Natalie  Gallo
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Natalie Gallo

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Licensed Certified Social Worker-Clinical, LCSW-C Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
California Accepting Online
Updated June 27, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Alcohol use disorder & addiction
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Eating disorders & disordered eating
  • Existential crisis & challenges
  • Stress management

Professional statement

Natalie Gallo is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker located in Oakland, CA. Her practice is called Partners in Healing Center, and she offers individual and group sessions for teenagers, young adults, and adults. Her expertise lies in working with those who suffer from eating disorders, substance use, depression, and anxiety. Many of her clients have been negatively impacted by abuse or neglect in their childhoods, which can lead to issues with identity development, engagement with toxic relationships, and heightened stress.

Natalie begins each session by establishing a sense of safety and support. She strives to set her clients at ease so they feel comfortable talking about what’s bothering them, receiving affirmation and validation from Natalie as they do. Therapy with Natalie takes a holistic, somatic approach, meaning that clients explore their mind-body connection. Natalie practices Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), which can help clients cope with distress through the use of thought-based techniques. Clients also benefit from inner child work, aiming to heal the wounds caused by experiences from their childhood.

Natalie earned a Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Southern California. She has previous professional experience working in an eating disorder treatment center, a residential addiction recovery center, and a trauma support center.


Message to clients

Hi, I'm Natalie! I have found the therapeutic space to be necessary in healing different parts of ourselves and learning how to cope with and improve mental health challenges. I strongly believe entering a space dedicated to your own healing will bring a better life experience with a deeper connection to yourself and those around you.

This therapeutic space is for you and allows you to show up exactly as you are. We will work through difficult emotions, thoughts, and beliefs about yourself in a safe, non-judgmental space.

I understand the challenges that come with mental health issues and life in general. My focus is to provide a safe and supportive environment for clients to heal and grow. With a compassionate and non-judgmental approach, I work with individuals to address their unique needs and help them develop the tools and skills necessary to overcome their struggles and cultivate their strengths. Whether you are struggling with an eating disorder or other mental health issues, I am here to support you on your journey to recovery and help you achieve a quality of life that feels good to you.


Specialties

Alcohol use disorder & addiction - Tolerating emotional discomfort; reducing or eliminating reliance on alcohol; development of new coping mechanisms for stress and suffering.

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Eating disorders & disordered eating - Reducing unhealthy eating patterns, beliefs, and behaviors, such as restricting, purging, and binging; healing the emotional pain surrounding disordered eating

Existential crisis & challenges - Supportive exploration of meaning and purpose in one’s life; finding one’s path in the face of existential anxiety, dread, and feelings of meaninglessness

Stress management - Strengthening effective ways of coping with the stress of life and change; managing expectations of self and others




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

Natalie Gallo is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $180 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $160 - $180

Location(s)

Online Sessions (California)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9-6
  • Tue 9-6
  • Wed 9-6
  • Thu 9-6
  • Fri 9-6
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 5 years

The Lotus Collaborative, Therapist , 2021 - 2023
Serenity Knolls, Therapist, 2019 - 2021
Salvation Army, Therapist , 2018 - 2019

University of Southern California, Masters in Social Work , 2019


Licensure

California: 114400


Languages

English