GET TO KNOW ME
I'm Gianna. Hello! I was born and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada and have been in Portland since the beginning of 2015 (although I planned that move for a few years). I am here with my husband (together since 2006) and our dog Guinness, an awesome shelter dog who knows how adorable he is. We are a very eco-friendly family, in both personal and work life. I enjoy trying new places to eat, finding live music lounges, fashion blogging, reading books (Harry Potter for the first time right now!) and spending time outdoors, especially at the coast. I think self care is important for my clients as well as for myself, so I very much enjoy time with family, friends, and sometimes just by myself... even if it is watching Netflix (Leslie Knope from "Parks and Recreation" is my spirit animal).
I started a new job in Fall 2016 as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Portland, teaching "Interventions with Children and Youth" and "Human Sexuality". I am also the Communications Committee Chair for the Oregon Counseling Association, organizing their social media and advertising, and serving as the co-editor of their newsletter, The Counselor.