Our Therapists

Bio headshot for Stephanie Cuomo, Trauma Therapist & Relationship Counselor | May You Find Peace LLC | Middlebury, CT 06762 | Watertown, CT 06795Stephanie L. Cuomo, LMFT

Stephanie graduated from Southern Connecticut State University with a degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. She is an experienced Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who works with individuals of all ages.

Stephanie is certified in Gestalt therapy, and works with trauma, anxiety, depression, and relationship and family conflict. In particular, Stephanie works with individuals who are experiencing stress in their lives, including life transitions, and students and adults who are experiencing anxiety due to perfectionism or high expectations of themselves. She has a talent for helping individuals to reduce the stress in their lives, as well as helping them to cope with the unpleasant symptoms of feeling overworked, stressed, and overwhelmed. Stephanie can help you if you are feeling stuck or "trapped" within your current circumstance or symptoms, while providing a supportive listening ear and practical solutions.

Stephanie is warm and empathetic. She uses a humanistic approach, and works in collaboration with the client by using mindfulness strategies, somatic experiencing, and person-centered therapy to get to the heart of a person's struggles and help them realize their full potential.


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Dr. Karin L. Sidman-Croghan, PsyD, LPC

Dr. Karin Sidman-Croghan graduated with her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Illinois School of Professional Psychology with a specialization in Health Psychology, and a Master's Degree from Adler University in Chicago, Illinois in Geronotological Counseling.

Karin works with teenagers through older adults, including seniors, and helps them to manage life transitions, depression, anxiety, chronic pain and illness, and substance abuse. Karin also has a degree in nursing, which helps her to have a great understanding of her clients' struggles from a medical perspective as well as a mental health perspective. During therapy sessions, she displays a great balance of humor and understanding. She provides unconditional support for her clients while encouraging them to engage in healthy coping skills, boundaries, and self-empowerment and growth.

Karin utilizes an integrative approach, including CBT, ACT, Adlerian, and Person-Centered Therapy in order to focus on the collaborative effort in sessions, with the goal of helping clients to find peace and positive, forward movement in their lives.

Karin believes in utilizing multiple disciplines, including art, movement, mindfulness and laughter, in order to help the client heal and grow while enjoying the therapeutic process. She is warm, kind, and fun, and enjoys making therapeutic sessions something clients look forward to.


Bio headshot for Richard Austin, Therapist & Addiction Counselor | May You Find Peace LLC | Middlebury, CT 06762 | Watertown, CT 06795

Richard Austin, LADC

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Richard Austin, LADC, Master's in Education, our compassionate, experienced alcohol and drug addiction counselor. Richard's goal is to provide a safe, non-judgemental environment where he listens to your hopes, dreams, and who you truly are, in order to get you to where you need and want to be.

Richard believes in treating the whole person. There might be many symptoms that accompany your addiction, including past trauma, anxiety, or depression, and he is here to process them with you and find healthier ways to cope.

Richard has worked within various realms, including Intensive Outpatient centers, conducting group and individual therapy, as well as work with the African Men in Recovery (AMIR) project.

Richard has worked with individuals of all backgrounds, including individuals who are medical professionals, public officials, or police. He wants to help you live the best life possible, and for you to reach your goals. Right now you might not feel like you deserve someone to help you- but that is not true. No matter how long it takes, he is here to help.

Theresa Pennachio, LMFT

Theresa holds a Master's Degree Marriage and Family Therapy from Southern Connecticut State University, where she became certified in Gestalt Therapy (a form of trauma therapy.) She works with individuals of all ages, couples, and families. In particular, children and adolescents love to work with Theresa due to her relatable, warm nature, and parents enjoy receiving coaching from Theresa in regards to ways they can connect to their children, manage behaviors, and understand their children's behaviors and emotions.

Theresa is certified Motivational Interviewing, SMART Recovery (substance-use based treatment), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy. She has extensive experience working with children with Autism Spectrum and cognitive-related disorders using behavioral modification techniques and ABA (Applied Behavior Analysis). Theresa has further experience working with children ages 3-18 who struggle with ADHD and conduct-related disorders, anxiety, substance use, trauma, and depression. Theresa also has years of experience working with couples on marital and co-parenting issues, and with families struggling to find common ground.

Theresa has a firm belief that therapy should be catered to the individual, not the other way around. Theresa's style is person/family/couple-centered, collaborative, and transparent, to foster the most effective and safest space for potential change to begin. Theresa utilizes cognitive restructuring, psychotherapy, solution-focused, and brief strategic techniques to assist clients with overcoming challenges that prevent them from living a meaningful and fulfilling life. Theresa also incorporates movies, music, entertainment, and humor to emphasize the importance of developing effective and sustainable strategies for clients to utilize outside of the therapy office.

Watertown, CT 06795

2030 Straits Turnpike
Middlebury, CT 06762


(203) 558-1143

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