Kiana Gadson, LCSW

Clinician Bio

Approach to Therapy

Kiana Gadson, is a licensed clinical social worker for the state of Florida, and a licensed independent clinical social worker for the state of Massachusetts. She has been practicing in the field of social work for the past 12 years and is currently completing her Doctor of Social Work with a concentration and leadership at the University of Kentucky. As a passionate advocate for community development and intentional support services, Kiana has recently founded a nonprofit organization, with the goal of developing programs to close the gap in services for middle-income families in Hillsborough County, Florida.


I obtained my MSW degree in 2021 from the University of Saint Joseph in West, Hartford, CT and have been in private practice for the past 4 years. Additionally, I have worked in multiple agencies, in inpatient acute care settings, and have conducted both family and group therapy for the last 4 years for part-time work. I have worked extensively with children, adolescents, adults, couples, family units, and group-based therapy settings such as facilitating PHP (Partial-Hospitalization Programs) and IOP (Intensive Outpatient Programs). Specific extensive training I have completed includes CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy), FBT (Family-Based Therapy), and ASAM (substance use and addiction training). Furthermore, I have a love for working with clients in the LGBTQIA+ community and have had extensive training addressing the unique needs and challenges of members in the community.

My Work

As a practitioner, Kiana specializes in the treatment of trauma and anxiety. She is a master-certified Accelerated Resolution Therapist (ART), as well as a trained internal family systems (IFS) provider. Additionally, Kiana practices from a mindfulness perspective in conjunction with cognitive behavioral therapy.
Kiana provides evidenced-based support to clients who need to work through areas of forgiveness in their own lives and is trained in the Gottman techniques for those seeking couples counseling.

About Me

As a public speaker, Kiana has provided several community trainings on the importance of mental health awareness, the impact of trauma on day-to-day living, and domestic violence supportive care.

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    Therapy Approaches:
    • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
    • Couples Counseling
    • Gestalt Therapy
    • Gottman Method
    • Mindfulness-based Therapy
    • Solution Focused Brief Therapy
    • Trauma Therapy
    • Adjustment Disorder
    • Childhood Trauma
    • Cultural and Systemic Oppression
    • Domestic Violence or Intimate Partner Violence
    • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
    • Panic
    • Personal Growth
    • Personality Disorders
    • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
    • Self-Esteem
    • Spiritual Abuse and Religious Trauma
    • Stress
    Phone: 959-210-6800
    Meeting Options:
    • Telehealth
    Age Range:
    • Children (0-12)
    • Teens (13-17)
    • Adults (18+)
    • Adults (65+)
    • Insurance
    Accepted Insurance:
    • Aetna
    • BlueCross BlueShield
    • Optum
    • Oscar Health
    • Oxford Health Plans
    • UnitedHealth Group