Anna Salamone RN, LCSW-R

Firefly farm • Ithaca, New York

Anna Salamone has a background in Mental Health Service that includes Nursing, Clinical Social Work and Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy. She is currently working in a private practice setting, offering insight-orientated therapy. Anna also leads Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) Programs in Ithaca, New York.


2014 Teacher Certification for Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction
Center for Mindfulness, Heath Care, and Society
University of Massaschucetts Medical School

1984 Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Certification
Lenox Hill Hospital, New York, New York

1979 Masters Degree in Clinical Social Work
State University of New York at Albany

1975 Bachelors Degree Community Mental Health
Empire State College, Rochester, New York

1970 Registered Nursing Diploma
Sisters Hospital School of Nursing, Buffalo, New York


2014 8-day Teacher Development Intensive
Led by Florence Meleo-Myer, Carolyn West, Zayda Vallejo
CFM, Sheridan Conference Center, Worcester, MA

2011 9-day Practicum in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction:
Living Inside Participant-Practitioner Perspectives Program
led by Melissa Blacker, and Florence Meleo-Myer
Omega Institute, Rhinebeck New York, and Center for Mindfulness, Healthcare and Society, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA

2011 Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction in Mind-Body Medicine
7-day Training/Retreat led by Jon Kabat-Zinn and Saki Santorelli
Mount Madonna, California

2007 Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy
5-day Intensive led by Zindel Segal and Susan Woods
Omega Institute, Rhinebeck, New York


Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy Group Leader beginning 2007
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Instructor beginning 2011
1982 - Present Private Practice

Leadership positions in Clinical Practice, Quality Assurance, and Education:

1995 - 1999 Director of Quality Assurance, St. Mary’s Hospital
Department of Psychiatry, and Unity Health System Department of Psychiatry
Rochester, New York
1985 - 1995 Director of Quality Assurance, DePaul Mental Health Services
Rochester, New York

1979 - 1985 Clinical Social Worker and Faculty Instructor
Albany Medical Center Department of Psychiatry
Albany, New York

Inpatient Psychiatric nursing experience as Staff Nurse, and Head Nurse.
Outpatient experience as Community Mental Health Nurse:

1972 - 1978 Syracuse Psychiatric Center and Hutchings Psychiatric Center
Syracuse, New York

1970 - 1972 Meyer Memorial Hospital
Buffalo, New York