Hi I’m Gina! Do you know that everyone feels overwhelmed from time to time? Balancing the demands of life, family, and work can be challenging. I have PhD and MSW from the University of Illinois at Chicago. I am a highly trained therapist with experience helping people recover and achieve their personal and professional goals. My approach is filtered through a culturally diverse lens that views all clients as having the ability to work through challenges. Sometimes all you need is a little help to move forward. Building upon your strengths and past coping mechanisms will help you develop better ways of managing stress and conflict. There are many interventions such as journaling, meditation, cognitive behavioral, family systems and solution focused therapy that can be used to tackle the issues affecting your emotional wellbeing. I know that seeking therapy can feel scary, but you are making the right decision. Contact me today so we can discuss how therapy can help you.
What can clients expect to take away from sessions with you?
Clients will be able to use multiple techniques, tools, and resources to manage issues stemming from feelings of anxiety, depression, job stress, coping with the grief and loss of a loved one and a host of other problems and conditions. Coming into therapy with an open mind and a commitment to spend time focusing on you is all that you need to move forward and get better.
What treatment methods and tools do you utilize?
Motivational interviewing, mindfulness, meditation, solution-focused and cognitive behavioral therapy. I am a strength-based practitioner that believes that every client has strengths that can be used to change and get better.
Explain to clients what areas you feel are your biggest strengths.
I work well with clients who are seeking to heal from trauma and those who have anxiety and depression. I can also incorporate spirituality into the therapeutic process.