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.


 

Bio headshot for Dr Karin Sidman-Croghan, Clinical Psychologist | May You Find Peace LLC | Middlebury, CT 06762 | Watertown, CT 06795

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.


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.


Jamie Livingston, LPC

Jamie is a Licensed Professional Counselor and holds a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Community Counseling from University of Saint Joseph. She has worked with a diverse range of populations in different settings including Intensive outpatient and Intensive In-home therapy, child and adolescent psychiatric services, group homes, and community health settings. Jamie brings an array of skills related to family dynamics, women's issues, substance abuse, mindfulness and life skills training. Jamie is warm, accepting, non-judgmental, and provides a calm, safe space for clients to process their feelings and improve their communication skills and behaviors. Due to her vast experience working with individuals of all ages, Jamie is able to help her clients better understand their emotions, behaviors, and relationships in their life, opening up the door for healthy communication and understanding.

Jamie has a holistic focus, understanding that each person has many aspects that interact which make up the whole of who they are. She uses Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy and Gestalt therapy concepts to bring clients' awareness to the present moment and help create mindful change utilizing their strengths. She remains focused on the individual needs of each client served, helping individuals grow in potential through empowerment, practicing healthy skills, and starting exactly where the client is so that true growth can take place.


Veronica Ross, LPC

Veronica is a Licensed Professional Counselor with a Master's Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Veronica believes each of her clients have within them the ability to reach their full potential, whether that is to improve their relationships, parenting skills, career, or to change habits or maladaptive coping behaviors that are no longer serving them, such as substance abuse or feelings of anger, anxiety, depression, or school difficulties and behavioral health challenges.

Veronica is a bi-lingual (Spanish speaking) therapist who offers a collaborative approach to treatment. She is able to pull from various therapeutic modalities to best fit her clients' individual needs. Her goal as a therapist is to empower her clients and the families she works with so they may accomplish and maintain optimal mental health and wellness throughout their lifetime. Veronica believes you are the expert on yourself, and she is here to walk your path with you as you learn strategies to overcome obstacles and personal challenges in order to live your best life. Veronica works with clients of all ages, from children experiencing challenges at school, to parents, families' experiences changes and problems with communication, to individuals looking to improve their symptoms and behaviors. Veronica offers appointments within our two Middlebury locations, as well as in-home therapy.


Elise House, LCSW

Elise is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who graduated from the University of Denver with a Masters degree in Social Work focusing on Family Systems, and Wesleyan University with a Bachelor's degree in English and Creative Writing. She has worked with school-aged children, particularly adolescents, for the duration of her career, and loves assisting them in finding their voice, identity and independence while navigating the expectations and needs of their parents, schools, and communities. Elise works with clients of all ages, and using a warm, safe environment, assists clients to identify their strengths, goals, and abilities to cope with and overcome their symptoms and discomforts.

Elise's previous experience includes school-based counseling as well as working with child and adolescent Emergency Mobile Psychiatric Services. Through this work, she is well-versed in high risk assessments including the threshold for higher levels of care, however, she is excited to resume the practice of longer-term support, and has experience with anxiety, depression, self-injurious behavior, grief, the spectrum of sexual and gender identities, and social and familial conflict.

Elise looks forward to assisting people of all ages and backgrounds in navigating life transitions as well as in the overall quest for clarity and self-awareness. Through an eclectic approach including existential, solution-focused, and cognitive-behavioral techniques, Elise hopes to provide the safety and insight you need to identify subversive patterns of thought and behavior and move toward a more functional, confident approach to life.


Michelle Rumery, LCSW

Michelle is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who graduated from UCONN with her Bachelor's degree in Psychology, and her Master's degree in Social Work from Springfield College. Michelle has vast experience in trauma care for children and adolescents, including a certification in trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy, as well as experience using exposure therapy, play therapy, solution focused theory, and mindfulness and grounding exercises for children and adolescents experiencing depression, anxiety, mood disorders, PTSD, ADHD, and OCD.

