Gianna Kozel, MA

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Advanced Clinical Therapist 

626-263-7528/Ex 21

Office Location: Pasadena

Individual therapy, couples therapy, depression, anxiety, trauma, faith and spirituality, sexual orientation, gender identity, self-esteem, identity issues, burnout, grief and loss, Health at Every Size, life stressors, adolescents, and emerging adults.

Many people experience overwhelming periods in their life that are difficult to cope with, whether due to feelings of anxiety or depression, relational conflicts, or feeling stuck. If you are hurting, angry, or confused, you do not have to work through your pain alone. Making sense of the suffering and joy that you experience can be difficult on your own, and talking with a therapist can help you sort through your internal struggles to bring you clarity and relief. Having a safe and nonjudgmental space to share your thoughts and emotions can allow you to move forward with more confidence and a feeling of being grounded within yourself.

While working with clients, I take care to try to understand how your current struggles make sense in the context of your life as a whole. We will explore your hopes and challenges in order to integrate problem solving strategies and coping skills into your everyday reality while creating a deeper understanding of your unique identity in relation to yourself and others. Since the relationship and alliance between the therapist and client is a particularly important factor in the healing process, I offer a 15-minute phone consultation when needed so that we can discuss if I may be the right therapist to work with you. My hope is for you to feel secure and understood, so that our work together can lead to growth, insight, and authenticity.

About Gianna Kozel

Gianna is a doctoral student at Fuller Graduate School of Psychology. She received her M.A. in psychology from Fuller in 2018 and holds a B.A. in Psychology with a minor in Global Cultural Studies from Concordia University, Irvine. Her training has focused on providing community mental health and trauma-informed care to clients of diverse ages, backgrounds, orientations, and spiritualities.

Gianna’s research primarily focuses on trauma, burnout, and vicarious trauma within diverse populations, as well as on immigration and asylum seekers. Further, she is particularly interested in understanding how to “care for the carers” so that their work and personal life is satisfying and sustainable.

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