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Gillian Pipia Psychotherapy, LCSW

Gillian Pipia’s primary focus is helping individuals and families explore and navigate their own worlds and manage the challenges that arise with new life transitions impacted by both present and intergenerational barriers. Throughout her years of practice, she has specialized in anxiety and depression in adolescents and adults as well as child behavioral issues and parent training.

Specialties
  • General Mental Health
  • Life Transitions
  • General relationship challenges (family, friends, co-workers)
  • Parenting
  • Trauma and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Finances
  • $ $ $ $ $
    $80-140
  • UnitedHealthcare
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • Aetna
  • UMR
  • Oscar
  • UHC Student Resources
  • Harvard Pilgrim
  • Out-of-pocket
Locations
Licensed in
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  • New York
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“I’ve often referred to my role as being a maestro, as the client provides the music and I conduct the sessions as we collaboratively work together to discover the roots that affect patterns of thoughts, emotions, and behaviors.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
As I reflect, I have always wanted to be an agent of change and healing due to my own personal experiences and watching my own family navigate various systems of care. I first entered the world of social service as a volunteer in my late teens and spent the subsequent decade providing direct care and support across a variety of settings. It was the experience of being present for moments of resiliency that led me to pursue a master’s in social work where I was able to begin the journey of clinical practice.
What should someone know about working with you?
I recognize the process of reaching out for help, at times can take patience, trust, and courage to do so. I’ve often referred to my role as being a maestro, as the client provides the music and I conduct the sessions as we collaboratively work together to discover the roots that affect patterns of thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. It is through this process that my hope is to assist those seeking help, to overcome challenges that prevent autonomy and growth. My primary goal is to create a safe space to develop a working relationship where strengths and vulnerability can be explored.
What do you do to continue learning and building competencies as a provider?
I believe therapy is a parallel process; as I assist in the evolution of a client’s life, I too engage in the evolution of my practice. To be competent is to be committed to lifelong learning, which I engage in by attending training and seminars and joining various clinical support groups in order to enhance my own skill set and stay current with the evolving world of mental health. Furthermore, I have created a strong network and seek clinical consultation to ensure that I am providing the best quality of care.
What are you most excited about within the evolving mental health landscape?
The increased use of telehealth is most exciting, as this platform minimizes barriers that may otherwise prevent someone from receiving help. Access to mental health treatment is a basic human right, and my hope is that the telehealth world continues to expand.
“It is through this process that my hope is to assist those seeking help, to overcome challenges that prevent autonomy and growth.”
Interested in speaking with Gillian?