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Chris Gioia, PHD

In practice since:

Degrees: PHD

Sees: Adolescents, Adults, and Older Adults (55 years of age and up)

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Types of Clients

Adolescents, adults, and older adults (55 years of age and up).

Treatment Specialties

Chris has extensive clinical experience treating individuals who have problems with alcohol and/or other drugs. He also has experience treating individuals with depression, and is certified to provide Cognitive Behavioral Analysis System of Psychotherapy (CBASP) to individuals who have suffered from depression for more than two years. Finally, Chris provides psychological testing services (e.g., diagnostic, personality, cognitive/IQ), and soon plans to strengthen his experience in additional areas of psychological testing (e.g., achievement, neuropsychological, and adaptive behavior).

Training and Experience

Chris is a licensed psychologist. He received his PhD from Nova Southeastern University. He completed his predoctoral internship at the South Florida Consortium Internship Program. Chris completed a two-year postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Virginia’s Center for Addiction Research and Education. In addition to his responsibilities at Mental Health Solutions, Chris is the assistant director of the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Psychology Research and Training Clinic.


Chris prefers to utilize therapeutic techniques or models that are evidence based, which means that he integrates the best available research with his clinical expertise in the context of the client. Examples of techniques/models that Chris uses that are evidence based include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Mindfulness. Chris views the therapeutic relationship as a collaborative one and finds it extremely important to frequently assess progress in treatment.