Gina Delucca, PsyD
Hi, I’m Gina, and it is my pleasure to help you live the life you want for yourself. I am a licensed clinical psychologist with experience working with people facing a wide range of issues, including depression, anxiety, eating disorders, trauma, grief, stress, work-life balance, low self-esteem, interpersonal issues, life transitions, personal growth/identity issues, and chronic medical conditions.
I am very passionate and devoted to my work and believe whole-heartedly in the value and benefits of psychotherapy. Therapy can be an excellent place for you to gain insight, express and process painful emotions, learn practical skills to handle life’s challenges, make positive changes in your life, and achieve personal growth. My approach to therapy is individualized and collaborative, and I offer both short-term and open-ended therapy.
style + philosophy
My therapeutic style is integrative and draws upon techniques from a variety of approaches, including cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), solution-focused therapy, and person-centered therapy. I aim to tailor my approach in order to best meet your individual needs and preferences.
Above anything else, I believe that the connection between therapist and client is the most powerful tool for change and healing. Through the therapeutic relationship, I strive to provide a safe, compassionate, and accepting space where you can openly express yourself, process your thoughts and emotions, and explore the underlying issues that may be causing and maintaining your current struggles. As your therapist, I will help you identify realistic goals, encourage introspection, emphasize and build upon your strengths, and provide honest yet gentle feedback.
I earned my Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from DePaul University in Chicago and my Master of Arts and Doctor of Psychology degrees in Clinical Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. While in graduate school, I gained valuable experience working in community counseling centers and a residential treatment center for eating disorders.
I moved to the San Francisco Bay Area to complete my pre-doctoral internship at the San Mateo Medical Center, where I provided both outpatient and inpatient mental health services. After earning my doctorate, I completed a year-long fellowship in the Health Psychology Program at California Pacific Medical Center, which focused on the delivery of integrated psychological services to patients coping with a variety of medical conditions. I have experience conducting individual therapy, group therapy, educational programs, consultations, psychological assessment and testing, pre-surgical evaluations, and crisis intervention.
- American Psychological Association (APA)
- California Psychological Association (CPA)
- San Francisco Psychological Association (SFPA)
a little bit more about me…
I strive to live a life that is exciting and meaningful with an even balance between hard-work and fun. I grew up in Iowa and life has taken me to Chicago, Los Angeles, and the San Francisco Bay Area. I enjoy traveling, hiking, camping, cooking, photography, and exploring this beautiful city. I find nature, laughter, dance, art, yoga, and connecting with others to be therapeutic. I am also an animal-lover, a life-long learner, and a Midwesterner at heart.contact me