Before pursuing a career in social work, Gina graduated from Binghamton University with a bachelor’s degree in English and wrote for a clinical research organization. She later obtained her Master of Social Work from New York University and became licensed in both New York and New Jersey.
Gina has practiced social work within in a school setting and holds a provisional certificate in the state of New York. She has provided mental health services for a nonprofit organization serving those impacted by cancer, as well as for outpatient oncology treatment settings and a private practice in the Hudson Valley.
Gina often practices from a strengths-based, person-centered, narrative approach and incorporates cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness and expressive arts such as creative writing and art therapy when thought to be of benefit. Some of her specialty areas include anxiety, bereavement, loss, and oncology, but she has a wide range of interests and experience ranging from her work with those of preschool age to those turning nearly one hundred.
Creating a comfortable atmosphere to help clients process and work through stress and challenges is what drives and inspires Gina in her work. She strives to help others manage and overcome the negative impact of adversity and develop effective, lifelong coping skills.
Gina lives in the Hudson Valley with her family and became a mom earlier this year. She is currently pursuing certification in creative arts therapy and therapeutic writing.