Gina Mullins, LPC

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Making that initial call to a counselor and scheduling the first appointment can sometimes feel daunting and challenging. You are not alone. It takes courage to seek support and I am pleased that you are taking the first step in finding a therapist. I believe that when people come to therapy, they allow themselves opportunities for self-exploration and growth. It is my goal to create a safe space where you can make positive changes and live a more fulfilling life.

My specialty is working with children, adolescents, and adults who have complex trauma that stem from abuse, neglect, or other life events. I also work with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, self-injury, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, adjustment to life changes and grief/loss.

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Registered Play Therapist. I am also nationally certified in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I graduated from The University of Alabama with a degree in psychology in 2006 and obtained my Master’s in Clinical Psychology from Auburn University Montgomery in 2009. I completed my internship at a domestic violence shelter and found a passion in working with survivors of complex trauma, so I ended up accepting a position with them right out of school and stayed there for 10 years. I have been in private practice since 2019 and enjoy helping people grow and learn more about themselves.

My style is client-centered and incorporates perspectives and tools from cognitive behavioral therapy, reality therapy, and humanistic approaches. I also believe that play is the language of children. It is how they express thoughts and feelings, and how they initially learn about the world around them. My work with children often includes art, sand play, and role-playing techniques.

I would be honored to have the opportunity to work with you and your family. Please do not hesitate to email me at gina@thebalancedlifellc.com or call me at 256-258-7777 x 106 if you have any questions or want to make an appointment.

"Only when we are brave enough to explore the darkness will we discover the infinite power of our light." – Brene Brown

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