Dr. Joanne Vizzini (Maryland) is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Nationally Certified Counselor. She received her Master’s of Science Degree in Pastoral Counseling from Loyola College, Columbia, Maryland in September 1997, and completed the Doctoral Program for Pastoral Counseling at Loyola College, Columbia Maryland, January 2003. She is an adjunct faculty member at Loyola College and has a full-time private practice with offices in Mt. Washington and Columbia, Maryland. Dr. Vizzini is an Approved Clinical Supervisor for the State of Maryland, and currently supervises a group of therapists focusing on integration of spirituality and psychology once a month. Her caseload includes adults, youth and children with general mental health issues.
Dr. Vizzini has used puppets for therapy at many venues that range from group psychotherapy, weekly and monthly programs, to intensive outpatient programs, as well as for her doctoral research at Hazelden. In 2007, she began the Puppet Therapy Institute to train others in using puppet in therapy. Dr. Vizzini’s puppetry workshops have been presented at a multitude of symposiums since 1999, including conference with the American Counseling Association and the American Psychological Association, various churches, and creative sites, such as Yama Therapeutics for yoga teacher training.