I enjoy working with individuals and adults who seek to heal from traumatic events or work through challenging situations. I act as a support and a guide, to help you find your resolve and achieve your goals. I am dedicated to treating children and adults of all ages. I have had the privilege of treating clients age 4 to age 90!
I am passionate about treating all anxiety and stress-related disorders. Although my expertise is in treating severe physical and emotional trauma, we all endure some degree of trauma or grief in our lives- I value the opportunity to support you in healing.
I offer traditional talk therapy and mind-body solutions to support healing as well as offer nutritional and holistic resources to help you thrive. As an avid researcher and practitioner, I incorporate a range of therapeutic techniques pulling from a variety of disciplines- including yoga, meditation, biofeedback and expressive arts.
Years in Practice: 15 Years
License No. and State: 43664 California
Avg Cost (per session): $100 - $150
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Insurance: Yes
Accepted Payment Methods: Cash, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
Mutual of Omaha EAP
Out of Network
Member Since: 2004
Member Since: 2016
»Please note, Gianni is currently away on sabbatical completing research and authorship.»
Gianni is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy holding a Master of Science in Global Leadership from University of San Diego, a Master of Arts in Transpersonal Psychology (specialization in Creativity and Innovation) from Sofia University, and a Master of Arts in Marital Family Therapy from University of San Diego. She is currently completing her PhD at the College of Integrative Medicine and Health Sciences at Saybrook University.
As a clinician, she completed her clinical training as a Marital and Family Therapist and Certified Dignity Therapist, at UC San Diego Health.
Gianni’s clinical experience and training is rooted in individual, couple, and family therapy, with particular respect to the relational and systemic aspects of the human experience. Her specialties include behavioral health, wellness coaching, anxiety, depression, fertility, life adjustments, loss, grief, relational issues, spirituality, burnout, resilience, creativity and innovation, and dignity in care.
Her clinical training in Mental Healthcare and Behavioral Health Consulting at UC San Diego in the Departments of Palliative Care, Family Medicine (Primary Care), and Sports Medicine Concussion Care provided her with a collaborative perspective in healthcare. She is a member of the UC San Diego Healer Education Assessment and Referral (HEAR) Program and Committee - dedicated to suicide prevention, mitigating burnout, building resilience, sustaining performance, and caring for those in the healing professions.
Her professional experience includes previous active duty service with the U.S. Navy, work in business in both the private and government sectors, and private consulting. She provides clinical research and analysis on grant-funded projects, consultation on organizational strategies, operations, and management, and advises on entrepreneurial ventures. She provides a unique view of the intersection of leadership and mental wellness.
She is also a Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance and Certified Reiki Practitioner, Level I. She enjoys being active per her body’s wishes, being outdoors and sharing creative endeavors. She prefers learning as a means for caring for her own Mental, Spiritual, and Physical Health and Wellness.