Dr. Rizzo earned his PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision from The University of Akron. He has been licensed as a Professional Clinical Counselor with Supervisory endorsement (PCC-S) in Ohio since 1999. He has practiced in community mental health, private practice, and in residential treatment for youth. He has taught at Walden University since 2014 in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program.
His teaching, professional, and research interests include: counseling adults, adolescents and children; trauma; chronic pain; counselor preparation and supervision; and performance & quality improvement.
COUN 6360 - Assessment in Counseling
COUN 6101 - Foundations in Counseling
COUN 6782 - Internship
COUN 6100 - Introduction to Mental Health Counseling
COUN 6326 - Research and Evaluation
COUN 6621 - Residency
COUN 6316 - Techniques of Counseling
Rizzo, J. M. (2021). The Effect of Mindfulness, Psychological Flexibility, and Emotional Intelligence on Self-Efficacy and Functional Outcomes Among Chronic Pain Clients. Journal of Contemporary Psychotherapy