Counselor Ariana Gioia, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor


Are you finding that events or relationships from your past are causing disruption or struggles in your present day life?

Are you experiencing recurring anxiety, depression, addiction, or problems in your close relationships that you can’t seem to break free from?

Do you find that you are your own worst critic with a tendency to be harsh, judgmental, or unforgiving of yourself?

I work with my clients to help them identify present day difficulties such as anxiety, depression, substance abuse, relationship strain, or trauma symptoms and to develop insight as to why they may be experiencing these troubles so that they can better heal.

Specifically, I specialize in:

  • Trauma Recovery
  • Addiction
  • Couples Therapy
  • Anxiety
  • Ages 18+
  • Adults and Couples

My approach to therapy with my clients is warm, empathic, and supportive. My approach draws from Trauma Theory, Psychodynamic Theory, Attachment Theory, Person Centered Theory, Motivational Interviewing, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.

I have advanced training and years of experience with treating trauma. My view of trauma includes, but is not limited to: emotional/physical/sexual/verbal abuse, combat, life threatening experiences, relational or attachment traumas, neglect, abandonment, and bullying.

I am trained in Level 1 and Level 2 of EMDR and am a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional. I also have advanced training and much experience with substance abuse.

Currently I am in-network with:

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (all plans), including State and Federal.
  • Tricare

If you would like to use your our-of-network benefits our administrative staff will help you clarify what your insurance covers and let you know what the cost of sessions will be.

If you have questions or are ready to begin counseling, contact us today.  Charleston Counseling Center is in-network with a variety of insurance plans and our friendly administrative staff will get you scheduled with the best clinician for your goals.  Don’t continue to feel alone in your struggles, we are here to help.

If you are ready to begin

Therapy for adults, couples and relationship counseling, counseling for children and adolescents, and family counseling

No matter how stuck you are feeling, there is hope