Gay Baldwin

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Gay Baldwin, Licensed Professional Counselor in Georgia

Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in GA More info Licensed Professional Counselors, LPCs, are mental health professionals trained to diagnose and treat mental health issues and substance misuse with psychotherapy and counseling.

Accepting patients

Licensed in GA

Accepts insurance

Hi there, I'm Gay!

Counseling can be an effective way to alleviate distress, discover better ways to solve problems, learn new ways of relating to others, or change long-term behavior problems. However, counseling may also involve the risk of remembering unpleasant events and may arouse other emotions, which may affect how you relate to others. I recognize that personal change is often a difficult process. I strive to provide a supportive, respectful, and collaborative therapeutic environment where you can fully explore your concerns, challenges, and values. The counseling relationship allows you to seek perspective through a mutual, accepting, empathetic, and authentic relationship.

My approach

With nearly 20 years of experience in the field, my therapeutic orientation involves Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, specifically Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT), which is committed to promoting emotional well-being through short-term therapy with long-term results. I also utilize a variety of techniques in counseling, including Reality Therapy, which focuses on problem-solving, rebuilding connections, and goal-setting. I also utilize other methods such as Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), Expressive Arts, and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (MBCT).

My focus

I have served several populations and am especially passionate about working with individuals sorting through the weeds to understand emotional stress, substance abuse (alcohol/illicit substance abuse), anger management, grief, anxiety/panic attack, depression, and work-related stressors.

My communication style

Settings include light music, art drawing, listening with empathy, client-centered, and goal setting. There is a strong commitment to providing a supportive, respectful, and collaborative therapeutic environment where you can fully explore your concerns, challenges, and values. The counseling relationship allows you to seek perspective through a mutual relationship that is accepting, empathetic, and authentic.

My journey to mental healthcare

I studied both music and art during my early years and had the grand opportunity to explore the United States and Europe, where I spent significant time learning and sharing my talents. During my mid-30, I accepted a spiritual calling to work in the helping profession. I returned to college to study psychology and began graduate studies shortly after that. I have been working in the counseling field by way of case management and counseling since 2003.

My goals for you

Goals setting may include asking about one's work day and other days. This will open the window to view one's life with respect to the expenditure of their time and commitments. This will open up the door to the exploration of goal setting with two important avenues: commitment and motivation.

My first session with you

Sessions will begin with an introduction and exploration of time, commitment, and discussion of treatment planning.

About Gay

Specialities

  • Addiction
  • Alcohol Use
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Chronic Relapse
  • Coping Skills
  • Codependency
  • Depression
  • Drug Abuse
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Grief
  • Older Adults
  • Self Esteem

Methods

  • Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
  • Christian Counseling
  • Client Centered Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Mindfulness-Based

Practice

License

  • Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) More info Licensed Professional Counselors, LPCs, are mental health professionals trained to diagnose and treat mental health issues and substance misuse with psychotherapy and counseling.

Accepted insurance providers

  • Aetna, Anthem, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of MA, Carelon, Cigna, Decent, and Optum

Languages spoken

  • English

Experience

  • 20 years of experience

Education

  • Master of Arts in Professional Counseling at Argosy University

Session Information

  • Video session
  • 60 minutes

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