Q: What led you to work in your particular field of psychology?
A: Seeing people in psychological pain, physical pain, and/or addicted. I have attempted to understand the patients’ personal/environmental dynamics including obstacles and strengths along with ways to resolve their problems.
Q: What drew you to begin practicing in Franklin County?
A. Initially, to be in proximity to my 2 sons, 1 daughter, and grandchildren in Washington, D.C. Secondly, the opportunity to work at Summit/Wellspan.
Q: What would you say is a common misconception in your particular field of psychology?
A: That physical health and mental health are separate functions.
That psychological statistics can be interpreted in only one way.
That sugar causes hyperactivity.
That logic is not necessarily psychologic.
Q: What are you looking most forward to about working in Franklin County?
A: I am looking forward to working with the wide variety of professionals in the Summit/Wellspan community and the community at large.
Q: What hobbies or interests do you enjoy outside of your career?
A: Catholic Church; Family (wife of 40 years in May 2019; 2 sons, 1 daughter, a 2 grandchildren): Friends; Everything Sicilian/Italian, Traveling to New England or Canada (especially Toronto); Visiting Colonial Villages (Federal and Colonial style homes); TV Shows and Movies (BBC mysteries; Tom Clancy movies; Home Improvement), Music (Moody Blues, 1960s Music, Chuck Mangione); Guitar; New England Patriots and Cleveland Browns fan; and Waterways (lakes and oceans).