Dr. Platoni's mission is to assist those in her care to learn and master those skills and abilities that enable them to reduce their own suffering...from chronic pain, chronic and terminal illnesses, and from any degree of psychological injury and trauma.
COL (RET) Platoni served as a U.S. Army psychologist for more than three decades, doing heavy lifting on behalf of the nation as an expert in combat stress control and war trauma. She served as a volunteer debriefer to the NYPD following the attacks of 9/11, and as an on-the-ground mental health professional for troops in two combat zones during multiple deployments. She is a survivor of November 2009 Fort Hood Massacre, and has been an outspoken survivors' advocate since.
As a survivor of the Fort Hood Massacre herself, Dr. Platoni is an outspoken advocate of the declaration of the mass shooting as an act of terrorism. She believes that the wounded and their families should receive benefits long overdue those who continue to suffer from this act of war.
Dr. Platoni currently runs a thriving private practice as a clinical psychologist in Centerville, Ohio, and travels nationally as a sought-after author, lecturer, and therapist. Public and private agencies engaged in disaster preparedness and combat operations value Dr. Platoni’s expertise in the psychological aftermath of war, as well as her treatment of groups and individuals confronting trauma stemming from catastrophic life events.