It takes courage to ask for help and I am here to support you on your journey! I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor for over 20 years and certified in Addictions and Employee Assistance Program. I have worked in a variety of workplace settings, dealing with communication, conflict, work life balance and career coaching. I have experience in treating a variety of issues ranging from anxiety, depression, family and marital concerns to addictions and stress management. Throughout my career, I have cultivated skills in addressing trauma, EMDR( Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), grieving, adoption and parenting issues. My style is warm and compassionate. My method is directive and solution focused, drawing on techniques from CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) and DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy). Together we will partner to set goals and develop an action plan to reach your desired outcome. Dare to achieve your dreams and aspirations in life!! It is an honor and a privilege to work with you! I frequently check messages and will work around your schedule.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Eating disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Attachment Issues, Body Image, Cancer, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dependent Personality, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Hoarding, Impulsivity, Isolation/Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Mood Disorders, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Post-traumatic Stress, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Imago Relationship Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
IL LCPC 180003169
Gina seeks not just to listen but to be a catalyst for change in the areas I need it most. She is supportive and compassionate and balances that well with setting realistic goals. Thank you, Gina!
Written on Jan 21, 2021 after therapy with Gina for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd