Dr. Gallo is an Attending Psychologist in the Adult Outpatient Psychiatric Department (AOPD) at Montefiore Medical Center and an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. She is a licensed psychologist specializing in Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) for adults presenting with anxiety and depressive disorders. Her primary areas of interest and practice are in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness and Acceptance Based Therapies, and Compassion Focused Therapy. She is also the Associate Director of the CBT Training Program and Assistant Director of Quality Improvement in the Adult Outpatient Psychiatric Department.
Dr. Gallo completed her undergraduate and graduate studies at Binghamton University (SUNY), earning a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology. She completed her pre-doctoral internship at the Syracuse VA Medical Center, with a specialization in the treatment of mood and anxiety disorders including trauma related stress and anxiety. She also received advanced postdoctoral training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for anxiety and depressive disorders at New York Presbyterian Hospital/Payne Whitney Westchester/Weill Cornell.
Dr. Gallo has been an Attending Psychologist and Assistant Professor at Montefiore since 2010. Throughout her tenure at Montefiore she has been involved in various clinical, teaching, supervisory, and administrative activities in the Adult Outpatient Psychiatric Department, Pre-doctoral Psychology Internship and Psychiatry Residency Training Programs. Of note, she has been involved in the dissemination of several evidence based group interventions in the AOPD including Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction for Chronic Pain, CBT for Anxiety, Exercise for Mood and Anxiety, and Trauma Sensitive Yoga for PTSD.
Szuhany, K.L., Gallo, L.A., Ozdoba, A. (2017, November). Exercising for Mood: A Feasibility Study of a Group Intervention in a Racially and Ethnically Diverse Outpatient Psychiatric Clinic in an Urban Community. Posted presented at the annual meeting of the Association for the Advancement of Cognitive and Behavior Therapy, San Diego, CA.
Samuels, A., Qureshi, S., & Gallo, L.A. (2016, October). Finding a common language: Doing imaginal exposure in native vs. non-native language. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for the Advancement of Cognitive and Behavioral Therapy, New York, NY.
Cahill, S. P., Gallo, L. A., Lisman, S. A., & Weinstein, A. (2006). Willing or Able?: The meanings of self-efficacy. Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, 25, 196-209.