A licensed psychologist in private practice, serving an international clientele, Dr. Rick Levy (Dr. R) has been a pioneer in the field of mind-body medicine since 1976. His ground-breaking work – simple techniques that empower anyone with the ability to heal themselves and master their destiny - has been featured in various media, including Prime Time Live, FOX News, ABC radio, and Washingtonian Magazine. Fluent in Spanish, French and English, Dr. R has taken his techniques to five continents, to people of every culture, class and age, from the world’s international power-elite to the indigenous people of the Amazon and Africa, demonstrating that his techniques work universally well for all people and that anyone can apply them.
As a respected clinician and proponent of state-of-the-art mind-body medicine, Dr. R has consulted with numerous health organizations, universities, government agencies, the U.S. Congress, and international peace-keeping organizations. Dr. Levy has also served as Chair of the Greater Washington Association for the Advancement of Psychology, Legislative Affairs Chairman of the District of Columbia Psychological Association, and member of the American Psychological Association’s (APA) Joint Hospital Privileges Task Force. He led the National Hospital Privileges movement, which succeeded in winning hospital privileges for psychologists and ensured that patients in general hospitals would have access to psychological services. He also engineered the first credentialing standards for psychologists who practice in hospital settings.
Dr. R was awarded the Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Duquesne University in 1976. He is board certified in clinical psychology, psychotherapy, hypnosis, forensic medicine, and forensic examination. His work to increase scientific knowledge related to the potential of the human mind began in graduate school. In the twelve years that followed, he earned his stripes in traditional leadership roles that included: Chairman of the Departments of Psychology at Somerset State and Holidaysburg State Hospitals in Pennsylvania, Assistant Professor of Psychology at Frostburg University, and staff psychologist at St. Elizabeths Hospital in Washington, D.C. He has been the recipient of several awards, including the Distinguished Professional Service Award of the District of Columbia Psychological Association.