Over thirty-five years of responsible and innovative clinical care in mental and medical health services.  Experienced consultant, speaker, seminar leader, administrator, researcher, author, artist, hypnotherapist and psychotherapist, with licensure as a Professional Counselor, Marriage and Family Therapist and a Board Certified/Registered Art Therapist  specializing in the treatment of acute and post-traumatic stress, clinical hypnosis and chronic pain issues.


Private Practitioner in Counseling and Art Therapy (1986 to present) Austin, Texas
Executive Director: Flaming Heart Media, LLC (2008 to present)
Mental Health Consultant inpatient and outpatient treatment facilities (1987 to 2013)
Central Texas Society of Clinical Hypnosis:  Secretary (2006 to 2008)
Founder and Director of D-Stress the Test, P.L.L.C. (2004 to 2008) Austin, Texas
Researcher on Creativity and Spiritual Well-Being (1996 to 2004) Austin, Texas
Chairperson and Founder Spirituality and Trauma Special Interest Group for International Society of Traumatic Stress Studies (2000 to 2003)
International Delegate on PTSD to China (1992) and South Africa (1994)
The Phoenix Springs Consulting Group: Cofounder (1990 to 1997) Austin, Texas
Psychotherapist (1983-1988) San Marcos Treatment Center, Healthcare International, Inc.
Director Child Life (1981-1983) New Orleans, Tulane University Medical Center Hospital
Mental Health Consultant for Pediatric Hospice (1980) Hospice of Louisville Kentucky, Inc.


  • Licensed Professional Counselor (Texas #10410)
  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (Texas # 002331-013762)
  • Registered and Board Certified Art Therapist (86-151)
  • American Society of Clinical Hypnosis Approved Consultant
  • American Art Therapy Association


Guzzino, M. H. “Mindfulness Body Scan” CD. Flaming Heart Media, LLC. Austin: 2017.
Guzzino, M. H. “Inward Journey: CD, Flaming Heart Media, LLC. Austin: 2017.
Guzzino, M. H. “Conscious Dreaming” CD, Flaming Heart Media, LLC. Austin, 2015
Guzzino, M. H. “S.H.A.R.P. Self-Hypnosis and Relapse Prevention” Training Course. Flaming Heart Media, LLC. Austin: 2012
Guzzino, M. H.“Pathways to Comfort: A Guided Journey Reclaiming Deep Relaxation and Restorative Sleep.” DVD. Flaming Heart Media, LLC. Austin: 2009.
Guzzino, M. H. “Creative Expression as a Vehicle for Positive Self-sponsorship”.  Walking in Two Worlds: The relational self in theory, practice and community.  Edited by Gilligan, S and  Simon, D.:  Zieg, Tucker & Co. Phoenix 2004.
Guzzino, M. H. and Taxis, J.C. (1994) “Experiential vicarious trauma groups with professionals.” Treating Abuse Today.  January/February 1994.
Hardy, M. and Schmitt, B. (1985)” Expressive therapy with children in crisis: A new avenue of communication.”  Pediatric Hospice Care, Springer Publishing.
Hardy, M. and Kagin, S. (1981) “Art therapy with children in conflict.”  Prism 4, Pittsburgh: The Carnegie Institute.


National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, “Transforming Caregiver Burden and Distress” national pre-conference workshop, Kansas City, Missouri 2013.
National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, “Teaching Patients to Intervene and Impact Their Pain Experience” national conference workshop, San Diego, California 2011.
National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, “Death is a Given-Excessive Turbulence is Optional” national pre-conference workshop, Atlanta, Georgia 2010
National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, “Stop, Drop and Flow: Befriending Emotional Over-Reactivity” national conference workshop, Atlanta, Georgia 2010.
Statewide Conference on Education of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, keynote speaker, “Decreasing Test Anxiety and Improving Performance” Austin, Texas 2006
Region 13 Educational Service Center, all day workshop “Reducing Test Anxiety and Improving Performance” Austin, Texas 2005
Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas Medical Center, all day workshop “Combating Compassion Fatigue in Medical Social Workers,” Dallas, Texas 2002
Academy of Management International Conference, “Building Spirituality Groups within a Professional Community.” Washington, D. C.  2001.
National Domestic Violence Hotline, “Transforming Compassion Fatigue.” all day workshop  Austin, Texas 2001
Hospice of Louisville, “Transforming Compassion Fatigue” and “Cultivating Hope and Spiritual Well-Being in Caregivers.”  All-day seminar, Louisville, Kentucky 1998.
International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, “Spiritual Crucible:  Cultivating Hope and Spiritual Well-being in Trauma Responders.”  Montreal, Canada 1997.
International delegate to South Africa, Citizens Ambassador Program on Traumatic Stress Treatment, “Experiential Debriefing of Trauma Interventionists.”  University of Capetown, Medical School, Capetown, South Africa 1996.
International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies.  “Experiential Debriefing with Trauma Interventionists.”  Boston, Massachusetts 1995.
International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies.  “Art Therapy and Vicarious Trauma.” Beverly Hills, California 1992.
International delegate to China, Citizens Ambassador Program on Traumatic Stress Treatment, “Vicarious Trauma and the Use of Art Therapy.” University of Beijing Medical School, Beijing, China 1992.


The Small Gallery, “Art Quilts” in the Soft and Hard exhibit. Dallas, Texas 2015
Slant Gallery, “Fascinators” fiber art jewelry, Dallas, Texas 2015
Wear Art Thou, fiber art jewelry, Austin, Texas 2013
Austin Area Quilt Guild annual show, “Sea Whimsy” art quilt, Austin, Texas 2006


University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky:  Master of Art in Art Therapy
Centre College of Kentucky, Danville, Kentucky, Bachelor of Arts