Gina Skopec, Therapist in Florida — Zencare
Gina  Skopec
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Gina Skopec

Master of Arts (MA) - Clinical Mental Health Counseling Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC
Florida Accepting Online
Updated June 28, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Trauma
  • Loss, grief, and bereavement
  • Anxiety
  • Stress management
  • Life transitions
  • Depression

Professional statement

Gina has experience working with clients of various ages and concerns. She has worked extensively with clients who are learning to cope with trauma including the sudden and unexpected death of a loved one, childhood abuse, domestic abuse, and sexual abuse and assault. She has also assisted clients who are struggling with anxiety, depression, grief, PTSD, LGBTQIA+ related issues, and who are having difficulty adjusting to changes within their everyday lives. She sees clients age 13 and older and works with both individuals and couples.

Gina takes a holistic and person-centered approach when working with clients. This includes not only discussing clients' current mental health but also any factors that could impact their mental health such as daily routines, eating habits, sleeping habits, interpersonal relationships, etc.. She helps clients gain awareness and insight into how these different factors impact their mental health and assists them in learning practical coping skills and solutions they can apply to their day-to-day lives to better manage these issues. Gina works collaboratively with clients to help them establish these healthier habits and routines outside of sessions and ultimately attain a more balanced life. She believes that no two people are the same and ensures she adjusts her approach to best suit the needs of each individual she works with.

Gina is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with the State of Florida. She graduated with honors from Rollins College in 2015 with a Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling. Gina attended the University of Central Florida for her undergraduate work and graduated cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology.


Message to clients

Life presents unique challenges for each of us, and sometimes they’re more than we can handle on our own. When that imbalance occurs, we can experience uncomfortable emotions such as stress, anxiety, sadness, worry, or even fear. We can feel overwhelmed, frustrated, and irritable, and these feelings can impact many aspects of our lives. Acknowledging we need additional support when coping with issues such as these can be difficult, and allowing ourselves to reach out to ask for that help can seem like an almost impossible task.

I’m here to tell you that encountering moments like these is a normal part of life, and you have more control over your experience than you think.

My goal is to create a safe, confidential space that is free from judgement for you to discuss and explore any issues you’re currently struggling with. I’ll work with you to gain insight into these issues and develop a better understanding of how they impact your daily life. We’ll also work together to find coping skills that will help you better manage these impacts and ultimately restore a feeling of balance to your life.

I understand that starting therapy can be a difficult step to take. I strive to provide each client with an experience where they feel heard, understood, and validated as they work to regain this sense of balance. It's time to take that first step towards healing. Please contact me to schedule a free, 15-minute phone consultation. I look forward to working with you.


Specialties

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse

Loss, grief, and bereavement - Emotionally preparing for the anticipated passing of a loved one; managing feelings and reactions to a death or loss of significance; support during the process of healing and acceptance

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Stress management - Strengthening effective ways of coping with the stress of life and change; managing expectations of self and others

Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

Gina Skopec is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $80 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $25 - $80
  • Initial session: $100 (80min)
  • Couples sessions: $100 (50min)
  • Initial Couples Session: $125 (80min)

Additional session information

Payment options
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • As needed
Therapist's note

I do offer a reduced rate on a sliding scale based on income and number of people in the household for clients who qualify.


Location(s)

Online Sessions (Florida)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 11:00AM - 7:00PM
  • Wed 11:00AM - 6:00PM
  • Thu 11:00AM - 7:00PM
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 7 years

Mindfully Balanced Counseling, LLC, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, 2021 - Present
Pittington Counseling Services, Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern, 2019 - 2021
Barbara E. Kelly Ph.D, LLC, Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern, 2016 - 2019
Victim Service Center of Central Florida, Therapy Intern, 2014 - 2015

Rollins College, Master of Arts in Mental Health Counseling, 2015
University of Central Florida, Bachelor of Science in Psychology, 2011


Licensure

Florida: MH19500


Languages

English