Hello. I am a licensed mental health counselor in the state of Iowa. I have over 11 years of experience working with individuals of varying ages to overcome everyday life challenges. I have experience with those struggling with depression, anxiety, /trauma, family and/or parenting issues as well as relationship and career concerns.
My treatment approach is open and honest. I will incorporate cognitive-behavioral , rational-emotive and client centered approaches with skill training in mindfulness activities to help clients feel more grounded and calm. However, I am always focused on what the needs of the client are and will individualize to the clients specific needs. I do have specialized training in EMDR and Play therapy techniques. EMDR is a treatment for trauma related issues and Play therapy techniques involve utilizing play as a way to process through feelings and trauma.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Bipolar disorder
Addictions , LGBT , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties Read more...
IA LMHC 001293
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I have been with Gina for a while now and couldn't ask for a better therapist.
Gina is thoughtful, kind, supportive, and very knowledgeable. She is patient when I need her to be and not afraid to be direct when necessary. She's relatable and non-judgmental, making one feel very comfortable to discuss and share regarding uncomfortable topics and situations. Would totally recommend her to anyone who needs therapy but wants to feel like you're just hanging out having coffee with a friend.
Gina is thoughtful and genuine. She provides valuable tools and resources to help me navigate my world.
I've been with Gina for over 1 year now. She has been every important to me with her patience, experience and her heart felt concern. She allows me to vent, talk about my issues and has solutions, and shares tools to help.
She has ways to contact her and checks in on me often. Gina is flexible and responds in a timely manner. With her help, I have improved with my depression and anxiety.
Gina has been a great help getting through some really tough personal situations. She really helps you work through the problems and helps you analyze them. It has been extremely great working with her, I look forward to our sessions.
Out of the counselors that I have had, Gina seems to be the most invested and understanding.
Definitely a great and friendly person!
Thank you you have helped me tremendously
Gina has always made me feel safe to honestly speak what is on my mind. She speaks positive truths with me, and helps me to work through the negatives.
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Very helpful with talking me through current stressors!
Gina has been wonderful for me. All the things I THOUGHT were my problem and I was stuck on ended up not being it at all. Talking it out with her and having these realizations has given me so much peace. She’s had me do worksheets which have been helpful in pinpointing other problems because I see them. I’ve also learned that a lot of this is just brain based as opposed to how I’ve always had negative self talk saying I should’ve been over things already. Since I’m finally working through the problem instead of pushing against it, my overall happiness has skyrocketed and my interactions have become much more positive.
Gina is very understanding and listens very well. She has multiple ways to contact her and she always checks in with you. She responds in a timely manner as well.
Gina has been extremely helpful. With her help, I have been able to get back to my better self and see what was getting in the way. I am working on tools and ways to break through and be happier and more emotionally stable with her. Thanks Gina!
The work she and I have done on boundaries in both my work and personal life these past five months has been incredibly productive. But more importantly, it has created room for me to really look at where I need to do my own emotional work. And now, she and I are shifting gears to that work. . . I LOVE her.
Gina has been helpful through this process. She asks thoughtful questions and challenges me with goals we come up with together. She is responsive when I message her and I've found the video sessions most helpful.
Gina has provided thoughtful, compassionate responses to my messages. She is always prompt in replying. I appreciate the new perspectives and points-of-view she offers. She gives practical advice and suggestions.
She's very understanding and reassuring and I feel like she actually knows how to help.
Gina has been a really incredible resource in trying to sort out my brain. She gives really wonderful advice and it seems like she truly cares about how I’m feeling.