Michelle enjoys working with children and their families using positive communication, play therapy, art, and self expression to help children feel more grounded, confident, and safe expressing themselves and their feelings. Michelle has a gentle, kind nature and takes the time to understand each child's unique self-expression of their symptoms and strengths.

Throughout her time as a therapist, Michelle has worked within various realms, including work within the school system, as well as at extended day treatment programs, focusing on implementing coping skills and social skills for children who struggle with behavioral or emotional stressors. Using a more warm, nurturing approach, Michelle focuses on building positive and trusting relationships with her clients and their family members, while working at the client's pace to meet the client where they are, making sure they feel involved and heard during their treatment.


Colleen Armitage, LCSW

Colleen graduated from Southern Connecticut State University with a Master's degree in Social Work. She is an experienced Licensed Clinical Social Worker who works with individuals of all ages. Colleen has worked with a diverse range of populations in a variety of settings including inpatient, outpatient, intensive outpatient programs, and residential settings. She has extensive experience working with adolescents and adults in individual therapy, family therapy, and group therapy. She uses EMDR, trauma therapy, and mindfulness- based practices to assist clients in coping with and overcoming symptoms that are interrupting their daily lives.

Colleen uses a warm, strategic, organized approach to identifying each patients' individual need to break through barriers to healing. She specializes in working with individuals with substance use disorders, eating disorders, depression, anxiety, trauma and PTSD. She utilizes evidenced-based therapies including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing. Colleen is intensively-trained and holds a certification in Dialectical Behavior Therapy. Additionally, she is an EMDR trained therapist and has in-depth training in Psychodrama and Relational Trauma Repair.

Colleen utilizes a strengths-based and person-centered approach to treatment recognizing that each individual has resources within themselves which, when fostered, will help them meet their treatment goals. She believes in the importance of the therapeutic relationship and works closely with clients to help them feel empowered to make changes in their lives.


Tanya Iacono, LCSW

Tanya Iacono is a licensed clinical social worker with a decade of experience working with adolescents and their families. Tanya has worked closely with adolescents and their families to understand complex problems and identify the therapeutic needs of the client, their families, and their environment.  She specializes in assessing for acute and chronic psychiatric concerns, and can pinpoint how to best proceed with treatment interventions.  Tanya has also engaged families in the process of assessing treatment needs that might involve the participation of family members in the intervention process.  She has worked closely with adolescents who have diagnoses of PTSD, autism spectrum disorder, significant cognitive and intellectual limitations, depressive mood disorder, anxiety disorders, substance use disorders and other areas of concern that might be a disruption to the clients overall functioning.

In addition to a long career working with the youthful population, including adolescents with behavioral concerns, Tanya has supervised a parenting education program and provided in-home services for families in need of counseling. She is also certified as a divorce mentor, and enjoys working with and supporting parents of children with special needs. For a period of time, she also provided psychiatric assessment and counseling in an acute psychiatric setting for those presenting with significant mental health risk factors.

Outside of her evaluation and counseling roles, Tanya has been teaching at Sacred Heart University for more than 15 years as an adjunct psychology instructor and teaches a field placement course for Master’s level social work students in their first year of internship.  Tanya has been dedicated to her ongoing growth and development as a professional.  She has participated in trainings related to validated treatment approaches including DBT, CBT and motivational enhancement/interviewing.  Tanya is currently in her final year of a doctoral program at Southern Connecticut State University where she has received extensive education in the area of advanced clinical practice. Above all, Tanya if a compassionate, focused, detail-oriented clinician who is a problem solver and thrives on providing specifically tailored treatment to adolescents, their parents, and families, while educating them on mental health and family dynamics and supporting their strengths and needs.


Dr. Susan Daly, MD

Dr. Susan Daly graduated from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine, followed by Yale University School of medicine for her degree in Psychiatry, where she completed her fellowship. She is board certified in Psychiatry and Neurology.

