Mental health providers
Jason Kersten, LCSW
Jason is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Behavioral Health Coordinator at Community Health and Wellness. He specializes in working with adolescents, men, and women that are currently struggling with depression, life transitions, communication issues, grief/loss and anxiety. He also works with clients that have been through traumatic experiences and have a difficult time finding a new path in the midst of that trauma. He also works with the teens of our community in the school setting.
He utilizes multiple therapeutic theories in sessions including, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Solution focused Brief Therapy and Motivational Interviewing. This is to help meet clients where they are at, identify their objectives for treatment and transform their lives into a life that they are looking to attain. The supportive environment created hopefully gives the client an opportunity to find a path and goals that they want, and to assist them in getting there. Jason joined Community Health & Wellness Center in September of 2015. He received his Master’s Degree in Social Work from Columbia University.
Dr. Gengyun Wen, MD, PhD
Dr. Wen received his medical degree at Chinese Army Medical University, Chongqing, China. He completed residency training through Elmhurst Hospital Center/Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY. In addition, Dr. Wen received his Ph.D. through the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, Beijing, China. He subsequently came to U.S. on an O-1 visa (individuals with an extraordinary ability in the sciences, education, business, or athletics) to pursue medical research. Dr. Wen completed his Postdoctoral Research training at Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA. Prior to joining to CHWC, Dr. Wen was a staff psychiatrist at Natchaug Hospital in Connecticut. Dr. Wen also has his own private practice in psychiatry and addiction medicine. Dr. Wen authored over 30 peer reviewed publications on bio-medicine at prestigious academic journals.
Robert Nield, LCSW
Bob is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with diverse experience in conventional and unconventional practice settings. Bob integrates Cognitive Behavioral, Solution-Focused, Relapse Prevention and other strategies into the helping process, and he has deep faith in people’s capacity to change. Along with sound clinical methods, he integrates common-sense and humor into his work with people as they strive to find balance of being well physically, spiritually and emotionally within the greater context of their family and their community. Bob earned an A.S. from Mattatuck Community College, and a B.S.W. and M.S.W. from Southern Connecticut State University. He has 4 children and he is a musician.
Allison Polesel, LCSW
Allison graduated from Central Connecticut State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology where she was a member of the honors program. She received her M.S.W. from the University of Connecticut School of Social Work. Allison areas of specialty are grief and loss counseling and the psychological effects of autism.
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