About the Author
Dr. Joe Dilley’s passion has always been psychology. He first became interested in the field when he was a boy, through dinnertime discussions with his father, a clinical psychologist, and his mother, a former special education teacher. He began officially pursuing his life’s work at the University of Iowa, where he graduated with honors in psychology and a double minor in religion and philosophy. Joe then brought a multifaceted view of the human psyche to his doctoral studies at Northwestern University in downtown Chicago. There, he completed his PhD in clinical psychology, specializing in strengths-based therapy for children, teens, and adults.
Dr. Joe Dilley is now a licensed clinical psychologist and the cofounder of Synergy Psychological, the private practice he started in 2009 with his wife, Dr. Carrie Dilley. Synergy is nestled in the quaint foothill village of Sierra Madre, just outside Pasadena, California. The Dilleys chose the name Synergy to reflect the complementary ways in which the mind, body, and spirit interact within a healthy individual or family, as well as to highlight the collaborative nature of therapy itself. Outside of their practice, the Dilleys most enjoy long days of “active relaxation” with their daughter, Ashton, and their son, Jack.