Dunya is a licensed Marriage Family Therapist working with adults and couples in private practice. She has been an educator, parent and psychotherapist for over 30 years in total. Dunya offers house call and remote sessions, often using mindfulness though motion (Walk and Talk therapy) when meeting in person.
Dunya's orientation is humanistic and person centered to help you gain insight, awareness on your terms and in your own time. Her practice is founded on strategic blending of relational, cognitive and strategic therapies through an emotionally oriented and solution focused lens. Dunya's style stems from real life experience encapsulating the knowledge, humor and insight to help you unlock and let go. Dunya's approach is facilitated through an intentional, flexible and reflective theraputic process and modeling positive communication to increase your awareness and help you gain insight into the thoughts, feelings and behaviors you wish to change.
In addition to addressing depression, anxiety and life challenges, Dunya encourages you to change your stories to create new outcomes. She holds a specialty in trauma informed care, with emphasis on severe mental health disorders, childhood trauma, assault, and the perceptions, intensity of emotions, realities, confusion, sense of self, fears and the difficulties relating to others that is often associated with these intense experiences. She will help you identify your honest feelings about yourself, your life, the people you care for, and establish new patterns of relating to yourself in order to have the relationships you truly want and deserve. Let's bring the real "issue" out into the open, look at it, change it and change your life for the better.
Existential crisis & challenges - Supportive exploration of meaning and purpose in one’s life; finding one’s path in the face of existential anxiety, dread, and feelings of meaninglessness
Divorce & separation - Questioning or feeling unsatisfied in your relationship; contemplation and navigation of separation; addressing issues of power, voice, and communication challenges
Family issues - Promoting communication and supporting family members to address challenges and reduce conflict and distress
Adjustment difficulties & disorders - Support around adapting to new and/or challenging life circumstances; skill-building for improved stress management and reduction of anxiety.
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life
Dunya Gilmore is not in-network with any insurances.
Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.
Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.
Please talk to me about longer Walk and Talk sessions if you are interested in this option.
Years of Experience: 7 years
Babylon Health, Psychotherapist, 2021 - Present
Marin Housing Authority, Clinical Supervisor, 2017 - 2021
Center for Domestic Peace, Psychotherapist and Crisis Counselor, 2009 - 2019
Homeward Bound of Marin, Psychotherapist , 2013 - 2015
Dominican University, MS Counseling Psychology, 2015
Dominican University, BS Psychology, 2013
College of Marin, Early Childhood Education, 1989