Gwendolyn Downing

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About Me

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
  • Addictions
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Self esteem
Also experienced in:
Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Depression , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Attachment-Based Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Gottman Method, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 36

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


LPC #1393 (Expires: 2022-07-31)


Written by A.S. on Jul 23, 2021 after counseling with Gwendolyn for 2 weeks

Gwen has been wonderful attentive and compassionate. I have felt encouraged at each of my sessions with her