At SoundMindz™, we are singularly focused on providing our clients with the latest in online, on-demand mental health services. For every disorder, we offer you:
SoundMindz™ will always be a work in progress, always adding new content, refreshing our web site tools, and adding new features. We hope that this approach will allow us to keep up with your feedback and needs as they evolve.
Finally, we are highly sensitive to your privacy concerns. We will do all that is necessary to protect your health data, making it available only to you.
Our team is comprised of physicians, counselors, and contributing researchers; all working to make your experience with SoundMindz™ productive, pleasant, and always private.
Edward is an experienced entrepreneur with wide breadth in the healthcare and technology sectors. He has more than 32 years of business experience including functional depth in managing companies during various growth and revenue stages: from CEO of five early and mid-stage companies to leading $1 billion division of a Fortune 500 company. Edward has also served on several boards of both for profit and non-profit organizations.
Edward's experience includes senior positions with Digital Systems, Siemens, and Microsoft Corporation; as well as executive roles with TruGenetics (Pharmacogenomics; DTC Genetic research) Enodar (Bioinformatics, Clinical Trials); BioLab Software (Bioinformatics software; healthcare software); Rehablogioc (Web based metrics for long term care). He has also served on Boards of Directors for XMLStar, a software development company; SmartScan, wireless mesh networks; Speaklink, voice recognition software; and WPS (Web based disaster planning/response).
Edward graduated Cum Laude from the University of Washington with an MBA in Finance and Marketing and has a BA in Statistics from Washington State University.
Dr. Porto has an extensive background in public health and preventive medicine. She has served as Bureau Chief for Communicable Disease Control, San Antonio Metropolitan Health District; Regional Director, Public Health Region 8, Texas Department of Health; Public Health Administrator, Family Health Services, San Antonio Metropolitan Health District; Medical Director, Community First Health Plans; Medical Director, Good Samaritan Clinic; Medical Director, Kerrville State Hospital, Department of State Health Services. Dr. Porto is also the past president of the Texas Association of Public Health Physicians.
Dr. Porto received her BA in Biology from Southern Oregon State University. She received her MD from University of Oregon and Masters Public Health from the University of Washington. Dr. Porto is board certified in Preventive Medicine and Public Health.
Arthur P. Ciaramicoli, Ed.D., Ph.D., is a licensed clinical psychologist who has been treating clients for more than 30 years. He is a member of the American Psychological Association and the Massachusetts Psychological Association. Currently in private practice, Dr. Ciaramicoli has been on the faculty of Harvard Medical School for several years, lecturer for the American Cancer Society, Chief Psychologist at Metrowest Medical Center, and Director of the Metrowest Counseling Center and of the Alternative Medicine division of Metrowest Wellness Center in Framingham, Massachusetts.
In addition to treating patients, Dr. Ciaramicoli has lectured at Harvard Health Services, Boston College Counseling Center, the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore as well as a consultant to several major corporations in the Boston area.
Dr. Ciaramicoli is also a seasoned media expert. He has appeared on CNN, CNNfn, Fox News Boston, Comcast TV, New England Cable News, Good Morning America Weekend, The O’Reilly Report, and other shows. He has been a weekly radio guest on Your Healthy Family on Sirius Satellite Radio and Holistic Health Today, and has been interviewed on The People’s Pharmacy, The Gary Null Show, and more than two dozen other radio programs airing on NPR, XM Radio, and numerous AM and FM stations.
Dr. Ciaramicoli is the author of The Curse of the Capable: The Hidden Challenges to a Balanced, Healthy, High Achieving Life, Performance Addiction: The Dangerous New Syndrome and How to Stop It from Ruining Your Life and The Power of Empathy: A Practical Guide to Creating Intimacy, Self-Understanding, and Lasting Love, which is now published in 7 languages. His first book, Treatment of Abuse and Addiction, A Holistic Approach was selected as Book of the Month by The Psychotherapy Book News. He is also the coauthor of Beyond the Influence: Understanding and Defeating Alcoholism.
Dr. Khoshnood has over two decades of experience conducting epidemiological research on HIV/AIDS, addiction and tuberculosis among at risk populations in United States and in resource-poor countries. Dr. Khoshnood is currently the Principle Investigator of an NIH (Fogarty International Center) funded Research Ethics Training and Curriculum Development Program with China. Dr. Khoshnood's other interests are the examination of the links among health, human rights and violent conflict and ethical dilemmas in research involving vulnerable populations. Dr. Khoshnood conducts research in U.S, China and Middle East and teaches courses on HIV/AIDS, global health and research methods and ethics at Yale University.
Dr. Khoshnood serves on Yale University's Human Subjects Committee that reviews social and behavioral research protocols.
Dr. Khoshnood received his Ph.D. in Public Health from Yale.
John R. Christiansen is a 1985 graduate of the University of Washington School of Law and attorney practicing as Christiansen IT Law. John was one of the first attorneys to specialize in health information technology issues, which he has done since the early 1990s. After practicing in large, national law firm and consulting firm environments for many years, John formed Christiansen IT Law in 2005 in order to practice more flexibly and serve his clients more directly and personally. Christiansen IT Law provides services to healthcare and technology clients, and to State and Federal agencies, in the Pacific Northwest and throughout the United States. His services include privacy and security compliance and risk management under HIPAA and other laws; electronic medical and health record development, contracting, administration and regulatory compliance; consumer health portal and website development, administration and regulatory compliance; health information exchange; and related areas.
John is on the adjunct faculty of the University of Washington Information School and is a past member of the adjunct faculty of Oregon Health and Sciences University School of Medicine. He is also Chair of the American Bar Association’s HITECH Megarule Task Force, and past Chair of its Business Associates Task Force and Committees on Healthcare Privacy, Security and Information Technology, and Healthcare Informatics. He speaks and writes frequently on health information technology issues. His publications include State and Federal Consent Laws Affecting Health Information Exchange (National Governors Association 2011)(with Chris Apgar and Dennis Melamed); Policy Solutions for Advancing Interstate Health Information Exchange (National Governors Association 2009)(with Chris Apgar and Dennis Melamed); Legal Speed Bumps on the Road to Health Information Exchange, Journal of Health and Bioscience Law (2008); An Integrated Standard of Care for Healthcare Information Security (2005), and more.
Emotional problems in childhood are common. Approximately 8 to 22 percent of children suffer from anxiety, often combined with other conditions such as depression.