I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with over 5 years of experience working in the substance abuse/addiction field and in private practice. Currently I am the Clinical Director of a substance abuse facility, and operate a small private practice. I have helped clients with a variety of issues including substance abuse, trauma, process/cross addictions, eating disorders, anxiety, depression, mood disorders, ADHD, OCD, relationship and family issues, stress, phase of life issues, low self-esteem, and personality disorders. I have also had a lot of experience working with many different cultures and pride myself on being highly culturally sensitive and knowledgeable.
My approach to therapy is warm yet direct. I enjoy encouraging and empowering my clients to make positive changes in their lives. I provide a non-bias, non-judgmental atmosphere, and supportive atmosphere. I utilize a variety of different theories and techniques including CBT, DBT, motivational interviewing, Rapid Trauma Resolution, solution-focused therapy, positive psychology, family and couples counseling, and more. I maintain several certifications and have been trained in specific therapies including: Mastered Certified Addiction Professional; Internationally Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor; Advanced Certified Relapse Prevention Specialist; Rapid Trauma Resolution w/Clinical Hypnosis; Gottman Couples Therapy, Level 1 Certified; DBT skills, and EMDR.
I commend anyone who is looking to better themselves. It takes courage to seek for a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you. I look forward to working with you!
Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coping with life changes, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Attachment Issues, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Dependent Personality, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Expats, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
FL LMHC MH15192
WI LPC 10431 - 125
NJ LPC 37PC00889000
I love speaking with Genna! She is always so kind and respectful
Written on Sep 13, 2023 after therapy with Genna for 2 years and 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and self esteem
Genna is very helpful. She's straight forward and honest with me. I appreciate her.
Written on Jul 19, 2023 after therapy with Genna for 2 weeks on issues concerning addictions, coaching, and adhd
Therapy has been very helpful! I enjoy working with Genna.
Written on May 14, 2023 after therapy with Genna for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes
Genna and I started off on the right foot. She was caring and listened to my issues while giving ne meaningful work to address outside of our meetings. It felt like she truly cared about my well-being, and I was happy to see what a few more months would bring. When we started getting into more sensitive parts of my past, We had some differences with our schedule. One week, Genna misunderstood my comments and was a no-show to one of our meetings and another week. I answered her too late and missed a slot. At this point, Jenna was all too quick to give up on our sessions. Meanwhile, my past was now on the center of my mind while I was dealing with an influx of new incoming problems, and having my therapist give up on me was not a great feeling. She did not want to continue our sessions which made me feel like she did not care about helping me improve overall . I have found myself really frustrated with this and tried to come up with better solution, I suggested what if we meet at the same time on a weekly basis or what else could I do in order to keep her as my therapist, but she had no interest in doing so. She even said there was no need to go back and forth and she had a waitlist. It made me feel like a number. My only complaint would be that it did not seem like her care was enduring but If your schedule is more open, and you are more willing to adapt to her you will be in a better position than I was. Like I said she is a great listener and will give you meaningful work if you are willing to put it in. I would only wish her and her clients luck in the future!
Written on Feb 26, 2023 after therapy with Genna for 2 months on issues concerning depression, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd
She is great!
Written on Dec 07, 2022 after therapy with Genna for 2 weeks on issues concerning trauma and abuse
I think she deserves a raise, because of all of the crap that I must put her through (as well as any other clients) . She's greatly appreciated.
Written on Oct 05, 2022 after therapy with Genna for 2 years and 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd