Tom Pallardy, Psy.D., D.A.P.A., B.C.P.C., C.A.D.C.

Tom Pallardy, Psy.D. is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) and Diplomat of and board certified by the American Psychotherapy Association. He received his Psy.D. and M.A. degrees in Psychology from Southern California University for Professional Studies, has C.A.D.C. credentialing in substance abuse as well as advanced training in solution-focused treatment and crisis intervention. He has over 30 years of counseling experience in secondary school settings and private practice. Dr. Pallardy was an adjunct professor in the Health Sciences Department of Moraine Valley College.

Dr. Pallardy’s rich background includes being a U.S. Navy veteran, Head Basketball, Head Baseball, and Assistant Football coach at St. Laurence High School, (where he was inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame in 2013), working as a police officer, fireman, and serving as Commander in charge of the Juvenile and Criminal Investigation Division with the Palos Hills Police Department. He is an active member of the South Suburban School Crisis Response Team. His hobbies are spending time with family and being an IHSA Football Official (Illinois State Finals 2014).

Dr. Pallardy specializes in working with adolescents and their families and adults, including issues of ADHD, anxiety, depression, and substance abuse. He has developed an effective approach to setting healthy boundaries with adolescents. Dr. Pallardy also specializes in working with step-parenting issues, couples therapy, and cognitive-behavioral therapy. He has been published in the American Counseling Magazine and is on the editorial board of the American Psychotherapy Association.