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Overview:


Dr. Angelo has a unique professional background. He is a Board Certified Psychiatric Pharmacist, Board Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor, and Ordained Minister to people of all faiths or no faith. Blending the three fields of body, mind, and spirit, Dr. Angelo provides truly comprehensive care. Dr. Angelo draws upon the science of his broad yet specialized education and training, as well as on the art of his professional experience, personal development, wisdom, and skill, to help you conquer life's most difficult challenges. Dr. Angelo is a published author (Kensington Books, New York, New York, 2008) with appearances on CBS News, Montel, and Sirius Satellite Radio.

Dr. Angelo works to optimize your total health, keeping you strong in mind, body, and spirit, so you can look good inside and out. He strives to deliver life-changing results. While his approach has been used successfully with thousands of men, it's not a cookie cutter technique. Each person receives custom tailored skill sets and solutions based on their individual situation. You can become empowered to lessen your troubles, feel good, and accomplish your personal and professional goals.

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Background:


Doctor Angelo was educated in Boston-Cambridge, Massachusetts, a preeminent educational center in the U.S., and graduated with distinction from each discipline.

Drawn to what he thought was the modernized profession of the historic medicine man, shaman, and American neighborhood druggist prior to the mid-late 20th century, Dr. Angelo earned his first professional degree as a pharmacist. But he discovered that the modern practice of pharmacy wasn’t as fulfilling as all the folklore was.

Thus, Dr. Angelo extended his pharmacy practice by studying the native plants of modern medicine and other natural forms of healing. This brought him on a trip to the Amazon Rain Forest. Dr. Angelo loved it there so much that he decided to go on more expeditions to expand his knowledge base. He took two years off to go on more fun and exciting adventures. He was deeply enriched by the many different cultures, healing practices, and wonders of the world. During this time, he was inspired to enhance his practice as a spiritual practitioner. He was ordained as a Minister to all people — of any faith and no faith. He also earned a certificate as a Reiki Master. As he practiced energy medicine, his beliefs about “what heals people" 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.


So, Dr. Angelo decided to formally broaden his pharmacy practice by studying the field of behavioral medicine, aka health psychology or mind-body medicine. This discipline focuses on how biological, psychological, and social/cultural factors impact illness and wellness. He specialized in holistic theories, emphasizing both traditional models (Western) and alternative models (Eastern) of healing. Curious about why men had more completed suicides, accidents, high-risk behavior, homicides and other crime, relationship problems, health problems, and died younger than women, he further specialized in the psychology of men. His master's research topic was on how men's adherance to traditional aspects of masculinity produced stress, resulting in unfavorable psychological and physical affects. Subsequently, he earned a master’s degree in counseling psychology for professional clinical practice, becoming a psychotherapist.

Dr. Angelo started his private practice, including workshops. He became a syndicated Advice Columnist on the topic of men and masculinity; and subsequently became a published author by Kensington Books, New York, New York.

Interestingly, Dr. Angelo went full circle, earning his doctorate in Clinical Pharmacy. This is the branch of pharmacy where pharmacists provide direct patient care that optimizes the use of medication and promotes health, wellness, and disease prevention. He is Board Certification as a Psychiatric Pharmacist by the Board of Pharmacy Specialties, specializing in the pharmaceutical care of patients with mental health issues.

As a truly integrative (mind-body-spirit) clinician, Dr. Angelo has evolved a private practice for men's health and well-being, which has grown from Total Health (1999), to Ask Angelo (2004), to Empowering Men (2010), to Dr. Angelo (2014).

Credentials:

Dr. Angelo Pezzote
PharmD, MA, BSP, BCPP, RPh, NCC, CCMHC, LPCC, LMHC, LMFT, Min, Reiki Master   
           

There's currently only 850 Board Certified Psychiatric Pharmacists (BCPP) in the entire U.S. Only a handful of those are have additional professions as bona fide psychotherapists. However, Dr. Angelo's credentials, compromising three professions: a Board Certified Psychiatric Pharmacist, Board Certified Clinical Mental Heath Counselor, and Ordained Minister to people of all faiths and no faith, are unique. His highly distinguished background bridges mind, body, and spirit, providing holistic healing that's truly one-of-a-kind.


Mind:
MA – Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology, specialization in Professional Practice, focus in Health Psychology, 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
*for best results of independent certification/license verification searches using the links, search by my last name only, Pezzote

Body:
Doctor of Pharmacy (DPh) – conferred by his alma mater, since renamed, MCPHS University in Boston, MA. Dr. Angelo is a distinguished graduate as a second time member of The Rho Chi Honor Society in Pharmacy. He is also a member of College of Psychiatric & Neurologic Pharmacists and a Board Certified Psychiatric Pharmacist (BCPP). There are only 850 BCPPs in the United States.
BS Pharm (RPh) – Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy magna cum laude. The Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Sciences (MCPHS) in Boston, MA. Member of The Rho Chi Honor Society in Pharmacy. Dean’s List every semester. Registered Pharmacist (RPh). Holds licenses to practice pharmacy in seven states*: FL, CA, NY, NC, MA, CT, NV.
*for best results of independent license verification searches using the links, search by my last name only, Pezzote

Spirit:
Min
– Ordained Minister to all people — of any faith and no faith — by Universal Life Church, Modesto, CA
Reiki Master – Certificate, Boston, MA

Professional Organizations:
Board of Pharmacy Specialties
College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists
The Rho Chi Honor Society in Pharmacy
National Board of Certifed Counselors
California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists
World Professional Association for Transgender Health 

Media:

Dr. Angelo is a published author (Kensington Books, New York, New York, 2008) with appearances on CBS News, Montel, SIRIUS Satellite Radio, and Blog Talk Radio. His work has also been featured in magazines, newspapers, and online.