Gina Carfagno is a Licensed Social Worker, and soon will be transitioning to Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Gina earned her BA in Psychology from Albright College in 2008 and MSS in Clinical Social Work from Bryn Mawr College Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research. Additionally, Gina is actively enrolled in a 3-year Gestalt Certificate program and serving as a class representative of the local Gestalt community affiliated with The Gestalt Therapy Institute of Philadelphia. Gina is leading Sanare’s Havertown location for Intensive Outpatient Program for adults 18 and older.
Gina has varied experience working with individuals with a range of mental health struggles through higher level of care with IOP programing, working with individual clients in psychotherapy. Gina works with clients who present with, but not limited to, suicidal ideation, PTSD, trauma, adjustment disorders, depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, psychosis, eating disorders, and self-harm behaviors.
Gina is known for her delicate trauma-work as well as her ability and trials to bring experiential sessions to life. She believes that through shared experiences, we can put ourselves together as a force, building off of each other’s energy and strengths as well as weaknesses. Gina is a very compassionate, trustworthy, ambitious, and understanding therapist who wants to learn and help individuals improve their mental health and grow as a healthy whole person. Gina is passionate about wanting to help others and often asks her clients what they are passionate about. It is Gina’s goal to always provide consistent, patient, compassionate, challenging, and dedicated care to clients. Gina is often said to “ankle bite” for her clients; that is, advocate for their rights to treatment, their right to understand their diagnosis, and their right to not be dismissed or labeled “crazy.” In turn, Gina attempts to model behavior for her clients to learn to grow their voice, and “ankle bite” for themselves once they graduate from IOP or out of her care. “I recognize that I play an important role in the life of my clients and I do not, and will never, take that for granted. It is my true passion to make a difference and help people as best as I can.