Dr. Tina Lott is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Illinois, Maine and Arizona. She is also a Certified Addictions and other Drug Counselor (CADC), an Advanced Clinical Supervisor (ACS), and a Board-Certified Tele mental Health Provider (BC-TMH). She also holds the coveted National Certified Counselor certification (NCC). Dr. Lott earned her bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a minor in Addiction from Chicago State University in 2009. She 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 Illinois Counseling Association (ICA) and the American Counseling Association (ACA). Dr. Lott serves as a Board Director on the prestigious Center for Credentialing & Education (CCE) under NBCC.
Dr. Lott has 12 years of experience working with persons who present with severe mental illness (SMI). Dr. Lott served for 3 years as the Executive Director of a mental health facility on the north side of Chicago where she operated a facility that serves as a home to persons with severe and persistent mental health conditions. Dr. Lott is an Academic Coordinator and Core Faculty Professor at Walden University in the School of Counseling College. She teaches Practicum and Internship courses that are essential to the development of well-rounded and culturally competent counselors in training.
Dr. Lott leads with intention in every task that she commits to. One of her primary areas of focus and leadership is stigma and its impact on the well-being of persons diagnosed with SMI. She has published on this important topic and is set to launch a YouTube channel specifically targeted to new counselors and mental health professionals. Furthermore, Dr. Lott 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.
Dr. Lott is a contracted counselor through PATH Mental Health where she provides quality online counseling through the lens of Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy. She supervises counselors-in-training, consults with peers on her areas of expertise, and serves as a gatekeeper to the profession. When she is not working, she enjoys reading, traveling, painting, exercising, and spending time with her two children, wife, and dog.