Inspired by personal growth and the realization of the need for a higher standard within healthcare, Dr. Peter Amato Ph.D., D.N.M. envisioned a wellness program that would unite both conventional and holistic/alternative medicine.
With that, Dr. Amato has created a truly unique wellness center that is a functional and integrative medicine practice.
We offer an overall mind-body approach to wellness that spans traditional medicine as well as a wide range of healing modalities including SCIO biofeedback, Autonomic Response Testing, Red Light Therapy, Quantum Reflex Analysis, Emotional Repolarization Testing, Light Beam Generator Therapy, Bioptron Light Therapy, plus Nutritional Education and Weight Loss Therapy, and full detoxification and immune boosting program.
Our Strategic Vision and Purpose Statement emphasize the importance of a holistic and integrative approach to self-healing.
As a way to deliver his cutting edge, Integrative Healthcare model, Dr. Amato founded the Inner Harmony Wellness Center. As a Practitioner and Educator, he currently sees patients, conducts workshops and seminars, and offers life-changing retreats. Dr. Amato is committed to assessing and addressing the nutritional, physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of patients. Here you will find a whole-person, relationship-based model of care that uses a multi-disciplinary approach, effectively combining conventional western practices with alternative and holistic therapies.
PhD Natural Medicine
MS Transpersonal Psychology
L.A. Times Bestselling Author, “Soul Silence: A Unique Approach to Mastering the 11th Step”
500 Hour Educator of Registered Yoga Teacher
Certified Meditation Instructor
Certified Quantum Reflex Analysis (QRA) Level 1 & 2 Practitioner
Certified Level 3 Reiki Master
Certified Biofeedback Technician
Certified Primordial Sound Meditation Instructor
Ordained as a lay Monk (Thich Nhat Hanh)
Erin McFadden, M.D., is a board-certified internal medicine physician, primary care physician, and medical director at The Wright Center for Community Health Scranton Practice, which provides primary and preventive care services to people of all ages, income levels, and insurance statuses. Dr. McFadden is an internal medicine faculty member and dean and director for undergraduate medical and interprofessional education at The Wright Center for Graduate Medical Education. She serves A.T. Still University School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona – a stakeholder in the national Teaching Health Center Graduate Medical Education Safety-Net Consortium – and as a clinical assistant professor and regional director of medical education. Dr. McFadden serves the consortium as a preceptor for the next generation of internal medicine physicians. In the community, Dr. McFadden also works to ensure everyone’s health and well-being. At the Visiting Nursing Association Hospice & Home Health, she acts as the medical director. During the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, Dr. McFadden operated the command center to monitor nursing home and personal care facilities for Pennsylvania and oversaw the monoclonal antibody infusion therapy clinic at The Wright Center for Community Health Scranton Practice. She teaches and practices her interest in Lifestyle Medicine – an evidence-based approach to preventing, treating, and reversing certain diseases by modifying the routines of patients using the six pillars of health – with resident and fellow physicians and patients. Dr. McFadden graduated from Temple University School of Medicine and completed her internal medicine residency at The Wright Center for Graduate Medical Education.
Dr. Steven is primarily responsible for Program Development, Mentoring Jr. Teachers & Clients, Maintaining Curriculum Integrity, Acting as Research Associate and Facilitating Group Learning Sessions.
He holds a full-time faculty position at the University of Scranton in the Dept. of Health Administration & Human Resources and is Program Director for the Graduate Health Administration Program. Steven served as CEO and Practice Administrator for the Center for Integrative Medicine for thirteen years. Steven has held various leadership positions in hospitals, physician practices, and community health initiatives. He has earned a doctoral degree in health administration and leadership from the Medical University of South Carolina and two Master’s degree. He has published in numerous peer reviewed journals, serves as a journal editor, and has presented at over 100 national and international conferences. His expertise is health and wellness, small business turnarounds, and business strategy. He was also the lead investigator on the US Dept. Ed. funded grant focusing on stress reduction and physical activity in the Scranton School District with Inner Harmony Wellness Centers. He also served as lead investigator on a Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention grant with the Center for Integrative Medicine addressing the holistic health needs of women with breast cancer.
Patricia Dickert-Nieves is the Lead Holistic Health Practitioner. Trained personally by Dr. Peter, Trish works hands on with clients to find out the root cause of their symptoms. Using numerous testing modalities she is able to create a personalized holistic detoxing protocol that includes plant-based supplementation. This protocol will manage symptoms as well as eliminate root causality from environmental toxins, stress and/or trauma. Through her own holistic healing journey of overcoming Multiple Sclerosis, she has a unique perspective on healing; mind, body, spirit. To further support clients, she provides nutritional guidance, holistic lifestyle options and accountability. Trish's certifications include:
Patricia holds a Bachelor Degree in English Literature from Marywood University.
