Dr. Daniella Palermo is an Adult Psychiatrist at the Young Adult Behavioral Health Program in Providence, RI. She works with college and graduate students who are navigating life transitions or experiencing difficulties in family, peer, or romantic relationships. She treats a broad range of psychiatric as well as psychological issues, including mood and psychotic disorders, anxiety, including PTSD and OCD, as well as attentional difficulties, whether due to ADHD or other factors. Through a culturally inclusive approach, she provides a warm, non-judgmental space to allow for exploration of your racial/ethnic and cultural background as it relates to your personal identity.
Dr. Palermo is a physician trained in both pharmacology and psychotherapy and integrates both into every session. At all stages of treatment, she works to promote a collaborative experience, empowering her patients to play an active role in determining the best course of treatment, offering pharmacologic intervention only when it aligns with their treatment goals. She works alongside her patients to help them develop healthier coping strategies and learn to manage their symptoms in order to live a life that aligns with their values.
Dr. Palermo has a history of advocating for underrepresented communities and young adults who may not have access to mental health care due to socioeconomic and cultural barriers. She has conducted qualitative research aimed at exploring the barriers and facilitators to accessing mental health services among underrepresented college students and uses her acquired knowledge to inform her practice. She completed her adult psychiatry residency at Brown University, where she served as chief resident. She remains engaged in shaping residency education in her capacity as the Assistant Curriculum Director for the Brown Adult Psychiatry training program.
Note: If you have been seen by a provider at Young Adult Behavioral Health Program in the past, please call 401-793-8808 (extension 4) to schedule an appointment directly.