licensed clinical social worker
Kathy Giovas is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in private practice and is bilingual in both English and Spanish. She holds a Master’s degree in Social Work from UTEP. She has over twelve years of experience and knowledge in providing direct care to individuals in the areas of traumatic experiences. She provided psychotherapy to individuals, couples, and families. She is fully trained and certified in Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR) and Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT). She has a special certification in EMDR-Sand Tray Therapy and engages in training/mentoring with Ana Gomez. She has five years experience as a Medical Social Worker serving various populations, including geriatric patients suffering from chronic illness, children 0-18 years, and adults. Mrs. Giovas currently works as a licensed therapist for the US Department of Veterans Affairs and as an Adjunct Professor in the Social Work Department of UTEP.
Mrs. Giovas enjoys couples counseling and family therapy. She uses the Gottman Method of Relationship Therapy along with other modalities to fit the couple’s needs. She is also finishing her training in DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy). Her approach is direct yet compassionate.