Scott Gallo

(LMHC, MCAP)

About Me

Hi everyone and thanks for spending some time to learn a little bit about my personal background and professional experience. If you are reading this profile, it is likely that you are experiencing some difficulties in your life and I want to commend you on having the humility and courage to reach out for help and also to express my faith in your ability to overcome whatever it is you're facing right now – Not because I possess quick magic solutions to all your problems, but because I spent many years of my own life lost in the darkness of addiction and plagued by what seemed to be at the time insurmountable emotional problems, and only when I became willing to reach out for professional help, was I able begin a journey back into the light. That same journey awaits you as well…

Aside from the education of my personal experience, I completed graduate studies in Human Development and Psychology at Harvard University and have a Masters Degree in Mental Health from Cambridge College. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) and a Master Certified Addiction Professional (MCAP) in the State of Florida, practicing as a psychotherapist for over ten years. Over these years, I have had an opportunity to work with people from many different backgrounds and challenged by a whole range of problems including addiction, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, behavioral problems, and an inability to cope with past traumatic experiences.

While I have been trained in many different styles and “theories,” my helping approach is fairly straight forward and draws on many different traditions: In my view, there is no doubt that what we have experienced in the past shapes who we are and how we see ourselves, others and the world. Therapy is a process of connecting the dots between where we have been and how those experiences influence our thinking and behavior today. Often, our past experiences have us thinking and acting in ways that are irrational and self-defeating, causing problems in all areas of our lives. I provide a safe, non-judgmental, and unconditionally supportive space for folks to share who they are and what they have been through. I partner with them in taking what we might call a “therapeutic microscope” to the thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that accompany the circumstances of their lives, supporting them in reinforcing what works and finding alternatives to what does not.

As I said previously, therapy is a journey. I look forward to travelling that journey along with you…


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • LGBT
  • Relationship issues
  • Depression

I also have experience in Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Compassion fatigue, ADHD

Years of Experience: 10

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LMHC #MH 14553 (Expires: 2021-03-31)


Reviews

Written by A.N. on Apr 14, 2019 after counseling with Scott for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety

The dude is the man, he goes above and beyond to help me understand my situation, and to give me tools to handle life. Would recommend him to anyone looking for counseling.

Written by B.R. on Mar 31, 2019 after counseling with Scott for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

Scott is very knowledgeable and supportive. I feel like he knows me better than I know myself at this point. He has really helped me see what areas I need to work on to make my life and relationships better. I would definitely recommend!