Dr. Daly has received extra training in child and adolescent psychiatry at the Intitute of Living, as well as training in Geriatric Psychiatry at Brown University.

Dr. Daly takes the time to really understand her patients. Though she provides extensive psychiatric and medication evaluations, she really enjoys taking time to listen to her patients and their goals, family life, and hobbies. Dr. Daly sees her patients as a whole person, and does not believe in stigmatizing labels. Rather, she believes in the ability of the human brain and body to reach a level of steady healing and coping through proper medical care and psychotherapy.

Dr. Daly takes pride in remaining up to date with her continuing education, continually taking courses in psychopharmacology, genetics, and epigenetic advances in psychiatry and neurology.

Dr. Daly is warm, easy to talk to, and truly understands the human condition and the effect stress and trauma can have on the body.

She has 4 adult children she is very proud of, hobbies she enjoys, including photography and reading historical fiction, in addition to spending time with husband kayaking and visiting science museums.


Alison Konow, LCSW

Alison Konow, LCSW is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who graduated from Fordham University with a master's degree in clinical social work, and Western Connecticut State University with a bachelor's degree in Social Work. Alison has worked with a vast population of ages throughout her career, ranging from 5 - 90 years old. She has worked in community mental health for the past two years, where she has gained experience treating trauma, mood, personality, and psychotic disorders as well as the treatment of substance use disorders through both individual psychotherapy as well as facilitating Intensive Outpatient dual-diagnosis groups weekly. Alison has a warm, patient, compassionate approach to therapy and enjoys working with individuals of all ages in order to help them improve their quality of life, relationships with family members and support systems, as well as tap into their own inner strengths and skills.

Alison has also taken on a specific interest in children, families, and parenting work. She has been facilitating the Parenting Education Program (PEP) for the State of Connecticut since obtaining her master's degree, a class mandated to parents in CT that are currently going through the separation or divorce process. Through facilitating this class Alison has gained knowledge on how to best treat both the parents, children, and the family as a unit during times of family transition and changes. Her experience has also included working as a Foster Care Social Worker, and as a mentor to children currently living in foster care homes. During her time in community mental health she also created and implemented a 10-week program for mothers who are currently involved with The Department of Children and Families.

She utilizes cognitive-behavioral techniques designed to reframe negative thinking patterns and provide a different outlook on scenarios, as well as dialectical behavioral therapy through worksheets and activities to provide a more hands on approach to treating mood disorders and promoting change in behavioral patterns. Alison has experience with play therapy for the younger population and takes on a solution-focused and goal-oriented approach to treatment. Alison is dedicated and passionate to bettering the lives of the clients she works with and providing them with consistent support.


Krina Adhikari, LPC

Krina Adhikari, LPC, is a Licensed Professional Counselor with experience working with mental health and substance use concerns. Krina received her Master's Degree in Mental Health Counseling from Northwestern University, after which she continued her career working with adolescents and adults of all ages on issues ranging from addiction, depression, anxiety, anger management, trauma, phase of life changes, relationship troubles, and many more. Krina has a passion for working with individuals who want to find ways to make changes in their lives. She lives and works by the quote "Be the change you wish to see in the world."

Krina uses a holistic and strength-based approach in her clinical work and uses a variety of styles from modalities including Myers-Briggs personality assessments, DBT for symptom regulation, and solution focused theory to best address her patients' needs. She particularly enjoys utilizing strategies from cognitive behavioral therapy, to assist patients to re-frame their thoughts, motivational interviewing, and dialectical behavior therapy to decrease uncomfortable symptoms. Krina sees each patient as an individual and incorporates patients' personality style, culture, beliefs, and goals into each individual treatment plan.

"Life comes with unexpected challenges and how we work through those challenges demonstrates who we are. Seeking help from licensed professionals during these difficult moments can help you learn new ways to grow through the challenge. Taking the time to search and read this information and find a therapist that suits your needs is a great first step in this journey."


