Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

At Urban Wellness, we are committed to social justice and anti-racism. We are dedicated to providing services to individuals, couples, and families that are accessible, culturally relevant, and free of stigma.

Here at Urban Wellness, we celebrate and affirm all backgrounds and identities. We strive to provide a brave space where voices can be heard and liberated.

GET TO KNOW your therapist

Denise Gulotta, LCSW

Hello, I’m Denise Gulotta!

I’m a licensed clinical social worker who works with children, teens, and adults. I also work with
parents to help them learn how to support their child
and facilitate change at home by implementing
strategies I work with the child on during sessions.

I help clients who experience stress and anxiety,
life transitions, mood disorders, problems at school, behavior issues, and difficulty regulating their
emotions and developing connections with others.

I decided to become a therapist when I was in
high school and love the opportunity to work
with clients.

The lotus flower is a reminder of the beauty that comes from change, the magic that a new beginning brings, and the seed of potential that’s buried in the most unlikely places.



My goal is for children, teens, and adults to feel as comfortable as possible during sessions. Through conversation, activities, and games I help clients learn how to express thoughts and feelings. Using an integrative approach, I help them develop personal goals and identify their strengths that
will help them make changes in their life.


I enjoy helping children, teens, and adults learn how to cope with family changes, life transitions, loss, and school stressors. I also help clients develop meaningful relationships through exploring relationship patterns, as well as learning and practicing social skills. To meet the individual needs of each client, I empower them to gain self-awareness of their thoughts, feelings and behaviors. Together we identify their personal strengths, practice mindfulness, and develop coping strategies that can be utilized daily.


My fifteen years of experience as a school social worker have provided me with an understanding
of the daily stressors and mental health needs of children and teens. I am able to integrate my knowledge of special education, Individualized Education Plans and Section 504 Plans to collaborate with school staff and help advocate for my clients. I believe in working as a collaborative team to facilitate change.


Some of my favorite things include spending
quality time with my family and friends. I enjoy
walking along the lakefront, exploring different neighborhoods around Chicago, and attending
concerts. At home, I like watching back-to-back episodes of the newest series I’m obsessed with
or reading books. I also love planning trips to
different states and countries. When traveling
I love experiencing and learning about different cultures, traditions, and trying different foods.
My creative outlets include participating in art
classes and doing makeup!


Schedule your first appointment. For follow up appointments (existing clients), please contact your therapist at 773-774-4444.