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Have you, your child or a loved one been diagnosed with anxiety, depression, OCD or PTSD?

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Are you searching for something beyond additional medication and talk therapy?

If so, I believe solutions are available. I have been treating complex behavioral problems with children, adolescents and families for over 30 years and conducting clinical therapy for over 20 years. My training and experience can be of benefit even if prior therapists and various methods have not helped. I specialize in the treatment of complex and developmental problems for children, adolescents and adults including addiction.

“My treatment integrates multiple scientific methods. The key to success is the INTEGRATION of empirical treatments into a highly effective and short term process.”

“Our wounds are often the openings into the best and most beautiful part of us.”

You, your child, or loved one may reach therapy goals in as little as 10-15 sessions. My methods are designed to provide you the tools your are seeking that will help to get the relief you want.

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My Unique Treatment Methodology

The Integrated Protocol is a holistic approach that utilizes a combination of Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) and DeTUR (Desensitization of Triggers and Urges).

 The Integrated Protocol works by weakening intrusive anxious/trauma related thoughts, reducing compulsive and avoidant behaviors while strengthening the client’s confidence through values and inner resources.  

The Integrated Protocol evolved after my experience in treating clients with anxiety disorders, PTSD and OCD for 20 years. Initially, I utilized the empirically based treatment methods of Cognitive Therapy and Behavioral Therapy (CBT), specifically, the use of exposure therapy or Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP). The results were good, but treatment was often slow and frequently uncomfortable for clients. Many, especially those with PTSD, severe OCD or OCPD, would terminate therapy prematurely due to the slow progress and discomfort. I always wondered: ‘Is there a better way?’

Over time, I merged Acceptance and Commitment Therapy with the use of traditional CBT; and improvements were noticeable but still incomplete. Once I became aware of studies that EMDR was reported to be much better tolerated than ERP for PTSD,  I received training in and started using EMDR with clients under the mentorship of Dr. Curt Rouanzoin and saw significant  improvements in client tolerance and outcomes almost immediately. The Integrated Protocol is the result of these experiments and experiences.

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Science based treatments for; Anxiety, Depression, Panic Disorder, OCD, Trauma/PTSD, Behavioral and Chemical Addiction

Children, Adolescent, Families and Adults

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Science based treatments for; Anxiety, Depression, Panic Disorder, OCD, Trauma/PTSD, Behavioral and Chemical Addiction for Children, Adolescent, Families and Adults

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EMDR Therapy Specialization

Dr. Passaro utilizes Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) in his treatment methodology. He has assimilated these approaches into an Integrated Protocol that produces superior results than the use of any one of these methods alone.

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Dr. Perry Passaro
Dr. Perry Passaro
Perry Passaro, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist and a licensed educational psychologist. He has expertise in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and provides CBT for children, adolescents and adults, in both individual and group settings.

Experience and Expertise

Dr. Passaro has taught at the university level and has lectured about CBT to psychiatric residents. Dr. Passaro integrates newer findings from CBT research regarding eastern wisdom teachings and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) into traditional CBT. This orientation has grown from Dr. Passaro’s extensive personal experience in eastern philosophy, having been meditating regularly for over 40 years.

Dr. Perry Passaro is Licensed Educational Psychologist, a Licensed Psychologist and a credentialed school psychologist. He earned his doctorate in Educational Psychology, with an emphasis in Measurement, Evaluation and Statistical Analysis from the University of Kentucky, in Lexington. His dissertation studied the effects of perceptual errors on complex problem solving. He currently practices privately, in the areas of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (serving children, adolescents, families and adults) as well as in the area of psycho-educational assessment, in Newport Beach. Dr. Passaro has worked in public education for over 20 years, primarily as a school psychologist. He has taught at the university level and has published numerous articles in professional journals related to education and psychology. He is a member of the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT), a Diplomate in Cognitive Therapy granted by the Academy of Cognitive Therapy (ACT), and EMDR certified.

Dr. Passaro has been identified as one of the Top Ten Psychologists in Orange County, California.

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