Gena Toppi, LICSW
Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker
DBT • Psychodynamic
A Little Bit About Gena...
I grew up just outside of Boston and I’m a city girl at heart. Growing up my fondest memories are being surrounded by my extended family who all lived within two miles of our house. I am an only child, and a princess. I was never really alone though, because my cousin and best friend grew up right next door. We enjoyed riding bikes and playing outside all day. I was fortunate to meet my husband in one of the neighboring towns. Soon after getting married we settled into a home on the South Shore, which if you are from North of Boston you know that is a no no! We have never been happier. We enjoy summers at the beach and all of the wonderful outdoor activities that our community has to offer. In the winter we enjoy skiing and traveling. We are blessed with 2 children, a 7.5 year old son and a 5.5 year old daughter, and our very energetic 4 legged child, our Sheltie (sheepdog) Pebbles.
WHY DID YOU BECOME A THERAPIST?
I wanted to help others, and I knew that from the age of 5. Back then I thought I would become a Pediatrician, however, in college I truly realized my passion for the field of psychology and have never looked back. I am blessed to have found my calling and love what I do. When I first became licensed, I worked with preschool age children, as I have grown my calling has also changed. I am drawn to helping couples, adults, teens and families live their best lives.
DBT Training through Behavioral Tech
LICSW in Massachusetts #116236
Masters in Social Work with a Certification in Family Therapy, Minor in Groups and Couples
RELEVANT PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE:
COO and Clinical Director South Shore Behavioral Health Clinic
School Counselor at the Chelsea Public Schools
Clinical Coordinator MGH Hospital Freedom Trail Clinic
RANDOM FUN FACTS ABOUT ME:
I love to ski. I’ve been skiing since the age of 4.
You can find me at the beach on all of my days off.
My favorite color is black, and my wardrobe mirrors that.
I love being a mom and a wife.
My family means everything to me.
I lived in Greece for a year.
I love to travel.
Having my entire house organized and decluttered
Coffee as soon as I open my eyes
Best Reason to be Happy:
Best Legal Route to Joy:
Coffee, being outside, the beach, hanging with friends and family, being pampered, bike riding
Haha “I’m perfect” no flaws, lol
Becoming a mom
It is what it is
Best Under-Appreciated Skill:
I have a Brown Belt in Kenpo Karate