Gina Kabat, MSW, LCSW
Outpatient Psychotherapist in Chapel Hill
Happy to see you here! My name is Gina (she/her) and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (C015172) in Chapel Hill. I earned my Bachelors of Arts in Psychology and my Master of Social Work at North Carolina State University. I spent several years in community mental health prior to transitioning into outpatient therapy!
I have experience working with individuals of all ages, and particularly enjoy working with children/adolescents and family systems. I have experience with neurodiverse children as well as children and adolescents in the LGBTQ community. When working with kids and adolescents, I strongly prefer to also include parents/caregivers/guardians in treatment as appropriate.
Most of my work has been in community mental health, providing therapy in individuals' homes, schools, and other treatment facilities. The most common presenting problems I have spent time with include trauma, anxiety, depression, attachment issues, generational trauma, growth and identity issues, and victims of abuse and sexual violence.
I value being a social worker and aim to stay mindful of systemic issues and social injustices that often contribute to our mental health, unique to each person. I encourage exploration of these issues in therapy, creating an opportunity for emotional support and validation while also having a bigger context for presenting problems. Throughout therapy, I hope to guide each person toward their self-directed goals while increasing community support to create an overall more joyful, stable, and sustainable life!
In therapy, I will pull from a variety of modalities, including CBT, MI, ESFT, and TBRI. I am familiar with several DBT skills, though I am not DBT trained. I encourage you to allow your whole authentic self to arrive and take up space in session. My approach is compassionate, supportive, and calm. I hope to provide a healing space that encourages you to process, grow, and discover!
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