Giovanna Agostinelli

(MS, LMHC, NCC)
Therapist Giovanna  Agostinelli  Photo

About Me

Welcome to Better Help!

My name is Giovanna Agostinelli. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Florida. I have experience in working in many different settings with all ages, genders, and cultural backgrounds. I have worked closely with individuals and families who varied in their presenting problems, such as trauma/abuse, anxiety, depression, stress, family-related issues, sexuality/gender identification, relationships, codependency, need for parenting skills, and more. I provide great attention to remaining multiculturally sensitive, as well as unbiased in all areas. I work with various modalities, but tend to utilize CBT, trauma-informed modalities (CPT, TF-CBT), Mindfulness-based techniques, Nurturing Parenting techniques, and Narrative therapy techniques. I also have experience in faith-based counseling. I offer messaging, phone sessions, live chat, and video sessions.

I do offer chat only sessions on the weekends on occasions where I will need to accommodate for a lack of client availability during the week.

For many, counseling can be difficult because of the stigma it holds in society. Are you tired of living within these limitations? Although counseling does require significant effort, it is incredibly rewarding and can prove to be a smooth experience when paired with the right therapist. Counseling is a safe space where you will experience a non-judgmental approach to your presenting problems. Counseling is a form of self-care! All my clients will receive their personalized approach to services.

*There is no "one fits all" to counseling because you are uniquely YOU. My services to you will reflect this philosophy in our conversations. It's an absolute honor to be a guide and witness to your incredible journey ahead!*


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Anger management
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , LGBT , Relationship issues , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Existential Therapy, Gottman Method, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 4

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LMHC #MH18786 (Expires: 2023-03-31)


Reviews

Written by D.A. on Oct 19, 2021 after therapy with Giovanna for 3 months on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Giovanna is wonderful to talk to. She is incredibly patient, understanding, and insightful. She has helped me understand things about myself and I have grown as a person because of her! Thank you G!

Written by H.A. on Oct 18, 2021 after therapy with Giovanna for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Giovanna is wonderful! She was very helpful for me at a crutial transition point in my life. I would have really struggled without her constant support and advice.

Written by H.O. on Oct 13, 2021 after therapy with Giovanna for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, anger management, and bipolar disorder

So far she is great at understanding my boundaries and that is important to me

Written by S.A. on Sep 21, 2021 after therapy with Giovanna for 2 weeks on issues concerning lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, sleeping disorders, and anger management

Well experienced. I would recommend her to anyone that needs help or even advice. She makes you feel comfortable and welcomed. She gives her honest opinion and listens very well. Only been going to her for a few weeks and is loving the outcome already.

Written by A.N. on Aug 16, 2021 after therapy with Giovanna for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Giovanna has been amazing. She's really helped me a lot since I've been working with her. She listens, responds very quickly when I need and I genuinely feel like she is invested in supporting me.

Written by H.E. on Jul 23, 2021 after therapy with Giovanna for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

Very understanding and very knowledgeable

Written by A.L. on Jul 13, 2021 after therapy with Giovanna for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and coping with life changes

I have been in counseling with Giovanna for several months now. I highly recommend Giovanna, she listens to everything and pushes me in the best ways with out pushing to far. I have been to other therapists in the past but I have never had very much success, with Giovanna I am reaching new heights each week. Thank you to BetterHelp and Giovanna for offering your services!

Written by L.U. on Jun 29, 2021 after therapy with Giovanna for 4 months on issues concerning lgbt, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

the best ever

Written by N.A. on Jun 24, 2021 after therapy with Giovanna for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

I just started working with Giovanna and I am very happy with her. She is very sweet, warm, comforting, incredibly reassuring, she shows her care and empathy with my situation and just makes me feel safe.

Written by J.E. on Jun 10, 2021 after therapy with Giovanna for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and trauma and abuse

I love Giovanna she’s such a great counselor, she makes me feel comfortable with whatever I have to speak about. She makes it feel like a safe place for me to express myself.

Written by C.A. on May 25, 2021 after therapy with Giovanna for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and career difficulties

Giovanna is an amazing counselor that I highly recommend. She responds in a timely manner and responding to urgent messages in a heartbeat. Sometimes it’s hard to speak to people and Giovanna makes one feel at ease, allowing you to speak freely. She provides constructive feedback/responses both in live sessions and in her text messages. She’s a good soul who truly cares about her job and helping people. I have made great progress since starting my sessions with Giovanna.

Written by C.H. on Apr 13, 2021 after therapy with Giovanna for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd

Friendly, knowledgeable and capable

Written by T.I. on Mar 09, 2021 after therapy with Giovanna for 2 weeks

Great job so far! Awesome

Written by C.E. on Mar 08, 2021 after therapy with Giovanna for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

Im so glad better help matched me with my counselor i feel she is a great fit for me and i feel the sessions are already helping me so much even from only doing it a short time ! Strongly recommend :)

Written by V.E. on Feb 13, 2021 after therapy with Giovanna for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd

Giovanna is extraordinarily capable of helping to bring the change her clients are looking for. She seems to have a well thought out plan, and flexibility within that plan, in order to help guide those seeking counseling to their goals. She doesn't brush aside or downplay anything you have to say. She shows that she values your time and the effort you put into your end of the counseling experience. If you're willing to give it a shot, she'll meet you where you are, and help you rise.