Music Industry Support Group
This spring, summer, and fall have been filled with darkness as we’ve watched the music industry go dark. It has caused a domino effect that touches each musician, their families, and all those affiliated with the music world. Now, add to this shortened days, and dark skies…winter blue shadows that lurk in the walls of lockdown.
Seasonal depression is real! Also known as Seasonal Affective Disorder, SAD is a form of depression that typically occurs in the winter due to the cold, lack of sunlight, and a decrease in outdoor activities.
Let’s spend time together, share thoughts and feelings emerging from the depths of the darkness… learn how to navigate this perfect storm called Winter Blues.
Led by Mary Massaro
Dr. Mary Massaro is a certified psychoanalyst who utilizes a combination of modern psychoanalysis, mind/body integrative therapies and self-relations theory in practice with children, teens, adults, couples, families and the elderly. A graduate of the renowned High school of Performing Arts in New York City, Mary—who began her career as a dancer, choreographer, and director of a Modern Dance Company—has maintained a long-lived relationship with the performing arts communities.
In addition to her private practice, Mary has consulted for major corporations and school districts on wellness, stress management, trauma and resilience, productivity and group team effectiveness.
Dr. Massaro’s early career as a dancer acted as a foundation to each next personal and professional pursuit; as the founder and director of a school for dance, having a faculty of twelve, student body of five hundred; as a dance therapist serving psychiatric hospitals, schools for emotionally challenged children and teens, outpatient group facilities, infant and early intervention schools for children born developmentally delayed often caused by drug addicted mothers. In addition to building another connected layer, she was awarded a Master’s Degree in Movement Science, creating another layer to then use art and science to assist others. She was well trained to successfully integrate the body in her practice; the next step was to become trained in the aspects of the mind, leading her to the long process of training the mind through the lens of psychology and psychoanalysis, leading to a state certification in psychoanalysis.
Dr. Massaro began using technology over 20 years ago to offer her patients who were away at college, living in rural communities, away on tour, out of the country, or unable to travel and ultimately chose to focus her doctoral dissertation on the therapeutic relationship while conducting technology.
Dr. Massaro is the past Director of the Pain Management Program at St. Clare’s Hospital. She has served as the director of graduate level institutes at Long Island University.
Dr. Massaro authored a chapter in Walking in Two Worlds: Self-Relations in Theory, Practice and Community and a volume of her poetry, From Silence.
She is also certified in Ericksonian Hypnotherapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Stress Management Education and Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP).