Gina Mead

Clinical Associate
Specializing in Children, Adolescents, & Teens

Hi, I’m Gina Mead (she/her), a Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate, Nationally Certified Counselor and Mental Health Clinical Associate at Spectrum Connections Therapy. I earned my Master’s in Clinical Mental Health from Adams State University. My focus during graduate school was working with clients experiencing grief, trauma, and loss. Additionally, I have many years of experience working with neurodivergent children, adolescents, and families in school-based settings. At Spectrum Connections Therapy, I focus on supporting neurodivergent youth and families living with autism spectrum, ADHD, trauma, and grief. I also have a special interest in working with children, adolescents, and teens who struggle with anxiety, perfectionism, self-harm, and challenges with social skills that can often accompany neurodivergence.

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Gina Mead, M.A., LPCC, NCC
Clinical Associate
Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate
Colorado LPCC.0020685
National Certified Counselor
NCC.1726711
Supervisor: Dr. Nicole Gurash MFT.0002101

I believe there is an innate ability within each of us to grow, heal, and thrive. Through a trauma-informed and identity-affirming approach, I work with clients to bolster their ability to cope and regulate with challenging emotional experiences, difficult life transitions, and self-exploration. I offer an individualized, person-centered, integrative approach to therapy, helping clients to navigate life’s challenges utilizing evidence-based interventions and modalities. Together, we’ll explore your needs, identify your goals for therapy, and create a roadmap for healing and growth.  

My experience in providing individual, family and group services is grounded in promoting resiliency and skill-building while focusing on strengths. As a parent of two adolescents, I know first-hand how difficult it can be to find appropriate support, and how challenging it is to be a young person and also a parent in today’s world. I endeavor to provide a compassionate, non-judgmental space where clients feel seen and heard and where everyone is welcome, and everyone belongs. Ultimately, I consider the therapeutic relationship sacred, and it is an honor to be invited to walk alongside my clients during times of difficulty. I look forward to connecting with you soon, to hear more about how I can be of support.

My Approach

In my therapy toolbox, I can offer a broad range of trauma-informed and evidence-based therapy approaches to treatment. At Spectrum Connections Therapy, sessions will be individualized to include any of the following therapeutic interventions:

  • Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) & Trauma-Focused CBT
  • Play Therapy
  • Trauma-Focused Therapy
  • Family Therapy & Parent Coaching
  • Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction
  • Movement Therapy
  • Narrative Therapy

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Professional & Advanced Training Experience:

  •  ACT in Action with Dr. Steven Hayes (Acceptance & Commitment Therapy Training)
  • ADHD Training with CHADD
  • Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction for Teens (MBSR-T)
  • Trauma Responsive Training
  • Positive Youth Development
  • Sources of Strength Suicide Prevention
  • Youth Mental Health First Aid
  • Dynamic Mindfulness (trauma-responsive)
  • Mindfulness & Non-Violent Communication
  • Certified Yoga Instructor (trauma-responsive)
  • Grief Movement Guide
  • Grief Counselor at Judi’s House
  • Social Emotional Lead for Douglas County School District
  • Social Emotional Mindfulness Instructor for Douglas County School District
  • Special Education Assistant for Douglas County School District
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Educational Experience, Certifications & Licensure:

  • Bachelors: University of Colorado at Boulder, Business Administration with Marketing emphasis
  • Masters: Adams State University, Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate (Colorado) LPCC. 0020685
  • National Certified Counselor NCC. 1726711 

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