Ariana Gioia, Therapist in Colorado Springs, Colorado — Zencare
Ariana Catherine-Winn Gioia
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Ariana Catherine-Winn Gioia

She/Her/Hers

Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC National Certified Counselor, NCC Certified Clinical Trauma Professional
Colorado, South Carolina Accepting Online
Colorado Springs Accepting In-person
Updated November 16, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Adjustment difficulties & disorders
  • Anxiety
  • Loss, grief, and bereavement
  • Trauma
  • Women's issues
  • Complex PTSD (C-PTSD)

Professional statement

Ariana Gioia is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified Clinical Trauma Professional based in Colorado Springs, CO. She specializes in complex trauma, women’s issues, anxiety, grief, relationship issues, and adjustment difficulties. Ariana’s clients describe her as easy to talk to, non-judgmental, validating, and empathic.

Many of Ariana’s clients seek therapy to address unresolved complex traumas and grief that negatively impact their functioning and relationships, resulting in anxiety, depression, shame, or codependency. She is dedicated to helping clients heal from past experiences, rebuild self worth, and find happiness and meaning. Ariana cares deeply for working with survivors of suicide and those who have lost a loved one to drug overdose. Surviving this type of loss is not only devastating, but is often misunderstood and invalidated by others who do not understand this type of complicated grief. Ariana enjoys working with clients adjusting to the challenges and changes associated with parenthood. She understands how parenthood can strain relationships and impact shifts in identity and values.

Ariana utilizes techniques such as EMDR, Parts Work, Attachment Theory, and CBT. She helps clients develop awareness and understanding of the impact of their beliefs about themselves and others, and their patterns of personal and interpersonal behaviors. Through insight, deeper connection, and compassion for themselves, clients are able to heal past wounds and create meaningful and lasting change in their lives and relationships. In working with couples, Ariana utilizes an emotionally focused approach. She understands that disconnection and emotional wounds are often created and maintained by feeling unseen, unheard, invalidated, and misunderstood. When couples develop the ability to really hear each other and have empathy and compassion for one another, connection and repair becomes possible.


Message to clients

Healing occurs when we feel safe, seen, heard and understood. I strive to make certain that clients feel this way in each session. It is important to me that my clients feel in control of their therapeutic experience by setting the pace and topic for each session. Regardless of what you are seeking counseling for, you get to decide when and how we will approach these topics and how in-depth we go. I view my role as providing feedback, support, and guidance to the healing and change process, not as being the expert on your life or future direction. I take very seriously the importance of making sure that my clients are prepared with coping mechanisms before diving into trauma or grief work, as having a solid coping foundation makes this work more safe, stable, and effective.

Therapy can be life changing for people. Beginning the work can be intimidating and overwhelming. Being willing to open up to a new therapist and to allow them in to your thoughts, feelings, and experiences takes a lot of courage. You are not in this alone; I am here to help.


Specialties

Adjustment difficulties & disorders - Support around adapting to new and/or challenging life circumstances; skill-building for improved stress management and reduction of anxiety.

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

Loss, grief, and bereavement - Emotionally preparing for the anticipated passing of a loved one; managing feelings and reactions to a death or loss of significance; support during the process of healing and acceptance

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

Women's issues - Therapy tailored to common concerns among women; providing a safe and understanding space to address life challenges, stressors, and questions around identity as a woman

Complex PTSD (C-PTSD) - Recovering from the impact of long-term, repeated traumatic events, such as emotional abuse and neglect




Clientele

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

Insurance

  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Evernorth
  • United Healthcare

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $120 (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
  • Courtesy billing
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • Venmo
  • Zelle
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • As needed

Location(s)

Online Sessions (Colorado)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9am-4pm
  • Tue 7am-9am
  • Wed 830am-430pm
  • Thu 9am-4pm
  • Fri 7am-9am
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (South Carolina)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 11am-6pm
  • Tue 9am-11am
  • Wed 1030am-630pm
  • Thu 11am-6pm
  • Fri 9am-11am
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Colorado Springs practice
5525 N Union Blvd , 200, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80918
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9am-4pm
  • Tue 7am-9am, virtual sessions only
  • Wed 830am-430pm
  • Thu 9am-4pm
  • Fri 7am-9am, virtual sessions only
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 10 years

Healing Pathways LLC, Owner and Therapist, 2019 - Present
Charleston Counseling Center, Therapist and Clinical Leadership Team Member, 2016 - 2021
Charleston Counseling Center, Regional Clinical Director, 2020 - 2021
Mood Treatment Center, Therapist, 2014 - 2016
Correct Care Solutions, Mental Health Coordinator and Clinician, 2013 - 2014
Insight Human Services, Substance Abuse Intensive Outpatient Clinician, 2012 - 2013

EMDRIA, EMDR Level 1 and Level 2, 2016
Evergreen Certifications, Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, 2015
University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, MA Clinical Mental Health Counseling, 2012
National Board of Certified Counselors, NCC, 2012
University of Northern Colorado, BA Psychology, 2010


Licensure

Colorado: 0017320

South Carolina: 6452


Languages

English


Client testimonials

"I'm liking working with Ariana so far. She seems to know her stuff and is easy to talk to."
- Zencare client • October 2022
"It was a longer than just a phone consultation, so that was kind of nice to be able not to be rushed by only 10 minutes. There was opportunity to speak a little more about certain issues instead of just what I am looking for."
- Zencare client • May 2022