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Gina Bolanos, MS, LPC-S

Gina Bolanos, MS, LPC-S

Gina Bolanos, MS, LPC-SGina Bolanos, MS, LPC-SGina Bolanos, MS, LPC-S

Meet the Therapist

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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


  • Licensed Professional Counselor - Supervisor

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Approach

"Life is a journey, not a destination." - Ralph Waldo Emerson


I provide a holistic counseling approach that encourages self-discovery and promotes emotional well being by exploring past, present and future experiences. I work with each individual on developing coping skills to address both short- and long-term goals. I provide a warm, nurturing,  and supportive experience for each individual as they journey through their counseling process.

Expertise

  • Stress Management: Academic Underachievement, Career Stress, Major Transitions  
  • ​Trauma: Post Traumatic Stress, Domestic Violence, Abuse History, Witnessing a Traumatic Event  
  • Individual Therapy with Teens and Adults: Self-Harm, Eating Disorders, Assertiveness Training, Anger Management, Anxiety, Depression, Grief
  • Family Counseling: Divorce, Co-parenting, Blended Family Dynamics
  • Child Counseling in Conjunction with Parent Counseling
  • 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

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.