Southside & Virtual
Primary Areas of Clinical Interest & Expertise:
· Eating disorders, relationship with food, & body image of all ages
· Pre-Teen & teen anxiety, interpersonal skills/communication, and perfectionism
· Young Adult and Adult life transitions, relationships, and identity exploration
· Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Psychodynamic, Internal Family Systems (IFS), FBT-Informed
Liana (she/her) obtained her Master's degree in Social Work at Virginia Commonwealth University and is now completing her residency hours as a Supervisee in Social Work under the direct licensure supervision of Zoe Levenson, LCSW. Liana enjoys supporting individuals and families with anxiety, depression, life transitions, self-esteem, body image, trauma, and eating disorders. Liana works with adolescents and adults and is LGBTQ-affirming. She practices a holistic, person-centered, and trauma-informed approach and incorporates Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing elements.
Liana's previous career as a Registered Dietitian led her to pursue her MSW as she began recognizing her passion for providing therapy. Her experience as an RD treating eating disorders and disordered eating since 2013 has afforded her a unique perspective that informs her work as a therapist. Working in various settings including inpatient hospitalizations, partial hospitalization programs, intensive outpatient programs, and outpatient Liana has gained experience with children, adolescents and adults. As a dietitian, Liana uses a non-diet approach with an intuitive eating nutrition philosophy and is aligned with Health at Every Size (HAES) principles. She has carried these perspectives into her work as a therapist. Liana also has experience using Family Based Treatment- informed care with adolescents and their families.
In her free time, Liana enjoys exploring the local food and beverage scene, nature walks, playing piano, and visiting her nieces and nephews.
Virginia Commonwealth University: Master of Social Work (MSW)
Eastern Illinois University: Master of Science (Nutrition & Dietetics)
Johnson & Wales University: Bachelor of Science (Culinary Nutrition)
Johnson & Wales University: Associates (Culinary Arts)
Supervisee in Social Work- Virginia Board of Social Work
Registered Dietitian in Virginia and Licensed in Maryland
Clinical Licensure Supervisor:
Zoe Levenson, LCSW
Contact #: (804) 592-6311
While Liana can bill the following insurances under her board-registered supervisor, Zoe Levenson, LCSW, we recommend contacting your insurance company to determine if your plan has any restrictions or limitations:
- Anthem (Commercial and Medicaid)
- Aetna (Commercial)
- Molina Complete Care of Virginia Medicaid
- Optima Medicaid (no Commercial)
- United Healthcare Medicaid (no Commercial)