Louis Morello, PhD, Psychologist in San Francisco
As a psychologist I evaluate and treat individuals who seek help for depression, anxiety, life dissatisfaction (from relationships and work stress), relational trauma (e.g. childhood abuse and emotional neglect) and addiction/compulsive behaviors that may co-occur with depression, anxiety or trauma/PTSD. Of note, you do not have to be in crisis to be in therapy; I often work with individuals who are interested in personal growth, long-term recovery issues, regaining meaning and passion after loss and sometimes stopping distressing interpersonal patterns. Treatment is generally trauma-informed and phase-oriented, integrating body-mind interventions and neurobiology. Please visit my website for details,
I believe in a nonpathologizing, developmentally informed approach that integrates cognitive-behavioral, psychodynamic perspectives (e.g., attachment-oriented and relational approaches) and somatic experiencing/sensorimotor psychotherapy. Insights are not enough for change. Experiential interventions are needed to assist you in experiencing and then putting into words the embodiedment of underlying emotional dynamics. See my website
Regardless of strategies, the interpersonal process is extremely important in affecting lasting change. I take an active and engaging approach. I listen, give feedback and welcome your input. The experienced sense of trust and safety regulates disturbing feelings whereby more of you can exist in our interaction and reprocess/resolve old disturbing memories and shame.
Call or Email Louis Morello for a free phone consultation now - (650) 918-5330

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 21 Years
  • School: California School of Professional Psychology
  • Year Graduated: 1993
  • License No. and State: PSY14801 California

Finances

  • Avg Cost (per session): $130 - $150
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
  • Accepted Payment Methods: Cash, Check, Paypal

Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Accept copayments with your PPO
  • All PPOs (I file your insurance)
  • Self Pay
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: The Trauma Ctr at JRI (Bessel van der Kolk, MD)/Traumatic Stress Studies
  • Certificate Date: 2017

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Addiction

Issues

  • ADHD
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Chronic Relapse
  • Drug Abuse
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Grief
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relational (Chronic Childhood) Trau
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Substance Abuse
  • Trauma and PTSD

Mental Health

  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders

Client Focus

Age

  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Attachment Theory
  • Childhood Abuse/Complex PTSD
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Interpersonal
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Psychoanalytic
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
  • Relational and Interpersonal
  • Trauma Focused

Modality

  • Individuals
Last Modified: 24 Aug 2017
Louis Morello, PhD, Psychologist in San Francisco

Louis Morello

Psychologist, PhD