Providing therapy for Evanston adults and adolescents
“I believe that fostering a safe and trusting therapeutic relationship is one of the strongest tools in helping individuals strive for the growth they desire to reach their goals. By using an empathic and collaborative style, I hope to create an open and accepting space for discussion of your thoughts, feelings, and concerns. I enjoy using an integrative approach that incorporates cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), mindfulness, person-centered therapy (PCT), and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT). Together we can explore your thoughts and behaviors and aim to create new strategies to manage personal challenges and facilitate positive change.
“Mindfulness is a key component of my therapeutic approach as it enhances self-awareness and allows you to feel more present in your daily life. I am committed to collaborating with you in your navigation of challenges, celebration of victories, and the overall journey to emotional wellbeing.”
College students (undergraduate/graduate), depression, anxiety, life transitions, grief and loss, perfectionism, LGBTQ+, relationships, identity, self-esteem, coping skills, and self-care.
Gia Alkire, M.A., graduated from Northwestern University with her Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Gia originally pursued a career in health and sports science, but quickly found a passion for the intersection of physical and mental health care. During this time, Gia had worked in physical and health education, sports medicine, and medical health care. With this background, Gia has made it a point to provide holistic care for her clients and address all dimensions of wellness. Gia’s previous clinical work included The Family Institute at Northwestern and Malcolm X City College. She is currently working towards her Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor licensure. Gia is being supervised by Jennifer Contarino Panning, Psy. D.
Gia sees clients ages 18 and up at our Evanston office on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, and telehealth sessions to Illinois residents on Monday, Thursday, and Friday. She accepts self-pay and BCBS PPO.