ABOUT FRANK MANNARINO
- MSW, MBA, CSW, LMSW, LCSW, CASAC, SAP, DDP
Frank Mannarino, Clinical Director and founder of Emoshuns, Inc., is an extraordinary, highly educated and qualified healthcare professional with more than twenty years of experience providing one-on-one professional help to people struggling with emotional health issues, including relationship problems, family problems, depression, anxiety, and substance abuse.
Frank chose the emotional healthcare profession because his personal experience and family history includes significant emotional problems. Through a process of intense emotional therapy and a significant change in lifestyle, Frank was able to overcome his problems and change the direction of his life.
Since then, Frank has earned graduate and post-graduate degrees with honors, been awarded numerous professional credentials, provided quality leadership and direction to a number of the USA's largest behavioral healthcare institutions, and most importantly, has -- and is -- helping many people to improve their emotional health and well being.
To form Emoshuns, Frank attracted an outstanding group of dedicated and accomplished healthcare professionals, product manufacturers, and support personnel. (Contact Frank if you're interested in joining the EMOSHUNS Team and think you may have the qualifications.)
Now, with the EMOSHUNS Team of inspired, professional counselors, a service and product line designed to improve the lives of those who use them, and limitless determination, Frank's mission is to help you - individuals, couples, and families to:
"Feel Better, Look Better, Take Back Your Life!"
Frank's Personal Story
"I grew up in the 1960's, born of an emotionally unhealthy mother and an alcoholic father. Because of the turbulent times and my genetic predisposition, the odds were stacked against me. And, just as one could have predicted, personal problems developed and I suffered years of emotional unhealthiness including depression and anxiety.
As if this wasn't painful enough, because drugs and alcohol were readily available in the 60's, I began to seek emotional comfort in these mood altering substances, and ultimately developed substance abuse problems.
For far too long, I struggled with all the problems associated with the complicated combination of emotional illness and chemical dependence - until finally, being sick-and-tired of being sick-and-tired, I sought help.
After years of hard work and with the help of professionals in the area of counseling, nutrition, and education, I was able to turn my life around and find peace.
And now, because of the help and support I received from the professionals in my life, I have become a dedicated professional myself. Dedicated to helping others find their peace.
One of the most important lessons I've learned in my professional development is that the term "Mental Illness" is not appropriate for the daily, emotionally stressful situations affecting millions of Americans every day.
In my opinion, this term is derogatory, limiting, has negative connotations, and ultimately puts lifetime, "negative jackets" on normal people. Normal people with normal thoughts and normal feelings, facing normal situations shared by all of us.
This is why I have chosen to use the name "EMOSHUNS" and why I choose to address common, every day struggles, faced by all of us, as "emotional health care," rather than "mental health treatment."
SHUN the mental health labels, SHUN the negatives, SHUN the jacket, and embrace your EMOSHUNS."
Frank earned undergraduate and advanced graduate degrees, each with honors, from Adelphi University in Garden City, New York, including:
- Bachelor of Social Welfare
- Master of Social Welfare
- Master of Business Administration
Frank's Professional Experience
Frank has been an Emotional Healthcare Professional for many years providing direct care through agency work and as a private practitioner.
Frank has provided agency-based client care while employed at:
- South Oaks Hospital, Amityville, NY
- Cornerstone Networks, New York, NY
- Outreach Project, Queens, NY
- Odyssey House, New York, NY
- A.R.E.B.A. Casriel, New York, NY
- New York State OASAS, Albany, NY
- Community Education Centers, Roseland, NJ
Frank Mannarino: Treatment Provider
Frank holds a number of credentials from New York State and the United States Federal Government.
- New York State Education Department:
- Certified Social Worker
- Licensed Master Social Worker
- Licensed Clinical Social Worker
- New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services:
- Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor
- New York State Department of Motor Vehicles:
- Drinking Driver Program Treatment Professional
- United States Federal Government:
- Department of Transportation Substance Abuse Professional
Frank Mannarino: Education Provider
Frank provides high quality emotional healthcare and social work education and on-hands skill-set training for others.
Through affiliations with the universities and other schools of higher education within the tri-state area of New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut, including such schools as New York University, Columbia University, and Fordham University, Frank provides on-site education and training as a Social Work Field Instructor. This role allows him to assist in the clinical skills development of up-and-coming emotional health practitioners.
As a Certified Education and Training Provider for New York State, Frank provides training and education that is required to become a state licensed counselor. This education and training, approved by the State of New York, was developed by Frank Mannarino.
Contact Frank Mannarino
To contact Frank, please see the Contact page, or call: 1-516-521-3405.
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"Feel Better, Look Better, Take Back Your Life!"