Doctor John Braccio, Ph.D.

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    Seasonal Affective Disorder

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    Quick Tips To Help You Parent

  • AD/HD

    Comprehensive psycho-educational evaluations that address the AD/HD hallmark features of Inattention, Impulsivity and Hyperactivity.

  • Learning Disability Evaluations

    Comprehensive psycho-educational evaluations that assess the full range of learning disabilities.

  • Individual Counseling

    Individuals work in are supportive environment to identify problem areas and help them learn to overcome them.

  • Family Counseling

    Families work in supportive environment to identify problem areas and learn to overcome them.

  • Anger Management

    Anger Management is when one identifies his or her anger triggers and finds strategies to eliminate them and replace them with appropriate beliefs and behaviors.

  • Only The Fear of Failure Can Deter Dreams

    Only The Fear of Failure Can Deter Dreams  Question  Dr. Braccio:  My wife and teenage son were talking with me about why none of my “great ideas” ever help us.  I’ve got a good job but my ideas only help my employer.  I just never seem to put my ideas into action.  They want me […]

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  • Stop Your Teen’s Bad Behavior

    Question Dr. Braccio:  Our son is in the 11th grade and is developing a bad attitude towards us.  He has generally been a good son over the years.  He’s attractive, smart and well liked.  This seems to be going to his head and he’s getting lippy.  My husband is ready to take everything away from […]

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  • Even The Tiniest of Lies Disrupts Family

    Question  Dr. Braccio:  My husband and I believe honesty is the most important quality to judge a person by.  Our ten and twelve year old children are generally truthful but do lie a bit about completing chores as we request and completing their homework.  They try to minimize the lies and we probably maximize them.  […]

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  • Speaking Psychologically 9-11-12

    An interesting topic could be–POSSIBLE POSSITIVE EFFECTS OF DIVORCE–Divorce is a horrible experience under the best of circumstances. Regardless of the situation at the time of the divorce it is a time of shattered dreams of days gone by.  With that said positive effects can be–1.A new career.  2.Better self-esteem.  3.End of physical and/or emotional […]

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  • Middle School Transition Requires Studious Habits

      Question  Dr. Braccio:  My son is going to the middle school next year.  He’s well liked, fairly disorganized, and basically an average student without much effort.  His teacher is worried he’ll get lost in the middle school without being better organized and looking after himself without as much teacher support.  She also says he’s […]

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  • Speaking Psychologically 9-4-12

    Listen to Dr. Braccio and Tony Conley discuss on 1320 AM “It’s Time for Parents to Prepare for the New School Year”

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  • It’s Time for Parents to Prepare for the New School Year

    It’s Time for Parents to Prepare for the New School Year     Dr. Braccio talks with Tony Conley on the Tony Conley Show on 9/4/12 about parents preparing themselves and their children for the new school year.  Children and parents need a predictable environment for both to thrive successfully and even sometimes co-exist in […]

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  • Maximize Successes by Minimizing Time Spent on Past Failure

    Question  Dr. Braccio:  My seventeen year old daughter always seems to focus on negatives.  She never thinks things will work out positively for her.  In spite of her many successes, she interviews for jobs badly and always feels proven right when she does not get the job or what she wants.  I also do this […]

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  • Personal Success

    Dr. Braccio talks with Tony Conley on 8/14/12 about how success and failure when used appropriately can help a person have a good self-esteem. What is the meaning of personal success to every person and what is the meaning of personal failure to every person?  Of course, each is part of the process of the […]

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  • Speaking Psychologically 08-14-2012

    Listen to Dr. Braccio and Tony Conley discuss individual personal success and using failure as a tool to learn from and be successful

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  • The Wisconsin Massacre

    It appears Wade Michael Page was a hateful homicidal sociopathic murderer.  Sadly, this is becoming more common with the breakdown of the family and a society seemingly dividing into more and more competing angry groups.  The sociopath and easily led person can be at their worst in such an environment.  A poor economy and lack […]

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  • Great-Nephew Needs Unconditional Love

    Question Dr. Braccio:  Our 13 year old great nephew has moved in with us from Illinois.  Our children are grown and out of the area.  He’s lost his parents and we’re his only family.  We didn’t know him well but took him in because we wanted to and there was no one else.  We could […]

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  • It Isn’t Too Late To Be A Good Dad

     Question Dr. Braccio:  I’ve not been a good father.  My seven and eight year old children care for me more than I deserve.  My parents and sister have taken up my parenting with my ex as I’ve been doing everything but looking after them.  My ex hates me but has wanted the children to think […]

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  • Speaking Psychologically July 17, 2012

    Listen to Dr. Braccio’s weekly segment from 1320 AM with Tony Conley as they discuss loyalty leading to character development.

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  • Loyalty As Part of Character Development

    This topic was discussed by Dr. Braccio with Tony Conley on the Toney Conley Show on 7/7/12.  A sense of loyalty is something most of us hopefully gain in family interactions or early in life in important personal interactions.  Loyalty is a learned behavior that once developed allows one to develop positive relationships with family, […]

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  • Speaking Psychologically 7-10-12

    Listen to Dr. Braccio discuss Worker Negativity in Difficult Times    Dr. Braccio discusses worker negativity and what to do to change it on the Toney Conley Show.  Worker negativity is an unfortunate outcome in the workplace.  This is particularly true in this ongoing period of high unemployment, underemployment and job uncertainty.  Common examples of […]

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  • Speaking Psychologically 6-26-12

    Listen to Dr. Braccio and Tony Conley discuss the 4th of July and what it means to them in the latest installment of Speaking Psychologically. They also speak of immigration, sacrifice, and family. Dr. John H. Braccio is the son of Italian immigrants and married to a Cuban immigrant.

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  • Retirement Blog

    The last Q/A newsletter we sent out related to a woman who wants to retire but her husband wants her to keep working until he can retire.  As the baby boomers reach retirement age, questions about when to retire are very common.  I deal with them regularly.  Typical questions are as follows: 1. Can I/we […]

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  • Husband’s OK Isn’t Essential

    Question Dr. Braccio:  I’m actually both hurt and angry with my husband.  I can retire in four months and want to.  I’m worn out physically and mentally.  He can’t retire for four years and wants me to continue working.  He says we can save more money and retire at the same time.  When I told him […]

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  • Don’t Be Fenced In By Others’ Expectations

     Question  Dr. Braccio:  I recently returned to the area after earning a graduate degree and getting a very good job.  My problem is an odd one.  I’ve found a women full of love and very loving whom I’ve been dating that I’ve fallen in love with.  The problem is my family and two best friends […]

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