CT Psych Now
Counseling Services in Cromwell & Bristol, Connecticut
Meet the Team
Specialties: Adults and teens with anxiety, depression, or ADHD.
Sarah provides support for individuals, children, and families navigating career related issues, pregnancy and postpartum related challenges, parenting, family conflict, attachment issues, and school related issues. Individuals who have experienced trauma specifically related to foster care and adoption, grief and loss and major life transitions. Sarah attended Fordham University where she obtained a master's degree in Social Work. Sarah worked in an agency setting providing services to children and families for 9 years. Here she worked as a clinician and later as a Program Director working with first time mothers and fathers supporting them through the joys and challenges of raising a child and providing supportive counseling to foster and pre-adoptive families. Sarah's counseling style is warm, empathetic, and collaborative with a goal of creating the trusting therapeutic relationship and a space where a person is comfortable, connected, respected, and empowered. She believes in a strength-based approach utilizing a variety of modalities based off the needs of each individual, including Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Circle of Security, Play Therapy, Inner Child work, Attachment, Regulation and Competency for Caregivers and Motivational Interviewing. Sarah believes every person deserves to be heard and can create change and growth with the right support and tools in their toolbox.
Specialties: Adults with anxiety, depression, stages of grief, women's issues, and integrative medical and
behavioral health challenges. Loretta holds a Masters Degree from Southern Connecticut State University and a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from the University of New Haven. For the past 18 years Loretta has worked in many different areas of clinical social work-to include direct and leadership positions-providing her clients a safe and trusting space to heal. Her training, education, and experience allow her to understand the various social and emotional needs of different stages of life, as well as the power of choice. In therapy sessions, Loretta utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Person Centered/Positive Psychology to empower clients to transform into the best version of themselves. Loretta believes that every human being deserves a meaningful life, and she is more than willing to assist a person along that journey.
Dr. Lynn Kratzer
Ph.D., Licensed Psychologist
Specialties: Adults with anxiety, depression, and adjustment issues related to life transitions or current stressors. Middle and high school students with emotional, behavioral and developmental challenges. Dr Lynn has dual training in Developmental and Clinical Psychology from the University of Pittsburgh and Concordia University in Montreal. Prior to joining the practice, she worked in a therapeutic school for 16 years with students and their families to address behavioral, emotional and trauma issues. Dr Lynn works 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 modalities include cognitive behavioral (CBT), mindfulness based (MBCT), solution focused, behavioral interventions, psychodynamic, trauma focused and play therapy. Dr Lynn's approach recognizes the relationship between the brain, mind and body, the role of family and cultural factors, lifespan developmental issues and the importance of promoting hope and empowerment.
Specialties: Adults with anxiety, depression. trauma.
Tracy holds a Master's Degree in Social Work from Rutgers University with 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.
Specialties: Adults with anxiety and depression.
Emily has a Master's Degree in Social Work from Southern Connecticut State University and a Bachelor's degree from Temple University. For six years, Emily 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. For the last several years she has worked in private practice with adults and adolescents with a primary focus of Anxiety and Depression. She values the importance of meeting clients where they are and empowering them to be self-advocates in their lives. She helps individuals and families build upon their strengths and see themselves and others through an empathetic lens. Her approach includes CBT, strengths-based counseling and supportive solution-focused treatment so clients may gain a sense of strength in their own journey to healing.
CT Psych Now is accepting new clients.
Marketing & Office Manager
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 CTPN's Office Manager. She lives in Minnesota where she enjoys boating, hiking and time with family. Sonja is excited to be a part of the CTPN team because it's a growing business that takes pride in improving people's lives and their future.