Romeo Vitelli received his doctorate in Psychology from York University in Toronto, Ontario in 1987. He spent 15 years as a staff psychologist in Millbrook Correctional Centre, a maximum-security prison run by the Ontario government. In 2003, he successfully escaped prison and went into full-time private practice. His book, The Everything Guide to Overcoming PTSD is now available in bookstores everywhere.

He is a disaster management volunteer with the Red Cross and an active blogger. Check out his blog Providentia.