Regina (Gina) Newton, LCSW
|Professions: Clinical Social Work, ,|
|License Status: I'm a licensed professional.|
|Primary Credential: LCSW - 149015812|
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At times, we all have life experiences that are painful, distressing or otherwise unwanted. Even when things are generally going well we might still feel sadness, doubt, worry, or shame - and that's normal. My approach treats unwanted thoughts and feelings not as something to be "fixed," but as an acceptable and unavoidable part of life. As a therapist, I value helping others develop the tools to live life with intention, awareness, and acceptance.
Email or Call Regina (Gina) Newton, LCSW at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 32890
More Info About My Practice
After working extensively with adolescents and adults struggling with severe emotional and behavioral health issues, I began my practice with the intention of promoting mental wellness rather than focusing on illness or deficits. Therapy isn't just for dealing with problems; it can be transformative for anyone who is open to self-examination and discovering new ways of interacting with the world.
How My Own Struggles Made Me a Better Therapist
In my personal life I strive to embody the principles that guide my therapeutic practice, and I am realistic about how difficult that can actually be. It's a profoundly human experience to struggle, and my own struggles have value in enhancing my ability to connect with and have compassion for others.
Theoretical Influences that Guide My Work
My training and experience is primarily rooted in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), which emphasizes participating fully in the present moment, finding a balance between acceptance and change, and building skills for improving relationships and managing distressing emotions. DBT acknowledges that we are all doing the best we can and we sometimes need to do better, try harder, and be more motivated to change. More recently I've been inspired by Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), which shares a similar emphasis on present-moment awareness and acceptance of thoughts and feelings. ACT encourages us to identify what is important to us and to live our lives in ways that move us toward those values, even when that seems difficult or impossible. Both of these approaches involve a collaborative, nonjudgmental, and genuine relationship between the therapist and client.
Services I Provide
- Clinical Supervision
- Family Therapy
- Individual Therapy & Counseling
- Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
Ages I Work With
Groups I Work With
Adolescents, Multi-lingual/Multi-cultural individuals and families, Individuals affected by a loved one's mental health condition, Anyone motivated to live a more meaningful life
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