Michigan native, Gina Reid is the owner and therapist at Gina Reid LCSW where she serves as a mental health worker. She is a bookworm that loves to get away to Maui to spend time with her family. Gina is a wonderful member of Business Workspaces that we are honored to spotlight this month. Keep reading to learn more:
Tell us about your company and what you do?
I have been a therapist for over 25 years working in psychiatric hospitals, outpatient therapy, substance use programs, traumatic brain injury, as well as several other backgrounds. I have gained knowledge and experience along the way that has helped me become the therapist I am today- one that my clients can rely on. It is my passion to help others get through their struggles. I love working with adults, helping them through depression, anxiety, substance abuse problems, and trauma, and coming out on the other side.
What motivates you at work?
My clients motivate me. Seeing that my clients are happy with the progress of their lives and feel that their needs and wants are being met means everything to me. Watching them go on to have more successful lives is what keeps me going.
Why did you choose Business Workspaces?
I needed an environment that felt professional and where my clients could feel safe and comfortable. When they come in, they are greeted by a wonderful staff that always makes them happy. The Business Workspaces staff is always so sweet to my clients, which ensures me I made the right choice.
What led you to the career you’re in right now?
Throughout college, I took courses in many different majors, but I kept gravitating toward psychology. I ended up going back to get my master’s degree in social work, which opened many career opportunities from inpatient, psychiatric facilities, substance abuse programs, outpatient, mental health programs, geriatric work, and developmentally delayed. I was also the director of behavioral health at a community health center.
One of my biggest passions is education. I love to teach people about mental health and how to improve it because people often fail to realize what an impact it has on us. We go to the doctor for everything that hurts on us, but we never go for what hurts in us. I always say once that shift happens, people will probably go to the doctor less and see their therapist more. But we’ll get there one day. I love doing what I do as a therapist. Being able to help people grow and learn and feel better about themselves and their lives.
What do you do in your spare time so that you can refocus on yourself?
I am constantly trying to build my social media accounts, but aside from that I also love to read. I love a nice balance between romance novels and educational books to take my mind off work. In my field, you hear a lot of heavy stuff, so it is nice to shut it off and enjoy the fantasy and inspiration within books.