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stress treatment psychologist for Rockland, Westchester, Bergen, Passaic, Orange County, Hudson Valley, Northern New Jersey
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293 Christian Herald Road
Suite A
Valley Cottage, NY 10989
(845) 353-2229

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Dr. Vincent D'Amico Stress Psychologist Rockland-Westchester, NY
ADD and ADHD Psychologist Specialist in New York and Northern New Jersey


There is an important truth in Galen’s dilemma. I believe we are all faced with these questions: “Do I accept ‘truth’ as I know it to be the end, or the beginning?” “Is my current environment one where knowledge can flourish, or, stagnate?” It is imperative for one’s health and well-being to follow the course in life that one is meant to follow. Patient feedback has caused me to believe that the support, knowledge, training, and experiences that they receive from me have assisted them in their quest for optimal wellness.

In closing, the following Buddhist “7 Factors of Illumination” can serve us well in our quest and personal journey of healing:

  1. Mindfulness: to be aware and mindful in all activities and movements both physical and mental.
  2. Investigation and research into the various problems of doctrine.
  3. Energy: to work with determination until the end.
  4. Joy, rather than a pessimistic, gloomy or melancholic attitude of mind.
  5. Relaxation of both body and mind. One should not be stiff physically or mentally.
  6. Concentration
  7. Equanimity: to be able to face life in all its vicissitudes with calm of mind, tranquility, without disturbance.

Although holistic and integrative in my approach to teaching people stress reduction strategies, I look first to our Heavenly Father for guidance through his son Jesus Christ. I am also respectful and appreciative of the various world religions. As a Christian I follow the instructions of Jesus Christ to love God first and my neighbor as myself. We are all one family. It is Jesus Christ who guides and directs my actions giving me the the determination, energy and love to engage fully in life with confidence.

Thank you for visiting the Family Stress Reduction Institute Website. I also wish to extend a tremendous heartfelt thank you to my family, friends, and patients, whose unending support provided a foundation that withstood the test of time and without whose support this institute would not be possible.

Last, but certainly not least, to our Creator, our Heavenly Father, who continues to guide us, encouraging each of us in our heart and soul, to live an authentic life. The life I have chosen is that of healer. But we are all Master Healers; many have simply forgotten this truth. As we give to others, so shall it be returned.

"Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever believes in me will also do the works that I do; and greater works than these will he do, because I am going to the Father."

John 14:12

In Peace, Light, Blessings, & Love,

Vincent M. D’Amico, Psy.D.
Clinical Psychologist
Doctor of Integrative Medicine
Certified Nutritional Consultant
Interfaith Minister


The Family Stress Reduction Institute was founded by Dr. Vincent Mario D’Amico, a New York & New Jersey State licensed psychologist. A graduate of Yeshiva University Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology at Albert Einstein College of Medicine campus, valedictorian at Capital University of Integrative Medicine’s Doctor of Integrative Medicine program in Georgetown, a Certified Nutritional Consultant, and an ordained Interfaith Minister from the New Seminary in Manhattan, he has combined the intelligence of mind, body & spirit in his approach to wellness.

Dr. D’Amico is also director of the ADD/ADHD Diagnostic & Treatment Center and the Discovery Summer Program. He has investigated, researched and implemented various treatment protocols that have been demonstrated to be safe and effective for treating children, adolescents and adults. Services include diet and nutritional consultation, biofeedback, electronic transdermal point stimulation (electro-acupuncture), drumming, music and various sound therapies. He has conducted research on (1) Progressive Muscle Relaxation’s effect on blood pressure and heart rate; (2) What is useful about psychoanalytically oriented psychotherapy; and (3) the effect of Brahmi (Bacopa monniera) herbal tonic on attention, impulsivity, concentration, short-term auditory memory, working memory and sympathetic nervous system arousal in ADHD children.  Dr. D’Amico is also author of “The Sacred Journey of Parenthood,” “Renato’s Quest,” and “Lessons in Life: A Roadmap to Inner Peace & Prosperity” (Publish America: 301-695-1707).


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