Ariana Catherine-Winn Gioia
She/Her/HersLicensed Professional Counselor, LPC National Certified Counselor, NCC Certified Clinical Trauma Professional Specialties • Insurance & Fees • Locations
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.
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
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Years of Experience: 12 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
South Carolina: 6452