Amy earned her dual degree in Psychology and Sociology from Fordham University in 2007, followed by a Master’s in Social Work from New York University in 2009. Amy was selected to participate in the LEND Fellowship Program, where she earned a Certificate in Children with Special Health Care Needs from New York Medical College. After graduate school Amy continued her education earning certificates in Nutrition, Personal Training, Life Coaching, and Yoga. Amy worked as a clinician in psychiatric hospitals, extended day treatment programs, and outpatient clinics before taking a role as the Trauma Specialist for Stamford Public Schools. Amy believes in a holistic approach to therapy with a focus on the importance between the mind/body connection. In 2015 Amy had the vision for what would become Revive, Center for Wellness and founded the company a few months later.
Casey earned her Master’s in Family Therapy from the University of Massachusetts in Boston, and became a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. Casey has a wide array of experience working in outpatient and school settings focusing on depression, anxiety management, goal setting, effective communication, and social skills. Additionally, Casey has experience working as a speech therapist, which she now uses to support clients with speech related symptoms, anxiety, and social interactions. Casey uses a multi-modal approach to therapy including CBT, DBT, and systems theory. Casey works to support clients seeking positive changes in all areas of life, and treats mood disorders, anxiety, depression as well as those with behavioral and social difficulties.
Madison Sparago, LCSWTherapist
Madison earned her Bachelor of Arts, with a major in sociology and minor in psychology, from Quinnipiac University, followed by a Master of Social Work Degree from Southern Connecticut State University. Madison is passionate about the work that she does with children, adolescents, and adults. Madison has experience providing intensive in-home and community services to children who are in the foster care system, and specializes in treating varying diagnoses, including anxiety, depression, adjustment disorders, and trauma. Additionally, Madison has helped clients manage common life stressors, such as academic and social pressure, employment transitions, as well as navigating co-parenting and divorce. Madison utilizes a variety of clinical modalities, including play therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) in her work. Madison views all clients from a strengths-based perspective, and enjoys helping them find the tools that they need to live both their happiest and healthiest lives.
Catherine van Eyck, MA MFT - Social Media Marketing CoordinatorTherapist, Personal Trainer
Catherine earned her Masters degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Fairfield University. Catherine believes relationships are central to our well being and she conducts the therapeutic process with this mindset. As a marriage and family therapist, she works with individuals, couples, and families through their struggles and hardships. She creates a connection with her clients that is both warm and respectful and helps them explore their lives and interpersonal relationships from a fresh lens. She aims to assist her clients when they are stuck or at a crossroads, helping them find relief, experience growth and create lasting impacts. Catherine also holds a certification in group exercise and believes that living an active lifestyle is a key component to achieving overall wellness.
Carli earned her Bachelor’s degree in Public Relations with a minor in Business from Penn State University, followed by a Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Capella University. She is a certified PREPARE/ENRICH facilitator and is experienced running couples’ groups. Carli is driven by a desire to help individuals and couples from all walks of life develop, repair, and sustain healthy and fulfilling relationships. She works primarily from a narrative therapy perspective, while incorporating elements of emotion-focused therapy (EFT) and The Gottman Method. Whether the goal is to manage anxiety, end a cycle of conflict, or prepare for a new life transition, Carli’s goal is to meet clients where they are and support them in getting to where they want to be.
Locations: Stamford, CT / Telehealth
Melissa Weidner, LCSWTherapist
Melissa earned her Bachelors degree in psychology followed by a Masters degree in Social work from Southern Connecticut State University. Melissa has experience working with children, adolescents, and families. Melissa has worked with those struggling to navigate through anxiety, depression, self -harming behavior, substance abuse and personality disorders. She has worked in a variety of settings including inpatient, residential, and community agencies. Melissa believes that all people will be able to improve their lives with the right tools and opportunity. She is passionate and enthusiastic and helps her clients to feel safe, empowered and understood as to help heal and enhance their lives. She uses several approaches in her practice including CBT, DBT, solution focused and holistic therapeutic techniques to help serve her client’s individual needs.
