Gina Handley Schmitt, MA, LMHC
Psychotherapist, Adjunct Professor of Psychology, Author
With her extensive experience, as a psychotherapist, adjunct professor of psychology, researcher, author, and speaker, Gina Handley Schmitt (aka. Counselor Gina) has a lot to contribute to our collective conversations about healthy relationships, specifically the importance of friendships in our lives.
Because of her expertise, Gina has been a featured speaker at a number of conferences and workshops, in addition to being a regular contributor to articles, radio shows, podcasts, and other media programming.
Gina’s debut book, Friending: Creating Meaningful, Lasting Adult Friendships, was chosen as a 2020 Next Generation Indie Book Finalist, as well as being a strong seller for her publisher. It has been widely praised for offering a practical path to creating and maintaining meaningful, lasting friendships, utilizing the author’s unique 5 skill approach, which is the foundation of this course.