About Gianna (she/her)

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Group Psychotherapist, and I have been providing counseling and psychotherapy to many different types of people in the Austin area for 25 years. In 1998, I received my master’s degree in social work from the University of Texas at Austin, and I have been in private practice since 2003. I am also a board-approved clinical supervisor for social workers in Texas. I have recently begun to split my time between Texas and Massachusetts, and I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in Massachusetts.

I believe that the best therapists are those who actively pursue personal and professional growth. I regularly pursue training and consultation in the theoretical areas that most inform my clinical practice, including contemporary psychoanalytic thought, attachment theory, and interpersonal neurobiology. I am a student at the Center for Group Studies in New York City.

I have served on the board of directors for the Austin Group Psychotherapy Society and the SIMS Foundation‘s clinical advisory panel, and I am an active member of several other professional organizations, including Austin IN Connection, the National Association of Social Workers, the American Group Psychotherapy Association, the Northeastern Society for Group Psychotherapy, and Austin Psychoanalytic. I have presented on various topics related to clinical work and supervision, including through the University of Texas Steve Hicks School of Social Work, the American Group Psychotherapy Association, the Austin Group Psychotherapy Society and Therapy Austin.

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