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Gia Scalise
LSW, MSW

Gia Scalise

LSW, MSW (they, them)

Verified by Psychology Today Verified by Psychology Today
Chicago, IL 60602
Let's Connect (312) 757-8770 x27
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As a therapist and storyteller, I strongly believe that we are all the experts of our own stories. That being said, it can feel like someone else has taken up the pen during times of stress or emotional upheaval. Our stories aren’t linear and they don't exist in a vacuum; systems of power, privilege, and oppression, relationships, intersecting identities, and cultural values & norms can greatly affect the way in which we move through the world. My goal is to help you pick the pen back up, create a safe space for you to look at your experiences, and decide what role they will continue to play in your story.
I incorporate a mixture of narrative therapy, parts work, systems theory, DBT skills, and psychodynamic approaches in my practice. I hold space for humor and creativity, and I'm very passionate about LGBTQ+ issues, substance use and recovery, adult children of alcoholics and addicts, neurodivergence, intergenerational trauma, anxiety, and depression.
My clinical approach is anti-capitalist, harm reductionist, person-centered, and relational. This means that the space I create is collaborative, compassionate, and most importantly, judgment-free. I urge you to come as you are and together we can work towards where you’d like to be. If you think we could be a good fit, please reach out via email!
Call or Gia Scalise now for a free 15 minute consultation - (312) 757-8770 x27

My Practice at a Glance

Available online only

Chicago, IL 60602

(312) 757-8770 x27
$140 Per Session, I accept insurance 
Individual one-on-one therapy 
Let's Connect (312) 757-8770 x27
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My Practice at a Glance

Available online only

Chicago, IL 60602

(312) 757-8770 x27
$140 Per Session, I accept insurance 
Individual one-on-one therapy 

Finances

Fees

  • Individual Sessions $140
  • Pay by American Express, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Visa

Insurance

  • Blue Cross
  • Blue Shield
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Optum
  • UMR
  • UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
Check fees and, if listed, ask to verify your insurance coverage. or (312) 757-8770 x27
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Gia Scalise
LSW, MSW
Check fees and, if listed, ask to verify your insurance coverage. or (312) 757-8770 x27
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Gia Scalise
LSW, MSW

Qualifications

  • Verified by Psychology Today Licensed by State of Illinois / 150.112188 Gia Scalise
  • In Practice for 3 Years
  • Attended Northeastern Illinois University, MSW, Graduated 2023
Feel free to ask about qualifications and training experience. or (312) 757-8770 x27
Photo of Gia Scalise, LSW, MSW
Gia Scalise
LSW, MSW
Feel free to ask about qualifications and training experience. or (312) 757-8770 x27
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Gia Scalise
LSW, MSW

Specialties and Expertise

Expertise

  • Addiction
  • ADHD
  • Alcohol Use
  • Anxiety
  • Autism
  • Bisexual
  • Chronic Illness
  • Chronic Pain
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Drug Abuse
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Lesbian
  • LGBTQ+
  • Open Relationships Non-Monogamy
  • Relationship Issues
  • Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
  • Stress
  • Substance Use
  • Trauma and PTSD
Do these issues align with your needs? or (312) 757-8770 x27
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Gia Scalise
LSW, MSW
Do these issues align with your needs? or (312) 757-8770 x27
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Gia Scalise
LSW, MSW

Client Focus

Age

Teen
Adults
Elders (65+)

Participants

Individuals

Communities

Bisexual Allied
Gay Allied
Lesbian Allied
Non-Binary Allied
Queer Allied
Racial Justice Allied
Sex Worker Allied
Transgender Allied

Age

Teen
Adults
Elders (65+)

Participants

Individuals

Communities

Bisexual Allied
Gay Allied
Lesbian Allied
Non-Binary Allied
Queer Allied
Racial Justice Allied
Sex Worker Allied
Transgender Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy

  • Compassion Focused
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Dialectical Behavior (DBT)
  • Family Systems
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Interpersonal
  • Intervention
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Narrative
  • Person-Centered
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
  • Systems Theory
  • Trauma Focused
Ask about what different forms of therapy will be like. or (312) 757-8770 x27
Photo of Gia Scalise, LSW, MSW
Gia Scalise
LSW, MSW
Ask about what different forms of therapy will be like. or (312) 757-8770 x27
Photo of Gia Scalise, LSW, MSW
Gia Scalise
LSW, MSW

Location

Primary Location

Chicago, IL 60602

(312) 757-8770 x27

Nearby Areas

Counties

Zips

Neighborhoods

Call for a free consultation now - (312) 757-8770 x27
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Gia Scalise
LSW, MSW
Call for a free consultation now - (312) 757-8770 x27
Photo of Gia Scalise, LSW, MSW
Gia Scalise
LSW, MSW