I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Alabama, with 36 years experience. I have been able to help many individuals from a wide range of backgrounds during this time. In the early years of graduate school and training, many programs did not permit the inclusion of faith based principles. Thankfully, there are now more options for individuals to pursue counseling that is scientifically sound and validated, and also incorporate faith and Christian values into their counseling. I have found no situations where the two can not be successfully merged.
I treat individuals as a uniquely created individual, not as a label or statistic. I utilize approaches that include Motivational Interviewing, Emotionally-Focused Therapy, Trauma-focused therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy. Other approaches and strategies may be utilized based on what is needed for each individual.
My focus is to encourage and build-up others to be all they were created to be. If you want to begin the journey to fulfill the potential that is within you, I am ready to be part of that journey.
I look forward to working with you!
- Stress, Anxiety
- Trauma and abuse
- Self esteem
Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Depression , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Abandonment , Attachment Issues , Blended Family Issues , Body Image , Cancer , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Codependency , Commitment Issues , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster , Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD) , Divorce and Separation , Domestic Violence , Drug and Alcohol Addiction , Eating and Food-Related Issues , Family of Origin Issues , Family Problems , First Responder Issues , Forgiveness , Gender Dysphoria , Guilt and Shame , HIV / AIDS , Hospice and End of Life Counseling , Infidelity , Isolation/Loneliness , Life Purpose , Military and Veterans Issues , Money and Financial Issues , Mood Disorders , Multicultural Concerns , Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Phobias , Postpartum Depression , Posttraumatic Stress , Prejudice and Discrimination , Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling) , Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) , Self-Love , Sex Addiction , Sexual Assault and Abuse , Sexual Dysfunction , Smoking/Vaping Cessation , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Somatization , Traumatic Brain Injury , Women's Issues , Workplace Issues , Young Adult Issues Read more...
Attachment-Based Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Gottman Method, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
LPC #1393 (Expires: 2022-07-31)
Gwen has been wonderful attentive and compassionate. I have felt encouraged at each of my sessions with her