About Thomas E. Gill, MA.NCC.LCPC

Thomas (Tom) is a graduate of York University (BA hons, psychology) in Toronto Ontario and Wheaton Graduate School (MA high hon, clinical psychology) in Wheaton Illinois. He also attended Moody Bible Institute, Chicago where he studied bible and aviation. Tom is a National Certified Counselor and a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the state of Illinois.

Tom has been in full-time private since 1996, working as an independent practitioner and an associate with DeMerchant and Associates, Wheaton, Illinois. That experience was preceded by his work at DuPage County Department of Mental Health, where he worked for eleven years. Tom is also an adjunct instructor at Wheaton Graduate School, Clinical Psychology Department.

Tom's experience and expertise includes both inpatient and outpatient addictions counseling, marital therapy, anxiety disorders, critical incident stress debriefing and intervention, conflict resolution, psychological assessments, consulting with Evangelical Christian mission agencies and providing candidate assessments, and various workshops and seminars ministering to missionaries from around the world. Tom has ministered with at least seven different mission organizations in multiple continents.

Tom utilizes what most people would recognize as a Cognitive Behavioral approach in therapy, while constantly integrating Christian principles and including biblical references and prayer as appropriate, determined individually on a patient- by- patient basis.

Tom is a certified Highlands Ability Battery (Highlandsco.com) affiliate and uses this exceedingly valuable and effective tool extensively while working with high school and college students as well as adults who may be in a transition stage between employments, or considering such a transition.