B.S., M.S. Educator, Lecturer, Author
Are you ready to live a life free of anxiety and depression? Are you ready to view anxiety and depression through a different lens and change the trajectory of your life?
Monica Gullotta is a educator, lecturer, and author. In 1999, she founded and facilitated the Upstate Group for Panic, Anxiety and Depression, where she provided educational group meetings and activities for 16 consecutive years.
In 2009, she founded the Ray of Hope Wellness Center, where she provided one-on-one mentoring sessions to educate individuals contending with anxiety and depression. Her work primarily focused on helping individuals understand the origin of their anxiety and depression, and implementing techniques to improve their overall functionality. She provided an array of coping strategies and techniques to mitigate symptoms while emphasizing the development of strategies for reframing the way anxiety and depression was viewed.
Monica has written a number of educational workshops, including: Rethinking Anxiety & Depression: Anxiety the Ally, Depression a Discovery Device, Moving Beyond Limitations, Letting Go of the Past, Overcoming A Victim Mentality, and Fear Blasting. She has both lectured and spoken on a wide range of topics at a number of venues, such as: Cayuga Community College, SUNY Empire State College, Baldwinsville Public Library, Fayetteville Public Library, Oneida Public Library, Nami-Promise Incorporated in Syracuse and Oneida, St. Joseph’s Mental Health Service Continuing Day Treatment Program, Jim Marshall Farms Foundation, Inc., Jamesville Correctional Facility, the Mental Health Association of Onondaga County, and Ophelia's Place. Monica has authored the book Therapy Land, a memoir that chronicles her life, and Rethinking Anxiety and Depression: Two Important Messengers.
In 2008, Monica received the Volunteer of the Year Award, presented by the Mental Health Association of Onondaga County, and was honored for "innovative work, that gives people suffering from panic, anxiety and depression the support and knowledge needed to help themselves." This award was given each year to an individual who displayed exceptional commitment and dedication to those contending with mental illness.
Monica has attended Syracuse University and Capella University and has a master's degree specializing in counseling.