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An uncommon perspective on two key characters from the movie It’s a Wonderful Life demonstrates how our first impressions of people can tend to cause us to quickly judge others.  We find it so easy to accuse someone of selfishness or self-centeredness.  But are they the same thing?

Allison Ricciardi, LMHC guides us in examining what George Bailey and Mr. Potter can teach us about the important distinction between being selfish and being self-centered and how you can choose who you want to ultimately be—George Bailey or Mr. Potter.




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Allison Ricciardi, LMHC

Founder and Director at The Raphael Remedy
Allison is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in practice since 1990. Allison has specialized in treating emotional disorders in individuals, couples and families and uses and trains clinicians in the Baars/Terruwe method.

Allison is also the Founder and President of, a nationwide network of dedicated Catholic therapists.
Allison Ricciardi, LMHC
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Who is St. Raphael?

"God commissioned me to heal you...I am Raphael, one of the seven angels who enter and serve before the glory of the Lord." ~ Tobit 12:14-15

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