Scottsdale veteran pens autobiography about personal PTSD

Marc and Sonja Raciti (submitted photo)

Marc and Sonja Raciti (submitted photo)

After serving 24 years in the military, Scottsdale resident Marc Raciti, PA-C is launching an autobiography on Sept. 9 including his personal experience abroad during the war and his trials and tribulations with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

With the help of his wife and life partner, Sonja Raciti, Mr. Raciti composed a thorough recollection of his battle with the disorder in the narrative, “I Just Want to See Trees: A Journey Through P.T.S.D.” Mr. Raciti is releasing the book in honor of Sept. 11 and the many Americans that were emotionally affected by that day in history, according to a press release.

His highest ambition through the development of this book is to help others who are struggling with the disorder for various reasons including military, rape or any other type of traumatic instance. Mr. Raciti aims to personally serve as an “open book” and trusted source for the P.T.S.D. community by sharing his journey. Mrs. Raciti, Psy.D, LPC, ABPP, CSAC, has served as a Clinical Psychologist within the Army National Guard and the Department of Defense with an extensive career history in psychology, trauma and pre-medical clinical studies, the release stated.

The couple met during their time being stationed in Hawaii and together they moved to Arizona to fill different roles at Luke Air Force Base and carry out their legacy in aiding the mental and physical health of others. Sonja and Marc currently operate their own non-profit organization, Healing Wounds where they work with people who suffer from P.T.S.D. and host events in the Valley to bring awareness to the disorder.

“I Just Want to See Trees” is currently being sold online through Amazon for $9.99 and Kindle for $2.99 and will eventually be distributed through media platforms like Audible.

To purchase the book, visit


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