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.
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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
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
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
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)
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
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