Mental health providers

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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.

 

 

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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.

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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 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.

 

 

 

 

Satellite Locations:

FISH of Torrington
332 South Main Street, Torrington, CT 06790

Sullivan Senior Center
88 East Albert Street, Torrington, CT 06790

The Open Door Soup Kitchen
160 Main Street, Winsted, CT 06098

Torrington Soup Kitchen 
220 Prospect Street, Torrington, CT 06790

Torrington Middle School
200 Middle School Road, Torrington, CT 06790 

Oliver Wolcott Technical School
75 Oliver Street, Torrington, CT 06790

Mental health providers

Jason-Kersten-e1517426688231

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.

 

 

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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.

Photo of Teresa Perrucci

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 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.

 

 

 

 

Satellite Locations:

FISH of Torrington
332 South Main Street, Torrington, CT 06790

Sullivan Senior Center
88 East Albert Street, Torrington, CT 06790

The Open Door Soup Kitchen
160 Main Street, Winsted, CT 06098

Torrington Soup Kitchen 
220 Prospect Street, Torrington, CT 06790

Torrington Middle School
200 Middle School Road, Torrington, CT 06790 

Oliver Wolcott Technical School
75 Oliver Street, Torrington, CT 06790