Gina Watkins

LCSW, CHC

Gina Watkins

LCSW, CHC

Telehealth Available
Professions: Clinical Social Worker, Counselor, Life Coach
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LICSW
Secondary Credential: LCSW - L6072
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Beacon
  • Cigna
  • Kaiser
  • LifeWise
  • Premera
  • Regence Blue Shield of Washington
  • United Behavioral Health
Fees: I offer a free phone consultation.
Free Initial Consultation
Evening Availability

Offices

Vancouver, Washington 98660

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My Approach to Helping

I specialize in working with women age 30-70 who are ready to heal from past trauma that has been causing anxiety, depression, grief and physical pain and suffering. This can be tough journey and you need someone with personal experience and special training to move through this process with you. Even as a therapist, I was well into my 30's before I really dove into my past and the pain I was carrying around within me. I had very little idea how much it was impacting my relationships, my parenting, my career, my finances and my health. I allowed so much of myself to go unseen and unheard and it was manifesting is anxiety, anger (so much anger!), depression and physical pain and illness. I was at a point where I could not ignore the signs any longer and I had to dive in. Ugh. It was rough. It was painful. And it was so worth it.

You are here for a reason. You are in emotional pain. Anxiety and sadness come in waves. Your patience is tested throughout the day. You feel sluggish and tired. You feel lonely even though you might be surrounded by people.

We are in a special time in our world with this forced isolation, where we can either be stuck in our fear and stay where we are OR take advantage of this time to go within and do the work you have been avoiding, masking and shoving down. A part of you really wants to do this but a part of you is really scared. I know. And it is ok. You are ok. You are here for a reason.

I am here for a reason too. Together we can create a path for your specific healing journey. Many of my clients are motivated to make a change but are looking for the guidance, support and experience to create powerful transformations in their lives so they can have the health and happiness they desire and deserve.

Trauma, whether big, small, one time or ongoing, is so invasive to every area of our lives. When not addressed it manifests is mental, emotional and physical ways such as anxiety, depression, relationship issues, addictions, body aches and pains, chronic illness and more. Trauma is stored in our bodies and it takes time and space to learn how to heal old wounds, cultivate self-love and compassion and live the life you are supposed to be living. It is time for you take charge of your emotional, mental, and physical well-being. You can heal from past trauma, reduce stress and strengthen coping skills so you can trust in yourself and make more empowered choices.

More Info About My Practice

I am a Licensed Psychotherapist and offer my services through telehealth only. If you have any questions or concerns about telehealth sessions, I am happy to hop on a call with you to discuss it. I have been offering telehealth for a few years now and have found it to be just as powerful and effective as meeting in person. I have clients who were very reluctant at first but changed their mind and were totally on board after just a few sessions. The technology may be something to get accustomed to but it is pretty easy once you figure it out.

Bonuses of Telehealth Sessions:
* Able to be in the comfort of their own home and in your own space
* No rushing out the door
* No sitting in traffic
* Easier if you are a parent
* Easier for rural clients


My training and background are in mindfulness-based therapies, cognitive-behavioral therapy, and transformational coaching. We will use a variety of techniques and experiential exercises to help you grow and raise awareness around how stress affects your body and mind. This offers you information that empowers you to heal on a deeper level and transform your health, your relationships, parenting, your career and any other area of your life. With guidance and support you can create big shifts in your thoughts, feelings and behaviors and believe in yourself again.

Services I Provide

  • Coaching
  • Consultation
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Telehealth

Ages I Work With

  • Adults

Languages

  • English

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Adoption / Reunion Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Habits
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Parenting
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Self-Love
  • Shame
  • Stress
  • Women's Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Body-Mind Psychotherapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Emotional Freedom Technique
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
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