Christian Therapist Spotlight

Christian Therapist Near Me - Joseph Amato
Joseph Amato Sarasota, FL
Adult, Adolescent, CBT
4 months licensed
(941) 677-3366
Joseph Amato is licensed as a Psychologist in Florida, New York, Arizona and Connecticut. Before his arrival in Sarasota, he served as the Suicide Prevention Coordinator for the VA Health Care Systems in the Greater New York Metropolitan area, from 2007 until March 2015. He played a nationally recognized clinical leadership role in this groundbreaking work. For his work he was given the prestigious Federal Executive Board (FEB) “Call to Service Award” in 2010. Prior to his service at VA, he was a Psychologist within the Department of Psychiatry at Stamford Hospital in Connecticut from 1992 to 2007. He completed his internship and residency at Mercy Hospital in San Diego California, and also a Clinical Fellowship in Child Psychology at The Newington Children’s Hospital in Connecticut (Now the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center). He has been trained in Cognitive Behavioral therapy, Person Centered, and Psychodynamic Psychotherapy. As part of the move to evidence based treatments, VA trained him in the Institute of Medicine’s preferred treatment for PTSD called Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT). Due to his work at VA, he has extensive experience providing psychological support to the families of service members from the Guard and Reserves, during their deployments and to assist with their readjustment to their communities upon their return. Dr. Amato’s clinical interests include Health Psychology and the Mind-Body Connection, Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, and its contemporary revisions, and assisting adolescents and their parents with that developmental passage. He also has an interest in the interface between psychotherapy and spirituality. He provides psychological assessment and treatment for adults and adolescents. He received his Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from NYU, in 1990. Before becoming a Psychologist, he served as a Roman Catholic Priest for 12 years from 1980 to 1992. Dr. Amato was an Adjunct Professor at UCONN-Stamford, from 1999 to May 2015. In 2009 he was named Adjunct Professor of the Year. He has taught Clinical Assessment in the Department of Applied Psychology at NYU for a number of years and has been a clinical supervisor for various doctoral programs in psychology in the NY area. As part of his duties at Stamford Hospital and then at VA, he was appointed Assistant Clinical Professor of Medical Psychology (In Psychiatry) for Columbia University Medical School and New York Medical College. He continues to advance his knowledge and training, and is an active participant of Florida’s Psychological Association trainings and seminars. At the Sarasota, FL, Center of Revitalizing Dr. Joseph Amato provides psychotherapy and psychological testing.
Christian Therapists Near Me - Pascale Augustin
Pascale Augustin Hackensack, NJ
Adult, Adolescent, Anxiety
4 months licensed
(201) 488-5161
Pascale Augustine is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and a Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor(LCADC) with over 24 years of experience working with both Adults and adolescents. Pascale has worked both in the private and public sector, most recently as a Program Coordinator for the Essex County Jail in the Medication Assistance Treatment Program and as a Course Instructor for Certified Drug Counselors in the Bergen Community College. Pascale has wide ranging expertise with addiction counseling and with clients who are diagnosed with a wide range of mental health diagnoses, such as depression, anxiety, PTSD/trauma, as well as able to help clients in need of couples counseling and/or family counseling. At the Center of Revitalizing Psychiatry, Pascale is treating clients 14 years old and above for individual, group, and family psychotherapy, and is currently accepting new patients!
Christian Therapist Near Me - Jeanne Palazzo
Jeanne Palazzo Hackensack, NJ
Depression, Anxiety, Family
4 months licensed
(201) 488-5161
Ms. Jeanne E. Palazzo is a compassionate and educated professional with over 18 years of experience in different treatment settings including outpatient therapy, intensive case management, and hospice. She is highly qualified to help individuals (primarily age 16 to 80) develop and implement skills to reduce symptoms of a variety of mental conditions including Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, Attention Deficit Disorder, etc. Ms. Palazzo is highly qualified to help people work through ordinary and extraordinary life adjustments. Additionally, Ms. Palazzo works with couples and families psychodynamically to develop relational mindfulness and mutual help. She works with couples and families to improve communication. Ms. Palazzo’s scope of practice includes Dialectic Behavioral Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. She applies theoretical frameworks including empowerment, life coaching, object relations, and attachment theory. Additionally, Ms. Palazzo is currently learning about and incorporating Emotionally Focused Therapy for couples into her work with people, and has been accepted to the Institute of Psychodynamic Therapy in New Jersey. Ms. Palazzo provides a comfortable and relaxing atmosphere. She is down to earth and enjoys helping people work through and experience transformation through life’s losses, challenges, beginnings, and opportunities. Ms. Palazzo believes a sense of humor, in the words of Milton Berle, “is an instant vacation.” She wants you to relax and be yourself, be playful. She explores with all of her patients how they have fun.

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