Dr. David Daleo: (PSY18066), is originally from San Diego, California where he studied psychology at the University of California at San Diego. He received his Masters and Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from an American Psychologically Accredited Clinical Psychology Program at the California School of Professional Psychology at San Diego. Dr. David Daleo completed an American Psychologically Accredited Internship at the Veterans Administration at Loma Linda, California, and an American Psychologically Accredited Fellowship at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, where he studied Immunology, HIV treatment and its effects via Behavioral Medicine and Clinical Psychology. Dr. Daleo has excelled in academia and has been published multiple times with his work on intelligence testing and treatment of depression.
Upon completion of his Fellowship at UCLA, Dr. Daleo worked as a Forensic and Clinical Psychologist at one of the largest mental health treatment facilities in the world, Twin Towers Correctional Facility in Los Angeles, California. He was honored multiple times, and on February 2003 received a Formal Commendation by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and was quoted as being a “shining example for both the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health”. In addition to his dedicated service to the Los Angeles Department of Mental Health and the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, Dr. Daleo was asked by Academy Award-nominated writer-producer-director Dan E. Weisburd to film a vignette for On Your Watch: The Challenge of Jail Suicide. This award winning DVD is used during suicide prevention training to all correctional staff as well as to all correctional medical staff and correctional mental health staff in the country. The DVD can be found on the California Institute for Mental Health website as a valuable training tool. In 2004, Dr. Daleo joined a psychiatry practice in Beverly Hills and is the founder and owner of Daleoworks Psychological Services, Inc.
Dr. Daleo uses a unique and specialized form of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy known as Reality Based Therapy. Reality Based Therapy, or RBT, pulls from the most clinically effective techniques of various theoretical orientations. RBT encourages people to view their current problems or distress as symptoms of maladaptive patterns of behavior. Reality Based Therapy focuses on the present and encourages people to draw realistic and practical solutions to the things that are hindering growth and happiness. Instead of spending countless sessions uncovering a person’s past, Dr. Daleo utilizes the most salient historical events of a person’s life experiences and applies them to a “here and now” problem solving technique.
Reality Based Therapy explores how the past repeats itself in our daily lives through patterns in our relationships with others, individual distress or even addictive behaviors. He postulates that a person’s past and events therein when misguided or misdirected manifest into psychiatric symptoms which are commonly referred to as “psychopathology” by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual. Dr. Daleo applies a complete behavioral medicine treatment plan focusing on four main areas: psychotherapy, exercise, diet, and social support groups. He specializes in the treatment of depression, anxiety disorders, substance abuse, weight loss, and attention deficit disorders. Dr. David Daleo is a member of the elite Council for the National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology.