Dr. Michael Catalanello


About Me

I’m Dr. Michael Catalanello and I have been a licensed psychologist for over 29 years. I have an independent psychology practice in Hammond, LA.

In my professional work I use a treatment approach known as cognitive behavior therapy. This form of therapy helps people identify problematic emotions, thoughts, and behavior, and then provides methods to change them to live a happier and more satisfying life. One key component of this treatment involves building a strong alliance between the client and therapist so that we work together as a team.

Accordingly, I want to try to get to know and understand you as best I can. In order to do so I rely upon the feedback I receive from you. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have and I’ll answer them to the best of my ability. This is your space and I sincerely want to know what you find helpful, and what you find not so helpful. As we work together, I’ll explain the “nuts and bolts” of the therapeutic process.

A little about me: I am passionate about foreign travel, and have lived and worked professionally overseas in Thailand, Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as here in the United States. I enjoy learning about foreign cultures and customs and love Thai food.

Please tell me a little about yourself, and what concerns bring you to BetterHelp. I look forward to meeting you and helping you move toward a happier and more fulfilling life.


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Grief
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Intimacy-related issues , Sleeping disorders , Anger management , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Attachment Issues , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy

Years of Experience: 27

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


LA Psychologist 657

WA Psychologist PY61237835


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Dr. Michael Catalanello. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Written on May 08, 2020 after therapy with Michael for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, and grief

Although we have only had two sessions, I already feel myself healing. He’s allowed me just to talk, get things I’ve been struggling with off my chest. He prompts me and has been quick to recognize my needs. By having him to talk to, I have heard myself answer some of my own questions reminding me that I know what I need to do deep down. I finish our sessions feeling upbeat and hopeful.

Written on Apr 28, 2020 after therapy with Michael for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, and self esteem

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