Dr. LaCroce has been working with clients and studying clinical psychology for over 20 years. This experience and training has provided him the knowledge to help adults, children and teens better cope with emotional, social and developmental issues. Dr. LaCroce earned a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Palo Alto University in 2005. He also attended Loyola College in Baltimore, MD where he earned an MS degree in counseling psychology. His bachelor's degree in psychology is from Mount Saint Mary's University in Emmitsburg, MD. Dr. LaCroce has lived and worked in San Francisco since 2001. After finishing his doctoral training, Dr. LaCroce went on to direct the clinician training program at Oakes Children's Center where he helped doctoral students in psychology develop skills in clinical assessment and treatment of clinical disorders in children. He began his private practice in 2007 and now is dedicated full-time to working directly with clients. Dr. LaCroce is especially proud to serve the diverse community of San Francisco, a place that he calls home. Dr. LaCroce is joined by his dog, Enzo, during psychotherapy sessions as a means to offer comfort and support. Clients seem to enjoy having him present.