• Welcome!

    My personal approach to therapy is weaving traditional and more recent evidence-based practices, encouraging healing in a compassionate and non-judgmental setting. Modalities as EMDR, Internal Family Systems and Ketamine Assisted Therapy support my holistic approach of getting to the root of mental health issues rather than merely providing tools to manage symptoms. My interest is in helping people access and process trauma in ways that allow them to integrate and heal at a deep level.  I believe each individual is whole and contains the inner self healing which may be rediscovered in the presence of compassion and curiosity.

    “The session itself is only the beginning,” 

     — Marcela Ot’alora G, M.A., L.P.C.

    You might be initially hesitant to seek out help and support for personal matters, but when you do, you will feel confident that you are taking a courageous first step towards getting to a better place and being a better you.

    If you’re interested in becoming a better, happier, more fulfilled you,
    get started by reaching out today!

    As a practitioner, I support indigenous reciprocity initiatives and make a monthly donation to the Chacruna Institute.

    About Lisa Palladino

    As a Licensed Psychologist in CA, ME and CO (PSY24569, PS1921, PSY.0006049), certified in EMDR, Level 3 trained in Internal Family Systems, and a Level 2 trained therapist in Stan Tatkin’s Pyschobiological Approach to Couple Treatment (PACT), I specialize in holistic psychotherapy for individuals and couples. Prior to working in private practice, I provided therapy to adults, families and at-risk youth in agencies, public schools, and community-based settings.

    My interest in psychology and human behavior evolved from growing up with the knowledge that I was adopted and from having moved every 1-3 years until I entered college. The diversity which I was exposed to aids my ability to embrace complexity and the challenges inherent in change. Additionally, I wholeheartedly believe that this has informed my insight into painful dynamics within individual, family, and cultural systems.

    In addition to my formal training in counseling psychology I personally practice yoga and mindfulness based meditation. I also maintain an interest in psychedelic assisted psychotherapy, having completed my dissertation on the use of Ayahuasca as an alternative approach to treatment resistant depression and am currently enrolled in the psychedelic assisted therapy certification program at Integrative Psychiatry Institute (IPI), projected to complete that in Oct. of 2024. I am deeply committed to my professional development and regularly attend workshops and trainings. My interests focus on the intersection between neuroscience, mindfulness and compassion, particularly in regard to PTSD, attachment trauma, shame, grief, and intergenerational trauma.

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