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.
Teresa Perrucci, LCSW
Teresa is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker specializing in working with men, women and adolescents that are currently struggling with life transitions; family systems that have difficulty implementing boundaries or struggle with their communication styles, as well as individuals who could benefit from therapeutic support to identify goals to further the progression in their interpersonal relationships.
Teresa embraces a non- judgmental, supportive and rational approach to the counseling process. She has extensive experience working with Bipolar Disorder, Depressive Disorders, Anxiety Disorders and coexisting issues such as substance abuse, domestic violence and trauma (physical, sexual, emotional) primarily in the outpatient setting. Teresa received her Master’s Degree in Social Work from Fordham University.
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.
Annika has worked in a variety of clinical settings since graduating from Boston University School of Social Work in 2004, most of which were ethnically and culturally diverse. She specializes in trauma and its effect on both body and mind. She is informed by attachment theory, neuroscience and developmental psychology. She approaches most symptoms as understandable reactions to specific life circumstances. For several years she worked at an outpatient clinic for patients suffering with psychosis. Later she started a private practice which at its peak had about 100 patients in treatment. She is a native of Sweden but has spent much of her adult life here in the United States.
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