Gwendolyn Scrutchins

Therapist Gwendolyn Scrutchins Photo

About Me

I am a mental health counselor licensed in Georgia with over 8 years of experience working as a mental health counselor for incarcerated offenders. I work with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, psychological disorders. substance abuse, social skill building and medication awareness, OCD and ADHD. I also helped my clients who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse.
My counseling style is showing empathy and active listening. I believe in treating my clients with respect and compassion. I do not believe in stereotyping my clients. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, psychodynamic, reality and rational-emotive counseling. I am experienced in processing administrative reports, treatment plans, and progress notes surrounding therapeutic care for my clients’ specific needs.

I look forward to working with you!

• Motivating Behavior Change (Spectrum Health Systems, Inc.)
• Dealing with juvenile sex offenders
• Thinking for a Change
• The Adverse Childhood Experiences Study
• PREA: Behavioral Health Care for Sexual Assault Victims in a Confinement Setting
• Effective Communication Motivational Strategies
• Communicating Effectively and Professionally with LGBITI Offenders
• Multicultural Awareness
• Master Clinician Series The Adverse Childhood Experiences Study
• Working with Difficult People: How to work with Manipulative People
• Evaluation and Treatment of Sexual Assault
• Tele-Mental Health Practice Today: Comprehensive Training for Mental Health Professional


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

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 8

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


LPC #LPC012108 (Expires: 2022-09-30)


Written by T.O. on Oct 13, 2021 after therapy with Gwendolyn for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, parenting issues, and anger management

She is very compassionate and is helping me to cope with many losses that I have had in my family.