I am Gianna Elms, LCSW, a conservative Catholic therapist. I converted to the Catholic faith many years ago when I was already working as a rehabilitation counselor after a journey of discovery. I was already on my journey to become a psychotherapist who wanted to become the best trauma clinician, but the Catholic Church was where I found meaning in suffering, forgiveness as the real source of healing, and how prayer and love are essential to all of it.
Prior to my current work, I dreamed of becoming a doctor from a very young age and I even graduated high school early for the purpose of joining the military as a non-combatant who worked in the medical field. But God had another plan, and I am now a service-disabled veteran due to medical negligence. For clients who choose to have the Catholic (Christian) faith in their treatment, I provide Catholic therapy in my practice, which I teach individual adult clients how to forgive, pray, and love so that they may experience the fullness of the Sacraments and live a holy life, no matter what suffering God allows to come into their lives.
I have fifteen years in practice as a clinician and many successful clients. I now dedicate my professional life to helping people experience wellness through a number of areas that I specialize in, including Catholic therapy, and also serving as an expert witness and consultant. Suffering is a part of our lives. Forgiveness is freedom from suffering.