Dr. Fred Gallo

Clinical Psychology
Hermitage, PA
38 years experience male

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Hermitage, PA

Address

60 Snyder Rd, Hermitage, PA
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Thursday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
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Gallo and associates Psychological Services

Hermitage, PA

About

Bio

Dr. Fred P. Gallo has been a psychologist since 1973 and in private practice in Pennsylvania since 1977. He began his professional career as a teacher and as a counselor, after undergraduate and graduate study in philosophy and psychology at Duquesne University. Latter he attended graduate training in clinical psychology and child development, receiving an MA from the University of Dayton and a doctorate from the University of Pittsburgh. Before entering private practice, he worked in the fields of corrections, mental health, mental retardation, child welfare, and chemical dependency. He also taught briefly at Pennsylvania State University. Dr. Gallo has published numerous articles and 8 books, including Energy Psychology: Explorations at the Interface of Energy, Cognition, Behavior and Health (1998, 2004), Energy Diagnostic and Treatment Methods (2000), The Neurophysics of Human Behavior (2000), Energy Tapping (2000, 2008), Energy Psychology in Psychotherapy (2002), and Energy Tapping for Trauma (2007). He has studied and practiced Client Centered Therapy, Gestalt Therapy, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Ericksonian Hypnosis and Psychotherapy, Contextual Therapy, Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), Solution Focused Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and Thought Field Therapy (TFT). Since 1980, he has been presenting professional seminars nationally on subjects in the areas of NLP and hypnosis. Since 1993 he has been training professionals in TFT and Energy Psychology. He is the original developer of the TFT Level 1 and TFT Level 2 courses. He is also the originator of three psychotherapeutic approach: Energy Diagnostic and Treatment Methods (EDxTM), Energy Consciousness Therapy (ECT) and the Identity Method (IM). He has been training professionals internationally since 1997.

