Lori Vallelunga, PhD Biography and Info
Lori Vallelunga, PhD, is an experienced clinical psychologist and a member the American Psychological Association who has practiced in a wide array of treatment settings over the past 25 years. Dr. Vallelunga focuses on the factors that allow individuals to thrive and enjoys helping others embrace change and build resilience. Her areas of expertise include:
- Life transitions/making changes
- Moving forward after loss/grief
- Families of children with developmental disabilities or other disabilities
- Behavioral Medicine (dealing with health diagnoses and behavior change)
From the Doctor
I decided on a career in psychology when I was in high school and was drawn to mental health because of the resilience of people. I became a psychologist because psychology and psychotherapy are about an internal exploration of self. There is nothing quite like the feeling of exploration and the natural joy of discovery.
My husband, who is also a psychologist, and I recently moved to Jacksonville from St. Petersburg to take advantages of all that North Florida has to offer. My husband is a golfer and I’m an avid outdoor enthusiast who enjoys nature photography, kayaking and walking our two dogs.
We support a number of human service nonprofits that nurture body, mind and spirit of those in need of help.
Education & Training
Doctor of Philosophy
University of Memphis - Memphis , TN
Master of Science
Memphis State University - Memphis , TN
University Hospital - Chicago , IL
Bachelor of Arts
Rhodes College - Memphis , TN
Harvard Medical School - Boston , MA