Experience Change with San Gabriel Mental Wellness
Kelly McGinty MA, A Local Mental Health Service Provider - Here to Guide You
"Only when we are brave enough to explore the darkness will we discover the infinite power of our light"
What To Expect At Your Consultation
I implement effective counseling and coaching methods to instill self-understanding among clients and encourage them to adopt new attitudes and feelings towards life situations. It is essential to keep in mind that counseling is not a magic pill or a quick fix: Counseling is a healing and learning process that necessitates participation and investment from the client and Counselor alike. But in the end, making small changes to self-defeating behavior and coping with feelings of sadness, fear, and pain can bring life-altering results.
Do you offer sliding scale rates?
I want people to be able to achieve their goals no matter what their income may be. With this in mind I do offer a sliding scale based on individual client need. I am happy to discuss this option with anyone in need. I also accept occasional pro bono clients. Access should be available to all who wish to do the work.
What kind of support is available outside of sessions?
I am very proud of the fact that I place a high value on communication. There is no additional fee for communication outside of sessions. I feel that much of the work happens outside of the sessions. I make myself available to clients via text, email, and even zoom or FaceTime when needed. I also reach out to you once or twice during the week just to check in. This is not a standard practice for most counselors and coaches. I feel that support outside of sessions is just as important as the sessions themselves.
Do you do remote or online sessions?
It seems that this day and age remote sessions are in demand more than ever. I have really enjoyed the Zoom application for meetings. I have several clients with issues surrounding mobility and child care, so this service has become invaluable. This is also in high demand as many people are concerned about minimizing their risk to exposure to Covid 19. I am happy to use this method of communication for both services and just general check ins.
Get to Know Me
Ever since I was young, I knew I wanted to get into a career path that would make a difference in people’s lives. This interest led me to study anthropology and psychology at The University of Florida where I earned my BA. As my interest in human kind grew so did my desire for education. I continued to Study anthropology and psychology and received my MA in Human Sciences at Texas Tech University. At this point I took my education one step further and also earned a second MA in counseling psychology from Texas State University. I have over 15 years of experience working in the mental health field with survivors of trauma as well as career and guidance counseling. For me this is a life calling. Mental wellness is not something that happened for me overnight. It has been a life long journey with both challenges and successes all along the path. I have both life experience as well as education to guide me in my calling. I see counseling and coaching as a partnership between people with the goal of self exploration, healing, and achievement.