My background is as expansive as it is deep - and I bring that to the work I do with each and every client.
There are times in our lives that are demarcated by a specific event, like the birth of a child, getting a long-awaited pet, traveling abroad for the first time, or the loss of someone very close to us.
Some describe these moments as life “before” and life “after”, and others refer to them as “life-stopper events.” I’ve had several such moments in my own life. While some felt very positive—such as adopting my dog Buddy, and taking off to explore the world—others felt devastating, such as the sudden loss of my father in my twenties, and becoming a caregiver for my mother just two years later, after she was diagnosed with a terminal condition.
Years later, I was diagnosed with a serious medical condition myself, and self-care—setting and holding boundaries, managing my stress, communicating my needs, avoiding people and situations that drained me, and making leisure and fun a priority—is what I believe nourished my mind, body, and spirit back to health.
And now, self-care and other health-related practices are foundational to the work I do with my individual and organizational clients. Integrating these practices on a regular basis will make an extraordinary difference in the quality of your life and your business—as it did mine and the numerous clients I’ve worked with over the years.
If you're ready to take this courageous leap as well, let's start with a conversation!
Dr. Gionta is a clinical psychologist, executive coach and organizational consultant with a diverse professional background in business, psychology, coaching and health. She specializes in leadership and team development, stress management, self-care, and organizational health. Dr. Gionta works with high potential managers, senior executives and teams in small to larger Fortune 500 and nonprofit organizations in various industries, including health, consumer goods, law and hospitality. In her life coaching and psychology practice, she works with individuals on areas related to health, relationships, career challenges, self-care, boundaries and life transitions.
Dr. Gionta’s professional experience has encompassed a number of diverse assignments, including Senior Consultant and Executive Coach for a global organizational development and coaching firm. She has also worked with executives in Latin America, focusing on leadership and team development. As Co-Chair of the Psychologically Healthy Workplace Program, Dr. Gionta conducted on-site evaluations and consultations with company executives and employees related to employee engagement, communication, health and work/life balance. She served as an adjunct professor at the University of New Haven, Department of Industrial/Organizational Psychology, and was a contributing blogger for Psychology Today on the topic of Occupational Hazards.
She is the co-author of From Stressed to Centered: A Practical Guide to a Healthier and Happier You, which is a practical, evidenced-based guide for effective stress management and self-care. She has been featured in Psychology Today, Psych Central, The Life Coach Radio Network and Lawline, and enjoys speaking to local and national audiences on these topics.
Dr. Gionta received her BA in Business from New York University and her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Rhode Island. She earned her coaching certification through the International Coach Federation (ICF).
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