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Clinical Psychology

Languages spoken

English

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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Fred Gallo
Clinical Psychology 38 years experience
Realization: During lucid dreaming, the dreamer becomes aware that s/he is dreaming and can often direct the dream. This can be very beneficial with disturbing dr... Read More
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Dr. Fred Gallo
Clinical Psychology 38 years experience
Sometimes: Some people find aromatherapy very helpful in relieving stress. Certain fragrances like lavender, peppermint, and rose can be very relaxing. Smell g... Read More
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A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Fred Gallo
Clinical Psychology 38 years experience
Can help a lot: A simple breathing meditation about 10 minutes daily can help to reduce stress. It helps you to develop skill in dropping distressing thoughts and re... Read More
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Dr. Fred Gallo
Clinical Psychology 38 years experience
Gout treatments: Gout is a form of arthritis caused by the accumulation of uric acid crystals. There are dietary and medication solutions available. See your physicia... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Fred Gallo
Clinical Psychology 38 years experience
It’s difficult to treat OCD on your own, since differential diagnosis and expertise is needed. Medication combined with treatment can help. OCD needs ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Fred Gallo
Clinical Psychology 38 years experience
Agoraphobia: Having a panic attack can be a traumatic event, with frequent fear that it will happen again. It's best to go for treatment to resolve the trauma and... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Fred Gallo
Clinical Psychology 38 years experience
Slim possibility: If you haven't passed out from a panic attack up to now, it's unlikely. General fears are of passing out, dying, or going crazy. The chances of this... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Fred Gallo
Clinical Psychology 38 years experience
Taper slowly: Once dependent on high doses of xanax (alprazolam) (read addicted), withdrawal symptoms are likely. Best to see your prescribing doctor about taperin... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Fred Gallo
Clinical Psychology 38 years experience
Not Alzheimer's: Vascular dementia is also called multi-infarct dementia. It can be the result of many mini strokes in different parts of the brain. Also other restri... Read More
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Dr. Fred Gallo
Clinical Psychology 38 years experience
Several: There are medications and techniques to help with pe. The squeeze technique is a behavioral measure, combined with stopping and starting intercourse. ... Read More
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A 58-year-old male asked:
Dr. Fred Gallo
Clinical Psychology 38 years experience
Couple therapy: Everyone can be sensitive in an intimate relationship, and bpd people can be highly fearful of abandonment. So couple therapy with a good therapist c... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Fred Gallo
Clinical Psychology 38 years experience
59% surveyed: A 2005 study indicated that 59% of doctors surveyed believed in an afterlife and 76% believed in god. Of course surveys are limited to those surveyed... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Fred Gallo
Clinical Psychology 38 years experience
Consult: While there are various biofeedback devices that you can purchase and use on your own, it's best to see your physician first and be referred to a bio... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Fred Gallo
Clinical Psychology 38 years experience
Yes: Chest pain an be the result of a number of factors, including angina, gerd, muscle tension, etc. It's best to be checked by your doctor first. If no... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Fred Gallo
Clinical Psychology 38 years experience
SSRIs: There are other medications for depression and anxiety that generally do not result in weight gain, such as ssris. Best to consult your physicians abo... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Fred Gallo
Clinical Psychology 38 years experience
Breaking habits: Hypnosis can be helpful in eliminating several habits and obsessions, such as smoking, over eating, and other unwanted habits that can affect your hea... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Fred Gallo
Clinical Psychology 38 years experience
Could be: There are many causes of tinnitus, including stress and anxiety. Best to get a physical exam first to rule out various other conditions first. Then th... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Fred Gallo
Clinical Psychology 38 years experience
Generally ongoing: At this point, mood stabilizers for bipolar disorder are needed on an ongoing basis. However there is promise from certain kinds of psychotherapy, es... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Fred Gallo
Clinical Psychology 38 years experience
Many: There are many causes of mh problems, including genetics, environmental stress, addictive substances, substance sensitivities, psychological trauma, t... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Fred Gallo
Clinical Psychology 38 years experience
Thought dropping: Mind is constantly producing thoughts, so you can't stop that. Also too much effort trying to stop thoughts gives them more energy and stress. But yo... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Fred Gallo
Clinical Psychology 38 years experience
Doman-Delacato : There may be some centers in pa. The pattern exercises of the doman-delacato method, based on a simplified view of brain organization and development,... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Fred Gallo
Clinical Psychology 38 years experience
It's a trauma: Observing someone go through a seizure or other painful events can result in trauma or even ptsd for the observer of the event. Generally the fear pa... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Fred Gallo
Clinical Psychology 38 years experience
See your doc: The physical symptoms you describe are probably passing events, but the anxiety is the biggest problem. Best to see your doc about those symptoms, an... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Fred Gallo
Clinical Psychology 38 years experience
Many techniques: There area number of techniques you can use including slow regular breathing, dropping scary thoughts, tapping on the bony orbits under your eyes, and... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Fred Gallo
Clinical Psychology 38 years experience
Driving phobia: Perhaps you have a phobia. There are highly effective treatments for phobias, if this is he problem.
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Fred Gallo
Clinical Psychology 38 years experience
DID: Currently called dissociative identity disorder (did), psychiatrists and clinical psychologists can diagnose this condition. However it often takes t... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Fred Gallo
Clinical Psychology 38 years experience
