Joseph D. Salerno, Psy.D.

About Dr. Salerno


Joseph D. Salerno, Psy.D.


Many people go to a psychologist because they want to relieve feelings of anxiety or depression. People also engage a psychologist because they feel self-critical or have problems in an important relationship. Some people might want to feel more creative or confident.

Dr. Salerno is a licensed psychologist who can treat a wide range of mental health disorders through psychotherapy and can assess and diagnose learning and behavior problems using psychological assessment.  

Credentials and Training

Dr. Joseph D. Salerno graduated with honors in Psychology from New York University. He then earned a master’s degree in Psychology and served as a School Psychologist in the public schools in his native New Jersey. He earned diplomate status in the American Board of School Neuropsychology (ABSNP) and completed a training course in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) at Rutgers before he decided to return to graduate school full time at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology in Washington, DC. There he studied in the Clinical Psychology program which was accredited by the American Psychology Association (APA). Dr. Salerno completed an internship at Centerstone Behavioral Hospital in Bradenton, FL. And then he moved to California for post-doctoral training at Sovereign Health and Sharper Future.

Dr. Salerno is licensed as a Psychologist in the State of California (License Number: PSY29798) and is credentialed as a Health Service Psychologist with the National Registry of Health Service Psychologists. He is a Certified Group Psychotherapist (CGP) with the International Board for the Certification of Group Psychotherapists (IBCGP). He holds the Pupil Personnel Services Credential in School Psychology from the California Commission on Teaching Credentialing.

Dr. Salerno has completed fellowships in psychoanalytic thinking from the Washington Center for Psychoanalysis and the Baltimore-Washington Center for Psychoanalysis. He is currently completing the Trauma Studies Program at the Los Angeles Institute and Society for Psychoanalytic Studies (LAISPS).

He has authored and co-authored four book chapters, and several articles. He has presented workshops and research posters at national and regional conferences. Dr. Salerno is a member of the California Psychological Association (CPA), the Los Angeles County Psychological Association (LACPA), the San Gabriel Valley Psychological Association (SGVPA) and the New Jersey Psychological Association (NJPA). He is a member of the American Psychological Association (APA) and the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP).