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MEET GIANNA

I am Gianna Elms, LCSW. I became a mental health therapist and expert consultant as part of a journey of discovery. Throughout my life, I wanted to help others by relieving their suffering through healing. As a child, and young adult, my plan was to become a medical doctor. I even began my career in the medical field after graduating from high school early to pursue my childhood dream. However, life took several detours and medical negligence resulted in me not being able to continue my goal of becoming a medical doctor.

However, beginning from a very young age, people relied upon me to help them when they experienced difficult emotions. I was even nominated and trained to be a peer counselor in middle school and as part of my training, I worked with adult offenders in the local state prison to better understand how they got where they were and use that knowledge to prevent my peers from making the same mistakes. Even after my injuries, people relied on me to listen and help them solve their problems. I have always had an innate way of understanding the human mind and heart. I also had a natural desire to be an advocate, factfinder and active problem solver.

After many years of education, fourteen years of practice and many successful clients, I now dedicate my professional life to helping people experience wellness and serving as an expert witness and consultant. Suffering is a part of our lives. Forgiveness is freedom from suffering.

B.S. Disability Studies

M.Ed. Counseling Psychology

MSW Clinical Social Work

Fellowship in Psychoanalytic Thought

ADA Coordinator Certification Program

Licensed Clinical Social Worker – LCSW

Certified Rehabilitation Counselor – CRC

Certified ADA Coordinator – ADAC

Clinically Certified Domestic Violence Counselor – CCDVC

Certified Clinical Trauma Professional Level 2 – CCTP-II

Certified Forensic Social Worker – CFSW

Certified Autism Spectrum Disorder Clinical Specialist – ASDCS

Registered Clinical Supervisor/Qualified Consultant

Certified Storytelling Leader

Certified Seizure First Aid

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