Psychotherapist Gina Moffa is passionate about the human condition. A writer and a licensed clinical social worker practicing in Manhattan, Gina specializes in working with people suffering from grief and trauma, as well as guiding people through significant life transitions. Click here to subscribe to her daily Pep Talks. Whatever way she can, she leads her clients toward a deeper sense of connection, to themselves and to others. Learn more about Gina in episode 114 of The Path to Authenticity.

 

If your life were a novel, what would be the title?

Home is Just Beyond the Hills

 

Where were you born?

New York City

 

Where is the place you call home?

New York City

 

When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?

a famous singer

 

What is your profession?

therapist

 

What profession, other than your own, would you like to attempt?

writing

 

What is your favorite quote?

“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.” ― Theodore Roosevelt

 

What is your preferred form of creative expression?

singing

 

What is your favorite movie, song, and work of art?

Movie – The Shawshank Redemption, Song – Both Sides Now by Joni Mitchell, Work of Art –  Christina’s World by Andrew Wyeth

 

Who do you admire most?

people who listen more than speak

 

Over the course of your life, what is an issue with which you have repeatedly struggled?

counting too much on humans to fill some random void

 

In childhood, who was your celebrity crush?

Jason Priestly

 

What historical figure would you most like to meet?

George Orwell

 

What natural gift or ability would you most like to possess?

to be a mathematical genius

 

What do you consider your greatest achievement?

building a full practice in under a year

 

What quality do you admire most in a person?

genuineness

 

What is something you would like to learn about?

book publishing

 

What do you wish more people knew about you?

I don’t know about this one . . .  I have to give it more thought.

 

What is your idea of success?

When my student loan debt is paid off in one easy payment!

 

What would you like people to say about you when you’re gone?

She made a difference.

 

Gina is currently working on several creative writing projects, including articles on various aspects of mental health as well as a book on modernizing grief therapy. A gifted singer with a celestial voice, she also creates and performs in charity cabaret shows, comprised of songs from multiple musical genres, once a year. Gina loves spending time outside, hiking, kayaking, and enjoying nature all year round.