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Dr. Fred Gallo

Clinical Psychology
Hermitage, PA
37 years experience male

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Hermitage, PA

Address

60 Snyder Rd, Hermitage, PA
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Wednesday: 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

Doctor Q&A

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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Fred Gallo
Clinical Psychology 37 years experience
Yes: Psychological stress can result in various physical conditions, including hair loss. Practicing thought dropping, meditation exercises, and various r... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Fred Gallo
Clinical Psychology 37 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
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Fred Gallo
Clinical Psychology 37 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
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Fred Gallo
Clinical Psychology 37 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
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Fred Gallo
Clinical Psychology 37 years experience
MBCT: Borderline personality and bipolar disorders appear to respond to mindfulness therapies like dialectical behavior therapy. With bipolar, medication is... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Fred Gallo
Clinical Psychology 37 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
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Fred Gallo
Clinical Psychology 37 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
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Fred Gallo
Clinical Psychology 37 years experience
DID: Currently called dissociative identity disorder (did), psychiatrists and clinical psychologists can diagnose this condition. However it often takes t... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Fred Gallo
Clinical Psychology 37 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
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Fred Gallo
Clinical Psychology 37 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.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Fred Gallo
Clinical Psychology 37 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
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Fred Gallo
Clinical Psychology 37 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
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Fred Gallo
Clinical Psychology 37 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
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Fred Gallo
Clinical Psychology 37 years experience
Individual: Luvox (fluvoxamine) was evaluated for treating OCD, but any of the SSRI medications, as well as some tricyclic medications help with OCD. Best to com... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Fred Gallo
Clinical Psychology 37 years experience
Anxiety feels bad: Assuming that it is anxiety, it feels bad and can take many forms. Some people have anxiety about physical symptoms that are not really serious, alth... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Fred Gallo
Clinical Psychology 37 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
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Fred Gallo
Clinical Psychology 37 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
A member asked:
Dr. Fred Gallo
Clinical Psychology 37 years experience
Negative thinking: Poor concentration, attention deficits, obsessive rumination, negative thoughts, suicidal thoughts, etc. Practicing meditation and dropping depressin... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Fred Gallo
Clinical Psychology 37 years experience
Treatment: If you have hypothyroidism, see your physician for needed exams. Also there are effective treatments.
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Fred Gallo
Clinical Psychology 37 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
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Fred Gallo
Clinical Psychology 37 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
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Fred Gallo
Clinical Psychology 37 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
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Fred Gallo
Clinical Psychology 37 years experience
Slow her down: Don't discourage her eating, just slow her down. Take her hand and lovingly tell her to chew and swallow what she's eating before taking another bite... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Fred Gallo
Clinical Psychology 37 years experience
Worry ~>anxiety: Worry is a painful mental activity that accomplishes little more than misery. It's thoughts running around in your mind. Practice dropping thoughts b... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Fred Gallo
Clinical Psychology 37 years experience
See your physician: It’s easy enough to get blood tests for hypothyroidism, anemia, vitamin D, etc. Although you need your physician to accurately interpret the results. ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Fred Gallo
Clinical Psychology 37 years experience
Unlikely: A panic attack involves intense fear and sensations associated with the hpa axis: rapid heart, tingling, urgency, etc. You could be experiencing anxi... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Fred Gallo
Clinical Psychology 37 years experience
Therapy + self help: There are various therapies that help with anxiety, and my preference is a combination of CBT and Energy Psychology. Medication can also be helpful, ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Fred Gallo
Clinical Psychology 37 years experience
Attachment problems: It's likely that your resilience has been affected due to early trauma. Consider therapy combined with medication to help you manage emotions. Appro... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Fred Gallo
Clinical Psychology 37 years experience
No: You should coordinate neurofeedback with your physician who prescribes your medication. Perhaps dosage can be reduced as progress is made via nf.
A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Fred Gallo
Clinical Psychology 37 years experience
Yeast?: Yeast can cause bloating, so you might want to quit eating bread and other yeast products for the time being. Many other foods can cause bloating. A... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Fred Gallo
Clinical Psychology 37 years experience
What happened?: Feeling this way for a couple weeks could be a lower mood due to some event in your life, although 2 weeks is often considered criterion for clinical ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Fred Gallo
Clinical Psychology 37 years experience
Support: If you are also overweight, there are some excellent support systems, such as overeaters anonymous and weight watchers. Also energy tapping and medit... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Fred Gallo
Clinical Psychology 37 years experience
Sensitivities: While it is possible to develop an allergic reaction to any number of substances, sensitivities and side effects to these medications are certainly po... Read More
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Fred Gallo
Clinical Psychology 37 years experience
Delayed Orgasm: SSRIs like Prozac (fluoxetine) and trazadone can cause a delay in orgasm, a side effect that can be helpful with premature ejaculation. But best to di... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Fred Gallo
Clinical Psychology 37 years experience
Probably: Regular irritation of the esophagus and throat by vomiting can result in many health problems, including GERD and lesions with bleeding. Best to see y... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Fred Gallo
Clinical Psychology 37 years experience
Could be: It's great that you've made this good health decision to quit smoking. Many who quit smoking go through a period of coughing that clears mucous and t... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Fred Gallo
Clinical Psychology 37 years experience
Breath ; Tap: There are many ways to de-stress. While dropping thought at the source of the stress will do the trick, that's not always easy. So focus on the stre... Read More
A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. Fred Gallo
Clinical Psychology 37 years experience
May: This combination has been reported to cause dizziness and trouble concentrating. Limit use of alcohol and tell your doctor about the symptoms and any... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Fred Gallo
Clinical Psychology 37 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
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Fred Gallo
Clinical Psychology 37 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
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Fred Gallo
Clinical Psychology 37 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
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Fred Gallo
Clinical Psychology 37 years experience
It's fearful thought: Assuming that the needed tests have been run, in all probability it's not your appendix. But you are worried and anxious, which can cause you digesti... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Fred Gallo
Clinical Psychology 37 years experience
Probably: While these may be stress symptoms that will pass as you let go of worries, best to see your doctor for accurate diagnosis and medication that can hel... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Fred Gallo
Clinical Psychology 37 years experience
Increasing calories: Will usually put weight on unless metabolism is elevated due to conditions such as hyperthyroid. See your physician and a nutritionist for assistance.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Fred Gallo
Clinical Psychology 37 years experience
Possibly Stress: There are many maneuvers that people use to relieve stress, and this is one of them. At the back and either side of the neck are acupressure headache ... Read More
A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Fred Gallo
Clinical Psychology 37 years experience
Yes: Panic attacks can come out of the blue with no apparent trigger. But at some level there is a trigger activating the hpa axis. Basically this is fig... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Fred Gallo
Clinical Psychology 37 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
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Fred Gallo
Clinical Psychology 37 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
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Fred Gallo
Clinical Psychology 37 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
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Fred Gallo
Clinical Psychology 37 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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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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This was very helpful. Thanks! GOD BLESS YOU AND THANK YOU SO MUCH. I HAVE MYFITNESSPAL ON MY IPHONE 5C AND IT HELPS ME TO COUNT CALORIES AND I HAVE LOST 4.5 POUNDS WITHIN 4 WEEKS.
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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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