My professional career spans over forty years. I have
counseled clients ranging in age from five, and into senior living. I
have counseled people and families in inpatient facilities, prisons, substance abuse
counseling centers, in nursing homes, provided employee assistance
programs to major corporations, and have extensive experience providing
emotional support services to deaf children. I was part of a
team that developed the counseling program for drunk drivers that
became the prototype for the state of Pennsylvania, and is still being
used in many other states. I continue to provide counseling services
for veterans, first responders, law enforcement, and other emergency
personnel. I have taught at the college level, and am published in
several research journals.
I have been in private practice at the Community Psychological
Center, in Bangor, Pennsylvania for over thirty years, specializing
in individual, family, substance abuse, women’s issues, and marital/
couples counseling. During that time, I developed the Process Way
of Life, and have used it with over 2,000 of my clients, helping them
to realize and unleash the power they have inside themselves. With
the Process Way of Life being so successful as a counseling program,
I decided to develop the process-based journey into a written
text. The approach underwent several years of research and program
design, so that it could effectively be communicated in written form.
I want all of you to understand how to present your problems, to
understand them, and I want to provide you with the exact steps
to fix those problems. The Process Way of Life has now been developed
into a written version of the original counseling program, and is presented
in The Fix Yourself Handbook. The book has been given literary awards
from Literary Titan, The Nonfiction Writer’s Association, and IndieReader.
I have been featured on television, radio, in newspaper columns, and continue
to counsel, and conduct workshops and trainings about the Process Way of Life.
For more information, please visit my website at www.faustruggiero.com.