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Meet Gina

Meet Gina

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Gina Castle
  • Currently pursuing MA, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Richmont Graduate University (May 2025)

  • PhD: Doctor of Philosophy in Human Communication, George Mason University, 2012

  • MA: Interpersonal Communication Theory, University of Central Florida, 2008

  • BA: Interpersonal Communication and Political Science, University of Central Florida, 2006

  • Former Tenured Associate Professor of Communication Studies, St John’s University, 2020

  • Tenure Track Assistant Professor, West Chester University of PA, 2013-2017

  • Tenure Track Assistant Professor, Texas Tech University, 2012-2013

  • Graduate Research and Teaching Assistant, George Mason University, 2009-2012

  • Graduate Teaching Assistant, University of Central Florida, 2006-2008

  • Women’s Discipleship Intern, Central Florida Wesley Foundation, 2006-2007

Gina is currently finishing her second MA degree in Mental Health Counseling at Richmont Graduate University in Atlanta. Prior to her career change to the mental health field, Gina worked in academia for 15 years as a College Professor of Interpersonal and Intercultural Communication at Texas Tech University, West Chester University, and St. John’s University, where she earned tenure in 2020. After relocating to Marietta in 2020 to be near family and raise her son, Gina works at Kennesaw State University, teaching classes in interpersonal communication, which has an emphasis on family, friendship, and romantic communication.


She has also published peer reviewed journal articles on active listening in romantic relationships as a method for improving communication, fostering empathy, and reducing conflict. Additionally, she has published 2 books and 27 journal articles on race-related social justice issues, microaggressions, and intercultural communication tensions in relationships. Her experience and passion for helping individuals and couples thrive relationally, combined with her experience in Communication, make her an excellent support to potential clients inquiring with Maverick Marriage Therapy. 

Meet Gina. As one of Maverick's newest team member, it is likely that she will be the first person you speak with when inquiring about our services. As our Intake Coordinator, she will assist in connecting you with one of our qualified therapists, and get you on the path towards healing and progress. 

Marital, Couples, Individual, Family, & Teen Counseling in Marietta, Georgia & Teletherapy in Illinois

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