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.


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.


Bio headshot for Ashley Kiefer, Therapist | May You Find Peace LLC | Middlebury, CT 06762 | Watertown, CT 06795Ashley Kiefer, LCSW

Psychology Today badge | Ashley Kiefer, Therapist | May You Find Peace LLC | Middlebury, CT 06762 | Watertown, CT 06795

Ashley Kiefer is a Licensed Clinicial Social Worker who has worked in the mental health field for 10 years. Ashley received her Master's degree with a clinical concentration from Fordham University. She has worked in various settings providing clinical services including residential and inpatient settings, as well as hospice care and support programs for foster and adoptive children. She has unique experience working with chronic illness and pain, as well as individuals and families affected by end of life disease processes.

Ashley is a compassionate clinician who enjoys empowering her clients to learn and use skills that can help them identify their strengths during moments of stress, sadness, and transition. She uses a strength-based and person-centered approach to therapy, meaning she sees each client as a unique individual, with the capability and capacity to heal and persevere. Ashley is comfortable sitting with someone during their time of grief, and offering a caring, listening ear while holding space for her clients' strength and resilience.

Ashley is passionate about serving her clients in order to improve their quality of life. She will meet you where you are at and work with you to identify the strength you hold within. When she isn't working to help individuals heal and obtain peace, Ashley enjoys hiking, yoga and spending time with her family.

Watertown, CT 06795

2030 Straits Turnpike
Middlebury, CT 06762


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