Dr. Angelo’s mission is empowering men to triumph over life’s challenges, thus maximizing their full potential. His professional background is broad yet highly specialized. As a Board Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor, Clinical Psychiatric Pharmacist, and minister to people of all faiths and no faith, Angelo provides comprehensive, mind-body-soul recovery for some of life’s most difficult challenges. This may include adverse childhood experiences and adult trauma. Angelo delivers lifechanging results for your total health, keeping you strong in both mind and body so you can look good inside and out. He is a published author, with twenty years of professional education, training, and experience that bridges three fields, along with his personal development, wisdom, and skill. His time-tested, comprehensive approach has been used successfully with thousands of men. Yet each person receives an individualized set of solutions, assisting each person to lessen thier troubles and achieve their goals, given their unique circumstance.
Drawn to what he thought was the modern version of a tribal medicine man or shaman, Angelo earned his first professional degree as a pharmacist. But he discovered that the modern practice of pharmacy wasn’t as fulfilling as the folklore was. So he extended his pharmacy practice by studying the native plants of modern medicine. This brought him on a trip to the Amazon Rain Forest, exploring native plants and natural forms of healing. Angelo loved it and learned so much that he decided to continue venturing into more fun and exciting adventures to expand his knowledge base. He took two years off to travel, studying natural medicine and alternative forms of healing across cultures. He was deeply enriched by the many wonders and people of the world. During this time, he became a spiritual practitioner, becoming ordained as a minister to people of all faiths and no faith, and certified as a reiki master. Practicing energy medicine, his beliefs about “what heals?” changed from dispensing medication to dispensing health and well-being. His focus shifted from providing medication to people who were sick to preventing people from getting sick in the first place.
Then Angelo decided to formally broaden his pharmacy education by studying the field of behavioral medicine, health psychology, or mind-body medicine. This discipline focuses on how biological, psychological, and social factors impact illness and wellness. Subsequently, he earned a master’s degree in counseling psychology for professional clinical practice. He specialized in holistic theories, emphasizing both traditional models (Western) and alternative models (Eastern) of healing. Curious about why men had more accidents, social problems, crime, disease, and died younger than women, he further specialized in men, focusing his thesis on the psychological and physical effects of male gender role stress. He became a published author on the topic of masculinity in March 2008 by Kensington Books, a New York Publisher.
As a truly integrative (mind-body-spirit) clinician, specializing in men's total health, Angelo began a private practice, which has grown into Empowering Men. As an addition to his private practice in consulting, facilitating, and speaking, he provides Medication Therapy Management as a Doctor of Pharmacy, specializing in psychiatric pharmacy.
There are only 800 Board Certified Psychiatric Pharmacists in the entire U.S., and only a handful of those are also bona fide psychotherapists in addition to being clinical psychiatric pharmacists. Angelo's distinguished background in three separate fields bridges mind, body, and spirit. His credentials as a Clincal Pharmacist, Board Certified Clinical Mental Heath Counselor, and minister to people of all faiths and no faith, are truly one-of-a-kind.
Angelo Pezzote, PharmD, MA, NCC, CCMHC, RPh, LPCC, LMHC, LMFT, Min
MA – Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology, Professional Practice specialization, Health Psychology focus, from Lesley University in Cambridge, MA
CCMHC 200729 – National Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor by the National Board of Certified Counselors NBCC*
Only 1 out of every 100 counselors hold this highly distinguished certification
NCC 200729 – National Certified Counselor by NBCC*
Only 40 out of every 100 counselors hold this distinguished certification
LMHC NY-18_000080, FL-MH11320 – Licensed Mental Health Counselor in NY* and FL*
FL is one of the most rigorous states to achieve licensure in
LPCC LPC118 – Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in CA*
CA is one of the most rigorous states to achieve licensure in
LMFT MFC41291 – Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in CA*
CA is one of the most rigorous states to achieve licensure in
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Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD, RPh) – The Rho Chi Honor Society in Pharmacy. Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (MCPHS University) in Boston, MA. Angelo is a member of College of Psychiatric & Neurologic Pharmacists. His clinical specialty aim is a Board Certified Psychiatric Pharmacist (BCPP) by the Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS). There are only about 800 BCPPs in the United States. His results for the BCPP Exam are currently pending. Registered Pharmacist. State licenses*: FL, CA, NY, NC, MA, CT, NV.
BS in Pharmacy – Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy magna cum laude. The Rho Chi Honor Society in Pharmacy. Dean’s List every semester.
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Min – Ordained minister to people of all faiths and no faith by Universal Life Church, Modesto, CA.
Reiki Master – Certificate, Boston, MA
College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists
National Board of Certifed Counselors
California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists
World Professional Association for Transgender Health
Angelo is a published author with appearances on CBS News, Montel, SIRIUS Satellite Radio, and Blog Talk Radio. His work has also been featured in magazines, newspapers, and online.