I am a Clinical Psychologist licensed in Virginia, with 24 years of experience of psychotherapy and psychological assessment. I have successfully treated many clients who suffer from symptoms such as Depression, Anxiety, Anger, and Resentment that have greatly affected their day to day functioning. I have extensive experience with medically ill individuals in both my post doctoral work at Howard University Hospital as well as with long term care residents and their families.
I bring a respectful, thoughtful, and candid predisposition to psychotherapy. I view my role as being both part of your inner circle of support as well as your personal professional psychological consultant who has experience with many tools to help your decision making and coping skills . I use a combination of Client Centered and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) treatment and techniques . Through this process, clients recognize and challenge their negative thoughts and then replace them with more positive and adaptive beliefs and behaviors. This in turn leads to life with less pain and grief, as well as greater joy and deeper and more fulfilling relationships.
I am excited to work with you!
John C Colletti, PsyD
Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, Abandonment, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment Issues, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Avoidant Personality, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Dependent Personality, Dissociation, Divorce and Separation, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Intellectual Disability, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Mood Disorders, Narcissism, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Post-traumatic Stress, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Somatization
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
VA Psychologist 0810002516
Dr Colletti is always willing to listen to what’s on my mind. One of the things that I appreciate most is that he truly uses all of the tools. Our sessions could (and often do) take place via texts.
Written on May 24, 2023 after therapy with John for 2 years and 11 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue
I've worked with Dr Colletti for over a year, and he's truly helped me cope and deal with my depression. Without his help I strongly don't think I would be the person I am now.
He's really help me understand my triggers and discussed with me about how I can get past the days where they feel impossible. For the people who don't feel "normal", he will make you feel normal.
Written on Oct 11, 2021 after therapy with John for 1 year and 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes
He's a great therapist & has helped me get through a lot of childhood trauma I've resurfaced over the last year or so
Written on Mar 23, 2021 after therapy with John for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem
Shows complete understanding when I feel I'm losing my mind. I feel so different from other people and Dr C shows compassion for my challenges and makes me feel like I'm maybe not so different after all.
Written on Sep 17, 2020 after therapy with John for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, and career difficulties