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Vera Gisis, LCSW

Vera Gisis, LCSW

Licensed in CA #25631
Insurances Accepted: Cigna/Evernorth, Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross
Speaks russian
I offer a compassionate, soft, empathetic, and individually tailored therapeutic approach.

My Therapy Style

Recognizing that the challenges in our daily lives are complex, I offer individuals an array of services to address their unique needs. I offer a compassionate, soft, empathetic, and individually tailored therapeutic approach. I strive to help individuals cultivate and expand a deep sense of meaning and resiliency in their journey. I specialize in treating individuals who struggle with women's issues, depression, anxiety, PTSD, conflict resolution, life transitions, and relational problems. I look forward to working with you!

Education & Training

BA - Psychology, UCLA

MSW - Social Work, Columbia University

Get to Know Me

Why did you become a mental health professional?

I became a mental health professional in order to help others lead productive, fulfilling lives in the face of daily challenges. I have always been impressed by the resiliency I see in others.

What are your interests outside of work?

I enjoy nature, music, dance, movement, and culturally enriching events.

What is one thing you do daily that supports your well-being?

I exercise or move my body daily. I read almost daily.

What book have you read more than once?

Unwinding Anxiety and The Body Keeps the Score for work. Master and Margarita for pleasure!

Favorite organization/non-profit?

I worked for The Help Group, which is a non-profit serving kids and families with emotional and special needs. I am grateful to have served that community.

How do you recharge?

I recharge by spending time outdoors and by spending quality time with family and friends. Traveling is also a wonderful way to recharge and stay curious.

Do you have any pets?

I have a bunny, his name is Buttercup and he is a rescue. He has an incredible sassy and sweet personality.