Adia Gooden, Ph.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist. She is a straight, cis, African American woman; she grew up in Southern California, and currently lives in Chicago, IL. Dr. Adia received her BA from Stanford University where she majored in Psychology and minored in Spanish and African and African American studies. After Stanford, Dr. Adia attended DePaul University and earned her PhD in Clinical Community Psychology. She completed a postdoctoral fellowship at The Family Institute at Northwestern University, where she focused on providing couples therapy and increased her understanding of relationship dynamics. Dr. Adia currently works as a clinical psychologist at a university counseling center in Chicago.
Since Dr. Adia was a child she has been passionate about helping people. Currently, she does that through guiding people to understand their experiences, identify their values, and address unhelpful thoughts and behaviors in the context of individual and couples therapy. Dr. Adia does not currently have a private practice where she sees clients.
You can also find Dr. Adia’s writings on wellness and mental health at http://www.royalmvmt.com where she is one of the wellness copywriters and has a series entitled Fully Human.