Toni Raiten-D’Antonio

Toni Raiten-D’Antonio is a psychotherapist in private practice, a professor of social work at Empire State College in New York, and a writer. Her two previous books, The Velveteen Principles and The Velveteen Principles for Women, have inspired hundreds of thousands of readers worldwide and have been used to train professionals in such varied settings as public schools, hospitals, rehabilitation centers, and state prisons. A former television and stage performer, she is also a much sought-after public speaker who has entertained, motivated, and educated college students, health care professionals, charitable groups, and the New York Jets football team.