Rooted in community care practice and social justice efforts for over 15 years in NYC, Gina works with immigrants/migrants, those who have experienced traumas like domestic violence, sexual assault, and police violence, communities of color, Trans, Queer, and Gender Non- Conforming people, LGBQIA+ communities, and those who hold multiple of these and other identities or experiences. Gina is trained in and practices psychotherapy with an anti-oppression and trauma-informed lens, and pulls from modalities such as motivational interviewing, CBT, psychodynamic practice, evidence-based mindfulness and grounding practices, liberation health, safety and wellness planning, and grief counseling. Gina has experience in treating depression, anxiety, self-harming behaviors and suicidality, bipolar disorder, PTSD, and self-identified undesired substance use. Additional experiences include working with life transitions and stressors, relationships, chronic health concerns, gender expression and expansiveness, sexuality and sexual health with youth, work/life balance, and building strategies for resilience and sustainability.
LGBTQIA, gender, and sexuality topics - Exploring topics of sexuality, gender, and identity; coping with discrimination and oppression; navigating relationship, family, and cultural challenges
Gender identity & transgender health - Exploring gender identity, including trans, non-binary, and gender variant identities; support throughout the process of transition
Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse
Sexual harassment & assault - Caring support along the pathway to safety, wellbeing, and healing for survivors of sexual abuse and assault
Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
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Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.
Years of Experience: 9 years
Red Hook Initiative , Young Adult and High School Social Worker, 2018 - 2020
Audre Lorde Project, 3rd Space Support Program Coordinator, 2013 - 2017
Safe Horizon, Client Advocate Specialist, 2006 - 2010
Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College, MSW, 2012
Oberlin College, BA, 2005
New York: 088570