“For me, prayer is a surge of the heart; it is a simple look turned toward heaven, it is a cry of recognition and of love, embracing both trial and joy.”
St. Therese of Lisieux
St. Therese of Lisieux
I am Gianna Elms, LCSW, a Catholic psychotherapist and disability advocate. I help adults with tele-therapy and on-site services experience peace and joy in their lives. In addition, I offer clinical supervision and consultation for professionals and others on clinical matters, issues specific to disability rights and accessibility, and more.
I have an MSW in Social Work and have a valid license to practice as a Clinical Social Worker in Arizona and Missouri. I am also a qualified clinical supervisor in Arizona. Previous to my MSW, I earned an M.Ed. in Counseling Psychology and a B.S. in Disability Studies and have a valid certification to practice and supervise as a Rehabilitation Counselor nationwide. After receiving my MSW, I completed a Post-Graduate Fellowship in Psychoanalytic Thought and an ADA Coordinator Certification. My clinical experience includes crisis intervention, treatment of past abuse, trauma, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and psychogenic non-epileptic seizures (PNES), evaluation and treatment of mood, anxiety, alcohol and substance use disorders and chronic pain; career counseling, case management, advocacy, accommodations of people who experience disabilities, blindness and visual impairments; including special education, transition and vocational rehabilitation services, and training clinicians and others.
And finally, the subconscious is the mechanism through which impulses which are repeated regularly with feeling and emotion are quickened, charged and changed into their physical equivalent. You may voluntarily plant in your subconscious mind any plan, thought or purpose which you desire.
A Catholic therapist and disability advocate
Get accessible and personalized mental healthcare from a Catholic therapist from the convenience of your home, clinical supervision/consultation, and more.
All of the methods that I use are evidence-based. My treatment approach is individualized based on your unique and specific needs. Some psychotherapy techniques are based in conscious, rational thought processes and others are based in working with the unconscious part of your mind. Professionals also receive clinical supervision and consultation that is based on research, the law, and real world experiences. Let’s talk about how I can help.
Providing you with private and accessible services.
I use teletherapy to reach more people who want a private, secure, and convenient way to get help. Technology also makes it possible for clinicians to receive clinical supervision and consult with me in areas that I treat.
In-Person and Remote Options
Most appointments that I offer are possible with the use of technology, such as by telephone or audio or video conferencing. Concierge consultations are also available.
Gianna helped me secure a safety plan for myself and my children. Every day, I am reminded that forgiveness, prayer, and love strengthen me.Julie K / Client
I knew that I could trust her and that she wouldn’t treat me any differently even after I told her my deep, dark, secret. Gianna really believes and lives what she teaches as a Catholic therapist.Phil R / Client
Gianna helped me immensely through learning how to forgive, which was how I was able to heal. She respected my desire to remain faithful to the teachings of the Catholic Church.Sandy W / Client
With specializations in over 10 different areas of therapy and wellness, ForgivePrayLove offers a wide variety of services tailored to fit your needs. Below is the list of services offered as a means to aid you in your pursuit for wellness.
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