Philip Gnilka (he/him/his)

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I help highly productive professionals feel less anxious and self-critical about themselves and their work.

Licensed Professional Counselor in Richmond, VA

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  • Individual
  • Couples
  • Adolescent/Teen

About My Clients

My clients are very hard working, have a long track record of success, and care deeply about their work, friends, and family. Even so, life can be challenging. Many of my clients had a bad day and are still emotionally beating themselves up for minor mistakes. They constantly replay what they should have done differently sometimes for days and weeks at a time. They become frustrated they cannot let go of this self-criticalness and even have thoughts they are not good enough or are a fraud.

My Background and Approach

Feeling engaged in your life, striving for excellence in your work, feeling loved and supported, and feeling anxious free and less self-critical is within your reach. We work with our clients to first understand what drives them to achieve, and that there is hope. Next, we work collaboratively realizing solutions to maintaining their high performance while replacing that self-critical voice that criticizes their work into one that becomes supportive. I help my clients master a set of tools that they can use to help reduce the self-criticalness and anxiety they feel and lead to a calmer more focused life. I have held a range of positions in the counseling field, and my experience as a tenured professor mentoring students in counseling approaches and theories reinforces my passion for helping individual clients directly. Most of my research is focused on perfectionism and stress management, and I am excited to share it with my clients.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

A little about me! I am quite extroverted and enjoy going out with family and friends. I also love meeting new people. I have a particular passion for traveling and especially enjoy experiencing different countries and cultures. In my spare time besides traveling, I enjoy reading, spending time at the local coffee shop with my French Bulldogs, Gnocchi and Ravioli, and trying new recipes (with the occasional craft cocktail) in the kitchen. If you want to keep that optimum performance in your life and banish that self critical voice you hear, I’d love to help you get there. You don’t have to suffer. I can help. I want to make sure you find the best fit and make an informed decision before moving forward. To ensure a good match, I provide a free consultation which gives us a chance to get to know one another. This time is an opportunity for you to open up as much as you feel comfortable and I can let you know if I can be helpful.

I offer online counseling in the following states:

At A Glance

  • Experience: 7 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $175 - 230/session

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