Gwen E. Ginski

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MEd, LCSW

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Gwen E. Ginski

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MEd, LCSW


Location

Offers video and phone sessions

23819 W Mill Street
Suite 9
Plainfield, IL 60544
(815) 313-4161

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Plainfield, IL 60585
(815) 313-4161
Announcement icon I offer Telemental Health Services by video or phone for those without video access. I'm here to support you!
Everyone faces challenges at some time in their life. Seeking help for yourself, your child or your relationship when experiencing difficulties is a strength which can lead to new insights and a more fulfilling and happy life. I am an empathetic and nonjudgmental therapist. I am a good listener and focus on my clients' strengths and desired goals. My clients have remarked that my style is warm and engaging. I am an eclectic practitioner using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy; Attachment and Family Systems Approaches; Emotion Focused Treatments; Trauma Therapies; and play/art activities with children/teens.
I have 15+ years of experience helping clients learn ways to cope with anxiety, trauma, anger and depression and improve their relationships. My specialized experience in working with children enables me to assist parents in managing behavior and emotional difficulties. I offer support through life's transitions such as divorce, empty nest, college, loss,etc
I have additional training in treating PTSD with Cognitive Processing Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization(EMDR) & Trauma Focused CBT for children; Emotion Focused Therapy & Gottman Method, play therapy, grief/loss, women's issues and blended families I invite you to take the next step of your journey to improve your life, well-being and relationships.

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $90 - $150
Pay By: ACH Bank transfer, Cash, Check, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Aetna
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • Medicare
  • UMR
  • UnitedHealthcare
  • Out of Network
I will file your insurance claims when I am in network with your plan. If I am out of network, I will provide you with a claim to submit.
Email me or call (815) 313-4161 with questions.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 13 Years
  • School: Loyola University Chicago
  • Year Graduated: 2007
  • License and State: 149.014868 Illinois

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: Cognitive Processing Therapy for PTSD / Foundation Training
  • Certificate Date: 2020
  • Certificate: EMDR International Institute / 20 hours
  • Certificate Date: 2020

Gwen E. Ginski's Groups

Sisters Circle: Rising Strong in Uncertain Times

Come join our video group to discuss the book Rising Strong: How the Ability to Reset Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent and Lead by reknown social worker, Brene Brown. We? will explore our struggles and vulnerabilities to strengthen our courage and forge our values and Rise Strong together! Groups meet on Saturday mornings at 9-10:30 am for 6 weeks. We may move to in-person, depending on COVID. Groups forming now! Please call or email anewdayplainfield@gmail.com to reserve your spot. Free but donations are accepted. Grab your book and bring your coffee!

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Worry Wise: Kids Anxiety Group

Worry Wise is an interactive, engaging therapeutic small group of 3-8 children, aged 8-12 years that will run for 12 weeks. It is based on the empirically supported treatment of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to teach your child how to recognize and understand their emotional and physical reactions to anxiety, understand their thoughts and feelings in anxious situations, and develop a coping plan that can be self-evaluated and self-reinforced. Parents will be an important part of the process. Groups forming on the first Saturday of the month! Reserve your child's space now!

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Location

23819 W Mill Street
Suite 9
Plainfield, IL 60544
(815) 313-4161
Offers video and phone sessions

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Other Location +

Additional Location

Plainfield, IL 60585
(815) 313-4161
Specialties
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Marital and Premarital
Issues
  • ADHD
  • Adoption
  • Alcohol Use
  • Alzheimer's
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • Autism
  • Behavior Disorders/ Parent Training
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Career Counseling
  • Chronic Impulsivity
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disorders
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Infidelity
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Life Coaching
  • Life Transitions
  • Men's Issues
  • Narcissistic Personality
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Oppositional Defiance
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sex Therapy
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Substance Use
  • Video Game Addiction
  • Weight Loss
  • Women's Issues
  • Women's Issues
Mental Health
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Thinking Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • Lesbian
  • Gay

Client Focus

Ethnicity: African-American and Hispanic and Latino
Age
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Toddlers / Preschoolers (0 to 6)
Communities
  • Cancer
  • Racial Justice Allied
  • Veterans

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
  • Applied Behavioral Analysis
  • Art Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Coaching
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Cognitive Processing (CPT)
  • Cognitive Processing Therapy
  • Compassion Focused
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Dialectical (DBT)
  • EMDR
  • Eclectic
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Feminist
  • Gottman Couples Therapy
  • Gottman Method
  • Humanistic
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal
  • Intervention
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Multicultural
  • Narrative
  • Parent-Child Interaction (PCIT)
  • Person-Centered
  • Play Therapy
  • Positive Psychology
  • Reality Therapy
  • Relational
  • Sandplay
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Strength-Based
  • Structural Family Therapy
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family

Links

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Professional Connections

Gwen is a very compassionate and mindful therapist. She is attentive to the needs of her clients and their families, and is open to collaboration in order to obtain the best care for their growth and success. I highly recommend her services.
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Dr. Lisa Konick, PhD
Psychologist

Gwen is a colleague whom I deeply respect and admire. She is compassionate, tenacious and resourceful. She goes above and beyond for her clients and gives them the best possible treatment outcomes. I can whole heartedly endorse her as a clinician. Highly recommend!
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Ms. Nanette Stokes, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist

Last Modified: 25 Oct 2020
Gwen E. Ginski, MEd, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Plainfield

Gwen E. Ginski

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MEd, LCSW