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Dana Krete, ND, LAc

Dana Krete, ND, LAc

Services: Naturopathic Medicine and Acupuncture

Dr. Krete earned her Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine and Masters of Acupuncture at National College of Natural Medicine in Portland, Oregon. As a Naturopathic Physician, Dr. Krete uses a multidisciplinary approach to treatment including acupuncture, Chinese and Western herbs, homeopathy, nutritional supplements, and especially enjoys providing nutritional counseling. Staying true to the roots of both Chinese and Naturopathic medicine, every patient is treated as a whole person and as an individual. She enjoys treating patients of all ages and, as a mother of two, she is very happy to see children in her practice.
Dr. Krete has experience treating a vast array of medical conditions. She has a particular interest in treating hormonal imbalances including PMS and menopause, digestive disorders, fatigue, anxiety, depression and insomnia, and also musculoskeletal pain including sciatica, low back and neck pain.

Suzanne Murphy, DC

Suzanne Murphy, DC

Services: Chiropractic

Dr. Murphy has more than 25 years of experience and combines hands-on techniques and physiotherapy procedures to create a treatment plan for clients of all ages with acute and chronic injuries and conditions. Murphy is a 1993 cum laude graduate of Western States Chiropractic College in Portland, Oregon where she earned her Doctor of Chiropractic Degree and served as a volunteer physician with the Portland Ballet, treating professional dancers and their injuries. She also received a Bachelor of Science in Biology with a specialty in Exercise and Systems Physiology from Rutgers College. It was during her time at Rutgers as a college athlete that Murphy was initially drawn to the study of biomechanics and kinesiology, performing research to study the effects of sports movements on joints and prevention of injury. A member of the American Chiropractic Association and the New York And Connecticut Chiropractic Associations, she currently volunteers with local high schools and club teams to prevent sports injuries and promote proper performance nutrition.

Alicia DeMartin, MSOM, LAc

Alicia DeMartin, MSOM, LAc

Services: Acupuncture

Alicia received her BS from The University of Vermont and a MS in Oriental Medicine from Southwest Acupuncture College in Boulder, Colorado. She owned a private practice in Vail, Colorado for 6 years and has over 10 years of experience specializing in pain management and orthopedics. Alicia loves working with orthopedic conditions, arthritis, injuries, pain of all varieties and post-surgical rehab, especially joint replacements.

Sandy Daignault, LCSW

Sandy Daignault, LCSW

Services: DBT, CBT, Counseling and Therapy

Sandra (Sandy) Daignault, LCSW is a licensed clinical social worker who brings to our program over 20 years clinical experience, and a reputation as one of the top Dialectical Behavioral therapists in CT. She most recently created and directed the Integrative Behavioral Health Program at Middlesex Hospital, Middletown CT. Previously, she was the lead group therapist and staff educator for well over a decade at Yale Psychiatric Hospital. She piloted and implemented what has been considered the most successful therapeutic program the hospital had ever offered as part of its psychiatric and addiction services. Sandy worked in both the inpatient and intensive outpatient service lines at Yale. Through her work at the hospitals, she has shown the importance of including psychiatric services as an essential component of providing the best wholistic health care – combining a mind and body approach along with working closely with primary care physicians helps patients to achieve maximum wellness.

Sandy Daignault is author of the book, “Come To Group!: an essential psychoeducational workbook for all psychiatric clinicians looking to educate and support their patients wellness”, 2013, a resource used by many DBT therapists across the counry. She has maintained a private practice for many years and has worked for, and with, several of the most respected psychiatrists in the field.

Sandy started with Privé Swiss CT providing private dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) services to our clients as part of the Privé Swiss CT Psychological/Emotional Retreat program. As Programs Director, she oversees all aspects of programming provided to Privé Swiss clients, as well as case management and clinical liaison with providers within each client’s community. She continues as our expert DBT therapist for Privé Swiss clients, as well as maintaining a private practice.

“The best type of therapy is a combination of all the great therapies.” Sandy knows that no single approach is the right fit for our clients and ensures that clients receive the very best clinical services available.

Education:

Master of Social Work (MSW) | University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, 1995
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology | Keen State College, Keene, NH, 1992
Associate of Science in Chemical Dependency | Keen State College, Keene, NH, 1992
Dialectical Behavior Therapy Certification | Yale Medical School, New Haven CT, 2016

Elizabeth Hale-Rose, LCSW, CPC

Elizabeth Hale-Rose, LCSW, CPC

Services: Mindfulness Training, Counseling and Therapy

Elizabeth is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (MSW, Smith College, 1994) who specializes in treating mood and anxiety disorders and has a special interest in integrating mindfulness into clinical work and self-development. She has studied Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) for depression relapse prevention with Zindel Segal, PhD, and has studied many additional relaxation and meditation practices. She has extensive teaching experience.

Joanna Crowell, MS, LPS, LADC

Joanna Crowell, MS, LPS, LADC

Services: EMDR, Psychotherapy and Alcohol/Drug Counseling

Joanna is certified by the National Board of Certified Counselors. She holds a Master of Science in Community Counseling from SCSU. Joanna is an experienced Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Drug & Alcohol Counselor. She has written and provided lectures on treating addiction, and is certified by Medication Assisted Therapy to help the growing population of people addicted to opiates and other substances. Joanna is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), an integrative psychotherapy approach that has been extensively researched and proven effective for the treatment of trauma. In addition to EMDR, Joanna utilizes Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Brief Solution Focused Therapy and Existential Therapies.

Comer Rudd-Gates, NCC, ATR, LPC

Comer Rudd-Gates, NCC, ATR, LPC

Services: Expresssive Therapy, Disordered Eating Specialist and Counseling

Comer has been a practicing Registered Art Therapist and Licensed Professional Counselor for over 25 years. She specializes in depression, anxiety, disordered eating/ eating disorders, body image, trauma, grief, relationships and the role of creativity in one’s healing. She produced a film, Bodyspeaks, about women healing their bodies. Comer is passionate about the importance of prevention/education that offers hope and the possibility of change.

Ellen Wasyl, MBA, CLC

Ellen Wasyl, MBA, CLC

Services: Executive Life Coaching

Ellen has over 20 years of Fortune 500 experience in strategy and innovation, mergers and acquisitions, organizational design, internal culture, and large-scale change initiatives. Ellen knows what it’s like to reach a place of corporate burnout. The chronic stress, strained relationships, and constant demand to be more and do more can often clutter our vision of what’s possible, resulting in what feels like an emergency tailspin.
Ellen’s work as a Possibilitarian® is fueled by a desire to use her past experiences to help you see the possibilities in your own life and become unstoppable by believing in them. Ellen has been in the same place you are, and by believing in her own possibilities, she has been able to use her curiosity and love of learning to encourage others to discover their own possibilities and live more fulfilling lives.

Formally, she has strengthened the foundation as:

•a graduate of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute’s MBA program
•a graduate of the Georgetown University Executive Leadership Coaching Program
•a graduate of the Stanford Graduate School of Business Executive Education Program: Leading, Change and Organizational Renewal (LCOR)
•a trained administrator of the Enneagram for Personality Types as a tool for transformation
•a leader with advanced training in Adult Development, Team Coaching, and Organizational Development
•a trained administrator of The Leadership Circle 360 and Cultural Surveys – providing MRI like precision into creative competencies, reactive tendencies and the underlying internal assumptions (beliefs) that run behavior

Ellen is also a Certified ICF Leadership Coach. The ICF, the world’s largest organization of professionally trained coaches, awards credentials to professionals who meet stringent education and experience requirements.

Brigitta Jansen, MS, CN

Brigitta Jansen, MS, CN

Services: Functional Nutrition

Brigitta addresses the root cause of chronic disease instead of just managing symptoms by utilizing blood chemistry, metabolic testing, GI panels, food sensitivity testing, genetic/hormone testing and diet/ health history to determine one’s nutrient needs. Her focus is on healing the gut using the 5R program, as well as gentle detoxing and rebalancing of nutrient levels.
Brigitta is a Summa Cum Laude graduate of the University of Bridgeport (Masters in Human Nutrition,) and holds a BS in Neuroscience from University College London, UK. She is a member of Phi Kappa Phi and the American College of Nutrition.

Betty Hamilton, RN, BSN, MA, CCH, CYT, R.M.T.

Betty Hamilton, RN, BSN, MA, CCH, CYT, R.M.T.

Services: Hypnosis and Reiki

Betty Hamilton is a registered nurse, has her Master of Arts in Experiential Health and Healing and is a certified hypnotherapist. Betty has spent 40 years as a registered nurse at Yale New Haven Hospital. She became interested in complementary healing while getting a master’s degree in Experiential Health and Healing from the Graduate Institute in Bethany, CT. Her passion and results for hypnosis inspired her to open her private practice dedicated to helping and healing people through Hypnosis and Reiki.

Debbie Sodergren, R.M.T

Debbie Sodergren, R.M.T

Services: Reiki and Energy Medicine

Debbie Sodergren is a nationally certified Reiki Master Teacher, Energy Body Vibration Coach, Meditation teacher, author, speaker, and owner of Up Vibrations, LLC. A graduate of the New England School of Metaphysics in 1998, she is also trained in chakra balancing, vibrational medicine, channeling, and is an Infinite Possibilities Trainer. Debbie works with people in groups and one on one sessions providing energy work and education on how to craft and execute a powerful strategic plan of wellbeing in order for people to live their most authentic and fulfilled lives. Debbie has also written the book, Just Be….Your Path to Meditation & Awareness.

