Marc fell in love with Medicine while deployed during Operation Desert Shield, Saudi Arabia. His assignment to the 47th Field Hospital allowed him to see first-hand what the doctors and nurses did for the sick and wounded and wanted to be part of that world. He was accepted into the Army Physician Assistant Program in 1995 and graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center with a Bachelor of Science in Physician Assistant Studies. He later attended the University of Nebraska Medical Center with a Masters in Physician Assistant Studies. He specialized in Orthopedics and later became a Board-Certified Pain Management Physician Assistant.
He is currently working through Rocky Mountain University for his Doctorate in Medical Science (DMSc), specializing in Psychiatry, with graduation scheduled for Summer 2021.
Marc Raciti served in the US. Army for twenty-four years, often practicing good Medicine in bad places. He was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal and a Bronze star retiring in September of 2013. His passion is treating those suffering from PTSD and Depression. His speciality in Trauma, Pain Management and Psychiatry sets him apart from other providers. He takes most insurances and is a Spanish speaker.
Dr. Raciti completed her undergraduate degree at Hawaii Pacific University double majoring in pre-medical studies and psychology. She went on to complete her doctoral program in Clinical Psychology at Argosy University in San Francisco. She specialized in forensic assessment and child maltreatment while completing a fellowship at Kapiolani Child Protection Center in Hawaii.
She became interested in the military after learning about trauma and the effects on the human psyche after 9/11. In 2009 she joined the Hawaii Army National Guard as the Behavioral Health Officer and began working at Scofield Barracks as a civilian psychologist. She worked in child and family services and in 2012 she became the program director. In 2013 she was accepted as an Air Force Psychologist and was assigned to Luke Air Force Base.
With a heavy heart she and her family left Hawaii and moved to the sunny city of Phoenix. At Luke Air Force Base, she was able to direct the Drug Treatment Program and was able to expand the unit outreach program to include sister services, the guard and the reserves. She then took leadership of Family Advocacy Program, which provides voluntary preventative services for high-risk families and victims and mandatory treatment for perpetrators. She was able to revamp the outreach and prevention program doubling their effect which earned then a joint award from the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP).
Upon leaving the USAF she was given the Air Force Commendation Medal.
Since leaving the military, she began private practice while teaching adjunct at Grand Canyon University within their graduate Counseling Program. She sees children and families as well as couples and individuals. She is board certified in Clinical Psychology and is a Board Certified-TeleMental Health Provider. She was recently awarded the 2019- Best of Scottsdale Award as Child Psychologist. She specializes in EMDR, Somatic Experience, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Play Therapy, Behavior Modification, marital therapy, autism and learning problems.
Marc Raciti is a national known speaker and wrote an internationally recognized book "I just want to see trees" detailing his journey through PTSD due to military service.