Jennifer Landolt, APRN

Jennifer Landolt, APRN, is a prescribing psychiatric nurse practitioner who graduated from New York University. She spent the first 11 yrs of her psychiatric practitioner career working at Bellevue Hospital in NYC. During her time in NYC, Jennifer worked on a depression care team for adults, which focused on psychiatric and addiction patient support, allowing a collaborative environment where psychiatric clinicians and primary care physicians could work together to assess and treat patients in a multi-cultural, collaborative, patient centered environment.

Jennifer continues to enjoy working in a collaborative environment, seeing the patient as a whole person and consulting with other treating providers to ensure thorough care. She enjoys working with patients across the life span, including young adults, adults, and the geriatric population. In addition to her work in private practice, Jennifer provides assessments and medication evaluations for the geratric population within various nursing home settings. She brings a vast amount of experience with her, including the work she has completed within various environments - inpatient hospitals, outpatient offices, group homes, nursing homes and in home care.

Accustomed to treating many unique cases, Jennifer takes a great interest in her patients, and sees every client as an opportunity to help someone. She assesses clients based on their biology, psychology, and social influences. Jennifer enjoys taking time to listen to a patient's story, history, and current physical health, with the goal of working with the patient to gain relief from symptoms. Jennifer aims to provide psychoeducation to clients so they may learn about their symptoms and ways they can actively reduce distress and create coping skills, in order to live a healthy, well-rounded life.


Kelsey Hale, LPC

Dr. Kelsey Hale, LPC, PsyD, graduated with her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of Hartford, and is a licensed professional counselor with experience working with individuals of all ages. Kelsey has a range of experience including diagnostic interviewing through the United States Coast Guard Academy, providing attachment regulation and competency therapy for clients and families that have been exposed to trauma, and crisis intervention therapy for children and teens through emergency mobile psychiatric services.

Kelsey fully understands that attending therapy can feel vulnerable and overwhelming. Her approach to therapy is promoting a trusting partnership between herself, the client, and their family. Kelsey feels it's important that herself, the client, and the client's family are all working towards the same goals and that everyone feels comfortable enough to be honest and open. Kelsey has extensive training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and frequently utilizes DBT therapy and mindfulness strategies. Kelsey also has training in providing trauma-informed care including utilizing the Attachment and Regulation Competency model as well as interventions for working with complex trauma.

Kelsey believes that creating a therapeutic relationship will help the client and therapist to make progress together and empower the client to be aware of their own potential. She believes therapy is meant to focus on developing skills to make lasting changes in your life.

"I help clients better navigate the world around them and find a sense of peace and hope. I'm here to guide, support, and encourage you on your journey to becoming your most authentic self. Whether you are looking for added support during a difficult time, resolution from past trauma, or even just seeking a new skill set to cope with life in general, I would love to help you."


Belinda Lovell, APRN

Belinda Lovell, APRN, is a Board Certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner who graduated from Hunter College with a Master's of Science in Nursing. Prior to pursuing her studies in psychiatric nursing, Belinda developed a strong base knowledge of pharmacology with a background working as a pharmacy technician for many years.

Throughout her nursing career, she has provided care to diverse populations from adolescents to geriatrics, particularly in underserved areas, and specializes in treatment for a wide range of mental health conditions including depression, anxiety, and substance abuse. Belinda currently specializes in the treatment of adolescents (12 and older), adults, and geriatric patients.

Through her clinical experiences, Belinda has had great opportunity to work in various healthcare settings including inpatient, outpatient, supportive housing, home care, emergency acute care and partial hospitalization programs.

She enjoys providing a holistic care approach that utilizes multimodal therapeutic modalities, such as CBT, that are developmentally and culturally appropriate to the clients she treats. She truly believes in individualizing treatment tailored to the needs and lifestyles of her clients. Belinda is patient, kind, and thorough. She believes in holistic, well rounded care including the care of clients' physical health, in order for clients to obtain their mental health goals and overall well being.



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