Hello. My name is Tanyka Gilbert. I am the owner of Behind The Veil Consultations, Pllc, otherwise known as BTV. BTV is more than a professional milestone. It is a place, a safe place designed for those who are dealing with real life matters, to come, be heard, be understood, find strength and encouragement, and begin the healing process to be made whole-mind, body, spirit and soul.
I firmly believe that both personal and professional experiences have equipped me to follow my God given path to being a change agent for healing. I can attest first hand to the emotional, spiritual and even psychological wounding that sexual and relational brokenness has on individuals, marriages and families. I am not only a therapist who works with those impacted by such wounding; I have personally experienced the great healing and transformation that takes place when one chooses to walk the journey of healing from those wounds.
It is the compilation of life experiences, both joyful and challenging, that have not only inspired me, but propelled me to offer therapeutic services. My desire is to assist in empowering others to know that no matter what pain or challenging circumstance they experience, they CAN experience beauty for their ashes, exchange their sorrow for joy, and live life to the full.
I hold a Master’s of Social Work degree from Howard University, and a Bachelors of Science degree in Criminal Justice from West Chester University. Throughout my social work career, I have served in various capacities such as a Child Protective Services (CPS) investigator in the District of Columbia; Baltimore City Department of Social Services Social Work Supervisor; within management and as a trainer for a treatment foster care organization, as well as serving as a Supervisor for a Christian counseling agency, and today, owning and operating a private practice. I am not only gifted but passionate about working with spouses of those affected by Sexual Brokenness (sexual addictions in various forms, unwanted same-sex attractions, affairs, multiple affairs, etc).
I am a Licensed Certified Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in five states; Maryland, Pennsylvania, Georgia, Ohio and Virginia. I am also a certified PREPARE/ENRICH pre-marital/marital counselor. I am currently working towards certification as a Sexual Recovery Therapist, through the American Association for Sex Addiction Therapy. My professional organizations include the National Association of Social Workers (NASW), the American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC), and the National Association of Professional Women.