Maryanne Jones Godbout is a licensed and board certified Clinical Nurse Specialist with over 30 years of practice as an educator and individual/group psychotherapist. She earned a baccalaureate degree in Nursing from St. Anselm College in 1976, a master degree in Community Mental Health from Boston College in 1980 and a Doctorate of Nursing Practice from Robert Morris University in 2012. She has conducted research on Group intervention using Acceptance Commitment Therapy for persons with Fibromyalgia. Dr. Godbout has professional training in Group Psychotherapy from the Northeastern Group Psychotherapy Association, CBT from the Beck Institute, Trauma Informed Care from the International Association of Trauma Professionals and Mindfulness Self-Compassion from the Center for Mindful Self-Compassion. She utilizes evidence base treatment interventions from cognitive behavioral therapy and compassion focused therapy for the treatment of anxiety and mood disorders. She works with adult ages 21 through the eighties. She is passionate about working with clients to provide direct experiences in lifelong learning to enhance well-being in the mind-body-heart relationships. Her specialty areas are in role changes and exists, adjustment and living with chronic medical conditions, personal goal achievement and trainings in mindfulness and self-compassion skill acquisition Dr. Godbout is active in community service with the Cancer Support community, We –the Living Grief support, Junior league of the Lehigh Valley and Medical Alliance Association. She is a speaker at local and national conferences on topics of Mindfulness, Effective Communication and Well-Being practices.