Gina M. Delligatta, AMFT is a holistic psychotherapist who values not only the creative attributes of the mind, but also the wisdom of the body and soul. Her presence-oriented, client-centered approach, helps her connect with children, teens and adults in a way that empowers the change and growth desired.
She offers practical tools and guidance that support you and your family in achieving wellness and balance. Her areas of specialty include trauma, anxiety, depression, life transitions, self-esteem, relationships, and creativity. Gina is well-versed in teaching coping, and self-regulation and mindfulness practices. Somatic-based, psychodynamic, depth, art, narrative, CBT and ACT are some of the therapeutic modalities she applies. Gina works with children, teens, young adults and adults, and she has facilitated mindfulness and trauma-informed, self-regulation practices groups.
Because Gina cares deeply about supporting her clients through times of need, the relational guidance and support she maintains helps clients achieve their goals and overcome challenges. Gina especially enjoys connecting with teens and young adults who are struggling to find their way through life transitions, and the difficulties encountered in finding their way. Her own life experience informs and gives insight into these struggles, and Gina’s open, authentic, and non-judgmental personality helps clients to feel safe and at ease. Building trust and openness is key to Gina’s work, and she values each and everyone’s unique story and journey.
Gina has been a psychotherapist for the last eight years, and most recently, a school-based mental health clinician. This experience taught her how to incorporate students’ school, family, and social domains to holistically support her clients and build and maintain practices that foster well-being and engagement. During the time of COVID, these practices have proven to be especially important. Other professional areas of experience include supporting clients in times of crisis and doing risk assessments, and coordinating with outside providers to ensure safety and support.
Currently, Gina is a Ph.D. Candidate in East-West psychology at the California Institute of Integral Studies. Gina obtained her MA in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology in 2013 from John F. Kennedy University. Before becoming a therapist, Gina lived and worked as a fine artist in Europe, Mexico, and the USA and obtained a BFA in painting from the San Francisco Art Institute.