Kiana Gadson

LICSW, LCSW

About Me

Hello!
My name is Kiana Gadson, LCSW. I am a licensed clinical social worker, residing in the sunshine state of Florida. I have been practicing in the field of social work for the past 10 year, specializing in working from a mindfulness (cognitive-behavioral) perspective. I specialize in working with teens and young adults, and have done so in multiple arenas including, but not limited to, the school setting, foster care system and private practice. I have extensive experience working with adolescence within urban communities, who may be considered "at-risk" due to different social and economic barriers they are facing. In addition, I have worked with both teen and adult survivors of domestic violence, and teenage survivors of human trafficking.
I truly believe that the mind is a beautifully created thing that can, unfortunately, take us to places where we don’t exactly want to be. I believe that in order to address our outward behaviors, we have to learn how our minds work; what we truly believe about ourselves and the situations impacting us, and how to effectively communicate what we are inwardly trying to say.
It’s hard to take a deep breath when sitting in a choking cloud of smoke. I have found that both in my own life and in clinical practice that by practicing from a mindfulness perspective, keeping account of what our bodies are feeling and experiencing in various situations, we are able to calm the fires of our minds to be able to fully process what our authentic beliefs may be, how they impact our overall perspective and how that perspective impacts our behaviors.
As a Christian, I believe in the gift of freedom. As a clinician, I know the work that is sometimes required in order to truly walk in that space.
There’s nothing like being free. I look forward to working alongside you to achieve your goals of experiencing freedom in the different areas of your life you may feel bound.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Compassion fatigue
Also experienced in:
Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Anger management , Self esteem , Depression , Coping with life changes , Adoption and Foster Care , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Dependent Personality , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing

Years of Experience: 7

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

MA LICSW 124687

FL LCSW SW16051


Reviews

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

Written by J.U. on Sep 13, 2022 after therapy with Kiana for 2 weeks

So far so good..my daughter is happy talking with kians

Written by A.L. on Jul 27, 2022 after therapy with Kiana for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Kiana has been great to work with and so supportive!

Written by L.E. on Jun 22, 2022 after therapy with Kiana for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, coping with life changes, and adhd

Im being heard.

Written by L.. on Oct 09, 2021 after therapy with Kiana for 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Kiana is the best! I am so thankful for all her help and support! She is genuine and caring! I can not say enough great things about her! She is amazing!

Written by J.A. on Aug 23, 2021 after therapy with Kiana for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, and self esteem

Kiana has simy been such a valuable support in my healing journey and I thank her for simply just being her and reminding me of the sime things, such as, we are humans and we are meant to feel. I learned a lot, cried a lot, and even surprised myself at the feelings and memories that we discussed and I'm proud of myself for allowing me to be able to do that, which is something that prior me would never be proud of.

Kiana taught me a lot, like I mentioned before but the biggest yet simplest thing that she taught was that it is ok to cry and to feel our emotions and learn from our triggers.

I appreciate you Kiana and so does MJ and if we ever need you again I know that you're a click away

Written by T.A. on Jun 30, 2021 after therapy with Kiana for 3 weeks

My daughter has had her most success since having Kiana as a counselor in comparison to previous counselors. The questions I just answered in the survey did not all apply to me and are not a full reflection on the service Kiana has provided.

Written by A.S. on Jun 02, 2021 after therapy with Kiana for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, and parenting issues

Kiana is definitely amazing. I’m making it through a really tough time with her help and I’m so grateful for her and teen counseling!

Work with me!