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Stefanie Paliatsos, PhD


Stefanie Paliatsos, PhD, is a fellowship-trained psychologist with extensive experience working with a variety of medical populations. Dr. Schwartz utilizes a variety of approaches when treating patients, including cognitive-behavioral therapy. She has a research background, having published articles and book chapters and presented at national conferences. Her areas of expertise include:

  • Bariatric surgery evaluations
  • Eating disorders and behavioral weight management
  • Women's health
  • Health psychology
  • Caregiver stress and burnout
  • Infertility
  • Depression, anxiety and stress management
  • Oncology


  • Psychologist

From the Doctor

I recently moved back to Florida after residing here for about 15 years. My husband and I enjoy relaxing on the couch and watching television with our dog. We enjoy trying new restaurants and never miss going out for Sunday brunch. In my free time, I participate in indoor cycling, Pilates and yoga classes.

My approach is to provide patients with the tools and support they need to be successful in achieving their short- and long-term goals. I empower patients to identify and adjust any of their maladaptive thoughts and behaviors, resulting in healthy lifestyle changes, improved well-being and more adaptive ways of coping.


  • English

Legal Practice Name

  • Baptist Behavioral Health, LLC
  • (Other)

    Mayo Clinic - Rochester, MN

  • Doctor of Philosophy

    Finch University of Health Sciences - N. Chicago, IL

    1995 – 2001

  • Residency

    Medical College of Georgia - Augusta, GA

    2000 – 2001

  • Fellowship

    Mayo Graduate School of Medicine - Rochester, MN

    2001 – 2004

Education & Training