"Chaplain Chuck" Atanasio
Director of Research, Psychologist, Retired Army Major, Chaplain & Behavioral Specialist- Bronze Star Recipient
Chaplain Chuck has developed the Psilothera proprietary therapeutic approach and shall oversee our Veteran & 1st Responder Therapy & Suicide Intervention/Prevention Programs.
Chaplain Chuck's notable career and experience in treating or training the Military, brings unique qualifications and understanding to help PsiloThera lead a Veteran & 1st Responder based psilocybin mental health treatment program. It is important to note, that a psilocybin therapist assisted patient treatment experience has been expertly described as where "Science and Spirituality Meet."
Chaplain Chuck has served for 25+ years in a leadership and 1st Responder role and capacity to provide Mental Health & Spirituality Care to Military Personal & their Families.
Chaplain Chuck trained hundreds of military personnel once a year in suicide prevention for 16 years. He has also been Certified to Train First Responders on suicide intervention. An Iraqi Combat Vet, he has served 25 years in the military as an Army Chaplain and as a Behavioral Science Specialist.
Chuck has a MSW Degree in Social Work from Marywood University and a MS in Experimental Psychology from Purdue University and a BA in Psychology from Seton Hall University.
Notable Service of Achievement and Invaluable Experience:
Awarded: Bronze Star GWOT Expeditionary Medal for Military Service, 2003-2004. GWOT=Global War on Terrorism. Operation Iraqi Freedom; Awarded General Petraeus Excellence in Combat Coin.
Awarded Key to City, Keysport, Tennessee for Adopt-A-Platoon work and leadership: During Operation Iraqi Freedom, 2003-2004, Chaplain Chuck spearheaded the Adopt-A-Platoon initiative which coordinated and distributed numerous care packages from American non-profits and citizens to approximately 5,000 Soldiers in Iraq.
Chaplain Chuck has provided compassionate spiritual needs assessments, care & counseling to increase the resiliency of hundreds of individuals, couples and families in: burn wards, combat operations, in-patient psychiatric wards critical incidents, emergency rooms, funeral homes, hospice, hospitals, memorials, military deployments and exercises, nursing homes, orphanages, prisons, relationship enhancement retreats and work office settings.
"Chaplain Chuck is my one and only Brother. IMO, No one better to lead a program to help save and heal our Vets and 1st Responders where spiritual and scientific approaches to achieve better patient outcomes can be explored."
John Atanasio, CEO & Founder