Sarah Faucher, LPC, MA

Sarah Faucher, LPC, MA

Services: Depression, Anxiety and Addiction Counseling & Therapy

Sarah has been working in the mental health and substance abuse fields for the past fifteen years. She has worked in a wide range of settings including inpatient and outpatient substance abuse treatment, medicated assisted treatment, partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient treatment, and outpatient clinical treatment. Sarah has a master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from Lesley University with additional training in Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Strength Based Therapy and Person-Centered Therapy. Sarah works with adolescents, adults and couples. She specializes in mood disorders, substance abuse issues and relationships.

Beth Jezyk, LMT

Beth Jezyk, LMT

Services: Massage, Reiki, Cupping, Gua Sha, and Abhyanga

Beth is a graduate of The Connecticut Center for Massage Therapy and has been a licensed massage therapist since 2001. Beth is an Ayurvedic-minded massage therapist, incorporating the use of herbal oils and products, special diets, and other unique health practices. She also incorporates Reiki into her practice. Tailoring each massage to her clients needs, Beth additionally offers deep tissue, herbal body treatments, prenatal massage, and doula services. She is trained and experienced in Chinese Cupping and Gua Sha.

Jen Truken, LMT

Jen Truken, LMT

Services: Massage, Reiki, Meditation and Esthetics

Jen has been a licensed massage therapist for more than 25 years and an esthetician for more than a decade. A graduate of the Connecticut Center for Massage Therapy, Jen has worked with a diverse clientele, including numerous VIPs at the largest casino in the world. Jen credits her years of experience and ability to connect with clients as the reasons behind the high demand for her massage. She specializes in deep tissue work and is well-versed in trigger point therapy to aid in pain relief. Jen believes every client is an individual, and massage is not just a physical experience, but also an energetic one. In addition to her massage training, she has trained for many years in reiki, meditation and other energy modalities. Her intuition and energy work help her create an atmosphere for clients where relaxation and pain relief can both be achieved. Jen’s massage work continues to evolve as she continues learning and growing as a therapist and energy worker.

Tracee Dolan, LMT

Tracee Dolan, LMT

Services: Massage, Reiki, Cupping, Meditation and Yoga

Tracee Dolan is a Licensed Massage Therapist & Yoga Instructor. She took her 200hr training in 2009 with Prana Power Yoga of Boston & has studied as much as possible ever since! Most recent studies include: Prenatal Yoga with Gurmukh, Functional Anatomy with Ellen Heed & Restorative Yoga with Jillian Pransky. A graduate of The Massage School of Boston, Tracee also practices Cupping Therapy & Reiki. She currently teaches Massage & Restorative Yoga workshops, heated & non heated Vinyasa classes, parent+child partner yoga classes, Baby Massage & Yoga classes, Chakra clearing meditation+Yoga Workshops & BarefootBands™ Yoga classes. Tracee’s wish is that we make the time for our yoga & meditation practice so we may “practice” feeling good in our body, heart & mind on & off of our mat.

Dana Perun, LMT

Dana Perun, LMT

Services: Massage

A native of Connecticut, Dana has been a licensed, practicing massage therapist since 2009. Tailoring each massage to help one feel relaxed and rejuvenated, Dana uses a combination of Swedish relaxation, deep tissue and stretching techniques. Specializing in myofascial release, trigger points and orthopedic massage, Dana provides her clients with a restorative, therapeutic treatment that aids in the body’s natural healing process.

Melissa Strobel, LMT

Melissa Strobel, LMT

Services: Massage and Reiki

Melissa is a licensed Massage Therapist in Connecticut and Maine. She graduated from the Hesser Community College Massage Therapy Program in 2006. After graduation, she worked and became lead therapist at one of New England’s finest spas. Melissa’s technique is a combination of energy and deep tissue work.
She’s trained in Swedish, Deep Tissue, Hot Stone and Reiki 1.

Brian Gordon, LMT

Brian Gordon, LMT

Services: Massage

Brian is a 1977 graduate of the San Francisco School of Massage and a 2000 graduate of the Galen Institute of Massage in CT. A member of the Connecticut AMTA Sports Massage Team and others. He has extensive experience in several Spa’s and Wellness Centers in Connecticut. Brian specializes in therapeutic and sports modalities. Brian uses a firm to deep touch to achieve desired results. Areas of focus are sciatica, rotator/frozen shoulder, plantar fasciitis, relaxing reflexology, neck & headaches.

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Serving the Middlesex County CT area including: Shoreline, Old Lyme,
Old Saybrook, Mystic, Clinton,Chester, Stonington, Niantic,Haddam, Killingworth, Madison, Guilford, Branford, Westbrook and more.

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