Counseling Services in Cromwell & Bristol, Connecticut
Meet the Team
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.
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, Personal 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.
Specialties: Children & adults with trauma, anxiety & depression. 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.
Owner, MSW, LCSW
Specialties: Anxiety and depression in adults and adolescents; Navigating the special education system within school systems. Emily sees clients in Cromwell and Bristol. She has a Master's Degree in Social Work from Southern Connecticut State University and a Bachelor's Degree from Temple University. Emily worked with adolescents within 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.
Dr. Christy Jackson
Ph.D., Licensed Psychologist
Specialties: Adults with transitions, anxiety & 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.
Specialties: Children and teens with anxiety and depression, personal growth, self-exploration, self-esteem, ADHD and navigating school-based issues. Jessica earned a B.A. in Psychology from Florida Atlantic University. She then pursued her Master's Degree in Counseling, with a specialization in School Counseling and Child Welfare from the University of Saint Joseph. She holds a certificate in Clinical Supervision from USJ and is a Certified Professional School Counselor. She also holds her LPC (Licensed Professional Counselor) in addition to her school certification. For the past 17 years, Jessica has worked in the CT public school system supporting and encouraging children and families to change negative and self-destructive behaviors and increase emotional and social well-being. She believes in the interconnectedness of a person’s mind, body and spirit, and utilizes this holistic approach in her work with children and teens. She has special interests and training in mindfulness, youth empowerment (especially young girls), anxiety, depression, school-based issues, self-esteem, and stress management. Jessica is compassionate, open-minded and non-judgemental. She creates an environment where individuals can express themselves without feeling trapped by conventional measures. She believes in the power of creative expression to enhance life and discover individual strengths. Believing that laughter is truly the best medicine, she makes therapy fun.
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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.