Gianna LaLota , MA, MHC-LP
Approach: Gianna utilizes a CBT-based approach combined with mindfulness techniques in her work with clients. Her style of therapy is compassionate, accepting, and mindful. Gianna helps clients uncover deeply rooted beliefs that prohibit them from living how they desire. Gianna and her clients work together to enhance awareness and explore the interconnectedness between thoughts, feelings, and behaviors as they create a framework that best supports the client’s individual needs.
Background: Gianna holds a Master’s degree in Counseling for Mental Health and Wellness from NYU Steinhardt, as well as, a B.A. in Psychology from Boston College. Throughout her time at NYU, Gianna completed coursework and received training in CBT, Brief Psychodynamic Therapy, and Trauma-Focused Counseling. Gianna is also a licensed yoga teacher (RYT 200) and utilizes her yoga and mindfulness training to inform her work with clients.
Training: Gianna received CBT training through the Beck Institute for CBT. She currently works under the supervision of Noah Clyman, LCSW-R, A-CBT, the founder and director of NYC Cognitive therapy.
Throughout her time at NYC Cognitive Therapy, Gianna has led a number of group therapy formats, including a CBT Skills for Depression Group, a CBT Skills for Social Anxiety Group, and a Mindfulness Group. She has worked with individual clients on a broad range of concerns, including anxiety, depression, OCD, panic, trauma, and more.
Relevant Coursework & Certifications:
-Beck Institute CBT for Depression Certificate
-Beck Institute CBT for Anxiety Certificate
-Beck Institute CBT and Mindfulness Certificate
-Trial-Based Cognitive Therapy (TBCT) for Trauma/PTSD Training with Irismar Reis de Oliveira, MD, PhD
-NYU CBT Course
-NYU Trauma-Focused Counseling Course
-NYU Brief Psychodynamic Therapy Course
Areas of Interest: Anxiety Disorders, Depression, Disordered Eating, Life Transitions, Mindfulness, Relationship Issues, Self-Esteem, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma
"I had a great experience with Gianna. I have been in therapy before but never CBT with such a specific goal. I felt a comfort level with her quickly and really liked the structured goal oriented approach. Public speaking is a fear I never thought I could make progress on and I really did. Thank you!" Krista, October 2021