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Connecticut Psychiatric and Wellness Center, LLC

Our Staff

Owner and Psychiatrist

David M. Aversa MD, MPH
Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist
Forensic Psychiatrist
General Psychiatrist
Medical Director

Staff and Clinicians (Alphabetical by Last Name)

Vanessa Acampora
School Consult Coordinator/TMS Coordinator

Monica Aversa
Office Administrator

Ashley Boland, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor

Alizah Burger
Psychology Intern

Lorraine Byam 
Psychology Intern

Derek Case, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor

Edith Capellan
Office Administrator

Shannon Delfino
Office Administrator

Ashley Donovan, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Paul Donovan, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Claudia-Santi F. Fernandes, LPC, MCHES, NCC
Licensed Professional Counselor

Kayla Frick, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Susan Galarraga, LCSW 
Licensed Clinicial Social Worker

Anne Gaetano, LPC, LADC
Licensed Professional Counselor/Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor

Kristin Grasso, MFT
Marital & Family Therapist

Dana Hoffman, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Laurie Hoyt, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Danielle Knauft, LCSW 
Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Adrienne Koenigsberg, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Sarah Monteleone, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Deanna Morabito, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Emilie Nicotra, LCSW 
Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Cynthia Palmisano, PsyD
Psychologist/Clinical Coordinator

Laura Petiford, APRN
Advanced Practice Registered Nurse

Drea Purdy, LMFT
Licensed Marital and Family Therapist

Marissa Sessa, LCSW
Licensed Clinicial Social Worker 

Sarah Sessa, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Karlie Spader
Psychology Intern

Ronald Vanacore, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor

Amy Vatner, JD
Education Attorney

Benjamin Ward
Psychology Intern