Our vision is to promote emotional and physical wellness to help restore balance. We will do this through a non-judgmental, holistic, culturally competent and person-centered approach, using therapeutic strategies tailored to meet the individual, family and/or group’s needs; by supporting staff training and wellbeing; and by striving for excellence in all areas of service and professional growth.
TRACY C. RAMEY, LCSW
One of the most important aspects of Tracy’s approach to therapy is offering a non-judgmental and safe place for all clients, children, adolescents and adults, to process their concerns in a collaborative effort. Tracy has specialized in therapy with children and their families, with a focus in childhood trauma for the past 7 years. Tracy offers TF-CBT (Trauma Focused – Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), which helps children better cope with their traumas. Tracy’s work with adolescents, adults and couples, uses various therapeutic techniques, while validating each individual’s struggles with a healthy balance of exploration into dysfunctional patterns. Tracy is very excited to present to her practice the ability to offer EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitzation Reprocessing).
Tracy holds a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Fordham University and currently maintains her clinical social work licensure in the state of Connecticut.
SALVATORE CAPPETTA, LPC
Empowering couples, individuals, and children to overcome personal obstacles, which helps to improve their relationships with each other and within themselves, is one of my most important approaches to therapy. My greatest reward as a therapist is helping clients explore ways to make the changes in their lives that will allow them to look forward to their futures, with hope. I believe that we all need someone to talk with, who will really listen and accept us for who we are, without judgment. I provide my clients with a warm, nonjudgmental environment—a safe place to explore the issues that may be preventing them from living the life they want.
Additionally, I have used clinically tested and evidenced-based interventions in working with many community agencies. I have worked with children, teens, and adults to help them understand and overcome issues that they may have been struggling with in their lives. Solution Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Choice and Control Therapy, as well as other modalities, are a few of the approaches I use to help clients.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), and a National Certified Counselor. I graduated from Southern Connecticut State University, receiving my Master of Science in Counseling.
BRENDA COMERFORD, LPC
Brenda is a Licensed Professional Counselor. One of Brenda’s first approaches to working with clients is to develop a healthy, comfortable and supportive relationship. For the past 5 years, Brenda has worked with clients to identify areas in their lives where there is a need for transition, and to create a plan to make changes towards living happy and healthier lives. Brenda has experience working with adults and adolescents in an outpatient setting, to support individuals and groups in developing strategies that can reduce symptoms of: anxiety, depression, trauma, addiction, co-occurring disorders, mood disorders, relationship issues and numerous other mental health conditions. These areas of expertise are all assets of Brenda’s strengths. Brenda utilizes various therapeutic techniques to help individuals and groups achieve their desired results.
Brenda obtained her Master’s Degree with dual specializations in Clinical Psychology and Mental Health Counseling from Capella University
CASSANDRA TUCKER, LPC, ATR
Cassandra is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Registered Art Therapist. Cassandra has over 13 years of experience helping people to make positive changes in their lives and become happier and more fulfilled. She has worked with individuals with chronic mental illness, substance abuse issues, autism, depression, anxiety, trauma, attention challenges and various mental health disorders.
Cassandra has experience working with children, adolescents, adults, the elderly, couples and families. Cassandra provides a safe, non-judgmental space where clients can feel heard and supported. She uses a variety of techniques and approaches including REBT and Mindfulness based practices and treats each client as a unique individual. In addition to traditional talk therapy, Cassandra also offers Art Therapy, which can be used as a vehicle for communication, a way to express thoughts and feelings, and alleviate stress and difficult emotions. Cassandra believes that creativity can be a powerful way to tap into a person’s self-healing process and teaches others how to access this outlet within themselves.
Cassandra obtained her Master’s Degree from Albertus Magnus College.