The Gil Institute team is committed to continuing services for children, adolescent, adults, and families throughout this national crisis. We remain open and available to both current clients and for new referrals.
In order to prioritize both physical safety and mental health, the Gil Institute team is prepared to provide HIPAA compliant telehealth services. We are busy adapting child and family services to include play and expressive arts interventions...creatively, confidentially and virtually. The additional layer of external stress on those already in recovery requires continuity of care to occur as seamlessly as possible.
We wish you all good physical and mental health throughout this difficult and uncertain time, Eliana Gil, Jen Shaw, and Myriam Goldin
For fax referral forms, please fax to the attention of our Intake Coordinator, Malvolia Gregory, at 1(703)-852-7954
It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.- Charles Darwin
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.