Gina  Metcalf

Gina Metcalf

She/Her/Hers

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW
California Accepting Online
Updated July 22, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Codependency
  • Trauma
  • Self-esteem
  • Stress management

Professional statement

Gina Metcalf is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker based in San Diego, CA who works with highly motivated 20, 30, and 40-something women who are looking to address issues around anxiety, trauma, depression, self-esteem, codependency, stress, burnout, and identity. Her clients are generally people interested in self-improvement, holistic healing, and are open-minded, and seeking an active therapeutic experience that lends itself to deep work and big shifts.

Therapy sessions with Gina always start with a few minutes of mind-body connection and often combine talking with the use of Somatic Experiencing, parts work, and components of EMDR. She is always leading clients toward the root of their issues to facilitate long-term resolution, not just temporary relief, and will never leave you hanging if you bring an issue up in session. In addition to providing you with concrete tools to use both during and between sessions, Gina will act as your guide to push you enough for change to happen, but not so much that you become overwhelmed or shut down.

Gina takes a fresh and modern approach to therapy. She's relatable and real, collaborative, intuitive, sometimes cusses, will find ways to make the process fun, and works to make the environment feel non-stuffy and easy.

Gina's practice is currently fully remote and she is committed to delivering high-quality, thoughtful, and personalized care to each of her clients. Together, we will build a nurturing space for you to get to know and deeply love and accept all parts of yourself.


Message to clients

When you start to understand unwanted symptoms or behaviors as part of an important system of communication and as valuable parts that have protected or helped you, therapy can actually be fun! What can be fun about it, you ask? Understanding your symptoms as allies that can help you grow instead of collapse results in a total mindset shift toward freedom. You don't have to white-knuckle it alone through your anxiety, depression, or trauma. If you're reading these words and have even the slightest bit of willingness or curiosity, reach out now. I'll be a friendly voice on the other side of the phone!


Specialties

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Codependency - Development of healthy boundaries in relationships; strategies for increasing individual self-esteem and autonomy; coping mechanisms for separation and individuation.

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse

Self-esteem - Cultivating self-compassion, assertiveness, and confidence; developing ways to reduce suffering, anxiety, social withdrawal, and self-neglect

Stress management - Strengthening effective ways of coping with the stress of life and change; managing expectations of self and others




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

Gina Metcalf is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $200 (50min)
  • Initial session: $200 (50min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • As needed

Location(s)

Online Sessions (California)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 11am-5pm
  • Tue 11am-5pm
  • Wed 11am-5pm
  • Thu 11am-5pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 4 years

Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) , HRSA Behavioral Health Fellow, 2016 - 2017

EMDR International Association, EMDR Certified Therapist and Consultant-in-Training, 2018
Boston College, MSW, 2017
University of California Santa Cruz, BA, 2010


Licensure

California: 94260


Languages

English