Angelo Farenga, LPC, is a Psychotherapist with over 20 years of experience working with families and individuals who need help with difficult life transitions. His humanistic approach to understanding these difficulties provides a safe and respectful setting where clients can experience being heard without judgement. Clients learn practical tools to succeed in achieving their goals in healthy and productive ways. His early work in community Mental Health with children at risk has evolved to working with couples, families, and individuals dealing with separations, divorce, and blended families. Angelo is trained in EMDR to help clients with processing traumatic events. His specialized training in IMAGO Relationship Therapy teaches specific skills in changing the way clients communicate more effectively in their relationships. Angelo is fluent in Italian, loves good food, all kinds of music and spends his free time creating visual art and poetry. He has a Masters in Counseling Psychology from Antioch University New England.
Penny Tavar, LMSW, is a psychotherapist serving children, individuals, couples and families. Penny completed her Graduate MSW degree in 1997 and Post Graduate studies in Play Therapy and Adolescent Therapy in 1999 at Fordham University. Penny also continues extensive Post Graduate Training at the Ackerman Institute for the Family, one of the Premier Institutions for Couples and Family Therapy.
Penny Utilizes a Systemic-Relational Therapeutic Approach which embodies a collection of Ideas, Disciplines, Techniques and Practices designed to be effective in treating presenting issues and challenges presented by physical and mental illness, developmental difficulties in childhood, and relational trauma.
Fostering change, strengthening and clarifying relationships between couples, and family members and empowering individuals to envision and create positive change and growth is the desired goal and mission of this therapeutic journey.
Jennifer Weiss, LAc is a licensed acupuncturist, teacher of Chinese Medicine and speaker on acupuncture and holistic health. Practicing since 1993, she combines Traditional Chinese Medicine, Japanese acupuncture, earlier forms of Chinese acupuncture and modern applications to provide a unique palette from which to design individualized treatment plans. She places special emphasis on acupuncture and the emotions to help reorganize patterns of disturbance.
Jennifer has held clinical positions at Gramercy Park Sports Medicine and supervisory positions at the Fortune Society and the Wellness Center at Riverside Church in NY. As faculty at the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine and the Swedish Institute, she taught classes in medical theory, Japanese acupuncture, clinical techniques and treatment development along with clinical supervision of interns. She was instrumental in forming post-9/11 therapeutic healing endeavors. Presently, she is an associate professor at the University of Bridgeport in Health Sciences and is in private practice in CT.
Kari Lynn S. Isidori, LMT is a Licensed Clinical Massage Therapist in CT and NY for 15 years. She graduated from CT Center for Massage Therapy in Westport in 2001. As a massage therapist, she believes in listening thoroughly before customizing her massages to each individual’s needs utilizing her knowledge of Deep Tissue, Sports, Injury & Rehabilitation, Trigger Point, Medical, Pre-natal, Hot Stone, and/or Swedish modalities. Kari Lynn explains what her plan of treatment will be before starting any session. This is to ensure her client’s comfort level is always obtained. Following your session, Kari Lynn takes the time to give you “homework” to help you maintain or to keep progressing toward your goals.
Drea Purdy, LMFT is a Licensed Marital and Family Therapist who has spent 10 years connecting and working with people to navigate their complex worlds in order that they may live happier lives. Drea believes that the therapeutic relationship contributes significantly to personal growth and insight. Her nuanced multi-disciplinary approach has been and continues to be effective in treating individuals, couples and families who suffer from the use of tools that served a function and may have worked at some point, but are no longer contributing to a positive way of tolerating emotions and/or being in the world today. Drea received her undergraduate degree from Merrimack College in Andover, MA and her master’s degree from Antioch University in Los Angeles, CA.