Dr. Frank Ricci
FREND Group is a charitable teaching and treatment clinic specializing
in stress management, weight loss, smoking cessation, pain reduction,
insomnia and substance abuse.
than 200 organizations nationally have been awarded our no-cost
"Service Grant" and endorsed our free seminar/clinics
and Virtually 100% of over 150,000 attendees have approved our proprietary
"Improving Your Quality of Life" program.
been honored with awards and recognition for our charitable work
American Cancer Society
for our treatment and education Service Grant program
to help improve the quality of life for people in need
from attendees whose lives dramatically improved after attending
just one seminar/clinic
from government agencies, major corporations, law
enforcement, fire-fighters, health facilities and educational institutions
Urban League for motivating inner-city
youth to aspire to higher education and give back to their community
Humanitarian Award presented
to Frank Ricci for enriching the lives of Downs Syndrome children
(Prior to establishing FREND)
can receive a no-cost Service Grant that provides a free proven
effective seminar/clinic for all employees.
receive a free "Private Consultation". We
offer Life Management and Relationship Coaching, which helps clients
put life's challenges in perspective so they can attain success
in their professional and/or personal life. In these situations,
quite often when other members of a family are under stress other
family members find themselves faced with residual pressure. The
old adage, "You can't see the forest for the trees." certainly
holds true for many when they are in a pressured situation.
is Frank Ricci?
is our Director/Co-Founder and was raised in a hard working immigrant
Italian family in Rhode Island. At nineteen he joined the United
States Air Force and attended the Corps of Engineers School outside
Washington, DC where he received a Secret Clearance and a degree
in Computational Geodetics.
Frank says, "One of the highlights of my military career
was attending the inauguration of a fellow New Englander and my
Commander and Chief, President John F. Kennedy whose wife also from
receiving an honorable discharge, Frank continued his education
and received his degree in Computer Programming and worked in defense
as a Scientific Computer Programmer. (Later you will see where
Frank would continue his education and receive his Doctorate.)
Ricci was also gifted with an exceptional singing voice inherited
from ten generations of Vocal Artists and Opera Singers in
his family dating back to the year 1700. Frank performed internationally
and Headlined in Las Vegas alongside music legends like Frank Sinatra,
Elvis Presley, Michael Jackson, Reba McEntire, Tony Bennett, Marty
Robbins, Tammy Wynette and dozens more. However, after years of
notoriety and traveling the world, things were about to change dramatically
in his life.
in smoky showrooms took its toll and Frank contracted Cancer from
second-hand smoke. After his operation and months of treatment
and recuperation he did not have the energy to perform. Frank contemplated
what he would do with the rest of his life. He prayed that should
he be blessed with a recovery from this life threatening disease
he would dedicate his life to helping people in need avoid a similar
Establishes Charitable Health Clinic
One thing his family instilled in all their children was "You
can truly accomplish anything you put your mind to". Frank
returned to college and pursued studies in in the area of human
services and psychology. He received a Doctorate in Theological
Counseling and a Degree in Clinical Hypnotherapy.
In 1994, Frank and his Wife Gwen founded, The FREND Group Clinic
and Institute for Self-Improvement, a charitable teaching and treating
health clinic integrating treatment for the mind, body and spirit.
Today, FREND's program includes stress relief, weight
management, pain reduction, insomnia, smoking cessation and other
addictive behaviors. FREND recently added life management coaching
and relationship counseling.
Today, Dr. Frank Ricci is a highly regarded and sort-after Inspirational
Speaker, Behavioral Therapist and Life Management Coach.
Frank Ricci's Curriculum