Location: Norwalk, CT / Telehealth
Amanda Capela, LMFTTherapist
Amanda earned her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Fairfield University and earned her Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from the same institution. Amanda is passionate about working with individuals, couples and families and practices from a systemic lens to create a safe space for all members to be open and honest in a therapeutic environment. She sees the individual as a person within a system and tailors treatment according to someone’s specific needs. Her therapeutic approach is holistic and wholesome, meaning she sees one not only as an individual, but also as someone who exists in relationship to others and the environment around them. Amanda’s approach to therapy is one of openness, warmth, with a bit of humor along the way, to promote growth and healing in the individual, as well as the family.
Location: Stamford, CT / Norwalk, CT / Telehealth
Jessica Cunningham, LMSWTherapist
Jessica earned her Bachelor’s in Psychology with a minor in Women’s Studies from the University of Connecticut and her Master’s in Social Work from Columbia University with a clinical focus on Health, Mental Health and Disabilities. Jessica also holds a certification in Health and Life Coaching, which she pursued to share her passion for health and wellness with others and learn new skills to bring into the therapeutic relationship. She has worked with clients from early childhood to late adulthood in clinical outpatient and inpatient settings. Jessica believes in the importance of empowering clients and creating a safe space to share and explore as they work toward identifying and achieving goals. Jessica views each client holistically, individually, and as a partner in determining the best approach for their needs.
Angela earned her Bachelors in Social Work with a core focus in Women’s Studies from Providence College, followed by a Masters Degree in Social Work from New York University. Angela has experience working as a therapeutic foster care clinician and adoption social worker where she served children, families, adolescents and young adults struggling with trauma, anxiety, depression, and life transitions. Angela uses a strengths-based approach to empower clients and help them incorporate healthy coping skills into their daily lives. Angela uses elements of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Solution-Focused Treatment when working with clients to best meet their needs and goals. Angela meets the client where they are at and provides a safe space for support, reflection and growth. Angela is passionate about helping clients become the best version of themselves in order to live a healthy and happy life.
Kristine earned her Masters degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Fairfield University. Prior to becoming a therapist, Kristine worked for nearly a decade as an educator in both Stamford and Greenwich public schools. Kristine has experience working with clients in multiple settings including Intensive Outpatient Programs, where she supported individuals and their families struggling with the challenges of addiction. Kristine utilizes a variety of treatment modalities including Structural and Strategic therapy in her work with clients in order to create treatment plans that are individually tailored to fit the needs of each individual and family. Kristine enjoys collaborating with clients to help empower them to find their inner strength to live a life they find fulfilling. Kristine is LGBTQ affirming and approaches her clients in a positive, supportive and non-judgmental manner to achieve their personal goals.
Maria received her Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from Western Connecticut State University followed by a Masters Degree from Sacred Heart University. Maria has had experience working in a diverse set of environments with a wide range of demographics, but much of her experience has been focused on working with adolescents and young adults in residential settings. Additionally, Maria performed an internship with the Department of Children and Families in the ongoing/treatment unit, and worked in a prominent LGBT Community Center where she facilitated groups and aided clients through probate court proceedings. Maria is passionate about creating a non-judgemental environment where clients can safely share their stories. Maria uses different therapeutic models to individualize treatment so that clients can be supported and empowered through a partnership to achieve goals, heal, and work through difficult life transitions.
Katy received her Bachelor degree in Social Work from Western Connecticut State University with a minor in Psychology, followed by a Master’s degree in Social Work from Fordham University. Katy works in both the public school system as well as therapeutic schools, supporting children with difficulties dealing with anxiety, social situations, behavior, and emotions. Katy’s passion is working with children to young adults and their families to help them be successful at home, in school, and in the community.
Alexandra earned her bachelors degree in Social Work with a minor in Justice and Law Administration from Western Connecticut State University, followed by a masters degree in Social Work from Fordham University. Alexandra has experience working for non-profit agencies supporting relative foster parents and their families. Alexandra is passionate about assisting her clients with gaining tools and strategies to discover their full potential, strengthen coping skills and regaining expertise to build confidence in their lives.
