

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"Our refuge is not outside ourselves, not somewhere in the future--it is always and already here."
- Tara Brach

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