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Dr. Gillian Tibbetts

Postdoctoral Fellow

Gillian Tibbetts is a Postdoctoral Fellow working with children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families.  She believes in using a relational approach to cultivate a supportive, non-judgmental relationship that is built on trust and acceptance. She approaches therapy through an attachment lens, which helps clients gain personal understanding through exploring the ways that past experiences influence their current lives.  Dr. Tibbetts encourages and supports her clients in identifying and utilizing their strengths while acknowledging how the overlapping aspects of their lives—from their histories to their current relationships and family dynamics—influence the ways that they approach self-reflection, school, work, and relaxation.

Dr. Tibbetts has prior experience working with individuals of all ages in inpatient, community, and private practice settings. She is interested in helping individuals who are experiencing life transitions, relationship and parenting challenges, have experienced trauma or loss, and who are experiencing general dissatisfaction with one or more aspects of their current lives. She earned her Psy.D. and M.A. in Clinical Psychology from Adler University and her M.A. in Developmental Psychology from Trent University.  She is currently involved in several research projects in Canada and the United States focused on attachment, families, romantic relationships, and LGTBQ* issues.  She has presented at several international professional conferences and her research has been published in peer-reviewed academic journals.

  • Education
  • Psy.D. - Adler University, Chicago
  • M.A. - Trent University
  • B.A. - University of Ottawa
  • Affiliations
  • American Psychological Association
  • International Association for Relationship Research
  • Experience
  • Hoffman Estates Health & Human Services
  • Centered Therapy Chicago
  • Teen Parent Connection
  • Chicago Lakeshore Hospital