Meet Our Team
Dr. Angela Gonnella, Psy. D
Dr. Angela Gonnella is a New Jersey licensed psychologist specializing in the treatment of anxiety, depression, trauma, adjustment difficulties, as well as treating “emotionally sensitive” individuals who often feel like their emotions are intense, rapidly changing, and difficult to control. Her clinical work is driven by the evidenced based framework of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and is adapted as needed to meet each individual’s unique needs. Dr. Gonnella’s approach to therapy involves a direct, non-judgmental stance that offers genuineness and humor. She is dedicated to providing her clients with a balance of acceptance and change to help them build a life worth living: Accepting current circumstances and experiences, while at the same time building skills to change problematic behaviors.
Dr. Gonnella received her Psy.D from the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology (GSAPP). She completed an accredited doctoral internship at Trinitas Regional Medical Center and continued post-doctoral training there. She has also worked in school settings, outpatient clinics and hospital settings during her training. Dr. Gonnella has intensive training and experience in conducting DBT (individual therapy and group skills training) with adults and adolescents, prolonged exposure and trauma focused CBT for PTSD, as well as CBT for anxiety, panic, OCD, depression and social stressors. Dr. Gonnella was intensively trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and DBT - Prolonged Exposure combined protocol through Behavioral Tech (a training institute founded by the creator of DBT, Marsha Linehan).
Dr. Gonnella received her master's degree in school psychology from Teachers College, Columbia University and holds NJ certification as a school psychologist. She has extensive experience in conducting psycho-educational evaluations, assessing the impact of learning and emotional challenges on academic functioning, and navigating NJ special education programming.