Joe Altobelli, PsyD
“So there’s this old joke–a guy walks into a psychiatrist’s office and says, hey doc, my brother’s crazy! He thinks he’s a chicken. Then the doc says, why don’t you turn him in? Then the guy says, I would but I need the eggs.”
Hello and welcome, I’m Joe, your therapist extraordinaire. I have over 20 years of experience in all areas of mental health, from assessment to well-being and everything in between, working with both individuals and couples. I received my doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Chestnut Hill College, which is accredited by the American Psychological Association.
So what’s with the joke, right? Well, a little humor never hurts and it also outlines my therapeutic philosophy. We are all human and thusly, we all suffer the human condition…anxieties, worries, the stress of life, the loss of love, the grief of death. From time to time we all need help, and this where I come in. Instead of over pathologizing with heavy handed diagnoses and rote treatment protocols, I prefer to explore and understand, with us working toward a balance between changing where we can and accepting where we can’t. Ultimately we will create a new relationship with ourselves and a healthier approach toward the world that provides an overall sense of harmony and well-being.
Just like not all patients are built the same, not all therapists are built the same either. You come in with your unique experience of the world: your own hurts and pains; joys and loves; questions, hopes and goals. I will join with you on your exploration and act as a guide, someone to walk with you, someone to challenge your beliefs and support your growth. While I may not have all the answers, my training and experience provides me the ability to ask the questions that will help point our exploration in the right direction. And along the way, we will develop a curiosity that will help us discover a new you.
I look forward to meeting you and working together to achieve your goals, realize your dreams and increase your health and happiness.