George E Tilley
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George E Tilley

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW
North Carolina Accepting Online
Wilmington Accepting In-person
Updated October 3, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Depression
  • LGBTQIA, gender, and sexuality topics

Professional statement

George Tilley is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker located in Wilmington, NC. He is passionate about helping clients find more fulfillment out of their journeys through life, whether that’s adding joy into daily routines or deepening a sense of connection with others. Many of George's clients suffer from mood disorders such as anxiety or depression. George also supports men who would like to better understand their identities and the various roles of masculinity. He provides excellent therapy services for clients of all backgrounds and ages.

George's approach in session with clients draws from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). He teaches clients how to identify negative thought patterns that lead to distress, including cognitive distortions. Clients then learn how to avoid those harmful thoughts and build healthy habits mentally, emotionally, and behaviorally. He also enjoys bringing mindfulness practices into his work with clients. Mindfulness is a tool to grow a client’s awareness of self, which is beneficial when processing through difficult emotions.

George earned his Master’s degree in Social Work from Columbia University. He has experience in diverse mental health settings. His Humanistic practice philosophy means that he sees each client as an individual with unique strengths, strengths which can be harnessed in therapy. He creates a warm, open atmosphere for clients as they take control of their journeys.


Message to clients

My therapy office is a No Judgement Zone. It is a safe place for someone to receive the help that is needed. I have been a therapist for over 30 years working in New York City and Wilmington, North Carolina. I have worked with varied populations and problems utilizing primarily Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Mindfulness. Therapy is a journey to better future.


Specialties

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

Bipolar disorder - Developing coping and preventive strategies to stabilize extreme mood swings, including manic and depressive episodes; increasing effective strategies to regulate emotions and maintain a healthy daily routine

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

LGBTQIA, gender, and sexuality topics - Exploring topics of sexuality, gender, and identity; coping with discrimination and oppression; navigating relationship, family, and cultural challenges




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Medicare
  • United Healthcare

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $120 (55min)
  • Initial session: $250 (90min)
  • Couples sessions: $150 (60min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Direct billing
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • PayPal
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Every other week
  • As needed

Location(s)

Online Sessions (North Carolina)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 10am-6pm
  • Tue 10am-5pm
  • Wed 10am-5pm
  • Thu 10am-6pm
  • Fri 10am-5pm
  • Sat Please inquire about hours
  • Sun Closed

Wilmington practice
313 Walnut Street, Suite 103, Wilmington, North Carolina 28401
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 10am-6pm
  • Tue 10am-6pm
  • Wed 10am-6pm
  • Thu 10am-6pm
  • Fri 10am-6pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 32 years

Private Practice, Psychotherapist, 1999 - 2021

Columbia University of Social Work NY, NY, MSSW, 1989


Licensure

North Carolina: C003070


Languages

English