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Gwendolyn Scrutchins, LPC

Stress, Anxiety Anger management Self esteem, Motivation Bipolar disorder Depression
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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!

Certificates:
• 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

Professional experience

9yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Anger management Self esteem, Motivation Bipolar disorder Depression

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Coping with life changes, ADHD, Abandonment, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Antisocial Personality, Avoidant Personality, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Cancer, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Communication Problems, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dependent Personality, Divorce and Separation, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Family Problems, Forgiveness, HIV / AIDS, Hoarding, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Midlife Crisis, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Narcissism, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Prejudice and Discrimination, Self-Harm, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexuality, Traumatic Brain Injury, Trichotillomania, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues

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

Services offered

Video
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License information

GA LPC LPC012108

Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Gwendolyn Scrutchins. 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.

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

Written 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