About me

I am a licensed professional counselor in Alabama. I have worked with clients with a wide range of issues including anxiety, depression, OCD, panic disorder, social phobia, body image issues, addictions and co-occurring mental health disorders, PTSD, and victims of abuse and exploitation.

My counseling style is based on unconditional positive regard. I believe every client deserves a compassionate, non-judgmental environment to share their difficulties. I employ a number of techniques and modalities including cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, somatic and mindfulness techniques, and trauma-focussed therapy. All treatment is tailored to meet the individual need of each client.

My goal is to help each client achieve a healthier, happier, and more rewarding life. It would be my privilege to work with you!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Grief
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Abandonment , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Attachment Issues , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Gottman Method, Mindfulness Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 3

Services offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

AL LPC 4469


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Gina Helms. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Written on Jan 11, 2023 after therapy with Gina for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Gina is the best! Understanding, kind, offers genuine feedback and advice. Listens. I have felt much relief in having Gina as my confidant and sounding board.

Written on Jan 11, 2023 after therapy with Gina for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

Gina continues to assist me in my mental health journey . After every session, I walk away with a new piece of knowledge that ultimately helps me become a much healthier and happier person.

Written on Nov 21, 2022 after therapy with Gina for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and intimacy-related issues

Gina has been a huge part of my recovery from trauma. She is empathetic and caring but also holds me accountable. I feel safe and will recommend to anyone.

Written on Nov 07, 2022 after therapy with Gina for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, grief, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

Gina has always listened to me and really dug into my issues with me, almost in a big sister type of way. I cannot recommend her enough.

Written on Oct 04, 2022 after therapy with Gina for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning depression, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and bipolar disorder

brilliant is giving me a life for the first time i am 65 i couldnt recomend her more i hope that says it all i suffered from as long as my memery started at 3 i am now 65 62 years of suffering the only relief i ever had excellent

Written on Aug 31, 2022 after therapy with Gina for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

I've only had 1 session with my therapist, Gina, but I've already experienced support and guidance in managing stress. I'm excited and looking forward tomy next session with Gina!

Written on Aug 25, 2022 after therapy with Gina for 10 months on issues concerning grief, and parenting issues

Gina is very professional and listens intently and offers practical advice. I feel like I’m talking to a very supportive family member.

Written on Aug 21, 2022 after therapy with Gina for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

Gina knows my concerns and is working with me to come to peace with past trauma. She gives me simple insight and anecdotes to help along my way.

Written on Jun 23, 2022 after therapy with Gina for 8 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and family conflicts

Gina has been wonderful to work with. She is thoughtful and personable, and has helped me work through many issues that I thought I would have to just live with. I feel supported every time we talk, and I have the tools now to deal with situations that would have previously left me feeling embarrassed, angry, or unheard. I have a new found confidence thanks to Gina, and I would heartily recommend her to anyone seeking help with anxiety, depression, and perfectionism.

Written on Apr 26, 2022 after therapy with Gina for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and intimacy-related issues

Gina gave some very useful insight into a problem I had been dealing with for a long time. I wasn't sure how to proceed, but Gina gave me the tools necessary to move forward with a plan.

Written on Mar 06, 2022 after therapy with Gina for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, anger management, and coping with life changes

Gina listens and makes suggestions for tasks to work on before you meet again. I like this proactive approach.

Written on Jan 24, 2022 after therapy with Gina for 4 months on issues concerning grief, self esteem, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes

7 long years have gone by since my first (wrong) diagnosis and in all these years of in-person therapy I’ve never found a therapist who’s helped as much as Gina. Gina is incredible. She’s kind, understanding, she never made me feel judged, she’s been firm at times when she needed to, and was always there to help. I recommend her if you want to work hard. It’ll be worth it.

Written on Jan 08, 2022 after therapy with Gina for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and coping with life changes

Gina has helped me so much. When I first came to therapy, I was lost in a fog of trying to understand someone else's hurtful and irrational behaviors that had devastated me. In the very first session, she gave me insights that completely changed my outlook in a positive way. With her help, I'm taking my power back in my life, staying healthy, and changing my situation for the better. Without her help, I'm sure I would still be stuck trying to untangle a skein that had no end. I recommend her to anyone in a similar situation.

Written on Dec 17, 2021 after therapy with Gina for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, grief, and coping with life changes

Gina has been excellent.

Written on Nov 30, 2021 after therapy with Gina for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and anger management

Gina is wonderful!! Really enjoy our sessions and always get something out of them. Highly recommend!

Written on Oct 12, 2021 after therapy with Gina for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, anger management, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes

Gina is kind and compassionate. She is wise, understands underlying issues and reads between the lines. I’ve only started therapy with her but I feel like there is a safe place to be vulnerable and honest.

Written on Oct 07, 2021 after therapy with Gina for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, and self esteem

So far, a wonderful, understanding, and thoughtful therapist. Im already starting to feel better.

Written on Sep 13, 2021 after therapy with Gina for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and career difficulties

Very happy with her, i find our sessions very helpful and i love how easy it is to talk to her

Written on Sep 06, 2021 after therapy with Gina for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

She's very caring and takes the time to listen.

Work with me!