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Considering therapy is a big step and here you are–Welcome! No matter how many times you’ve experienced the therapeutic process, every relationship is different and every therapist is different. For those of you who are new to therapy, the thought of being vulnerable with somone new can provoke some uncomfortable feelings. I can’t say that I can help ease the discomfort of this very normal experience, but what I have done is share parts of myself with you so that you can make an informed decision. I hope you find something that resonates with you.

My name is Giovanna, but you can call me Gio (she/her). I am a licensed mental health therapist and currently hold an Associates Social Work Clinical License (LSWAIC). I identify as a first-generation Chicana who was raised in the outer Seattle area suburbs. Although, it’s always hard for me to say, I do want to make it clear that I’m an English speaking therapist. I am proud of my Mexican heritage and there is also the reality that parts of me have been severed from my culture and this includes my native tongue.



***Currently Accepting New Clients***

Therapeutic Specialties

Emotionally Focused Individual Therapy (EFIT)

Trauma Informed Therapy

Social Justice Oriented Practice (Decolonial and Feminist)

Utilizes Trauma Informed Yoga and Other Somatic Practices to Aid in the Processing of Emotions

 

Service Focus

  • Individuals 13 and Older
  • First-Gen Experiences
  • Anxiety and Stress
  • Depression
  • Cultural/Racial Identity
  • Loss or Grief
  • Intergenerational Trauma
  • Family/ Relationships
  • Self Esteem
  • Life Transitions
  • Burn Out/Compassion Fatigue

* I do not specialize in working with issues surrounding sexual trauma, bipolar disorder, OCD, or psychosis

When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy

-Rumi

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