Philip Gnilka


Philip Gnilka


Telehealth Available
Professions: Counselor, Mental Health Counselor, Licensed Professional Counselor
License Status: I'm a certified professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Professional Counselor - 0701010755
Secondary Credential: LPCC - 11502
Billing and Insurance:

I don't currently accept insurance, but I can provide documentation if clients wish to submit to an insurance company for "out of network" benefit coverage

Fees: I offer free 15-minute consultations to prospective clients. My rates are comparable to out of network counseling sessions in the California and Virginia areas.
Free Initial Consultation
Weekend Availability
Evening Availability


2211 Post Street
Suite 300
San Francisco, California 94115
Arlington, Virginia 22201

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My Approach to Helping

About My Clients
My clients struggle as you do. They had a bad day and are still emotionally beating themselves up for a minor mistake. They constantly have thoughts they are not good enough or are a fraud. They are worried people are disappointed in them and their work. They are exhausted by all the negative thoughts they have, especially when things are not going perfectly. They are constantly struggling with negative feelings and thoughts, and they feel as they are running on empty.

My Background and Approach
Feeling engaged in your life, striving for excellence in your work, and feeling less self-critical is within your reach. I work with my clients to first understand more about the facts and myths about perfectionism, and that there is hope. Next, we work collaboratively to maintain high standards while also reducing that self-critical voice. I help my clients master a set of tools that they can use to reduce their self-criticalness and feel less exhausted in their lives. I have held a range of positions in the counseling field, and my experience as a tenured professor mentoring students in counseling approaches and theories reinforces my passion for helping individual clients directly. Most of my research is focused on perfectionism and stress management, and I am excited to share it with my clients.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests
A little about me! I am quite extroverted and enjoy going out with family and friends. I also love meeting new people. I have a particular passion for traveling and especially enjoy experiencing different countries and cultures. In my spare time besides traveling, I enjoy reading, spending time at the local coffee shop with my french bulldogs, Gnocchi and Ravioli, and trying new recipes (with the occasional craft cocktail) in the kitchen. If you want to keep that optimum performance in your life and banish that self-critical voice you hear, I’d love to help you get there. You don’t have to suffer. I can help. I want to make sure you find the best fit and make an informed decision before moving forward. To ensure a good match, I provide a free consultation which gives us a chance to get to know one another. This time is an opportunity for you to open up as much as you feel comfortable and I can let you know if I can be helpful.

More Info About My Practice

We utilize empirically validated approaches to treating anxiety disorders such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). While we cannot guarantee individual results, research has demonstrated many clients feel significant relief after 7-10 sessions.

We also use an evidenced-based approach that uses real-time input during counseling sessions called Feedback Informed Treatment (FIT). Research has consistently shown that clients and counselors who use FIT are 2.5 times more likely to benefit from counseling.

Taking the plunge to schedule that first session can be scary. We have the experience, expertise, and knowledge to help you find the best match in a counselor that can best help you.

How fulfilling would your life be if you could conquer anxiety and stress again?

You are worth giving it a try. You don’t have to suffer.

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Services I Provide

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

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Industries & Communities Served

  • Education
  • Entertainment Industry
  • LGBTQ+
  • Self-Employed and Freelance Professionals

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Perfectionism
  • Workplace Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT)
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REBT)
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)

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