College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
School of Counseling
M.S. Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Dr. Tina Lott is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC). She is also a certified Addictions and other Drug Counselor (CADC) and an Advanced Clinical Supervisor (ACS). She earned her bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a minor in Addictions from Chicago State University in 2009. Dr. Lott went on to earn a master’s degree in Community Counseling at Governors State University in 2011 and in 2018, Dr. Lott earned her Doctorate degree in Counselor Education and Supervision at Governors State University. Dr. Lott belongs to several professional organizations. They include the Illinois Counseling Association (ICA), National Certified Counselors (NCC), and the American Counseling Association (ACA). She is one of the newest Board directors for the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC).
Dr. Lott has over nine years of experience working with clients who present with severe mental illness (SMI). She currently serves at Walden as a part-time Contributing Faculty profession with the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program in the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences department. Other relevant professional roles that contribute to her experiences in the field include an Executive Director of a mental health facility on the north side of Chicago where she operated a facility that served as a home to persons with severe and persistent mental health conditions, a contracted Therapist for online services, a Clinical Director for a mental health facility and a Clinical Team Leader and supervisor for masters level students in counseling programs.
One of Dr. Lott's primary areas of focus and leadership is on stigma and its impact on the wellbeing of persons diagnosed with SMI. Furthermore, she is an advocate for social justice and has a personal and professional goal of addressing issues related to stigma at both the micro and macro levels of society. In addition, Dr. Lott provides supervision to counselors-in-training and serves as a gatekeeper to the profession. When she is not working, she enjoys reading, painting, exercising, and spending time with her two children and life partner.