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Bianca Gianfrate, MA, LPC #16771
Centennial - 6909 S. Holly Circle, Suite 304, Centennial, CO. 80112
130.00 per clinical hour (50 min)
What is my specialty and approach?
When viewing therapy as a journey, it is the client who takes the steps and the therapist walks alongside. While on their own journeys, children and adolescents are striving to develop their distinct sense of self and establish meaningful relationships with those around them. Supporting your child or teen through the journey comes with its own set of stressors that can lead you to feel unsure of what to do next.
I believe that our childhood experiences impact how we connect and relate with others as adults. Trauma, stress, anxiety, depression, grief and other life stressors can deeply impact how we make meaning out of our early experiences. In the therapy room, I utilize a trauma-informed strengths-based approach, helping my clients recognize their strength and resiliency. I focus on the link between our thoughts, emotions and behaviors and the ways they present themselves through different physical ways in our bodies. I endeavor to develop a strong therapeutic relationship by focusing on my client's personal growth, healing, and overall well-being.
I specialize in working with children, adolescents and families. I have had the opportunity to work in a variety of therapeutic settings, such as working in community-based services and working with diverse mental health systems and treatment teams. I also have experience in utilizing trauma specific modalities in grief and loss work.
What will sessions be like?
Sessions will be safe spaces with open and honest communication, as well as reflection and growth. I work with clients on developing coping skills, managing conflict, and exploring their unique sense of self.
What is your education and background?
I started my journey as a therapist with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Political Science from Hartwick College in New York. I spent the next several years in Washington D.C., first working with students with social and emotional needs and then as a paralegal. I realized that my time working with adolescents was more meaningful to me, so I pursued more training and graduated with a Master of Arts in International Disaster Psychology from the University of Denver.
Outside of the therapy room, I spend time in the mountains or on the lacrosse field. I have several stacks of books to read and am always open to book recommendations. When I'm not hiking, coaching, or reading, I can be found exploring new places and learning from those around me.