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Episode 023: “Living Centered in Search of Hope and Healing”

Featuring Mary Bellofatto

You don’t have to look far to see that our world is hurting. In our workplaces, our communities, our homes, and even our own stories, hurt is all around us. In the face of pain, loss, and hurt, hope can be hard to come by. With over 40 years of clinical expertise, today’s guest, Mary Bellofatto, remains convinced that hope is not only possible but probable when we seek to connect and understand (ourselves and others). Join in for a conversation that will bolster your faith in the resiliency of the human spirit.

Meet this episode’s expert

Mary has worked in the mental health field for over 40 years and brings years of training and experience in the fields of addictions, eating disorders, and pastoral counseling to the brokenness of relationships. Mary has been in practice in Naples for 25 years, and during this time, she worked for fifteen years at one of the top ten addiction treatment centers in the nation as clinical director and national training and aftercare director. 

Mary is the owner of Mary Bellofatto Consulting, a training company where she is often on the road leading retreats, seminars, and presenting at national conferences on mental health issues, teaching psychodrama as the preferred treatment modality. Mary consults with many of the national treatment centers for addictions and eating disorders as a trainer, supervisor, and program developer. She is a licensed mental health counselor with the state of Florida, a national certified counselor, a certified eating disorder specialist (an international certification), and a trainer, educator, and practitioner of psychodrama, sociometry and group psychotherapy.  

She has served on the board of directors for the International Association of Eating Disorders, where she led as president, as well as the executive council of the American Society of Group Psychotherapy and Psychodrama for six years. Mary is a certified supervisor for the state of Florida and a certified supervisor for the International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals.  

Her greatest joy is her years of service to many African countries in the areas of trauma, reconciliation, and healing. 

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