My name is Joe Girillo. I am a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist.
I operate my private practice in Pasadena, where I provide psychotherapy to individuals, couples and families.
I earned my Master’s degree in 2009 in Marital & Family Therapy at Pacific Oaks College in Pasadena, CA with a heavy emphasis on diversity and anti-bias sensitivity.
I have been involved in the Los Angeles County mental health field since 1999, in acute psychiatric environments since 2004, first at Las Encinas Hospital in Pasadena and since 2014 at Glendale Adventist Medical Center. This work has included treating patients with a broad spectrum of mental illnesses, from mood disorders to psychosis, active suicidality to chemical dependency and other addictive behaviors just to name a few.
My training at the Georgiana Rodiger Center was primarily in the tradition of Psychodynamic & Object-Relations theory and Family Systems theory, but my approach is “eclectic” in the sense that I work with each client with their type of issue in the way that will best fit their needs, not mine.
Among other modalities, I use dream journaling as a therapeutic tool to understand the interplay between the psychological and spiritual lives of my clients.
I spent the 5 years previous to my hospital work in community mental health, serving homeless teens in Hollywood, incarcerated adolescents at Central Juvenile Hall & underserved communities thru middle school & in-home therapy in Central & East L.A., where I counseled teens in trouble, young adults, and blended family couples.
Please feel free to call, text or email me at any time and I will be happy to return that message as soon as my schedule permits. My private cell phone number for voice and text is (951) 206-1548 and my email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
- Family/Marital Systems
- Alcohol &Drug Abuse
- Behavioral Issues
- Coping Skills
- Family Conflict
- Men’s Issues
- Personality Disorders
- Relationship Issues
- Self Esteem
- Suicidal Ideation
- CAMFT (California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists)
- CAMFT (San Gabriel Valley chapter)
- ESGVMHPA (East San Gabriel Valley Mental Health Professionals Assoc.)
- GAMHPA (Glendale Area Mental Health Professionals Assoc.)
Awards & Certifications:
- National Hospital Hero Award Nominee 2016
- Certified Bereavement Facilitator 2017