Sofia earned her Bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies with a concentration in Human Development and Psychological Services at Northwestern University. Upon graduation, Sofia worked at a large Manhattan law firm on pro bono cases, assisting clients with green card and asylum applications. Her pro bono experiences also included attending court with transitioning youths in the LGBTQ community filing for name changes and collaborating with Sanctuary for Families to assist victims of domestic violence. Sofia attended Fairfield University, where she completed her Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. Some of her favorite clinical experiences include running groups for addicts, alcoholics and their loved ones, and working with couples and college-aged adults through relational and “adulting” challenges. Sofia is a fierce believer in human resilience, and works to empower her clients to achieve their therapeutic goals. Sofia’s passion and love for the ongoing process of growth is demonstrated as she works with individuals, couples and families as they navigate life’s transitions.
Meg earned her Bachelors in Social Work with a Minor in Psychology from Sacred Heart University, followed by a Masters Degree in Social Work from Columbia University with a clinical focus on health, mental health and disabilities. Meg has worked in a variety of settings including schools, hospitals, outpatient treatment and providing in-home psychiatric services. Meg’s expertise is working with children, adolescents and young adults to help them learn social and emotional coping skills around issues of depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, or recent life transitions. Meg incorporates elements of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, play and behavioral approaches and psychodynamic approaches to best support the client’s needs and goals.
Locations: Stamford, CT / Telehealth
Katie Olson, LCSWTherapist
Katie earned her Master’s degree in Social Work from Columbia University, and has experience working at inpatient facilities, within the local school districts, and community agencies. Katie’s therapeutic approach is eclectic, using different therapy models to meet each clients’ individual needs. Her passion is to support clients through difficult life transitions by helping them identify their strengths and goals, and guiding them through the process of making positive changes in their life.
Locations: Stamford, CT / Telehealth
Laura Burke, LMFTTherapist
Laura earned her Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy from Fairfield University. She has experience working with youths and their families in diverse settings and experiencing a variety of issues: anxiety, depression, relationship issues, lifestyle challenges, and high-risk behaviors in children. As a Connecticut Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Laura is trained to view the individual, family and couple through the relationship lens. Ultimately, our relationships impact our behaviors, thoughts and feelings and if we change how we interact with those closest to us, we will change how we think, feel and treat ourselves. Laura also believes in the importance of holistic treatment because a problem in one area of life can create ripples that impact other parts as well. She believes in the importance of empowering each person to make his or her own changes and developing the skills required in order to improve daily life and relationships. Laura often uses Structural and Strategic models of therapy as well as Solution- Focused Treatment and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to help relieve symptoms of anxiety, depression, family conflict, and improve self-esteem to help allow a person or family to achieve change and move forward.
Kate earned her Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Fairfield University. Kate has experience working with families and individuals of different ages struggling with a variety of issues related to relationships, communication, self-confidence, and managing stress. Kate believes in taking a systemic approach that considers all of the significant relationships and supports in clients’ lives and exploring and building on the unique strengths of the individual or family. Using a collaborative approach to therapy, Kate begins with creating a supportive and trusting connection to provide clients with a comfortable space to discuss their challenges, insecurities, and hopes. Kate helps clients identify goals, explore patterns and opportunities for change, and develop skills to successfully move through the struggles and stressors that come up through different life transitions.
Alexandra earned her master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Fairfield University. Alexandra believes in an individual’s ability to create change in their life. With this in mind, she therapeutically guides her clients with honesty to help not only bring about healthy change, but also maintain it. She challenges people to explore how they relate to others and the world around them. Alexandra believes symptoms or challenges are the result of struggling relationship patterns. Some of these symptoms, which Alexandra has had experience working with, can include depression, anxiety, eating disorders, life transitions, lack of emotion regulation, and lack of self-worth or self-compassion. Alexandra strives to work collaboratively with her clients to explore how their symptoms may relate to their world and strengthen their relationships to begin to relieve symptoms.
Shantel earned her Bachelor’s degree in Family and Human Development from Arizona State University, followed by a Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Fairfield University. During her undergraduate studies, Shantel completed a summer internship program in Trinidad & Tobago providing individual and family counseling. Prior to starting her graduate program, Shantel worked for six years as an Early Childhood Educator specializing in the learning, developmental, social, and physical needs of young children. Shantel has experience working with children, adolescents, and families. Her therapeutic approach includes Structural Family Therapy Model and CBT to meet each client’s individual needs. She is passionate about working with clients to assist them in accomplishing the changes they wish to make in their lives.