Irene Ganginis


About me

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who believes that to have a successful outcome in therapy, the client and the therapist must first build a strong rapport. Once that foundation is laid, I will use one of several therapeutic modalities depending on the issue at hand. These modalities may include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectic Behavior Therapy (DBT), Solution Focused Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Strengths Based Therapy and Psychotherapy. An integrated approach can be utilized as well. I use a client focused approach to therapy. My approach is that we are two detectives looking into your thoughts, beliefs, motivations, behaviors and feelings and you are the lead detective and I am your helper!

I am known for being a good listener, caring, sensitive, and energetic. I have a great sense of humor and help you to use humor as a coping mechanism. Not only do I have the necessary credentials, experience, and hours to be licensed, but I also have a lifetime of experience and wisdom to draw from, which is invaluable!

My passion and purpose is psychotherapy and I am honored to work with you to help you achieve your life goals.


  • Relationship issues
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Sleeping disorders
  • Anger management
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Stress, Anxiety , Addictions , LGBT , Family conflicts , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , Abandonment , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Imago Relationship Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 24

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


MD LCSW-C 10327

DC LICSW LC50081058

VA LCSW 0904009652


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Irene Ganginis. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Written on Dec 06, 2022 after therapy with Irene for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, career difficulties, and adhd

Irene is a good therapist and helps me work on myself

Written on Oct 19, 2022 after therapy with Irene for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, and career difficulties

Ms. Irene and I have much in common alongside she’s been so great to work with in this chapter of my life taking on therapy and new beginnings of transformation in my life. She’s helped me become aware of things I wasn’t aware of and see how my ways of being is connected to my subconscious mind that I am determined to transform. She’s truly a gift. Gratitude Ms. Irene!!!

Written on Oct 17, 2022 after therapy with Irene for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, and intimacy-related issues

This is my first week and I am very happy so far

Written on Aug 22, 2022 after therapy with Irene for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Irene is such a good listener. She makes it easy for you to vent She is warm , compassionate and never prying and really gives you a safe and comfortable space. Unfortunately, I had to abruptly end my sessions but when I return I definitely want her.

Written on Jul 23, 2022 after therapy with Irene for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, parenting issues, anger management, and adhd

Irene has been supportive, patient, kind and helpful. I truly appreciate her and our dynamic.

Written on Jul 06, 2022 after therapy with Irene for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and trauma and abuse

Irene has been an incredible help during my therapy journey. I look forward to each session I have with her and she makes me feel so comfortable and heard when talking about difficult subjects. She has been amazing!

Written on Apr 24, 2022 after therapy with Irene for 2 months on issues concerning family conflicts, and coping with life changes

Irene has been a wonderful therapist. She has a wealth of experience and establishes rapport easily so that the collaborative work can be done. This experience exceeds my expectations in large part due to Irene's approach to therapy and her skill at helping me see clearly as I look for new ways of coping. Highly recommend!

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