Meet Dr. Patrasso
Psychologist, author, radio personality, and speaker Dr. Patrasso is known for his tireless advocacy of
personal growth and development. As a psychologist working in the fields of forensic, mental health
and educational psychology, Dr. Patrasso has always advocated a philosophy of treating people with
compassion, understanding, dignity and respect.
Dr. Patrasso has completed two self-help books in his series of books on the topic of personal growth
and development. In his books, the Doctor teaches the reader how to tap into their inner resources of
personal growth and potential. In his most recent book, Happy in a Hostile World, the Doctor teaches
the reader how to think outside the box in order to create a happy life. Despite the challenges placed
before us we are capable of insight, self-help and the ability to see our way clear of present struggles
and move forward into the life we want. Dr. Patrasso believes that we are born with psychological
resources, and we can call upon these inner resources to insure a life of happiness. In his first book,
Dreaming for Success, Dr. Patrasso takes a unique look into dreams. Based on research and study, Dr.
Patrasso teaches the reader how to understand their dreams, and how to use the advice they contain to
improve their life spiritually and materially.
Dr. Patrasso has hosted his own show on KFNX Talk radio in Phoenix, Arizona, and the doctor is
frequently a guest on other radio shows. On the radio, Dr. Patrasso talks about what is going on in the
world around us, how it affects us, and how we can call upon the inner resources we are born with in
order to thrive in this challenging world. The doctor has been interviewed on both local and network
television. His message speaks to body, mind and spirit, and the life of the person within the human
As a speaker, Dr. Patrasso inspires audiences with the topic of fulfilling dreams and living well. Dr.
Patrasso has spoken before a variety of audiences from professional groups, to private clubs and
gatherings. Whatever the specific topic he is invited to speak on, Dr. Patrasso teaches a message that is
uplifting. He encourages his audience to use their gifts of personal insight, inner strength and
psychological resilience. In a manner that is both fascinating and entertaining Dr. Patrasso reveals to
each person in the audience what a special person they are.
Dr. Patrasso provides forensic evaluations to the Superior Court of Arizona. The doctor has also provided
diagnosis and treatment to hospitalized patients, with severe mental health problems, with emphasis on
unconditional positive regard, and respect for the dignity of the person, as human beings of worth. It
was his great pleasure to provide educational assessments to help youth with special education needs
within the school setting. He continues to provide therapy and counseling to individuals with emphasis
on support, reflection, and insight applied to realistic solutions and personal wellbeing.
Dr. Patrasso has generously volunteered his time over the years in many worthy volunteer projects
including with the Scottsdale Senior Center, and the Franciscan Renewal Center Scottsdale, and the
Maricopa Job Corps Training; to name a few.
Dr. Patrasso has completed 30 years of professional life. The Doctor never stops learning, teaching and
helping. Dr. Patrasso earned his Doctoral degree in clinical psychology from the Chicago School of
Professional Psychology. He is a Licensed Psychologist in the state of Arizona. He is a Certified School
Psychologist, and he holds a Teaching Certificate in psychology from Rio Salado Community Colleges, he
is also a Fellow of the American College of Forensic Examiners.