Gina Marando

(MS, LMHC, NCC, CMHIMP)

About Me

I believe that each client deserves to be met where they are at in their lives, thus each client warrants individualized and compassionate treatment. With my empathic support, I aim to provide clients with a safe space to discuss and process personal issues. When warranted, I draw largely from my Christian faith and help clients recognize and strengthen their faith in God's will. I have been working as a licensed mental health counselor in private practice on Long Island, NY for 2 years. I also was a staff therapist in an intensive outpatient program for the treatment of eating disorders providing individual and group counseling. I have extensive experience working with the eating disorder population, as well as those suffering with depression, anxiety, relationship and family issues and life transitions. I have had great success counseling clients from a Christian perspective and believe in the power of prayer. I am proud to say that all of my schooling, through college, has been in Christian (Catholic) institutions.

I received a Bachelors of Science in Psychology from Fordham University and a Masters of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Long Island University. I am also certified in the Fundamentals of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in the treatment of depression and anxiety from Adelphi University School of Social Work.

My goal is to establish a strong therapeutic relationship with each client as the foundation for change in my therapeutic practice. I counsel clients with an eclectic approach out of respect to each client's individuality, drawing largely from cognitive-behavioral, behavioral, rational-emotive behavioral, person-centered, and solution-focused therapies.

I look forward to connecting with you and discovering how we can facilitate positive change in your life in a safe, supportive manner.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Eating disorders
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes

I also have experience in LGBT, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coaching, Compassion fatigue

Years of Experience: 6

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LMHC #008351-1 (Expires: 2020-10-31)


Reviews

Written by H.A. on Jul 20, 2019 after counseling with Gina for 2 months

Gina has been such an encouraging, empathetic, and practical counselor. She listens to me and validates my feelings, but also is straight forward and gives me practical steps for challenging unhealthy thoughts and patterns in my life. There have been so many times that she has been a Godsend help in the midst of really anxious moments, or times of heavy sadness. I am so thankful for her!

Written by M.A. on May 15, 2019 after counseling with Gina for 2 weeks

Gina has been an awesome counselor. She listens, and gives solutions or help me find my own solution. I believe she should be everyone's therapist.