Deanna Gibson, Therapist in Illinois — Zencare
Deanna  Gibson
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Deanna Gibson


Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW
Illinois Accepting Online
Updated July 17, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Adoption & foster care
  • Anxiety
  • Loss, grief, and bereavement
  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Sexual harassment & assault
  • Trauma

Professional statement

Deanna Gibson is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, with 9 years of experience in counseling, teaching, and advocacy for youth homelessness. Deanna received her Master’s Degree in 2013 from Loyola University in Social Work, with a focus on Children and Families. She personalizes the counseling experience, using a combination of Solution-Focused, Cognitive Behavior, and Narrative Therapy. Deanna ensures that all services have a humanistic and holistic foundation. She enjoys working with people who desire to see change in their life and helping them reach it. She started Rising Phoenix Counseling, PLLC in 2022, as a way to meet the growing need for mental health services in the Black community.

Message to clients

Do you find yourself feeling so anxious that it's affecting your functioning? Have you experienced something traumatic and need help processing it? Maybe you're facing a life transition and thinking of your next move. Are you grieving the loss of a loved one? I may be the therapist for you! If you need help getting your voice or your life back, contact me! If you have an idea of how you want your life to be and need help getting there, contact me! If you're experiencing feelings you don't quite understand, contact me! Rising Phoenix Counseling is ready to help you rise today!


Adoption & foster care - Support around pre- and post-adoption challenges including family dynamics, challenging behaviors, attachment issues, and navigation of the child welfare system or adoption agencies

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Loss, grief, and bereavement - Emotionally preparing for the anticipated passing of a loved one; managing feelings and reactions to a death or loss of significance; support during the process of healing and acceptance

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - Healing painful experiences and memories from the past

Sexual harassment & assault - Caring support along the pathway to safety, wellbeing, and healing for survivors of sexual abuse and assault

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse


  • Adults (24+)
  • Parents
  • Young adults (18-24)
  • Loveland Therapy Fund Clients


  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Oscar Health
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • United Healthcare

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $115 (50min)


Online Sessions (Illinois)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9am-4pm
  • Tue 9am-4pm
  • Wed 9am-4pm
  • Thu 9am-4pm
  • Fri 9am-4pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 9 years

Loyola University Chicago, Masters , 2013


Illinois: 149.020528