Psychiatrist and Hypnotherapist Release a Mobile App to Bring Anxiety Relief to Test-Takers Everywhere

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Psychiatrist Lois Kroplick and hypnotherapist Craig Caliciotti produce an app called "Test Anxiety Relief" to treat anxiety in test takers. The app, developed by Pearl River, NY firm, Superior Technology Solutions, has been integrated on both the iPhone and iPad and is now available in the Apple Store.

We heard good things about Superior’s capabilities. We met with them and were impressed, particularly with the mobile development team... they were extremely accommodating and their office location made meetings very easy. - Craig Caliciotti

Board certified psychiatrist Dr. Lois Kroplick and hypnotherapist Craig Caliciotti have co-produced a new mobile app to relieve Test Anxiety. The app, developed by Superior Technology Solutions, is now available for download in the Apple store. Approximately a year in the making, the app will alleviate the symptoms of one of the major issues they see in their practices – test-related anxiety.

Kroplick and Caliciotti share an office suite in Pomona, NY, and have referred patients to one another for years. By using a combination of psychiatry and hypnotherapy, both saw patient improvement. They realized the importance of both approaches and crafted a way to collaborate and widely distribute their effective treatments – through an app.

Working closely with the two experts, the app was mapped and developed by Superior Technology Solutions. The Test Anxiety Relief app primarily targets students in grade school through graduate school but benefits test takers of any age. Both practitioners have worked with an array of students and have provided anxiety relief solutions prior to Bar exams, SATs, and even continuing education courses for professionals.

The app is designed to help maximize performance on exams while teaching the user effective strategies to help manage test anxiety. Features include general facts on test anxiety, self assessment tools, treatment information, and a series of audio recordings to help relax the user on the days leading up to an exam. The app is available for purchase in the Apple store for iPhone and iPAD use.

Finding the right team to execute Caliciotti and Kroplick’s vision was a challenge. Caliciotti noted, “We heard good things about Superior’s capabilities. We met with them and were impressed, particularly with the mobile development team. Throughout the entire process, they were extremely accommodating and their office location made meetings very easy. We continually made tweaks, and they really understood what we needed.”

Superior Technology President John Luludis shares, “It’s very gratifying to bring the visions of business owners to fruition. Our custom application development capabilities with a strong business focus enable us to completely satisfy our customer’s requirements. We’re looking forward to seeing the success of Craig and Lois’s app now that it’s online.”

Kroplick and Caliciotti have ideas about future apps and bringing more services to users’ fingertips, but first want to see how the Test Anxiety app is received. When asked where the idea for Test Anxiety came from, Kroplick shares, “We both have a passion for helping people, but there are only so many hours in the day. This allows us to help a greater number of people and at their convenience – a win-win.”

About Superior Technology Solutions
Superior Technology provides a full range of technology solutions and professional services designed to help our clients become more competitive than ever while achieving higher goals and superior results. With its highly skilled staff in technology infrastructure and custom software application development, Superior Technology provides businesses with competitive technology advantages that enable them to meet their business goals. Our commitment is to provide our clients with the most innovative and effective information technology products, services and solutions that meet their business requirements – with a clear focus on value-based business optimization. Learn more at http://www.superiortechnology.com.    

Dr. Lois Kroplick, DO, DFAPA
Dr. Kroplick is a distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and a board certified Psychiatrist. In 2014, she was named Physician of the Year by the New York State Osteopathic Medical Society. She completed her training at the Long Island Jewish Hillside Hospital and the NY College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Kroplick specializes in anxiety disorders, depression, bipolar disorder, adult ADHD and bereavement and grief. You can find Dr. Kroplick online at http://www.rocklandpsychiatrist.com.

Craig Caliciotti, C.HT.
Caliciotti received his training from the National Guild of Hypnotists, the American Council of Hypnotist Examiners, and Tribeca Hypnosis. In his Pomona, NY practice, he specializes in anxiety relief, pain management, smoking cessation, insomnia and bereavement. Learn more on his website, http://www.rocklandhypnosiscenter.com.

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