Bonnie Gilliom

Bonnie Gilliom

Professions: Psychotherapy, Marriage & Family Therapy, Counselling
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LPC - 4705
Verified Credentials
1-800-651-8085 ext. 09299
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113 Steeplechase Rd
Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27514 - United States
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I help people work through their problems by examining their thought patterns, feeling and understanding their emotions, and accessing their strengths by removing psychological blocks.
When working with couples, I help them see how they are stuck, and, through learning to resolve conflict and communicate effectively, set goals for their relationship.

Email or Call Bonnie Gilliom at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 09299

More Info About My Practice

I am on most insurance panels. My office is in a peaceful setting off of Weaver Dairy Road in Chapel Hill. I can usually get people in for an appointment within a week.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

I feel especially confident in my work with couples. Because my approach is based on a developmental model, we can discover what the couple needs to do to break out of old patterns of interaction and differentiate to become two strong individuals who can communicate and care for each other without hostility or enmeshment. Based on Ellyn Bader's work, this approach moves the couple steadily toward resolving issues and learning skills rather than wandering around in the minefields of old resentments and dysfunctional patterns. I ask people to commit to six sessions in order to be able to reach the point of being able to set goals and gain practice, in session and out, in communicating consciously.

How Psychotherapy Can Help

Psychotherapy is helpful to people because it brings awareness into their lives. In the company of an objective and trained therapist, clients are able to break out of the isolation of their own psyches and share fears, relationship problems, and their conditioning and get in touch with their authentic selves. By examining automatic thoughts, clients are able to able to question their validity. Perhaps they are outdated. Perhaps they are based on inaccurate beliefs. By expressing emotions, they are able to understand their purpose and then learn when to act on them and when to honor but not be controlled by them. By developing an Observer Self, clients gain wisdom and strength. This is hard to do alone. The therapeutic relationship in an environment that is supportive, empathic, and insightful, is a tremendous springboard for growth.

Services I Provide

  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling

Ages I Work With

  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Groups I Work With

    Survivors of Trauma

Client Concerns Within Your Scope of Practice

  • Abandonment
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Bipolar
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Control Issues
  • Depression
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Fear
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Individuation
  • Irritability
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Post Traumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Shame
  • Stress
  • Trust Issues
  • Women's Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness

Types of Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy /REBT
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy
  • Mindfulness Based Interventions
  • Person Centered / Rogerian
  • Voice Dialogue

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