Gwendolyn Downing

Therapist Gwendolyn Downing Photo

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!


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Self esteem
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), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Gottman Method, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 36

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Phone

  • Video


LPC #1393 (Expires: 2022-07-31)


Written by J.A. 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 by J.A. on Nov 03, 2021 after therapy with Gwendolyn for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

I was impressed by Gwen's listening skills and how she was able to articulate and reframe my own situation so clearly. It was the first time I had tried therapy or spoken to a counsellor, and was pleasantly surprised at how easy and comfortable it all felt. I am already looking forward to our next session!

Written by K.A. 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..