Bobbie is the Assistant Holistic Health Practitioner at Inner Harmony Wellness Center. Personally trained by Dr. Peter and Trish, Bobbie employs a hands-on approach to identify the root causes of clients' symptoms.
Specializing in Quantum Reflex Analysis and Autonomic Response Testing, Bobbie plays a pivotal role in developing comprehensive holistic care plans. These plans encompass personalized detox protocols and plant-based supplementation, tailored to address individual wellness needs.
With a rich background in the hospitality industry, Bobbie effortlessly creates a warm and inviting atmosphere at Inner Harmony Wellness Center. Her innate ability to cultivate a welcoming environment enhances the overall experience for our valued clients.
As a mother of four, Bobbie brings a unique perspective and passion for family healthcare to her practice. She is dedicated to maintaining healthy relationship dynamics, and emphasizes the importance of work-life balance. Bobbie firmly believes that optimal health is achieved through a steadfast commitment to self-care.
Mary is the Holistic Case Manager and Director of Business Development and distinguishes herself by hard work and integrity. Working closely with Dr. Peter and Trish, Mary assesses a client’s needs and links the client to the available services Inner Harmony Wellness has to offer each individual’s Wellness Journey.
In working as a facilitator rather than a provider of client services, Mary strives through a collaborative approach to connect clients to programs, appointments and wellness plans to help them meet their optimum level of health.
In the community, Mary works to educate and inform the public about the Inner Harmony Approach to Wellness and forges initiatives with organizations to bring holistic treatment and mindfulness practices to a wider audience.
As an experienced business professional with a background in teaching, finance and real estate, Mary has specialized in first-class customer service, client relationships and business development. She has earned bachelor degrees in Finance and Accounting from Monmouth University and holds an Associate’s Degree in Education from Keystone College. Mary grew up in Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania. After a long career working on Wall Street, Mary chose Wayne County, PA to raise her four children. Mary enjoys staying active in community affairs and in her free time enjoys spending time with her family, music, boating and snowmobiling.
Nina Johnson- Wellness Center Technician and Marketing Team Associate
Nina is an enthusiastic Wellness Technician and Marketing Associate at Inner Harmony Wellness, where her passion for holistic health meets her creative expertise.
With a genuine commitment to supporting individuals on their paths to optimal health, Nina guides clients through personalized wellness programs. Drawing on her knowledge of healing modalities, including Red Light Therapy, Ionic Detoxifying Foot Bath, Bioptron Color Therapy, IMRS, PEMF Mat, Vitality Swing, and Vibrational Plate, she creates a nurturing environment at Inner Harmony.
In her role as a Marketing Associate, Nina uses her skills to visually and digitally communicate Inner Harmony's mission. Her goal is to inspire and educate the community about the transformative power of holistic practices, contributing to the overall growth and success of Inner Harmony.
She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design and Digital Media at Keystone College and looks forward to using her creative skills to make a positive impact on the wellness journey of clients.
Carol Mielnikowski - Wellness Center Technician and Holistic Weight Loss and Essential Oils Team Associate
Carol is committed to supporting others to achieve their goals to optimal health, guiding and nurturing clients through their personalized wellness programs. She uses her expertise of the various healing modalities, including Red Light Therapy, Ionic Detoxifying Foot Bath, Bioptron Color Therapy, IMRS, PEMF Mat, Vitality Swing and Vibrational Plate.
She earned a Business Degree at the College of Morris in New Jersey.
Ultimately, our goal is to transform our vision of inner harmony into a national integrative model of healthcare.
At the Inner Harmony Center for Well-Being, we are committed to improving total wellness by offering programs and services dedicated to assessing the nutritional, physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of our patients. Integrative Medicine is a whole-person relationship-based model of care that uses a multi-disciplinary approach. Designed to create the best path of healthcare for each individual.
It only takes one visit to our facility to better understand the mind-body connection, and you’ll trust we can help to improve the results of your current wellness plan. Call and ask for our Introductory Special Offer!
Both doctors and patients alike are bonding with the philosophy of integrative medicine and its whole-care approach focused on treating the whole person, not just masking their current symptoms. The partnership between patient and practitioner is essential in delivering the best healthcare practices from a cohesive balance of conventional, alternative, and complementary therapies.
While some of the treatments used may not be conventional, a guiding principle within integrative medicine is to use methods that have high-quality scientific evidence to support them and are fully physician-supervised.