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Tina Gaskell

Tina Gaskell

20 years of experience

Hello! As a licensed therapist (LCPC, LMHC) with over 20 years of experience, I'm passionate about empowering individuals to thrive. I received my MA in Counseling Psychology from Ball State University. Additionally I am certified the in the Neuroscience of Wellbeing and Compassion Fatigue which effects caregivers and healthcare workers. Together, we'll uncover the path to healing, resilience, and the fulfilling life you deserve. If you're ready to flourish, let's start your journey towards lasting change.

What can clients expect to take away from sessions with you?

Here's what you can expect in our first session: A Focus on You: The first session is all about getting to know you, your concerns, and your goals for therapy. We'll create a safe, non-judgmental space to discuss what brings you in and what you hope to achieve. Questions and Exploration: I'll ask questions to understand your background, current challenges, and what you envision for your future. You're always welcome to share only what feels comfortable. Collaboration: We'll work together to define areas of focus for our work. My goal is to understand your needs and preferences, so we can create a plan that feels supportive and empowering. Paperwork and Logistics: We may spend some time going over necessary forms, discussing confidentiality, and answering any questions you have about the therapy process. Next Steps: Towards the end of our session, we'll discuss potential directions for our work and next steps. You'll have the option to schedule follow-up appointments based on what fits your needs. What the First Session Is Not: -You don't need to have all the answers or even feel fully ready to dive deep. This is a space to start the conversation. -I won't pressure you to share anything you're not comfortable with. Healing happens at its own pace. My Commitment: I'm here to listen with compassion, offer insights, and help you tap into your inner resources to overcome challenges and live a life that feels more meaningful and fulfilling.

Explain to clients what areas you feel are your biggest strengths.

I believe my greatest strengths as a provider are a combination of my extensive experience, deep compassion, and a versatile skill set. My 20+ years in the field have given me a nuanced understanding of a wide range of challenges and psychological disorders. This allows me to tailor my approach to each individual's specific needs and goals. At my core, I'm driven by a genuine desire to see people thrive. I offer a safe, non-judgmental space where clients feel truly heard and understood. It's important to me that individuals feel empowered to tap into their inner strengths and build resilience. Additionally, I've continuously sought out training in various evidence-based modalities, including [list your main ones – CBT, DBT, ACT, etc.]. This allows me to offer a flexible approach and address a broad range of concerns – anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship struggles – with depth and sensitivity. Finally, I'd add that I have a unique ability to connect with clients from diverse backgrounds and life experiences. I believe everyone deserves access to quality mental health care and strive to create an inclusive and affirming environment for all.

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My treatment methods

Acceptance and commitment (ACT)

I have extensive training and experience in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). ACT is a form of therapy that teaches you how to accept difficult thoughts and feelings, rather than getting caught up in them. This allows you to focus your energy on living a life that aligns with your values. In therapy, I use ACT techniques to help clients manage anxiety, depression, and other challenges. We might explore mindfulness exercises to promote acceptance of difficult emotions, or work on identifying your core values and developing strategies to live a life that reflects them.

Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)

I'm a trained cognitive behavioral therapist with several years of experience using CBT techniques. CBT focuses on how our thoughts, feelings, and actions influence each other. By working on negative thinking patterns and building coping skills, you can improve your mood, relationships, and overall life. In therapy, I use CBT techniques to help clients with anxiety, depression, stress management, and more. We might examine how your thoughts contribute to difficult emotions, and practice more balanced and realistic thinking for lasting change.

Dialectical Behavior (DBT)

I am a trained and experienced Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) therapist. DBT is specifically designed for individuals who struggle with intense emotions, self-harming behaviors, or difficulties in relationships. With DBT, I help clients develop concrete skills for emotion regulation, distress tolerance, mindfulness, and interpersonal effectiveness. This approach can lead to greater stability, healthier coping mechanisms, and stronger, more satisfying relationships.

Grief Therapy

I specialize in grief therapy, providing a compassionate space for individuals to process the profound emotions that come with loss. Grief is a natural and necessary process, and therapy can help you navigate this difficult journey. I offer tools for managing the pain, promoting healing, and allowing you to remember your loved one while moving forward in your own life. We might explore ways to express your grief, create new routines, or develop coping skills to navigate feelings of sadness, anger, and loneliness.

Positive Psychology

Positive psychology forms the foundation of my practice. Rather than focusing solely on challenges, I leverage the science of well-being to help clients identify their unique strengths, cultivate resilience, and enhance overall life satisfaction. Through evidence-based techniques, I support clients in building optimism, fostering gratitude, and creating a personal toolkit for navigating life's inevitable ups and downs. Experience the transformative power of positive psychology – discover how to flourish, not just survive.