Director of Young Adult Program – Chicago
Dr. Gotta utilizes an integrative therapeutic approach incorporating CBT, DBT, and a psychodynamic framework to meet the needs of the patients. She has experience conducting individual, couples, and group therapy in college counseling centers, community mental health organizations, school based programs, and private practice for both adults and adolescents. Specifically she enjoys working with young adults during both an exciting and challenging stage of life. She works to provide a nonjudgmental environment to allow young adults to focus on distress tolerance, emotion regulation, individuation, and identity development. She has worked specifically with young adults during her pre-doctoral internship at the University of Rochester Counseling Center and while on staff at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Counseling Center. She has published several articles regarding the psychological well-being of same-sex couples. Dr. Gotta earned her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Alliant International University, San Francisco in 2011.