Jeffrey Gianelli, LCSW

I call my therapy practice Onward Leading because it is about helping you move forward. My inspiration to be a therapist comes from my own journey where I discovered that there are many different ways get unstuck and to develop inner peace. For me, it took a combination of several different approaches. The type of therapy I do integrates techniques from many different traditions and modalities, all designed to help you understand yourself better. Through these, you will encounter unconscious drives, motivations, emotions, and narratives that shape your behavior and decision making. This is sometimes referred to as the “shadow self”. By opening to these parts of yourself and understanding them better, there can be a deep release and letting go of past hurts, shame, trauma, and self limiting beliefs. This creates a new foundation for living.

Please contact me to schedule a free initial consultation.

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I look forward to helping you make the first step toward your well-being.

More about my approach

I will go beneath the surface to help you explore and examine out the root causes of your stress or suffering, and then work with you to develop a way to navigate through it. By getting to the core of the issues, we promote healing and a shift in consciousness from deep within.

As an experienced therapist, I will utilize a variety of approaches including EMDR, Internal Family Systems (IFS), Mindfulness and ACT, and will work with you to create therapy goals that are customized to meet your unique circumstances.  With honesty and compassion, we will work together to create an open channel of communication where your goals and needs are integral to the process. I specialize in trauma-informed care, PTSD, Anxiety issues, self esteem issues, and the LGBTQIA+ population.

Another area of specialty is psychotherapy informed by Buddhism and Tibetan Healing methods for those who are interested. I’ve been studying and training in Theravada Buddhism for the past 12 years and more recently in Tibetan Buddhism in the Yutok Nyningthig tradition. In 2016, I  completed a 2 year program to become ordained as a meditation teacher. My practice experience includes a 6 week retreat at Kevala retreat center. I am also a trained teacher of the Mindful Self Compassion program.