CONTACT INFORMATION:

Gina Kane, MA, NCC, LMHC, BC-TMH
9180 Estero Park Commons, Suite 2
Estero, FL 33928

Phone: 239-495-7773
Fax:     239-495-7772

Email: gina@compasscounselingassociates.com

Appointment Hours:  Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Appointments can be scheduled by phone, email, or by submitting a Make an Appointment form.

Billing Rates, Payment Options and Insurance Options can be reviewed by clicking on the Rates & Insurance link.


Gina Lanza Kane has been a licensed mental health counselor in the behavioral health field for over 30 years and is owner/operator of Compass Counseling Associates in Estero, Florida. Gina is a certified clinical supervisor, a national board certified counselor, and a disaster critical incident responder. Her primary specialty is providing therapy for the therapist and clinical supervisor, as well as discreet and private tele-health services. She is a graduate of Columbia University, University of Central Florida, and University of South Florida.

Gina is a compassionate, authentic and empathetic counselor. She draws on highly respected clinical skills, professional judgment, decision making and interpersonal skills to help her clients. Her empathy for clients and their needs is obvious. She combines human warmth and genuineness. Her approach is person-centered and goal-directed, treating the whole person. Gina's treatment modalities include cognitive behavioral therapy, solutions-focused therapy, and mindfulness. She uses a comprehensive approach with treatment planning and psychological assessments, and works closely with a client's medical provider if needed.

Her areas of expertise include issues affecting women and their significant others, mood disorders, relationship issues, stress management, life transition, empowerment, assertiveness training, life coaching, grief work and skills training, providing individual and couples counseling as well as therapy for therapists. In addition, Gina has worked as a consultant with Naples Community Hospital and Catholic Charities, developing a variety of programs. She has also worked as a program therapist in a psychiatric hospital, various shelters, and community mental health agencies.

Gina is actively involved with her community. She is a member of the Florida Mental Health Counseling Association, and one of the founding members of the Gulf Coast Chapter. She is also a past clinical member of the Mental Health Association of Collier County. Team Compass Counseling has participated in the Susan G. Komen Walk for Breast Cancer Awareness.

PATIENT SURVEY INFORMATION

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EDUCATION

Mediator, Family Law Training - Atlantic University, 2000

Counselor Education - University of South Florida, 1997

Developmental Psychology, MA - Columbia University, 1988

Psychology, BA - University of Central Florida, 1985

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Owner and Qualified Clinical Supervisor of Compass Counseling Associates, LLC as of May 2013

Psychotherapist in Private Practice since 1998

Mental Health Counselor and Consultant, Naples Community Hospital

Mental Health Counselor, Catholic Charities Early Intervention Program, Fathers Matter and Positive Parenting

Program Therapist, Mainstream Psychiatric Partial Hospital -- Adolescent, Children and Substance Abuse Units

 

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS & CERTIFICATIONS

Florida Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC)

National Certified Counselor (NCC)

Board Certified TeleMental Health Provider (BC-TMH)

Board Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP)

Certified Family Law Mediator

Certified Clinical Supervisor

Clinical Member of American Counseling Association (ACA)

Clinical Member of Florida Mental Health Counselors Association (FMHCA, Gulf Coast Chapter)

Past President and current Secretary of FMHCA Gulf Coast Chapter, since 2001

Past Clinical Member of the Mental Health Association of Collier County, including participation in One Child at a Time, One Adult at a Time program

Proud business sponser of National Italian American Club Foundation

Red Cross disaster response volunteer with training in psychological first aid, disaster mental health, first aid, CPR and critical debriefing

Member in 2018 of the International Association of Trauma Professionals (IATP)

 

PAST AFFILIATIONS & MEMBERSHIPS

Who's Who in America, 2001

Collier County Divorce Support Service Committee

Naples Alliance for Children, Pre-Kindergarten Interagency Council

Family Service Planning Team: Collier County; Orange/Seminole County

Florida Marriage and Family Therapist Association

Founder of numerous Mother support groups including MOMS focus and MOMS club

 

CHARITABLE CAUSES

Global Focus Cambodia / Help the Least of These (Summit Church)

Children's Charities of Southwest Florida (Jazz on the Green)

Autism Research (Walk for Autism)

Community Mental Health (Walk for NAMI)

Susan G. Komen for the Cure (Southwest Florida Race for the Cure)

Kiva Microfunds

PROFESSIONAL REFERENCES

Gina has the ability to work well with people of varying cultures and backgrounds. She has a deep concern for all persons and a desire to help those with problems.
Dr. Cecil Jones, Professor
University of Central Florida

With her expertise, Ms. Kane has successfully worked with students, parents and agencies on behalf of the pupils. Her success is due to her empathy, professional knowledge and skills. . . . She has gone the extra mile.
Maxine Weiss, MA
Headmaster, Polk County

 

               

 

 

ONLINE PAYMENT OPTION

 

For circumstances where online payment is required, Gina provides a PayPal option where services may be paid for using any major credit card or a client's PayPal account. Press the Pay Now button to use this option.