8117 Preston Road, Suite 300, Dallas, TX 75225
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Bolanos Counseling

Gina Bolanos, MS, LPC

Meet the Therapist

Credentials

  • Owner and Senior Therapist at ​Bolanos Counseling Services
  • Master of Science Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling Psychology - University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
  • Licensed Professional Counselor - governed by the Texas State Board of Examiners for Professional Counselors

Approach

"Whether counseling or coaching, I work with each individual on developing and utilizing strategies and coping skills to address long- and short-term goals.  I seek to provide a warm, nurturing, collaborative and supportive experience for each individual as they journey through their counseling or coaching process."

Expertise

  • Stress Management: Academic Underachievement, Career Stress, Major Transitions  
  • ​Trauma: Post Traumatic Stress, Domestic Violence, Abuse History, Witnessing a Traumatic Event  
  • Child and Adolescent Therapy: Behavior Management, Self-Harm, Eating Disorders, Autism/Asperger's, Learning Disorders  
  • Family and Marital Counseling: Grief, Divorce, Co-parenting, Parenting, Blended Family Dynamics  
  • Couples Counseling: Relationship Dynamics, Communication, Infidelity, Sex/Romance/Intimacy  
  • Academic Skills: Academic Motivation Training, Tutoring and Study Skills Training, Test Anxiety Counseling, College Readiness Skills  
  • Career / Executive Coaching: Job Readiness Skills, Organization and Time Management Skills, Occupational Stress  
  • Memory Improvement Treatment: Cogmed Working Memory Training  
  • Attention Disorders: Diagnosis, Attention Training, Medication Monitoring Collaboration with Prescribing Physician(s)  

professional research

Hughes,  C., Pickering, J., Baker, K., Bolanos, G., Silver, S. (2014).  Differentiating ADHD From Oral Language Difficulties in Children: Role  of Movements and Effects of Stimulant Medication. BMC Psychiatry,  14(370). 


Tamm,  L., Hughes, C., Ames, L., Pickering, J., Silver, C., Stavinoha, P.,  Castillo, C., Rintelmann, J., Moore, J., Foxwell, A., Bolanos, G.,  Hines, T.K., Emslie, G.J. (2008). Attention Training for School-Aged  Children with ADHD: Results of an Open Trial. Journal of Attention  Disorders, 14(1). 


Arenivas,  A., Foxwell, A., Silver, C., Tamm, L., & Bolanos, G. (2008).  Sensitivity to change on a measure of executive functioning designed for  preschoolers. Poster presented at the 28th Annual National Academy of  Neuropsychology, New York, New York. 


Bolanos,  G., Hughes, C., Silver, C, Pickering, J, & Baker, K. (2010).  Assessment of attention and motion in children with an Oral Language  Disorder and Attention-Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder. Poster presented  at the Texas Psychological Association Annual Convention, Dallas, TX. 


Sternweis,  K., Hughes, C., Emslie, G., Kennard, B., Carmody, T., Rongrong, T.,  Mayes, T., Rintelmann, J., Bolanos, G., & Parker, A. (2006). Are  physicians’ estimates an adequate measure of adherence in youth with  depression? Poster presented at the 46th Annual New Clinical Drug  Evaluation Unit Meeting, Boca Raton, FL. 


Foxwell,  A., Arenivas, Silver, C., Tamm, L., & Bolanos, G. (2008).  Sensitivity to change on the NEPSY visual attention subtest following  training of executive functioning in children. Poster presented at the  28th Annual National Academy of Neuropsychology, New York, New York. ​


Sternweis,  K., Hughes, C., Emslie, G., Kennard, B., Felice, E., & Bolanos, G.  (2005). Medication adherence in children and adolescents with major  depressive disorder. Poster presented at the 52nd Annual American  Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Meeting, Toronto, Canada.