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Gwen Scrutchins

Gwen Scrutchins

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10 years of experience

ABOUT ME I am a mental health counselor licensed in Georgia with over 10 years of experience working as a mental health director 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. 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 SPECIALTIES Stress, Anxiety Anger management Self esteem Bipolar disorder Depression Also experienced in: 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 , 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

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

You will take away from my session strength and understanding to move forward in a positive manner.

What treatment methods and tools do you utilize?

My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, psychodynamic, reality and rational-emotive counseling.

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

My biggest strength is couple's and family counseling and working with adolescents and teenagers.

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