Dr. Cynthia Palmisano
MA, PSy.D. Licensed Psychologist in CA and CT (Owner and Director)
Dr. Palmisano is a licensed forensic and clinical psychologist with over 25 years of experience. Her expertise involves psychological testing and evaluation. She has worked extensively with at risk and underserved populations including homeless mentally ill, incarcerated, dually diagnosed and transgender individuals. Her expertise includes motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral therapy and cognitive processing therapy. Dr. Palmisano has expertise in working with neurodiverse populations and in evaluating for attention disorders. Her research has included a variety of work with incarcerated populations, recidivism, juvenile justice and sexual offenders. She believes in making treatment and evaluation evidence based and person centered.
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who uses a strengths-based, client-centered approach in both English and Spanish. I have experience utilizing behavioral modification treatment techniques with youth and adults who have Autism Spectrum Disorder. I also treat youth and adults struggling with depression, anxiety, PTSD and other mood disorders. I am passionate about working with LGBTQ+ populations to foster self-acceptance, gender identity euphoria and increased self-esteem. My approach includes a systems lens to provide family members and supports with a deeper understanding of the client’s diagnosis, as well as to nurture full-family healing and compassion.