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Gina Helms, LPC

Stress, Anxiety Addictions Trauma and abuse Grief Depression
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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!

Professional experience

3yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: 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, Avoidant Personality, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dependent Personality, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Narcissism, 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-Harm, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Somatization, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues

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

License information

AL LPC 4469


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.

I love her, find her very helpful and kind

Written on Apr 18, 2023 after therapy with Gina for 1 year and 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and career difficulties

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 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

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

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 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 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 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

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 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