Meet Our Therapists
Brandon Patallo, Ph.D.
Life is increasingly complex, and so it is important to find a space you can feel grounded. My style is direct, compassionate, and collaborative. I approach things pragmatically to support you in reaching your goals and learning to leave behind the things you may have outgrown.
I believe that psychologists are most effective when we examine our own context, biases, and experiences. The sign of a truly effective therapy relationship is one where you feel comfortable voicing your perspective, even if history has made you cautious. I empower my clients to find and use their voice in therapy and out in the world.
Our culture often places blame on the individual when (sometimes healthy) tension arises due to a lack of fit between a person and the environment. My therapy environment is built uniquely with you, addressing this crucial aspect. In general, our therapy will include a mix of skills-based approaches (CBT, DBT, Motivational Interviewing), an emphasis on a strong collaborative relationship, and mindfulness towards our values and how they might conflict with systems you exist in. Cultural humility, trauma-informed, and LGBTQ+ affirming care are core pillars.
Once in touch with our values, it becomes easier to find a way forward. While life will always have stumbles, you’ll have the skills and resilience to make those stumbles occur less often and leave less marks. In our journey together, I look forward to helping you navigate life’s complexities with humor, curiosity, and expertise, guiding you towards a brighter, more fulfilling path.
Training and Education
I was born in New York and earned my Clinical Psychology Ph.D. at Penn State. My doctoral degree includes a minor in Developmental Psychology with a certificate in Interdisciplinary Education Sciences to support growth across the lifespan. My history as a scientist and clinician has focused on how to most effectively implement treatment experience across hospital settings, organizations, and schools. My training emphasized solution-focused, patient-centered, and trauma informed practices. Specific approaches core to my education includes cognitive-behavioral, psychodynamic, mindfulness-based, and humanistic approaches.
I am trained to work with children, adolescents, and adults in a number of evidence-based treatments. I specialize in supporting clients who are coping with major life transitions. This includes young adults, adolescents, new parents, individuals with career/lifestyle changes, and those struggling to find a sense of belonging in their communities or the world.