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.
Ashley Kiefer, LCSW
Ashley is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has worked in the mental health field for 10 years. She received a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Western Connecticut State University and a Master’s degree in social work from Fordham University. Ashley has worked in various settings providing clinical services, including residential and inpatient settings. She has experience working with several populations including adolescents and families, individuals with co-occurring disorders, the chronically ill, veterans, and individuals experiencing grief and bereavement.
Ashley uses a strength-based and person-centered approach to therapy. She believes in treating the whole person and taking a holistic approach to treatment. She is passionate about serving individuals to improve their quality of life.
When she isn’t working, Ashley enjoys hiking, yoga, and time with her family.
David Sperling, MD
Dr. Sperling received a B.S. in Pharmacy from SUNY Buffalo in 1965, and an M.D. from Rush Medical College, Chicago, IL in 1974. Residency training was at the Institute of Living in Hartford, CT. He is a Board Certified in Psychiatry from the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and has practiced psychiatry for more than 40 years. During that time he worked initially for 20 years in private practice in Hartford, followed by more than 20 years in outpatient psychiatry clinics at Mt.Sinai/St. Francis Hospitals, Danbury Hospital, BH Care, all of which he served as Medical Director of Outpatient Psychiatry, and DMHAS Waterbury as a Principal Psychiatrist.
Martha “Martie” Boyer, LCSW
Martie Boyer is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Intake Coordinator for CHWC. An experienced clinician, she provides individual, couples, and group therapy. Over the course of her career, Martie has worked on a wide range of issues, including trauma, domestic violence, substance use, anxiety, and depression. A kind and caring therapist, she uses a strength-based and holistic approach that focuses on body, mind and spirit to support health and well-being.
Martie received an M.S. in Counseling from the University of Hartford and an M.S.W. from Smith College School of Social Work, Northampton, MA.
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