Anna Salamone has worked as a practitioner, teacher, and student, in the field of mental health since graduating from nursing school in 1970.
She has experience in psychiatric inpatient and outpatient nursing, and earned a Bachelors Degree in Community Mental Health in 1975. Her Masters Degree (1979) is in Clinical Social Work.
Anna was a faculty member at the Albany Medical Center Department of Psychiatry, where she worked as a clinical supervisor for medical students, psychiatric residents, and psychology interns.
She began her private practice in 1982, and graduated from an intensive three-year psychoanalytic psychotherapy program in 1984.
Anna also worked as a consultant to the New York State Commission on Quality of Care where she was a member of a clinical research team that studied deaths by suicide.
She later became Director for Quality Assurance at DePaul Mental Health Services and then St. Mary's Hospital/Unity Health System Department of Psychiatry in Rochester, New York.
Her enduring interest in the workings of the mind has been expanded and strengthened by engaging in meditation practice, with guidance, since 1991.
Moving to Ithaca, New York in 1999 provided the opportunity to work exclusively in private practice, where she engages in an ongoing study of the intricate interrelationships of body, thought, and emotion. This study, along with Anna's strong belief that healing forces are nourished by one's courage to look inward, has resulted in her interest in bringing awareness practices to clinical work.
In recent years, Anna has become an avid student and teacher of
Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and has been awarded Certification as an MBSR teacher by the Center for Mindfulness, Healthcare, and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. She feels privileged to be working with a wide range of adults, both individually and in groups, and to be providing consultation for healthcare professionals, and medical practices.