About Me

As a teenager, I struggled academically and socially at school to fit in with my peers. I had a hard time with my studies. Not knowing that I have dyslexia caused me much grief. My mom and dad chalked my bad grades and attitude up to just being a teenager, but it was more than that. I was struggling with anxiety and self doubt. This lead me into abusive relationships and a eating disorder. After I had worked through my issues, I decided I wanted to help people find their purpose in life. I have worked for the past 8 years as a professional counselor for children that are at risk. The children I work with everyday, are not only at risk of not succeeding in school, but also in danger of a lifetime of struggling with mental health issues. I have worked with children and teenagers in and out of the Juvenile systems well as alternative schools. I have also worked with people that have struggled with anxiety and confusion over their sexual orientation. They struggle with how or if or when to tell the world and their friends and family about their life style. My job is to help you find yourself, and to speak for yourself in a more positive and productive way. Having worked as a grief counselor for Hospice as also allowed me to understand grief and loss. I would love to help you through your journey. My theory of counseling follows a client center approach and I believe cognitive behavior therapy is the most effective way to meet your needs. If you need an open-minded, understanding counselor, please feel free to contact me to be that person. I look forward to hearing from you. My favorite quote that I live by is "The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why." – Mark Twain.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Grief
  • Intimacy-related issues
  • Self esteem
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Depression , Coping with life changes , ADHD
Years of Experience: 7

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #75620 (Expires: 2022-07-31)


Reviews

Written by E.L. on May 14, 2021 after counseling with Gina for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coaching, a

Awesome counselor!

Written by L.E. on May 05, 2021 after counseling with Gina for 1 week

Gina is genuinely the most helpful person I have met in my life although I only spent a few weeks with her. She listened to me carefully, and gave me realistic advices and aids that I needed. Thank you.