Practice Specialties

  • Christian Divorce Counseling
  • Chronic or Terminal Illness Christian Counseling
  • Church Conflict Christian Counseling
  • Counseling for Families Affected by Disability
  • Couples Christian Counseling
  • Domestic Violence Christian Counseling
  • Grief and Bereavement Christian Counseling
  • Life Coach Counseling and Consultation
  • Marriage and Family Christian Counseling
  • Personality Disorders
  • Pornography and Sexual Addictions
  • Senior Adult Christian Counseling
  • Sex and Intimacy Christian Counseling
  • Stress Anxiety Depression Christian Counseling
  • Substance Abuse and Addictions Christian Counseling
  • Teen Christian Counseling

About

90 MINUTE SESSIONS:

Why do you provide 90 minute sessions to all of your clients?

Reverend Gibson has over 33 years of experience in counseling all ages of men and women and as a result, has developed counseling services that are more tailored and effective for the individual client. The first change includes providing sessions that are 90 minutes in length, or longer in some cases.

Why do you maintain a library for clients?

Another key to helping clients succeed in counseling is to provide them with as much information as possible about the problems they are dealing with. Reverend Gibson learned years ago that one of the quickest ways to absorb a large amount of material from books is to listen to them on audio CD's. Especially while driving around town, given the many hours of time taken for this otherwise wasted time, listening to audio CD's in the car while driving 10, 15 or more hours every week, amounts to a lot of education! Reverend Gibson therefore maintains a library of audio CD's and a few DVD's that clients may check out and listen to in between appointments.

The CD's cover a wide range of topics from ADHD, Parenting, Communication on Mars and Venus, Trauma and Abuse, Addictions, PTSD, and many other areas in the library of over 600 CD's.

Since 1980, Reverend Gibson has pursued a bi-vocational path as an ordained minister and a therapist. In the early 1980's Reverend Gibson served at Northwest Community Church in Glendale, AZ in the Counseling and Discipleship department and Shepherding the Junior High Ministry. He later added work as a Behavioral Health Therapist at long term Residential Treatment facilities for children and adolescents and Camelback Hospitals, an in-patient psychiatric hospital. Part of his responsibilities at the hospital included teaching chemical dependency education, co-presenting seminars to members of the clergy on blended families and teaching parenting classes. By 1989, Reverend Gibson was working with the Arizona Baptist Children's Services providing intensive in-home counseling services for qualified families, children and adolescents.

At the urging of several psychiatrists working in the state system of mental health, Reverend Gibson began a private practice on a part-time basis in 1990 and went full time by 1992, providing out-patient services, following clients admitted to in-patient facilities and teaching parenting classes.

In the mid-1990's following additional education and training, Reverend Gibson's practice became predominately treating girls and women who had been abused sexuality and physically. Working with victims of trauma, PTSD, became an area of specialization that he continues to expand upon, including veterans suffering from the symptoms of trauma and many other ailments who need a full range of services and help in some very basic areas of life.

Reverend Gibson devotes part of his time to a ministry that works frequently with the working poor, low income and veterans in need of legal services, counseling and support to simply carry on.

Working occasionally for attorneys and various courts throughout his career, Reverend Gibson continued his education in the area of Family Court, child custody and high conflict divorce cases, in the late 1990's while gradually providing more services in the area of forensic psychotherapy. When he began to receive an increasing caseload from Family Court he sought and worked under the supervision of one of Arizona's top Child Custody Evaluators for over four years. In 2003 he was asked to join the Mental Health Committee of the Superior Court in Maricopa County.

Reverend Gibson has also served as an adjunct professor at several colleges such as Arizona College of the Bible and the Maricopa Community Colleges where he taught psychology courses.

These are only a sample of Reverend Gibson's work experience over the last thirty three years. Please call or email him if you

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