Galana Chookolingo, Psychologist

Galana Chookolingo, Ph.D., LPC

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I am a trauma-informed CBT and DBT psychologist serving patients in North Carolina, California, and Pennsylvania through the use of teletherapy.

My specialties include working with trauma, anxiety, depression, grief/loss, and BDSM/kink communities.
​Please click here to learn more about what therapy might look like if you choose to work with me.

My goal is to help you process and overcome personal traumatic events so you can resume living your life to the absolute fullest. Reaching out for help is a personal and complicated decision. If you are here, you may be more ready than you think. Schedule a brief consultation with me to see if we might be a good fit.

Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from University of Denver
MA in Clinical Counseling Psychology from La Salle University

My Approach to Counseling:
I use our first meeting to get to know you and the individual things you are looking to address. Together, we create a plan of action- how to heal from the situations you have experienced. I use a culturally sensitive, trauma-informed approach to counseling.

For those who want to know about counseling theory, let me throw the acronyms out there: I use CBT and DBT, but also relational therapy.

I am originally from Trinidad, in the Caribbean. I moved to the U.S. when I was 8 years old and identify as being bicultural. In my free time, I enjoy reading, traveling, hiking, and spending time with family. I love experiencing new cultures, new food, new music, etc. I am excited to learn more about you to see if we can be a good fit!

I am verified by Psychology Today and the National Register of Health Service Psychologists.

Specialties & Clinical Interests

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Mental Health Professionals
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Injury
  • Stress/Stress Management
  • Trauma & Ptsd
  • Women's Issues

Therapy Types

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Mindfulness

Community Specialties

  • Asian

Fees & Insurance

Cost per Session
$200.00 - $225.00
Sliding Scale
Pay By
Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Health Savings Account (HSA), Credit Card, American Express, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
Insurance Plans Accepted
Blue Cross/Blue Shield

Licenses & Certifications

Years in Practice
License #
North Carolina
Licensed Professional Counselor
Graduate School(s)
Year Graduated
University of Denver