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Gianna feels honored that God has chosen her to be His vessel to assist individuals who are experiencing difficulties in their life by helping them transition from a place of struggle to a place of peace. Gianna graduated in 2016 with a Master of Arts in Educational Studies, but decided to return to school because she heard and accepted God’s calling to become a Christian Marriage and Family Therapist. She is currently completing her master’s program in Marriage and Family Therapy at Liberty University. Gianna has experience in psychiatric nursing and is a United States Army Veteran. She was married for 22 years and has three adult children. Gianna enjoys spending her time with family and friends and makes time for cooking and singing.
Gianna’s educational training encompasses work with couples, co-leading men, women and mixed-gender groups, as well as psycho-educational groups. Gianna leads her church’s evangelism and outreach program, offering educational assistance and prevention programs to the homeless population. A special passion of hers, Gianna is interested in counseling teens who are experiencing issues with family related to absent parents, dysfunctional relationships, forgiveness, self-worth issues, and domestic violence. She is also interested in family, couple and individual counseling, premarital, marital, as well as women’s issues related to forgiveness, self-worth, and spiritual issues.
Gianna is very respectful of cultural and religious diversity and respects whatever views the client has towards spirituality. Most important, Gianna wants to aid the client in living a healthy lifestyle that balances all aspects of their life.
John 16:33 (NKJV) tells me that, God spoke to us, telling us that in Him we have peace and “in the world we will have tribulations; but be of good cheer, because [He overcame] the world.” Because of this, I can use my own life experiences, which allow me to offer empathy and understanding of the situations that God’s children are experiencing, allowing God to use me to help the individual transform the hurt and brokenness into love through forgiveness of self and others.