Gina DeLeo

Gina DeLeo (she/her)

Marriage and Family Therapist Associate

M.A.

Supervisor: Lana Kim, Ph.D., LMFT and Betsy Langston, M.S., LMFT

I work with individuals, couples, and families who are hoping to heal past trauma, improve communication and find new possibilities.

Client Status

waitlist

Contact

971-236-4187

At a Glance

Me

Rate: $100-$125

Provides free initial consultation

Practicing Since: 2021

Languages: English

Services

  • Individual
  • Family
  • Child
  • Relationship
  • Teen

Insurances Accepted

  • Out of Pocket

My Ideal Client

I work closely with clients who wish to reduce feelings of distress, improve their relationships, and feel empowered to problem solve. I see people as part of their ‘systems’; their history, family, culture, beliefs, current relationships and jobs…it’s an ecology, so any changes can improve the whole. I also enjoy working with families with members of all ages to increase communication and feelings of safety and acceptance through an attachment based, emotionally focused lens.

My Approach to Helping

I believe that therapy is a relational process where we work toward helping you find self-compassion, growth, and healing. I am trained in a systems approach, meaning that I look at the individuals, couples, and families I work with as being part of a meaningful web of connection with others in their lives. I believe that our histories are important to our emotional work in the here and now, and that it is empowering to explore what we value to help create a roadmap to a more purposeful and wholehearted life. I work mainly from an attachment lens, using emotion-focused and experiential approaches. My style is warm, non-judgmental, and engaged. I may bring in mindfulness practices in our work together to learn feelings of safety, process feelings and events, and ease the impact that stress and trauma has on the body.

My Values as a Therapist

I take a holistic perspective, considering the multiple facets of each person and their experiences, and view each of my clients as social and political beings whose health is impacted daily by the systems in which they live and interact.​ I recognize that systems of oppression affect us each differently and in specific ways. I also realize that they create privilege for some while making healthcare that much harder to access for others. I welcome people of all cultures, races, sizes, abilities, religions, sexual orientations, and gender identities in my counseling practice, and I seek to create a safe space that is tailored to my clients’ individual needs.

Techniques I Use

Specialties

  • Attachment Theory External link

    I work collaboratively with partners, families and individuals who want to foster connection and form deeper, more loving relationships. I also work with parents to identify their struggles with parenting (be it a one time issue or an on going parenting struggle) and develop a plan to support the entire family system.

  • Mindfulness-based External link

    Working with moment-to-moment awareness helps us to gain insight and emotional healing. I am a certified 300 hour yoga instructor and have clinical training in mindfulness, experiential and somatic based therapies.

  • Relational  External link

    As a Marriage, Couple and Family Therapist, I believe relationships are central to our experience of the world. We take into consideration the effects on each person's life of differences in power or equality as well as the impact of social issues such as class, race, gender, and culture. Relational therapy is collaborative and supportive.

Issues I Treat

Specialties

  • Women's Issues External link

    I have worked closely with women across the lifespan, especially around big life transitions, family/relational issues and inter-generational trauma.

  • Anxiety External link

    In my experience, anxiety is almost always a symptom of another issue, one that perhaps remains beneath consciousness. Anxiety is often accompanied by feelings of shame or not being good enough. We will work together to expand awareness, track patterns that may be constricting you, and gently help you find healthy and compassionate ways to relate to yourself and those you love.

  • Relationship / Marriage Issues External link

    As a marriage, couple, and family therapist, I believe relationships are central to our experience of the world. I also believe that we often aren't given the relational tools we need in order to thrive in all relationships. Relationship counseling can be a transformative experience that provides new ways of connecting to yourself and to your partner(s). I typically utilize emotionally focused therapy and experiential therapy when working with couples and relationships.

  • Parenting External link

    I enjoy working with young children and their families through all of life’s ups and downs. I believe in meeting caregivers and children where they are at, and working together to create a plan for mental and emotional wellness for the whole family. I help families with young children learn ways to increase emotional closeness and change patterns using child-parent play and parent guidance. I have experience helping families support children exploring their gender identity and expression.

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