Gia Lucero Bryan

(MS, LPC)

About Me

Thanks for stopping by, my name is Gia. I believe that we all have the ability to create and sustain change. That it starts with a vision of what we want to be and we never let go of that vision. Through my years of counseling I have sat with a diverse population with great success. I combine cognitive-behavioral therapy with solution-focused strategies to help you start the change process today.

One of my passions is working with clients. Seven years of my experience was with an all-male clientele where we take an honest and hard look at the root and solution to issues like pornography addiction, self-esteem, relationship problems and a variety of concerns that men have but often no one to discuss such things with. The approach matches what you need and your communication style. I have heard it all, so we put it on the table and work it out. You are going to find real and relevant solutions and gain some insight along the way.

Another specialty that I bring to Better Help is my vast experience helping women address those relationship issues that seem to be so unrelenting. Issues like fear of abandonment, fear of rejection, chasing after the wrong people, as well as depression and anxiety. I believe that we are all capable of "becoming" something amazing...our absolute perfect potential. I will bring the therapeutic technique that you need for your situation including CBT, DBT, ACT, Solution Focused, whatever your progress needs.

No judgement. Pure acceptance and compassion, right where you are today. Together we can move past labels, diagnoses, suffering, and create the vision to "Become". Become even more empowered and dynamic than you would have ever been if that "thing" hadn't ever happened.

As an experienced therapist let me help you find the order in the midst of the chaos. Sometimes life brings a needle across our record and we need help finding that song again. Only you know the song, my role is to be your accompanist and when needed challenge you and help you turn the pages to the next place.

This life isn't always easy even when we make all the "right" decisions. There are times of loneliness and despair, uncertainty of who we are, and so many pressures to fulfill the roles that are ours but for which maybe we weren't prepared for.

I like to think of having a good therapist as a true "do over" as we are better prepared for what comes next.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Intimacy-related issues
  • Self esteem
Also experienced in:
Trauma and abuse , Grief , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Depression , Coping with life changes , Abandonment , Attachment Issues , Family of Origin Issues , Forgiveness , Guilt and Shame , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 9

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Reviews

Written by E.R. on Sep 16, 2020 after counseling with Gia for 3 weeks on issues concerning addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues

Gia is a really good listener, and quite proactive. She gets right to it, and you don’t waste time pondering tangential thoughts or feelings. Highly recommend.

Written by G.E. on Sep 08, 2020 after counseling with Gia for 3 weeks on issues concerning intimacy-related issues

Gia is a great therapist and have a lot of talents to help her clients however, time management was an issue. She was not responsive in chating as I hoped and the session would only last for 30 mins even if we had troubles with audio it would still count off my time. Probably she is overwhelmed with many clients because she is super excellent. If she managed time she would be the best and I would want to come back to her.

Written by T.A. on Sep 01, 2020 after counseling with Gia for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes

Gia has been really supportive with the variety of issues I've come to her with. She asked me questions that were challenging but also that helped me work through several different issues. I can really see a progress and a shift in my emotional and mental wellbeing after several weeks of counselling! She is a great listener and her voice always fills me up with warmth. I would definitely recommend Gia for concerns related to emotional and mental health, and if you're looking for someone who will understand and adjust to your needs.

Written by M.A. on Jul 31, 2020 after counseling with Gia for 2 weeks

I haven’t talked to Gia for long, but she is a great listener and has given me resources that have helped me already.

Written by M.O. on Jul 21, 2020 after counseling with Gia for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, grief, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Gia is very good at helping me connect with my thinking and work through it so I don't get stuck in the challenges of my life. She is helping me take control of my thoughts and thus my life and actions. Not only is she great to talk to, but she helps me access resources outside of our sessions that allow me to work on those things I need to work on.

Written by J.A. on Jun 06, 2020 after counseling with Gia for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Gia is so genuine and kind! She has helped me through the most difficult days of my life. She is engaged and truly listens to give good perspective and to help reframe our thoughts when I was feeling hopeless. I could not recommend her enough! Thanks for everything, Gia!

Written by D.A. on Jun 04, 2020 after counseling with Gia for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, bipolar disorder, and adhd

I needed someone who was incredibly good at listening, but also highly perceptive and capable at piecing together everything and giving the right advice to create building blocks. I've only had 3 sessions with Gia, but she has shown right from the start she is all those things and more. She's very warm and friendly in a genuine way, not as a sales pitch. She genuinely enjoys what she does and I feel like I hit the jackpot! I'd highly recommend her to anyone if they thought her profile skills would be a good fit.

Written by D.A. on Feb 13, 2020 after counseling with Gia for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and anger management

Gia is amazing! She totally gets me, totally understands my issues even when I'm doing my best to deflect and avoid speaking about them. I can't rate Gia highly enough! Sessions with Gia have changed my life immeasurably for the better. I'm so pleased I made the choice to try Better Help and eternally grateful for Gia's support and brilliance!

Written by K.A. on Feb 11, 2020 after counseling with Gia for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and coping with life changes

Gia is a thoughtful and supportive counselor. I always feel heard and validated but also challenged with care and support. I’ve made great progress with her.

Written by S.A. on Oct 26, 2019 after counseling with Gia for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd

Gia has been amazing for me she has listened, encouraged and given me great advice on the situations I have spoken to her about. I feel very comfortable opening up and being honest to get my true self out and she is right to the point and in the nicest way possible.Thank you Gia.

Written by K.A. on Oct 26, 2019 after counseling with Gia for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Gia listens to every word I say and helps me have a better understanding of what I’m feeling.

Written by S.. on Oct 16, 2019 after counseling with Gia for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and career difficulties

I've tried a couple of counselors before Gia, but she was the one for me. I immediately clicked with her and felt we were on the same wavelength. She is understanding, supportive and amazing on all scales.

Written by P.H. on Oct 13, 2019 after counseling with Gia for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, career difficulties, and coaching

Gia has exceeded all my expectations!