Brian Amorello, Ph.D.

Licensed Psychologist

Dr. Brian Amorello is a licensed psychologist specializing in depression, anxiety, grief and loss, relationship issues, gender and sexual identity concerns, and adjustment disorders. 

Dr. Amorello takes a compassionate, client -centered approach to therapy, helping people establish their own goals for treatment. He helps them take control of who they wish to become and empowers them to make themselves the most important person in their own lives. 

Dr. Amorello believes that a safe and honest environment is the key to creating change for his clients. He approaches his work using an integrative model grounded in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), along with motivational interviewing, dialectical-behavioral therapy (DBT), and psychodynamic therapy.

With extensive experience working with members of the LGBTQIA+ community, Dr. Amorello helps clients address issues related to gender and sexual identity. He frequently consults with people seeking hormone treatments and gender reassignment surgeries and provides letters of recommendation and approval for these procedures. 

Additionally, Dr. Amorello has broad experience working with individuals who suffer from chronic illness and pain, helping them learn ways to cope with these physical ailments, and accept their diagnoses. He also has extensive experience treating individuals struggling with substance abuse. 

Dr. Amorello has completed specialized training in CBT, DBT, and parent-child interaction therapy (PCIT). As a researcher, he studies heterosexual attitudes toward gay parenting and the LGBTQIA+ community; he has presented his research at various state and national conferences. He is also involved in researching the effectiveness of telehealth services and is passionate about integrating psychological services within medical facilities. 

Dr. Amorello earned a doctorate in counseling psychology and a master’s degree in professional counseling at Seton Hall University. He completed an APA-accredited internship at the University at Buffalo’s Counseling Services and a post-doctoral fellowship working with college-aged clients at the University of the Sciences Student Health and Counseling in Philadelphia. While receiving his graduate training, he had the opportunity to work with individuals of all ages including children, adolescents, couples, and adults presenting with various concerns. 

He is active in various professional associations, including the American Counseling Association, American Psychological Association, and the New Jersey Psychological Association. He is a licensed psychologist in both NY and NJ.