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Frank "Doc" Ricci, Phd, CHt
Co-Founder / Director


The FREND Group and Dr. Frank Ricci


The FREND Group - Your complete mind-body-spirit connection.

We are a charitable health clinic specializing in improving the quality of life through positive psychology, life management coaching, relationship counseling and behavior modification such as stress management, weight loss, smoking cessation, pain reduction, insomnia and substance abuse.

FREND has awarded Service Grants to more than 200 organizations nationally, conducting free seminar/clinics for their employees and virtually 100% of over 150,000 attendees approved.

It is a unique proprietary program designed to improve lives quickly with long lasting results. It uses the latest effective methods geared toward involving all five senses to enhance the whole person and can be tailored to the individual needs of any group or individual.

We've 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

Testimonials and Endorsements from attendees, government agencies, major corporations, law enforcement, fire-fighters, health facilities and educational institutions

The 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)

Organizations receive a no-cost Service Grant that provides a free proven effective seminar/clinic for all employees.

Individuals receive a free "Private Consultation" for Life Management or Relationship Coaching.

Quite often, when a family member is under stress, other family members also 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. FREND helps clients that feel overwhelmed or stressed out put life's challenges in perspective and find solutions to their problem so they can achieve success in their professional and/or personal life.

Who is Frank "Doc" Ricci?

Frank is FREND's Director/Co-Founder. He 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 Rhode Island".

After six years of military service Frank received an honorable discharge. He continued his educatio and received a degree in Computer Programming and worked in defense as a Scientific Programming Analyst.

Founded Charitable Health Clinic

After batteling Cancer contracted from second-hand smoke, Frank and his Wife Gwen founded, The FREND Group Clinic and Institute for Self-Improvement in 1994.

FREND is a charitable teaching and treating health clinic. It's proprietary program is complementary and integrates treatment for the mind, body and spirit. Today, Dr. Frank Ricci is a highly regarded Inspirational Speaker, Behavioral Therapist and Life Management Coach.

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