Gustavo Medrano, PhD
Dr. Medrano is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology in the Mood and Anxiety Disorders program at UIC, and is board certified in Behavioral and Cognitive Psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP). He specializes in the use of behavioral and cognitive behavioral therapies in treating depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, emotion dysregulation, couples conflict and other related difficulties. As a native Spanish speaker, Dr. Medrano is a bicultural and bilingual provider.
Dr. Medrano received his Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Journalism from Northwestern University, and became a high school teacher through Teach for America, concurrently enrolled at the University of Pennsylvania for Urban Education. Dr. Medrano received his Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in Clinical Psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He completed his APA-approved pre-doctoral internship at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (Department of Psychiatry), and then completed a 2-year postdoctoral clinical fellowship in couples therapy and DBT at The Family Institute at Northwestern University. He was a staff psychologist and the DBT group supervisor at The Family Institute prior to joining UIC.