Gioia  Garden
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Gioia Garden

She/Her/Hers

Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Colorado Accepting Online
Denver Accepting In-person
Updated June 24, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

  • LGBTQIA, gender, and sexuality topics
  • Anxiety
  • Sex Therapy
  • Relationship issues
  • Identity development
  • Life transitions

Professional statement

Gioia Garden is a Psychotherapist and Sex Therapist in Denver, Colorado. She identifies as a queer cis woman and specializes in working with LGBTQ+ individuals. She's passionate about working with the queer community and honoring the inherent strengths and opportunities that exist across variations of gender, sexuality, and relationships. Gioia's areas of focus include sexuality, sex, anxiety, depression, identity, relationships, and life-transitions.

Gioia primarily draws on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Internal Family Systems (IFS), Mindfulness, and Psychodynamic Therapy. She takes a holistic and contextual approach in her work with each individual. She meets clients with compassion, curiosity, and an open-mind.

Sessions can be held in-person or by video to anyone residing in Colorado. Sessions are one hour in length. Gioia offers a free 30-minute phone consultation. If it's not a fit, or if you'd like to consider other options, she'll happily provide you with referrals. The first session is $80 as it's still a way to see if it's the right fit. After that, sessions are $120.


Message to clients

I'll want to know your sources of pain - but I'll also want to know what you value, what has shaped you, where you draw inspiration, your beliefs, and how you feel in your own body. We’ll peel back layers, we'll process distress, and we'll build practical tools to manage the challenges you're facing. If something is no longer serving you, let’s figure out how to change it.

Building self-compassion is often fundamental to the work. My goal is to help clients listen to themselves on a deeper level, trust themselves more, stop fearing what's within, and be able to operate in the world and in their relationships from a more grounded and self-assured space.

Therapy is hard work, and I'll challenge you, but I also believe it can be fun. I enjoy bringing laughter and creativity into the process. My hope is that you will be honest, motivated, and courageous in our work together. In me, you’ll get a warm, down-to-earth therapist. I look forward to connecting!


Specialties

LGBTQIA, gender, and sexuality topics - Exploring topics of sexuality, gender, and identity; coping with discrimination and oppression; navigating relationship, family, and cultural challenges

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

Sex Therapy - Intimacy, compulsive sexual behavior, BDSM, kink, mismatched desire in relationships, increasing pleasure, internalized sexual shame, and sexual dysfunction

Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating

Identity development - Understanding, accepting, and strengthening one’s sense of self through the exploration of family, work, and personal values; addressing issues such as, race, class, gender, and sexual orientation, in the context of self experience

Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

Gioia Garden is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $120 (60min)
  • Initial session: $80 (60min)
  • Couples sessions: $120 (60min)

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
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • IvyPay
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • Every other month
  • Multiple times a 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 Please inquire about hours
  • Tue Please inquire about hours
  • Wed Please inquire about hours
  • Thu Please inquire about hours
  • Fri Please inquire about hours
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Denver practice
121 South Madison Street, Suite C, Denver, Colorado 80209
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Please inquire about hours
  • Tue Please inquire about hours
  • Wed Please inquire about hours
  • Thu Please inquire about hours
  • Fri Please inquire about hours
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 3 years

Garden Counseling, LLC, Therapist; Owner, 2019 - Present

University of Denver, MA, Counseling Psychology, 2018
Colorado College, BA, Sociology, 2011


Licensure

Colorado: 0016417


Languages

English