Dr. Ramona Patillo was born and raised in the Strawberry Mansion neighborhood of Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Patillo graduated from Murrell Dobbins Area Vocational Technical High School, a public school in the School District of Philadelphia. After her high school graduation, she happily accepted the offer of admission from one of the nation’s most renowned HBCU’s, Howard University, to pursue her career goal of being a child psychologist. After graduating from Howard, Dr. Patillo worked in the mental health field with adults and children across multiple settings, including the inpatient psychiatric unit at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Dr. Patillo discovered that her passion for mental health and working with children could best be satisfied by working in the field of education. As an advocate for students with special education needs, she began teaching in the School District of Philadelphia as a special education teacher then transitioned into the role of School Psychologist after earning a Master’s degree in School Psychology from Eastern University. Dr. Patillo has primarily worked as a School Psychologist but during the course of her career, she has also instructed adults at the Masters and Doctoral levels at Wilmington University and Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Patillo obtained her Doctorate in Psychology from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2013 and will be working toward the next step in her career which is to establish a private practice that provides therapy and assessments for minority children with learning, social and emotional challenges.
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