Dr. Passarelli provides psychotherapy services for individuals, couples and families. Each client has an individualized therapy plan that is specific to their current goals (personal, professional and/or academic). The treatment plan is comprehensive so that your therapy objectives extend beyond the near term, making them effective for future situations and long term goals.

Specialty Areas

Dr. Passarelli places an emphasis on a positive therapy and working relationship. He encourages clients to ask questions about their treatment plan and treatment goals so they can achieve a "good therapy match."


Examples of short- and long-term treatment goals include:

  • Decreasing anxiety, depression or impulsive feelings
  • Effectively working through life transitions
  • Understanding your approach to interpersonal communication as well as the approach of others around you
  • Enhancing your sense-of-self
  • Reinforcing effective decision-making and problem-solving
  • Overall health, wellness and quality of life goals

Therapy Specialization and Research Training

  • Psychological and Diagnostic Assessment
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Relational Therapy
  • Trauma-Focused Therapy

Dr. Passarelli has extensive training in various specialized treatment modalities, each rooted in theory and supported by research and evidence-based practice. Feel free to visit "Publications" for more information regarding his clinical training and experience at specific hospitals and specialty programs.