Med +therapy: Medication for depression works best with therapy, which makes it easier to eventually stop the med with your doctor's help.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Fred Gallo
Clinical Psychology 38 years experience
On the surface: Chronic depersonalization, a feeling of unreality and watching yourself, is a dissociative symptom that can be present with many psychological disorde... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Fred Gallo
Clinical Psychology 38 years experience
Treatment: If you have hypothyroidism, see your physician for needed exams. Also there are effective treatments.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Fred Gallo
Clinical Psychology 38 years experience
Yes: Psychological stress can result in various physical conditions, including hair loss. Practicing thought dropping, meditation exercises, and various r... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Fred Gallo
Clinical Psychology 38 years experience
SSRIs: Prozac and Lexapro (escitalopram) are ssris for the treatment of depression. Lexapro (escitalopram) is also approved for treating anxiety, panic, and ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Fred Gallo
Clinical Psychology 38 years experience
Tap and Breath: With psychological stress you perceive a situation as threatening in some way, and specific areas of the brain stimulate a pervasive effect throughout... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Fred Gallo
Clinical Psychology 38 years experience
Possibly: There are several psychological tests in conjunction with a clinical interview and history that can help to sort out personality diagnoses. Also there... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Fred Gallo
Clinical Psychology 38 years experience
Depends on job: Some agencies will have positions available for associate degrees, but you'll be competing with bs degrees. To become a psychologist, you need a phd ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Fred Gallo
Clinical Psychology 38 years experience
Treatment: It's best to receive treatment for depression early to feel better and prevent recurrent depression. And depression is effectively treated with medic... Read More
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Fred Gallo
Clinical Psychology 38 years experience
See your doctor : First step is a good physical exam. You seem to have a combination of physical and psychological symptoms that requires a good work up.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Fred Gallo
Clinical Psychology 38 years experience
Thoughts and glands: Racing thoughts can produce this effect, as well as too much focus on what you yet have to do, rather than simply focusing on the present task. Mindf... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Fred Gallo
Clinical Psychology 38 years experience
See your doctor: It's great that you're reaching out. Now it's time to see your physician and a specialist about these concerns. Reducing stress and sleeping better ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Fred Gallo
Clinical Psychology 38 years experience
Eval & Treatment: Not sleeping well and anxiety depression exacerbate each other. I would recommend a through physical exam first to evaluate thyroid, vitamin d3, anemi... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Fred Gallo
Clinical Psychology 38 years experience
Stress: Pvcs and tacicardia can be uncomfortable, but not necessarily dangerous. Thre are a variety of causes. If these are benign, as your tests indicate, ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Fred Gallo
Clinical Psychology 38 years experience
Arousal: If you have an anxiety disorder, any kind of arousal can induce anxiety or panic. That includes orgasm, excitement, exertion from exercise, and more. ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Fred Gallo
Clinical Psychology 38 years experience
Alert and focused: Not sure why your doc prescribes Provigil for you, but the drug was originally prescribed for narcolepsy. Many other uses have been found including im... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Fred Gallo
Clinical Psychology 38 years experience
MBCT: Borderline personality and bipolar disorders appear to respond to mindfulness therapies like dialectical behavior therapy. With bipolar, medication is... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Fred Gallo
Clinical Psychology 38 years experience
Tricyclics : Nortriptyline is a tricyclic antidepressant used in the treatment of depression and some other conditions. It is one of the earlier antidepressants, c... Read More
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Dr. Fred Gallo
Clinical Psychology 38 years experience
Chicken soup: Without treatment your cold will last a week, and with treatment it will only last 7 days :-). But there is some evidence that chicken soup, zinc, and... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Fred Gallo
Clinical Psychology 38 years experience
???: Wake up right before you fall asleep? People generally are awake before they fall asleep :-). If you mean that you wake up right after falling asleep... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Fred Gallo
Clinical Psychology 38 years experience
Possibly: I'm assuming you are popping pimples? This is not uncommon. However this habit can cause infection and you ought to focus on stopping it. Perhaps h... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Fred Gallo
Clinical Psychology 38 years experience
Yes: Stress lowers your immune systems and increases the chances of developing physical diseases. For example, although a bacteria is instrumental in the ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Fred Gallo
Clinical Psychology 38 years experience
Negative thinking: Poor concentration, attention deficits, obsessive rumination, negative thoughts, suicidal thoughts, etc. Practicing meditation and dropping depressin... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Fred Gallo
Clinical Psychology 38 years experience
Unlikely: Sundowners refers to dementia that worsens after sundown. Although still a mystery, this might be due to hormonal imbalance, accumulation of stress du... Read More
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Dr. Donald Jacobson
Nov 2, 2013
Dr.Gallo is a prolific writer and an international expert on Energy Tapping. His answers are straight-forward, well-reasoned, and free of therapeutic bias. His responses show a deep concern for his fe...Read More
Aug 8, 2013
great answers! very helpful!
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Gallo is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Spot on. Wanted a relationship within 2 months and picked someone up I did not know. She kept it platonic but helped me. I always wanted more and she kept at a distance....Read More
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Thanks for your quick reply! I am prepared for the years to become a psychologist, but I wanted to get a head start as a therapist first!!!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Pittsburgh
Graduated 1984MD

Awards

ACEP awards for contribution to energy psychology and
Top Doctor, Third Place, Youngstown, OH - Winter
2013
Most Influential, First Place, Youngstown, OH - Winter
2013

Affiliations

association for comprehensive energy psychology (ACEP) board member
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