Meet the Team

Katie Chesanek

MA, LCSW

Specialties: Adults and teens with anxiety and depression. Adults who have experienced trauma, specifically sexual assault and intimate partner violence, foster care and adoption, grief and loss, and adjustment to illness.

Katie has a Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Connecticut and a Master’s Degree in Psychology from Central Connecticut State University.  Katie has worked as a program manager and therapist for families who have been impacted by intimate partner violence.  She also has experience working with foster parents and children, adults adjusting to a newly diagnosed illness, and individuals who have been diagnosed with depression, anxiety, and bipolar disorder. Katie believes in the power of therapy in healing and utilizes a variety of treatment modalities, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Family Systems Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing.  She believes that therapy should not be a one size fits all approach and will work to provide the intervention that best fits your needs.

Candyce Scott

LPC

Specialties: Providing therapeutic services to children and their families, navigating school issues, anxiety, depression, and trauma.

Candyce  sees clients in Cromwell. She has a Master's Degree in Psychology and an Advanced Graduate Certificate in Professional Counseling at Central Connecticut State University. Prior to completing her Masters Degree she earned a B.A. in Psychology at Central Connecticut State University. Candyce specializes  in providing therapeutic services to children and their families. Her  particular areas of interest include multicultural counseling, depression, anxiety, stress management, relationship challenges, parent-adolescent dynamics, trauma, grief and loss.  As a LPC she has a variety of experience providing expressive art, laughter yoga, REBT, Person Centered Therapy, EFT, and Career Counseling.  Candyce is  committed to providing a safe and supportive environment for individuals and families who are struggling to find a greater sense of peace and joy.

Dr. Lynn Kratzer

Ph.D., Licensed Psychologist

Specialties: Children and Teens with emotional/behavioral/developmental
challenges and trauma. Adults with transitions, anxiety, and depression.

Lynn sees clients in Bristol and Cromwell.  She has a Ph.D. in Developmental
Psychology from the University of Pittsburgh and a Respecialization Certificate in
Clinical Psychology from Concordia University in Montreal. For the past sixteen years, she has worked in a therapeutic school setting with children and adolescents to address their trauma and emotional/behavioral issues. When working with children and teens, Lynn focuses on improving self-regulation, relationships and functioning at both school and home. She assists caregivers and families to help them understand and respond to behaviors that, on the surface, appear confusing, frustrating or unpredictable. With individuals of all ages, a strengths based and collaborative approach is used to help clients acquire skills and to increase their understanding of challenges. Treatment can include cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), play therapy, trauma informed practices, attachment theory, parent training, and solution focused therapy. Lynn's approach recognizes the relationship between brain, mind and body, family and cultural factors, lifespan developmental issues and the importance of promoting hope and empowerment. 

Tracy Clough

MSW, LCSW

Specialities: Children & adults with anxiety, deperession, trauma.

Tracy sees clients in Bristol and Cromwell. She holds a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Rutgers University with a Certificate in Violence Against Women and Children. She has provided a range of trauma-focused services to diverse client populations and incorporates principles of attachment, developmental trauma, and family systems into her work. She utilizes a strengths-based, person-centered approach that seeks to understand each client from his or her own lived experience and perspective. Tracy has worked with young children under 6 and their caregivers to improve relationships, address behavioral concerns, and support the healthy processing of traumatic events through Play Therapy and Child-Parent Psychotherapy. She has also worked with teens and adults experiencing low self-esteem, codependency, anxiety, depression, family conflict, issues related to histories of childhood abuse, life transitions, and relationship difficulties. She welcomes everyone to her practice.

Emily Charvis

Owner, MSW, LCSW

Specialties:  Teens navigating school special education services,

Adults with anxiety and depression.

Emily sees clients in Cromwell.  She has a Master's Degree in Social Work from Southern Connecticut State University and a Bachelor's degree from Temple University. For the past six years, Emily has worked with adolescents in the school system in alternative programs specializing in anxiety, depression, trauma, substance abuse, ADHD, school avoidance, ODD, conduct disorder and crisis intervention. She values the importance of not only supporting the adolescent but also strengthening the family unit. She helps families navigate the school system so the process is not so overwhelming. Her approach includes CBT and supportive solution-focused treatment to gain a sense of strength in their own journey to healing. 

Dr. Christy Jackson

Ph.D., Licensed Psychologist

Specialties:  Adults with transitions, anxiety and depression. 

Dr. Jackson sees clients in Bristol and Cromwell. She graduated with her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of Missouri-St. Louis. She has provided services to children, teens, and adults for over 15 years and is always learning new ways to help people meet their goals and to feel better in their lives. Dr. Christy is creative in finding ways for people to express themselves (i.e. art, music, movement). She also focuses on changing thoughts and behaviors to tackle depression, anxiety, and other issues that are keeping someone from meeting their full potential. 

Sonja Hanson

Head of Client Operations

Sonja Hanson graduated from the University of Minnesota with a Bachelor's of Arts degree in Communications. She has worked in marketing for 7 years before becoming CT Psych Now's Head of Client Operations. She lives in Minnesota where she enjoys boating, hiking and time with family. Sonja is excited to be a part of the CT Psych Now team because it's a growing business that takes pride in improving people's lives and their future.

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CT Psych Now

154 West Street, Ste 3D, Cromwell, CT

80 West Street, Bristol, CT

Call or text (860) 893-5628

Fax  860-358-9532

Email admin@ctpsychnow.com