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.
Catherine van Eyck, LMFT - Social Media Marketing CoordinatorTherapist, Clinical Supervisor, and 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 King, LMFTTherapist & Clinical Supervisor
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.
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 Pensiero, LMSWTherapist
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.
Jessica Cunningham, LMSW - Director of Human ResourcesTherapist & Clinical Supervisor
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 Martello, LMSWTherapist
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.
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.
Megan Kittredge, LCSWTherapist
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.
Alexandra Rovello, LMFT - Groups CoordinatorTherapist
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.
Kate Schacter, MFTATherapist
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.
Julie Gulemi, LMSWTherapist
Julie earned her MSW from the University of Southern California. In her youth, Julie worked as a Ford model, appearing in numerous magazines. Facing pressure to engage in unhealthy behaviors in order to continue working, she decided to leave her modeling career and created, “You Are Immeasurably More,” a program for teens and adults focused on body image, health at every size (HAES) and self-acceptance.
She created and led camps, classes, presentations and retreats in this subject area. Julie has also spent time working in private practice with adolescents and adults treating anxiety, depression, eating disorders, bi-polar disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, and many other behavioral and emotional concerns. She most recently worked as a therapist in a partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient program for eating disorders. Julie’s approach is client-centered and trauma-informed. Understanding that trauma is often at the root of symptoms, she emphasizes the mind-body connection while incorporating aspects of CBT and DBT. Julie tailors her approach to fit the needs of each individual client. Her firsthand knowledge of the importance of a sense of safety in the healing process allows her to create a warm, compassionate, and inclusive space for her clients.
Daniela Trotman, LMSWTherapist
Daniela earned her Bachelor’s degree in Sociology with a minor in Health Studies from Fairfield University, followed by a Masters Degree from Fairfield University. Daniela has experience working in an outpatient setting seeing adolescents and adults from a broad variety of mental health disorders and cultural backgrounds. Daniela has experience doing individual therapy, family therapy and group therapy with focuses on depression, anxiety, trauma, substance abuse and stress management. Daniela uses compassion and humor in her approach with her clients to build a strong therapeutic relationship to empower her clients to identify their strengths to achieve their goals.
Brittany King, LPCTherapist
Brittany earned her Masters of Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Western Connecticut State University. Brittany has experience working with adolescent and young adults with co-occuring disorders. Brittany uses elements of CBT, DBT, Motivational Interviewing, as well as being trained in EMDR. Brittany takes a client-centered approach to evaluate the day-to-day challenges each client faces, focusing on the best outcome to each client, working toward making a difference in their world each day. Brittany works collaboratively with clients in supporting them and challenging them to reach their fullest potential.
Alexandra Sollazzo, LMSWTherapist
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.
Chey Johnson, MA MFTTherapist
Chey received her Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from Berkeley College in New York. After spending sometime doing community work, Chey decided to further her education and ability to help others by obtaining her Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Southern Connecticut State University. Chey has experience working with individuals of different ages, families and couples. Using elements from both Cognitive Behavioral and Narrative Therapies, Chey has assisted others to acknowledge their own personal needs, work towards achieving their personal goals while opening themselves to new possibilities for their lives. It is Chey’s belief that while we each have the ability to get what we need and want out of life, we can still use a little help along the away. With this in mind, Chey works collaboratively with clients in supporting and challenging them to reach their fullest potential.
Nicole Pradella, LMSWTherapist
Nicole earned her Bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Connecticut. After gaining professional experience in the corporate marketing world Nicole attended Fordham University to pursue her passion for helping others, earning her Master’s in Social Work. Nicole has experience supporting students’ social emotional needs within the school system as well as providing therapy to adolescents and adults in an outpatient behavioral health clinic. Nicole has provided psychotherapy to individuals, couples and families, taking an integrated, holistic approach that recognizes the many factors that contribute to an individual’s wellness. Nicole leverages a variety of treatment modalities to best suit a client’s needs including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and mindfulness-based practices. She always seeks to meet clients where they are with an emphasis on trust, non-judgmental warmth, empathy and humor.
Elisabeth DiDonato, MS, RDN, CDNDietitian
Elisabeth is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) and a Certified Dietitian Nutritionist (CDN) licensed in Connecticut. She graduated from the University of Massachusetts Amherst with a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology, then went on to receive her Master of Science degree in Nutrition & Dietetics at Pace University. After graduate school, she continued her passion for holistic wellness by enrolling in an herbalism course, which highlights a “food as medicine” approach. Elisabeth has experience working in a behavioral health setting, working with clients who deal with various health struggles from food anxiety to disordered eating. Elisabeth helps her clients feel like their best selves by using food and herbs as a guiding factor in overall wellness. In a world full of stress and misinformation, Elisabeth encourages her clients to make small, attainable goals in order to get control of their well-being back. Her passion stemmed primarily through her own healing journey. Elisabeth has gone to countless practitioners and healers to better understand her body’s ability to heal and is now providing that support to others. Elisabeth believes in whole body wellness, which emphasizes a connection of mind, body, and soul.
Jessica Desai, LCSWTherapist
Jessica earned her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Sacred Heart University followed by her Master’s degree in Social Work from New York University. Jessica was also an MSW fellow in NYU’s Zelda Foster Studies Program in Palliative and End of Life Care. She has experience working as a clinician in various hospital settings supporting individuals and families facing illness, loss, life transitions, anxiety and depression. Jessica works together with clients from a strengths-based approach to identify skills to face life’s challenges. Jessica builds a therapeutic relationship with her clients to create a safe space for them feel heard, process their emotions, and achieve their goals.
Luz Sanabria, MSWTherapist
Luz obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Psychological Sciences at the University of Connecticut followed by a Master’s degree in Social Work from Sacred Heart University. Luz has experience working with very diverse populations ranging from the school system, residential facilities and non-profit agencies. Luz utilizes a client-centered, holistic and strengths perspective when working with her clients. Luz believes that a collaborative and welcoming approach is integral to her approach towards her practice of treatment.
Elizabeth McCandless, MSWTherapist
Elizabeth earned her Bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Gordon College, followed by a Master’s degree in Social Work from Fairfield University. Elizabeth has experience working in alternative school settings supporting students’ social, emotional, and behavioral needs. Elizabeth is passionate about being alongside clients struggling with anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, emotional regulation, and/or life transitions. While life can be messy, Elizabeth sees the hope and beauty that comes from these hard and uncomfortable realities. She seeks to create calm, non-judgmental spaces for clients to feel empowered, heard, and seen. Elizabeth uses different therapeutic models to support and collaborate with clients toward their goals of healing and growth.
Mataya Robertson, MA MFTTherapist
Mataya has experience working with diverse individuals, families and couples struggling with relationship dynamics, identity, self-awareness, confidence and life transitions. It is Mataya’s belief, that building an authentic relationship with clients is the foundation towards healing. Mataya’s approach is direct and collaborative, which works great in holding clients accountable throughout their therapeutic journey. She incorporates warmth, compassion and humor into her work, aiming to create an open, engaging space to explore problems, curiosities and reflection. Mataya finds value in using clients past and present experiences to create a treatment plan. Mataya doesn’t believe in one size fits all, tailoring to each clients needs by using different therapeutic models to set attainable goals.
Joann Carde, LMSWTherapist
Joann earned her Master’s Degree in Social Work from Quinnipiac University. Joann works in the public school system with experience in non-profit work supporting disengaged youth and their families. Joann has worked as an advocate for children and their families and enjoys working with clients of all stages of life to find their voice and use it. She supports clients using various modalities which include cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and a systems approach. Joann believes that each client has their own story and journey and provides support and services according to each client’s individual needs.