• Treatment Philosophy

    Gil Institute is a community of professionals dedicated to providing research-informed,
    trauma-focused treatment to children, adolescents, and adults.

  • Trauma Recovery Services

    Gil Institute offers a variety of treatment approaches, modalities,
    and services. We can provide individual, group, couples, family
    and specialized parent-child therapies that focus on establishing
    or enhancing relationships.

  • Services for Children

    Gil Institute offers a variety of treatment approaches, modalities,
    and services. We can provide individual, group, couples, family
    and specialized parent-child therapies that focus on establishing
    or enhancing relationships.

  • Trauma Specialists

    Learn About Our Staff

    View detailed biographies of our founding partners,
    therapists, interns and residents.

    trauma specialists
  • Our Space

    Fairfax, VA

    See pictures and watch a guided tour of our facility.

  • Educational Services

    Dr. Gil's Starbright Training Institute

    Learn about our training, eductional and consultation services.

    Educational Services

REGIONAL CONFERENCE CO-SPONSORED BY STARBRIGHT TRAINING AND GIL INSTITUTE

 

SAVE THE DATE:  JUNE 9-11, 2017

5TH ANNUAL MID-ATLANTIC PLAY THERAPY TRAINING INSTITUTE

 

NEW! THERAPLAY TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT

Gil Institute is the regional training center for The Theraplay Institute

 

Level One and MIM

October 25-28, 2016

 

Group Theraplay

October 29, 2016

Theraplay Details and Registration

Unique Aspects of Our Approach

One of the distinguishing features of our clinical private practice is our willingness to be truly integrative of evidence-based approaches as well as promising trends that maximize our potential to be helpful to our clients.

Integrative

To be truly integrative is challenging in that clinicians require ongoing exposure to continuing education in the literature, workshops, conferences, and specialized trainings. You will see that commitment reflected in the brief biographical information related to our therapists, as well as the incorporation of programs such as Theraplay, Circle of Security Parenting Groups, and HEARTS.

Expressive

Gil Institute advocates for developmentally-appropriate services to young children, youth, and adults and utilize the expressive therapies (art, play, sand) to provide alternate forms of communication and expression.

Therapy

Our therapists highly value opportunities for clients to reflect on their work and to achieve shifts in perception which are well facilitated through the expressive arts within an anchored therapy relationship.

Team Profiles

Andrea Fisher, Psy.D

Dr. Andrea M. Fisher is a Clinical Psychologist licensed in the District of Columbia and Virginia.

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Teresa Mohr, LMFT

Teresa is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT).

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Andrea Driggs McLeod, LCSW, RPT-S

Andrea is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Virginia and Washington, D.C.

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Ashley Frank

Ashley Frank , Psy.D.

Ashley is currently a Resident in Psychology, working towards Virginia licensure in clinical psychology.

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Home page Expressive Arts
Expressive therapies invite, allow, and encourage externalizing of concerns through images and symbols, which can then be explored, felt, given voice, and eventually integrated.  Through this  process, traumatic memories can be acknowledged, managed in more adaptive ways, and transformed. The end result is that pain subsides, control is restored, and hope is activated for the future.” 


- Eliana Gil

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