Gilbert Bliss

LCSW-C

I believe in the power of relationship to help solve problems and create a healthy and balanced perspective.

Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Towson, MD

Contributor to American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
Services
  • Individual
  • Couples
  • Family

About My Clients

I work with people who are struggling with sadness, anger, loss and betrayal, as well as questions of meaning and purpose. Couples and families are groups who need compassionate attention and can use someone who can stay cool when the heat is on. There are many individuals who are wrestling with transitional issues, such as reconsidering their passions, or dealing with loss or unexpected disruptions in their lives. This requires respectful and gentle guidance.

My Background and Approach

My interest in counseling started as a volunteer when I was in college. From there, I went on to work in the Maryland prison system, mainly seeing people who had been involved with substance abuse. I also spent time in other occupations, including sales and carpentry, which has helped me understand the struggles of daily life. Since my return to psychotherapy as a profession, I have brought these experiences to bear in my work and have continued my own therapy in order to be prepared and available to the people with whom I work. Much of my work has been informed by my experience with my own family. Many people think that therapists must have had perfect lives, but the best ones I know, like myself, have had real experiences that help us understand the people we work with because of similar experiences.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

In recent years, I worked with a colleague to present information and understanding about race and racism, including White Privilege, to other therapists and interested parties. This was energized by an early involvement in civil rights in the 1960's and was part of a promise that I made to myself that I would, again, find a platform for these important issues. My family, friends and I have all contributed financially to Black Lives Matter. I have also had the benefit of being with people who have educated me about marginalization and intersectionality.

I have experience with the following
  • Multifaith

At A Glance

  • Experience: 13 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $150 - 150/session

Info

410-296-2986 Email Gilbert
200 East Joppa Road
Suite 206
Towson, MD 21286

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