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Gwen Bain LPC-S, LMFT
Gwen enjoys working with individual adults and families. Regarding therapy, Gwen says, “My greatest reward as a therapist is helping clients explore ways to make the changes in their lives that will allow them to look forward to the future with hope. I believe that we all need someone to talk with, who will really listen and accept us as we are, without judgment. I provide clients with that warm, nonjudgmental environment—a safe place to explore the issues that may be preventing you from living the life you want.”
Gwen earned her Master of Arts in Professional Counseling from Dallas Baptist University. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. Her background is filled with the joys and challenges of growing up in a large family, as they traveled to various Midwest cities, pioneering, building and pastoring churches. She is interested in missions and has visited various works in Central and South America.
Before coming to Bridges of Hope, Gwen worked for 15 years in non-profit organizations providing counseling services to victims of domestic violence, abuse and trauma. Gwen has facilitated therapy groups focusing on domestic violence, parenting and grief/loss. She also utilizes the modalities of EMDR to help deal with “stuck places” in trauma recovery and Biofeedback for anxiety, performance and identity issues.
Although she welcomes clients with a range of needs, Gwen’s special areas of interests include:
- Trauma recovery
- Domestic, Dating, or Family Violence
- Coping with Life-altering Medical Issues
- Grief & Loss
- Relationship/Attachment Issues
- Pre-Marital Counseling – PREPARE/ENRICH Certified
- Divorce Recovery & Blended Family Issues
- Forgiveness and Reconciliation
Gwen is married and her husband does computer programming. They are privileged parents of 3 and grandparents of 3. She is also a proud cancer survivor.
FEE SCHEDULE: Sessions are typically 50 minutes long. Together, the client and counselor will make decisions concerning how often and for how long they should meet. Payment is due in full at each session and either personal checks or credit/debit cards are accepted.
Diagnostic & Evaluation Session: $140.00/hour
Regular Office Visit (50 minutes): $140.00/hour
Outside Office Work (including but not limited to: $350.00/hour
inpatient visits, court, collaborative law services)
Written Reports (supervisors, compliance officers, etc): $150.00/hour
Returned Check Fee: $40.00/per check
PAYMENT/INSURANCE FILING: Payment of fees is expected at the time of each appointment. I do not accept insurance, however if requested, I will provide you with a monthly receipt for filing insurance.