Thank you for taking the time to visit my page. Let me tell you a little bit about myself. I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, a graduate of Oklahoma State University and the University of Tulsa. I am a member of the American Psychological Association, and the Christian Association for Psychological Studies.
Some of my areas of interest include mood and anxiety disorders, trauma, crisis pregnancy, relational issues, mid-life issues, and career issues. I especially enjoy working with couples, particularly in the area of affair recovery. It is gratifying to me to see marriages restored and homes re-established. I believe that it is not only possible for couples to recover from the heartache of infidelity, but to build a better relationship than the initial one.
Another area of interest for me is the concept of posttraumatic growth. Most of us will at some time or another be faced with a difficult situation in our lives that we didn’t sign on for. Some people may look at these obstacles as challenges and rise to meet them. Others may become overwhelmed, discouraged, and even despairing. Together, my clients and I construct a roadmap for traveling the rough terrain of difficult times. By finding the hidden gifts in adversity, people can learn not only how to survive tough times, but to use the situation as a springboard to create a new, more fulfilling life. The goal is to move from surviving to thriving.
You can get to know me a little better at my website: www.francarona.com. I write on a variety of topics. You can also read my book, Seasons: Devotionals for the Seasons of Life. It is available at my website, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and at our office.
I consider it a privilege helping people find solutions to their problems and ways to live more satisfying lives.
Some quotes I like:
"Challenges are what makes life interesting; overcoming them makes life meaningful." Joshua J. Marine
“The extreme greatness of Christianity lies in the fact that it does not seek a supernatural remedy for suffering but a supernatural use for it.” Simone Weil
"Just as when the waves lash at the shore,
The rocks suffer no damage
But are sculpted and eroded into beautiful shapes,
So our character can be molded and our rough edges worn smooth by changes." Sorgyal Rinpoche
"We are continually faced with a series of great opportunities brilliantly disguised as insoluble problems." John W. Gardner
"Sometimes in the winds of change we find our true direction." Unknown
Carona, F. D. & Basso, M. R. (2005). Neuropsychology of obsessive compulsive disorder. In F. Columbus (Ed.) Progress in obsessive-compulsive disorder research.
: Nova Science Publishers, Inc.
Basso, M. R., Carona, F. D., Lowery, N. & Axelrod, B. (2001). Practice effects on the WAIS-III across 3 and 6 month intervals. Clinical Neuropsychologist, 16, 57-63.
Basso, M. R., Bornstein, R. A., Carona, F., & Morton, R. O. (2001). Depression accounts for executive function deficits in obsessive-compulsive disorder. Neuropsychiatry, Neuropshchology, and Behavioral Neurology, 14, 241-245.
Carona, F. (1999). “Baby Boomers Hit Their ‘50s”. Tulsa World.
Carona, F. (2011). "What you want is in the aging section." Tulsa World.