About Inner Harmony Wellness Center

An Integrative Approach to Sustained Wellness and Self-Healing of Mind and Body

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.

Meet The Functional/Integrative Medicine Team
Dr. Peter Amato-   Doctor of Natural Medicine, Dr. of Mind-Body Medicine.  Senior Holistic Health Practitioner:  

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

BS Nutrition

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 

Zen Master

Ordained as a lay Monk (Thich Nhat Hanh)

Erin McFadden, M.D.- Board-Certified Internal Medicine Physician

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. Steve Sydlowski- Wellness Director, Program Administrator, Sr. Teacher

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- Lead Holistic Health Practitioner     

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. 

 Holistic Practitioner 

Certified Holistic Health Coach 

SCIO Biofeedback Practitioner

Quantum Reflex Analysis Practitioner

Autonomic Response Testing Practitioner 

Courtney Shingler, MSN, CRNP 

Courtney is our Nurse Practitioner at the Inner Harmony Wellness Center. She is a Holistic Nurse Practitioner who specializes in Hormone Replacement Therapy, Advanced Functional Blood Testing Analysis, IV Therapy and   Ozone Therapy.  Her background includes: 

-Graduated from Marywood University with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 2011. 

-Worked as an RN at Geisinger through 2019 with a primary focus in critical care. 

-Graduated from the University of Scranton in 2019 with a Master of Science in Nursing as a Family Nurse Practitioner.

-Current full time faculty at Pennsylvania State University teaching nursing at the Scranton campus. 

-CRNP-urgent care  


Hollis Mahady- Assistant Holistic Practitioner, Certified Holistic Health Coach, Red Light Therapy and Weight Loss Specialist

Hollis acts as the Assistant Holistic Practitioner, Certified Holistic Health Coach, Red Light Therapy and Weight Loss Specialist.

Her background includes a bachelor's degree in Communications from East Stroudsburg University.

She is passionate about energy healing, holistic healing, and healthy eating and living.

Cara Mattessich- Wellness Concierge

Recently transitioning from the home health industry, Cara finds purpose in helping people find ways in which they can help themselves. 

With studies focused in communications and a gift for coordinating precision care for her clients, she brings a unique perspective with her personal journey as a caretaker and is passionate about holistic health. This leads Cara to be a compassionate and attentive wellness concierge at Inner Harmony.

She works hands on with clients who are on their healing journey to create a complimentary care plan alongside the work of Dr. Peter. Cara also helps educate key community partners on the benefits of holistic health and integrative medicine. 

More About Inner Harmony Wellness Center...

Inner harmony is dedicated to providing an environment that promotes integrative health services – a model combining the best of conventional and alternative medicine that cultivates awareness, empowers individuals in obtaining optimum health, and well being.

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.

Integrative medicine combines conventional western practices with alternative and holistic therapies.

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.

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