OUR BOARD

Dr. JAMES J. WISECUP

Dr. Wisecup is an ordained Lutheran minister and pastoral counselor and psychoanalyst.

He studied at Drew University Theological School and received a Masters of Divinity.
He trained full time at Blanton-Peale Graduate Institute in NYC for four years and received a Certificate in Pastoral Counseling and Psychotherapy, Marriage and Family Therapy, and Psychoanalysis. He completed his Doctoral work at Andover Newton Theological School in Massachusetts in psychology and pastoral psychotherapy. He has additional training and certification in psychoanalytic psychotherapy and psychoanalysis, marriage and family therapy, psychodrama and group psychotherapy, Imago Relationship Therapy, crisis intervention and domestic abuse, divorce mediation, supervision and consultation. He has conducted seminars and workshops nationally and internationally ,and is recognized as a gifted speaker and teacher. He has taught Pastoral Care and Counseling at The Blanton-Peale Institute and is on the Board of Trustees.
He has founded three pastoral counseling centers in Ct. over the last 40 years. He is currently the Executive Director of the Riverside Counseling Center in Stamford, Ct.

His experience of growing up in a family of domestic abuse and violence has enabled him to understand the challenges of such an upbringing, the difficulties of establishing a healthy sense of self, and the possibilities of transforming the pain of childhood into a life
filled with love, strength, and hope. People who suffered childhood domestic violence deserve to be seen, heard and understood; supported and encouraged to transcend their
situations; and empowered to develop their gifts and talents as “children of God”.

Dr. Wisecup is available to receive emails and phone calls from people who want help and support dealing with domestic abuse and violence. He specializes in dealing with
families who are going through mental, emotional, and spiritual crises. He facilitates
a number of spiritual and healing modalities, and he is recognized as a Shamanic Practitioner.

DR. JAMES J. WISECUP
RIVERSIDE COUNSELING CENTER
53 WEST BANK LANE
STAMFORD, CT. 06902
(203) 602-9969
jwisecup@optonline.net
www.riversidecounselingcenter.com

TOM MARTIN

Tom Martin has spent more than two decades in the fields of network news production and broadcast public relations prior to establishing Tom Martin Media, LLC. As a producer for ABC News “Good Morning America,” CBS News “Sunday Morning,” and CNN (among other broadcast outlets) Tom has worked with some of the top journalists in the television news industry including Diane Sawyer, Charles Gibson, Charlie Rose, and the late Charles Kuralt.

Over the years, Tom has become widely known as a source of inspiring and uplifting stories that inspire audiences to take action, and numerous journalists look forward to his story ideas for this reason.

Through his independent firm, Tom offers highly personalized public relations consulting to individual clients – with an emphasis on authors and those with an inspiring message. His mission is to help his clients use mainstream media outlets to inspire others to take action and improve the lives of others and the world. In his work with his PR clients, Tom has conducted media training or coaching with a wide range of individuals — including philanthropist/investor George Soros and Vicki Escarra, CEO of Feeding America, the nation’s largest food bank — helping them to prepare for media interviews. Tom’s clients have been featured on NBC’s “Today” show, ABC’s “Good Morning America,” and “Oprah” as well as local television outlets in America’s largest cities, as well as numerous radio, print and online media outlets.

Tom and his wife Joanne are the proud parents of two children (Lindsay and Eric) and live (along with their beagle, Lilly) in Ridgefield, Connecticut. Tom spends much of his time in New York City working on a wide variety of projects, and connecting with clients throughout the
world. When he is not busy with his work in the field of public relations, Tom is actively involved with two nationwide non-profit organizations, Feeding America and Communities In Schools, as well as “SPHERE” — a non-profit organization in Ridgefield, Connecticut supporting adults with developmental disabilities and encouraging their expression through the Arts.

SARA AHMED

Sara Ahmed is a student at Wake Forest University, with a major in Psychology and minors in Counseling and Neuroscience. She has conducted a cross-cultural research study in Mumbai, India, on Access and Availability of Mental Health Resources. She is passionate about equity in education, mental health advocacy, and the use of the creative arts in clinical counseling. She is actively involved with the Students Association for the Advancement of Refugees and other organizations at Wake Forest. She plans on pursuing a masters in clinical counseling and hopes to incorporate her language skills in Hindi and Urdu in order to provide counseling services for immigrants in the U.S.

MICHAEL DOLCE

Michael Dolce is a writer, artist, podcaster and web guru. His graphic novel credits include the recently sold-out sci-fi tale The Mainstream from Zenescope, Descendant for Image Comics, The Sire for After Shock Comics, The Undone through Kickstarter and various freelance credits for Image Comics, Wizard Magazine and Zenescope Entertainment.

When he’s not writing comics and screenplays, he’s writing for the entertainment section of AMNY, developing web sites through MBD Studios Inc and hosting the hit radio show and podcast Secrets of the Sire.

His work can be downloaded on Comixology, iTunes, Amazon and Mikebooks.com.

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