New psychologists' office opens near Canton American Theater
Thursday, October 18, 2012 - 6:41 am

CANTON -- Psychologists James Cerio, Ph.D. and Nancy Cerio, Ph.D., have opened their practice at 91 Main St. Suite 200, across the street from the American Theater in Canton.

The couple has admitting privileges at Canton-Potsdam Hospital.

The Cerios’ practice provides counseling, psychotherapy, hypnosis, and psychological evaluations for adults and adolescents.

Both Drs. Cerio helped to found the Northern Zone Personnel and Guidance Association.

Dr. Nancy Greene Cerio is licensed to practice psychology in New York and Maryland. She completed her master’s degree in counseling at Saint Lawrence University. She completed her Ph.D. in counseling psychology at Indiana State University in Terre Haute, Ind.; and her psychology internship at the Center for Counseling and Student Development at the University of Delaware in Newark, Del.

She was a counselor and education director at Planned Parenthood of Northern New York, a counselor at SUNY Potsdam and SUNY Canton, a counselor and assistant dean at St. Lawrence University, and an assistant dean at De Pauw University in Greencastle, Ind. Before entering full-time private practice, she worked for seven years at the Towson University Counseling Center in Baltimore, Md.

Dr. James E. Cerio is also licensed to practice psychology in New York and Maryland. He completed his master’s degree in counseling at Saint Lawrence University. He completed his Ph.D. in counseling psychology at Indiana State University in Terre Haute, Ind.; and his psychology internship at Counseling and Psychological Services in the Student Health Center at Indiana University in Bloomington, Ind.

He was a counselor and assistant director of the Student Development Center at Clarkson University. He was a counselor, assistant professor, and associate professor of psychology at Harford Community College in Bel Air, Md. for nine years before entering full-time private practice.

The Cerios specialize in anxiety reduction; stress and anger management; coping with depression; marriage/relationship counseling; addressing learning and career problems; cognitive-behavioral therapy; enhancing self-esteem; addressing eating, weight, pain, or smoking problems; hypnosis for behavioral health issues; and solving problems related to sexual assault or trauma.

The Cerios work cooperatively with physicians, psychiatrists, other psychologists, social workers, teachers, and other school personnel.

Psychological testing for the presence of learning disabilities is performed for individuals 16 years of age or older. Reports that include recommendations for accommodations, special services, and teaching strategies are outcomes of this testing.

The office is open Monday through Thursday. Appointments may be scheduled by calling 854-6074.