GIA WHITE, M.A., LPCC
Therapist & Counselor
Gia has worked with families for over a decade. Her study and work continues to delve into the entire life spectrum beginning at birth, into childhood, adolescence and then spanning into adulthood. The evolving field of neuroscience informs her practices and approach as a practitioner. Gia strives to hold the ‘whole person’ in mind as she conceptualizes and aids in the navigation of another person’s emotional terrain and life experiences.
Gia believes that change is truly possible, even when life has thrown some hard curve balls and bouncing back seems unattainable. She believes that we do not have to be a product of the hardships in our lives, that we can create a life with meaning and abundance, and the vehicle to achieving this is through courage and vulnerability. Gia’s approach implements mindfulness-based techniques (MBT), sensory and somatic tracking techniques, cognitive behavior techniques (CBT), Gestalt, and also, Psychobiological Approach to Couple’s Therapy (PACT). She also draws upon a developmental, attachment and family systems-based lens in her professional work.
Living abroad in Asia, Indonesia and Africa increased the curiosity and wonder Gia holds. Her years abroad expanded her awareness of other cultural norms and expectations, and ultimately, the beauty and complexity all human beings and cultures embody.
Gia’s real life experiences have enriched her ability to connect and understand where clients are coming from— she has been a professional athlete, a competitor in the Olympic Trials, a business owner, and is a mother to two children. Gia holds two masters degrees— a Masters of Arts in Education and a Master of Arts in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology.