Gina Boyle, MSW, LCSWA
Outpatient Psychotherapist in Chapel Hill
You don’t have to wait until things feel unbearable. You don’t have to be in crisis in order to be seen and valued. Any life transition — expected or unexpected, welcome or unwelcome — can leave you feeling overwhelmed, uncertain, stuck, afraid, and alone. My name is Gina Boyle (she/her) and I’m a Licensed Clinical Social Work Associate and Outpatient Psychotherapist at our Chapel Hill office. I work with individuals who are navigating life’s transitions — big and small — and the emotions and challenges that accompany these transitions and other periods of growth and change.
Therapy is a safe, non-judgmental space for you to be witnessed, understood, and gently challenged to take action on what you truly value most. My therapeutic style draws from a variety of theoretical orientations, including psychodynamic (insight oriented), cognitive-behavioral (skills development) and relational treatment approaches, but your specific needs will determine the approaches we'll use in our work.
I believe psychotherapy should address both surface-level problems (such as: depression, anxiety, relationship conflict), as well as underlying causes of these problems, so that it has a long-lasting impact. Therapy is an opportunity to enhance your overall well-being and engagement with your life... and I believe your example can also give the people you love the implicit permission to do the same with their lives.
People describe me as down-to-earth, empathetic, and interactive. I often use humor to make connections between ideas and among people, and provide warm, attentive, and collaborative therapy to help people generate transformative change. Additionally, I hold a special understanding and empathy for those experiencing loss and grief, especially those who have experienced a loss by suicide.
I earned my Master of Social Work degree from UNC Chapel Hill, and my Bachelor of Arts degree from Yale University. Therapy represents a mid-life career change for me, and before I earned my MSW I worked in undergraduate and graduate admissions at public and private research universities and also maintained a professional visual arts practice. In my free time, I love to cook from old family recipes, write letters (on paper, with envelopes and stamps), and create mosaic art (taking small broken pieces and reimagining them into something new, beautiful and whole).
I'm committed to Anti-Racist practice, am LGBTQIA+ affirming, and welcome clients of all cultural, racial & religious backgrounds.
If you think we'd be a good fit, I'd be honored to hear from you.
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