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Dr. Garamoni’s career has had three distinct phases over the past 37 years. He spent the first 10 years of his career in corporate settings, where he held progressively more responsible positions in human resources with Citibank, GTE, and PepsiCo. During the last three years of this period, he lived in Athens, Greece, where he was PepsiCo International’s Personnel Director for the Middle East and Africa.

These experiences have enabled Dr. Garamoni to help people make
better career decisions and cope better with stressful situations at work. Having helped people from Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Asia, and South America resolve career issues and relationship conflicts, Dr. Garamoni has the background to be more effective in helping people from diverse cultural backgrounds.


career counseling, work stress at citibank

career counseling, psychological stress at GTE

career counseling at PepsiCo


During the second phase of his career, Dr. Garamoni spent another 10 years in academic settings. While pursuing graduate and post-graduate training in clinical psychology, he provided therapy and testing services to children, adolescents and adults; taught courses to undergraduate students; delivered presentations to professional audiences and community organizations; and authored 20 peer-reviewed publications. Within academic circles, he is perhaps best known for the “States of Mind Model” developed with Dr. Robert M. Schwartz. This theory holds that emotional well-being is characterized by an optimal balance between positive and negative thinking, and that emotional illness is marked by deviations from this optimal balance.

During this period, Dr. Garamoni trained under leading experts on the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of
Mood Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, Sexual Disorders, Stress, and Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. He was trained by experts in Couples Therapy/Marriage Counseling, Sex Therapy, Family Therapy, and Cognitive Therapy. Dr. Garamoni now specializes in these areas in his private practice.

Dr. Garamoni's training prepared him to be both a scientist and a practitioner. This training puts him in a better position to evaluate treatment options and select ones that are most likely to work for his clients in his
evidence-based private practice.


how thoughts cause emotions and behavior

sex therapy, couples therapy, family therapy, psychological testing,

cognitive therapy, cognitive behavior therapy, sexual dysfunction, depression, mood disorders, insomnia


The third phase of his career began 17 years ago when he opened a private practice in Ponte Vedra Beach. As a licensed psychologist, he provides therapy and testing services for children, adolescents, and adults. As an Adjunct Professor at University of North Florida, he has also taught an undergraduate course on research methods and a graduate course on mood disorders.


teaching, mood disorders, psychological research



Positions & Appointments

Licensed Psychologist (1991-Present)
Independent Practice
Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida

Adjunct Professor (1995-Present)
College of Health
University of North Florida

Project Coordinator & Clinical Instructor (1988-1992)
Cognitive Therapy Clinic
Western Psychiatric Institute & Clinic/Department of Psychiatry
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Clinical Psychology Intern (1987-1988)
University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey
Piscataway, New Jersey

Graduate Research Assistant (1984-1987)
Depression Prevention Clinic
Western Psychiatric Institute & Clinic/Department of Psychiatry
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Teaching Fellow (1983-1986)
Department of Psychology
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Teaching Assistant (1982-1983)
Psychology Advising Office
Department of Psychology
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Director of Personnel, Middle East & Africa (1979-1981)
PepsiCo International
Athens, Greece

Manager of Personnel, Eastern Hemisphere (1976-1978)
PepsiCo International
Purchase, New York

Compensation/Organization Planning Specialist (1975-1976)
Pepsi‑Cola Company
Purchase, New York

Corporate Compensation Specialist (1973-1975)
GTE Sylvania, Inc.
Stamford, Connecticut

Senior Position Analyst (1972-1973)
Citibank
New York, New York

Position Analyst (1971-1972)
Citibank
New York, New York


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