Gina Danca, Psy.D.
Gina Danca, PsyD, is a clinical psychology postdoctoral fellow in our St. Charles office. She earned her doctorate in clinical psychology from Midwestern University. Throughout her training, Gina gained a wide range of clinical experience in treating all ages of individuals with many different presentations. She has worked in many settings including various outpatient clinics, hospitals, and Veterans Affairs clinics and hospitals.
Gina utilizes an integrative approach to therapy and employs techniques from various theoretical models including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), mindfulness, and emotions regulation skills training. This integrative approach allows for a collaborative style to psychotherapy centered around the best fit for each individual. Gina believes there is no “one size fits all” method to therapy and understands it is important to recognize the uniqueness of each person who steps into her office.
“We all know life certainly can be chaotic and stressful, but I believe the power of psychotherapy can be very impactful in dealing with all of life’s hardships. It is my goal to create a safe, comfortable, and collaborative environment for therapy. I strive to make each appointment a good experience as I believe this is the first step in promoting healing and growth.”
Through her calm and empathic nature, Gina is able to provide a space for clients to feel heard and not judged. When appropriate, Gina enjoys bringing her own personality and humor to sessions.
“Therapy can be intense and it is important to make sure to take time during sessions to laugh, practice relaxation techniques, and mindfulness when necessary.”
Ms. Danca's Areas of Focus Include:
ADD/ADHD; anger management; anxiety; behavior issues; bipolar disorder; depression; domestic violence; grief; learning disabilities; pain management; PTSD; trauma; physical and emotional abuse; self-harm; sexual abuse; stress management; school behavior; self-esteem