Dunya Gilmore, Therapist in California — Zencare
Dunya Helene Gilmore
Zencare Vetted

Dunya Helene Gilmore

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT
California Accepting Online
Updated February 3, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Existential crisis & challenges
  • Divorce & separation
  • Family issues
  • Adjustment difficulties & disorders
  • Anxiety
  • Depression

Professional statement

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.

Message to clients

You are struggling with challenges affecting your relationships, work and personal life. Despite trying to "fix" the problems, they don't go away, and you seek clarification and forward movement to get yourself back on track. Complex, yet common, issues around love, family, purpose in life, and doing what truly makes you happy have become overwhelming and you’re ready to do something different.

I strategically tailor sessions towards the breaking of old patterns that do not serve you anymore while facilitating the creation and maintanence of new patterns that blend naturally into your goals. With the firm belief that timing is everything, each strategy and session is tailored to fit your needs at any given time. Our time together will be collaborative and exploratory, with your needs and purpose guiding the therapeutic process. Emotional safety and the freedom to explore your deepest emotions, organize your thoughts, and decipher your experiences will lead your evolution within relationship to yourself and others. Given this knowledge, you will create and activate new patterns of communicating, and your relationships will become more fulfilling in every way, day after day.


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


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


Dunya Gilmore is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $185 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $120 - $185
  • Initial session: $185 (50min)
  • Consulting/Psychoeducation: $100 (30min)
  • Walk and Talk: $185 (50min)

Additional session information

Payment options
  • Cash
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • Venmo
  • Zelle
Session frequency

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

  • Multiple times a week
  • As needed
Therapist's note

Please talk to me about longer Walk and Talk sessions if you are interested in this option.


Online Sessions (California)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 8am - 7:30pm last appt of the day.
  • Tue 8am - 7:30pm last appt of the day.
  • Wed 8am - 7:30pm last appt of the day.
  • Thu 8am - 7:30pm last appt of the day.
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

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


California: 111345