Laurel Wiers, LMFT, Director
Laurel is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who has been practicing in Southeastern CT for over 20 years. She received her BS in Communication Disorders from Calvin College and her MS in Marriage and Family Therapy from East Carolina University. She works with couples, families, and indiviudals. She treats depression, grief, anxiety and women's issues. She specializes in treating individuals and couples who have experienced infidelity. She is the author of Betrayed, Not Broken (Morgan James Publishing, 2015) and contributing author to Sucessful Living and Successful Marriage. Laurel is a certified Gottman educator and an A.R.T (Accelerated Resolution Therapy) therapist for clients with PTSD.
Lisa Maloney, LMFT
Lisa is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She received her BA in Psychology from Eastern CT State University and her MA in Marriage and Family Therapy from Southern CT State University. Lisa specializes in sexual abuse recovery and grief issues. Lisa works with individuals, couples and families. She is the Executive Director of CareNet Pregnancy Resource Center of SE CT.
Mark Johnson, LCSW
Mark Johnsonis is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a Master of social work degree from UCONN and a Masters of Divinity Degreee from Grand Rapids Theological Seminary. He also has as BA degree in Speech Communications from Cedarville University. He serves as a Chaplain in the Connecticut Army National Guard and is employed with the Deprtment of Veterans Affairs working with combat veterans. Mark works with individuals, couples and adolescents. He treats anxiety, depression, trauma, grief and adoption issues. Mark is also trained in A.R.T.(accelerated resolution therapy) for clients with PTSD.
Kathy Skrabacz, LADC
Kathy is a Licensed and Certified Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor. She received her MA in Clinical Psychology from the University of Hartford. She has over 20 years of experience helping adults and children (ages 10 and up) address addictions. She treats relationship issues, sexual abuse, recovery concerns and emotional stress that stems from growing up in a home where unhealthy patterns of behavior were taught. Kathy recognizes how such issues affect family members and offers them support as well.
Priscilla Liebenthal, LMFT
Priscilla is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She received her BS in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Michigan and her MS in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Rhode Island. She works with couples, families and individuals with depression, anxiety, grief, trauma recovery, couples dynamics and parenting strategies. She is a state-certified clinician for Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
Jennifer Lambert, LCSW
Jennifer is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has been in the behavioral health field for over 15 years. She earned her BBA in Accounting and BA in Political Science from the University of Massachusetts then went on to obtain her Master of Social Work from Portland State University in Oregon. She treats individuals and couples and is experienced in treating Depression, Anxiety, Addiction, Trauma, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders, Eating Disorders and Life Transitions. She works with clients to identify how thought patterns can be self-defeating and then build greater self-acceptance and love. She also helps clients build better coping skills to be able to manage the ups and downs of life in a healthy, productive way.
Patty Giannattasio, MFT
As one who has experienced multiple losses, I understand the process we all go through as we maneuver through the various challenges that life brings. Whether big or small, anticipated or not, a measure of stress accompanies change and it can be helpful to have someone who "gets it" join you and hold hope for you when you do not have the capacity to hold it for yourself.
My specialty is working with those who grieve a loved one or loss due to circumstances including but not limited to infertility, miscarriage, financial loss, illness, or relationship status. I consider it a privilege to hear your story and walk with you as you journey towards healing and wholeness.
In addition to my private practice, I partner with the Dagle Foundation, in Niantic, which is "anchored in hope and empowered to support, [and] is dedicated to the healing of grieving adults" We offer support groups and psychoeducation on grief and mourning.
Patty received her B.A. in Psychology at the University of Rhode Island and her M.A. in Marriage and Family Therapy Southern CT State University.
Currently, Patty does not accept insurance but sees clients at a self-pay rate of $80 a session.
Rachel Powell, LPC
I earned my MS in Counselor Education from Central Connecticut State University and I am a National Certified Counselor. I also work as a School Counselor at the Middle School Level. I have over 15 years of experience working with children and youth within the public-schoolsetting from elementary to high school.
I have experience working with adolescents experiencing anxiety, depression, self-harming (non-suicidal) behaviors. I have experience working with adolescence experiencing ADHD, disruptive behaviors, low self-esteem, poor academic performance, peer and relationship challenges, abuse and grief.
I have received and hold specialized training in Cognitive Behavioral Intervention for Trauma in schools. I utilize a variety of therapeutic approaches, including CBT, Solution Focused, and Mindfulness-based interventions. My desire is to provide a safe and empathetic ear while providing the tools to bring about change in thoughts, feelings, and behaviors so each child can recognize their full potential.