Denise  Gulotta

Denise Gulotta


Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW Master of Social Work, MSW Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
Illinois Accepting Online
North Center Accepting In-person

I currently have daytime openings before 4pm.

Updated January 10, 2024

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • College & graduate student mental health
  • ADHD
  • Depression
  • Life transitions
  • Loss, grief, and bereavement

Professional statement

Denise Gulotta is a licensed clinical social worker in Chicago. She works with children as young as 7 years old, teens, young adults, adults and with parents. Many of Denise’s clients come in to address anxiety, depression, school problems, grief, life stressors, life transitions, or relationship issues. Denise is particularly passionate about serving young adults. Denise offers teletherapy and in-person sessions.

Denise utilizes and integrative approach including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), skills from dialectical behavioral therapy, and mindfulness. Through conversation, activities, games and psycho education, Denise helps clients gain a self awareness of the connection between their thoughts, feelings and behaviors to empower growth and change. In sessions, Denise utilizes the therapeutic relationship and teaches strategies such as deep breathing, positive self talk, grounding tools, DBT skills, and provides psycho education to help clients gain a deeper understanding. This approach supports clients to meet their therapeutic goals.

Denise's style is supportive, compassionate and she is open minded. When clients first start therapy, they can expect to feel comfortable to discuss their accomplishments and challenges. Through a conversation, Denise will work on establishing a strong therapeutic relationship with the client, will continually assess, and determine a treatment plan and goals in collaboration with the client.

Denise received her MSW from Loyola University Chicago. She worked as a school social worker for 15 years, in Huntley and Elmhurst, and then at Urban Wellness, where she worked as a clinician for five years and a supervisor for two of those years. Outside of private practice, she loves taking care of her plants, traveling, trying new types of food, attending concerts, spending time with loved ones, and continuing to learn more about antiracism and anti oppression.

Message to clients

Since I was in high school I knew I wanted to work in the mental health profession. I feel lucky when I can have the opportunity to work with a client because seeking out therapy can be difficult to do. I try hard to provide a place where my client can talk opening about the things in life that are difficult to talk about. I consider myself open minded and nonjudgmental. I like to provide an opportunity for clients to let me know what is and what is not working for them in therapy. I also feel that I can be direct in an compassionate and empathetic manner. I am excited with the possibility of starting this healing journey with you!


Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

College & graduate student mental health - Specialized strategies for common issues of young adulthood, including school and career stressors, support around healthy relationships, existential concerns, drug or alcohol issues, eating disorders, and anxiety and/or depression.

ADHD - Skill-building and support around organizational challenges, distracted attention, procrastination; building and maintaining healthy routines and structure

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress

Loss, grief, and bereavement - Emotionally preparing for the anticipated passing of a loved one; managing feelings and reactions to a death or loss of significance; support during the process of healing and acceptance


  • Adults (24+)
  • Children (<12)
  • Parents
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)


  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois Blue Choice
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois PPO
  • Cigna
  • United Healthcare

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $160 (55min)


Online Sessions (Illinois)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 10am - 7pm
  • Tue 12pm - 8pm
  • Wed 12pm - 8pm
  • Thu 10am - 6pm
  • Fri Not Avaliable
  • Sat Not Avaliable
  • Sun Not Avaliable

North Center practice
4043 N. Ravernwood Avenue, Suite 216, Chicago, Illinois 60613
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 12pm - 8pm
  • Tue 12pm-8pm
  • Wed 10am- 6pm
  • Thu 10am- 6pm
  • Fri Not Avaliable
  • Sat Not Avaliable
  • Sun Not Avaliable

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 22 years

Urban Wellness Counseling, Supervisor & Clinican, 2020 - 2022
Urban Wellness Counseling, Clinician, 2017 - 2020
Bryan Middle School, School Social Worker, 2006 - 2017
Huntley Consolidated School District, School Social Worker K-12, 2002 - 2006

Loyola University Chicago, Master of Social Work, 2002
University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Bachelor of Psychology, 2000


Illinois: 149016834