About me

I am a California licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) with 7 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress, anxiety, relationship and parenting issues. I work with couples to repair trust, improve communication, and strengthen their emotional intimacy with each other.

I obtained my undergraduate degrees, a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Psychology and Political Science from U.C. Irvine and I earned my Master of Arts (M.A.) in Psychology from Chapman University in Orange, CA. After getting my license and working in the field of psychotherapy, I took time off to have a family before returning to counseling. I have worked in private practice and in schools. I am also dually certified as an Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association (EAGALA) Mental Health Practitioner and Equine Soecialist.

My therapeutic approach is based in working with the client to help guide them in finding, within themselves, the solutions that best meet their needs. I believe you are the expert on you and uncovering solutions that you will most naturally and comfortably use is the goal. Becoming aware of and tapping into those hidden resources and then connecting them to your life's situations will be part of our work together. I do use some Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy as well as Interpersonal Therapy resources to assist in recognizing and uncovering solutions.

Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationships
  • Grief
  • Parenting issues
  • Self esteem, Motivation
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Intimacy-related issues , Anger management , Depression , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Years of Experience: 7

Services offered

  • Messaging

  • Phone

  • Video


CA LMFT 41967


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

Written on Apr 29, 2024 after therapy with Gia for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

She is perfect for us. I have no idea how perfect for others... but would definitely tell others to give her a try. For our unique-ness... just right!

Written on Mar 31, 2024 after therapy with Gia for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Amazing therapist so far. Has never made us feel belittled for our feelings, or behaviors. Highly recommended!

Written on Jan 03, 2024 after therapy with Gia for 3 months on issues concerning relationship

Gia is a great therapist

Written on Jan 03, 2024 after therapy with Gia for 4 months on issues concerning relationship

I’m not sure there are words that can truly describe how much Gia has helped my relationship. She is kind, knowledgeable, encouraging and has gone above and beyond to make my husband and I feel safe and welcome and understood. We can’t thank her enough for her support.

Written on Nov 15, 2023 after therapy with Gia for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Awesome. Just awesome.

Work with me!