Most of the clients we see at Daleoworks are between the ages of 18 and 75 and come from all walks of life. People seeking a clinical psychologist generally want to treat a specific problem, are in some form of transition, or simply want to enhance their personal effectiveness at home and or work. Our clients want to create a life with happiness, understand how to cope with life’s obstacles, and maximize focus, self discipline and ultimately success. Dr. David Daleo believes everyone needs a PLAN. Acting much like coaches, Dr. David Daleo helps his clients establish and implement plans to achieve their personal goals in the following four areas:
1. Social skills and intimate relationships
2. Work, education, and money management
3. Emotional and physical health
4. Recreation and having fun.
We emphasize the importance of seeing the “bigger picture”, setting priorities, being disciplined, focused, making smart decisions, difficult decisions, avoiding destructive temptations, thinking positively and rationally, and taking action that is consistent with your identified PLAN.
The following are the most common areas Dr. David Daleo treats:
1. Depression, sadness, bereavement, loss and grief.
2. Anxiety Disorders, including Phobias, Panic Disorder, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, PTSD, fears, etc.
3. Addiction, alcohol, drugs, gambling, shopping, sex, etc.
4. Affairs and Mid-Life Crisis
5. Marriage and Family Problems
6. Performance anxiety, acting, athletic, scholastic, etc.
7. Bipolar Disorder
8. Obsessive -compulsive and related disorders
9. Trauma- and stressor-related disorders
10. Somatic symptom and related disorders
11. Feeding and eating disorders
12. Sleep-wake disorders
13. Sexual Dysfunction
14. Gender dysphoria
15. Paraphillic disorders
16. Anger management
17. Adjustment Disorders
We at Daleoworks Psychological Services, Inc. do not treat Borderline Personality Disorder. This is out of the scope of Dr. David Daleo’s clinical expertise. The most successful treatment for people with BPD is dialectical behavioral therapy. People with this disorder can contact UCLA Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences Borderline Personality Disorder Initiative at the Semel Institute at 310-825-7447, or visit their website at www.semel.ucla.edu/bpd.