Gianna Lyn, LCSW

Gianna Lyn, LCSW has been practicing therapy since working on her undergraduate degree, as a peer counselor at Delaware State University (DSU). She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from DSU and a Master’s in Social Work from the University of Pittsburgh. Gianna is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and certified in Cognitive Therapy. Gianna believes therapy should be like a conversation with a friend that cannot share your information. There should be intentional time to build trust. Although this is ongoing, primarily stressed in the beginning of the therapeutic relationship. The goal is to allow patients to be able to be vulnerable with their stressors, without judgement.

Currently, she supervises second year Master level clinical interns and new mental health therapist at a community behavior health agency in Philadelphia. She also provides mental health therapy to her assigned members, who are primarily African Americans diagnosed with depression, anxiety, and Bipolar Disorder. She works with her members to learn to manage stress, symptoms, and find appropriate ways to cope. Gianna’s patients have found success when they are motivated and open to learning new skills and utilizing the skills outside of sessions.

Gianna also devotes her professional time as a Board of Director and Project Manager for A Dream SEED Inc. Gianna also attends a non-denominational church, in the Philadelphia area. When she’s not working, Gianna loves spending time with family, particularly her sister and niece. She loves spending time with her friends, going out to eat, laughing, baking, painting, writing, traveling, and going to museums.

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