As a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, I collaborate actively with my clients to create a unique, highly beneficial therapeutic experience that generates positive movement and progress in their lives. I am very passionate about providing others with opportunities to feel safe and comfortable enough to explore who they are and who they want to be. My goal is to help you become an empowered agent of change in your own life. With the right skills and support, we are all capable of living healthier and more satisfying lives.
Some of my areas of specialization include relationship issues, depression, anxiety, substance abuse, motivation and self-esteem. Most importantly, I believe in treating the individual as a whole, and this often means attending to numerous types of struggles. In short, I specialize in treating complex and unique individuals!
There are some key factors that tend to ensure a successful therapeutic experience, including feeling connected to your therapist, feeling heard and understood, and feeling respected as an individual with inherent gifts and strengths. I do everything in my power to create that type of experience so growth and transformation take place.
Some of the tools I use to help clients include CBT, client-centered interventions (aka: the wonderful work introduced to us by Carl Rogers), and existential therapy (an exploration of the individual's sense of meaning, purpose and individual motivations). Most importantly, I try to figure out what each client needs, and I select interventions based on their personalities and the specific issues they are dealing with.
I'm looking forward to learning more about you so we can figure out together how therapy can help you!
- Stress, Anxiety
I also have experience in LGBT, Family, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related, Parenting, Anger, Self esteem, Career, Bipolar
LMFT #53171 (Expires: 2018-04-30)
Gina has been an incredible help to me in a very difficult time. I began working with her a few months ago, after the unexpected ending of a 15 year love relationship and the subsequent starting of a new a difficult professional endeavor. I was having extreme anxiety along with depression. Gina has helped me navigate some heavy emotions and cheers me on as I continue to transition my life and grow personally and professionally.
Gina is amazing - from our first session I felt understood and relaxed knowing she could see through all the issues I have found and provide advice and clarity.
I have found Gina's insight to be very thought-provoking and helpful. I have not worked with her for too long at this point, but have found instant traction with her. I am looking forward to continuing our work together.