About me

I am Licensed Professional Counselor in Alabama, with 36 years experience. I have provided relationship/couples counseling through Employee Assistance Programs, self-referral programs, as well as family court systems. I have also provided pre-marriage counseling for those who want to develop positive skills before embarking on the rewarding, but challenging journey of marriage.

My focus is on providing information and skills to help couples build a foundation that will withstand the challenges of life. I have helped people with issues relative to abuse and infidelity, addictions and financial pressures , as well as basic communication and problem-solving needs.

I focus on each individual or couple, and the unique needs and situation associated with that person or couple. It takes courage to reach out for help, and if you are ready to take that step, I would be honored to be part of your journey.

I look forward to working with you!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Trauma, Abuse
  • Self esteem, Motivation
Also experienced in:
Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Depression , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Attachment-Based Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Gottman Method, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 38

Services offered


  • Messaging

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

AL LPC 1393


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Gwendolyn Downing. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with Regain might be different.

Written on Feb 09, 2024 after therapy with Gwendolyn for 4 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Very helpful

Written on Oct 29, 2023 after therapy with Gwendolyn for 2 years on issues concerning relationship

Gwen has created a safe and supportive space to explore my thoughts, and helped me to challenge many long held (limiting) beliefs about how I've been viewing the world: others, family and myself.
Turning many distorted views back around the right way up, in order to be able to live a more meaningful and effective life of purpose.
This has opened myself up to some new and unfamiliar but very enriching and wonderful experiences, and helped me to distance myself from unhelpful ones, which were always there from familiar habit.
She's demonstrated in our interactions what a healthy relationship looks like, non-judgemental, supportive and encouraging.
I am enjoying a greater, more solid sense of self as a result of our work together.
It has not been easy or comfortable at times, to change life-long ways of doing and seeing things and people, particularly loved ones, but she's been there patiently, working with me, to get past the denial stage, so that I can let go of the unhealthy but familiar and comfortable, and make room for more unfamiliar, but wonderful experiences on the other side.

Written on Oct 07, 2023 after therapy with Gwendolyn for 4 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Amazing, professional, and genuinely helpful

Written on Jul 05, 2023 after therapy with Gwendolyn for 2 months on issues concerning relationship

Gwendolyn is a great listener, understood where we both were coming from and has lots of tips and ideas of what to focus on.

Written on Nov 24, 2022 after therapy with Gwendolyn for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Very kind approach at helping my needs.

Written on Oct 03, 2022 after therapy with Gwendolyn for 4 months on issues concerning relationship

Gwendolyn Downing is a very experienced therapist, as evidenced by her ability to quickly identify issues and provide helpful solutions. It is very easy to talk with her. I would greatly recommend her services.

Written on Aug 19, 2022 after therapy with Gwendolyn for 4 months on issues concerning relationship

Gwendolyn has been wonderful for me and my partners relationship. She has helped us gain many tools to work through communication issues. She is a great listener and gives thoughtful advice. She has taught me so much over the past 4 months and I feel lucky that we have found her to bring us closer together again!

Written on Jun 09, 2022 after therapy with Gwendolyn for 2 months on issues concerning relationship

She is very flexible and understanding to our busy schedule. She listens to both of us equally and successfully helps our life

Written on Nov 22, 2021 after therapy with Gwendolyn for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Has been a pleasure talking to Gwendolyn so far, she is very responsive and makes me feel comfortable and cared for

Written on Jul 29, 2021 after therapy with Gwendolyn for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Gwendolyn is amazing she's been helping me during a hard time! She's understanding and listens even though I missed a session she made sure to get the questions across if I wanted to reschedule or not..

Work with me!