Kathleen Wawrzyniak Webb, PsyD

Clinicians

Dr. Kathleen Webb, PsyD

Education and Experience:
I received my Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) from the University of Hartford in Hartford, CT. This program is accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA). I earned my BA in psychology from Providence College in Providence, RI.

My pre-doctoral training was mostly child and adolescent focused, although some time was spent working with adults with substance abuse and trauma histories. Work setting experiences include long-term inpatient psychiatric hospital, therapeutic day school, outpatient mental health clinic, in-home, children’s medical hospital and urban public schools.

My post-doctoral experience involved working with children, families and adults in a community mental health clinic. I have provided individual, group, and family psychotherapy, conducted psychological assessments, and participated in multidisciplinary clinics. I have been in private practice since 2010 in the Farmington Valley serving children, families and adults.

Licensure and Professional Affiliations:
I am a member of the American Psychological Association (APA) and the Connecticut Psychological Association (CPA). I am licensed as a psychologist in Connecticut. (CT License # 3003).

Personally:
My personal priorities are family and health. This means spending time with family, nurturing relationships, and maintaining my health is paramount. Have I mastered this? Not even close. It is a lifelong journey and a work in progress at all times! I live with my husband and two young sons. I enjoy running, cooking, solving jigsaw puzzles, spending time with friends and family, and having outdoor adventures.

Bethany Ferreira, Licensed Professional Counselor

Bethany Ferreira, LPC

Education and Experience:

I received my graduate degree from the University of New Haven in Community Psychology with a focus in clinical services. My undergraduate degree is in Psychology from the University of Connecticut. 

While in my undergraduate program I spent many years working with families of young children in the field of early childhood education. I’ve had the opportunity to work both in the classroom and outside of the classroom as a support to families and teachers. These early years in the field of education have helped to shape my path as I moved into more clinical roles. 

As a Licensed Professional Counselor, I have worn many hats. I am clinically trained in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and spent several years working with children and families who have experienced trauma. I also spent 6 years working with local professionals as the Child Abuse Investigation Team Coordinator of Northwest Connecticut. This team of professionals strive to ensure children who have been victimized by abuse receive the least traumatic investigation possible. I had the pleasure of working with such dedicated and talented community member and still consider being a part of this team one of the most influential opportunities I have in my life. 

I am currently working towards the designation as a Registered Play Therapist (RPT) through the Association for Play Therapy. Utilizing play therapy, sessions provide a safe place for children to express thoughts and feelings at a developmental level that is right for them. Play is the natural language of children and offers an opportunity for them to learn new skills, relate to the world around them and communicate feelings effectively. In sessions, I utilize play-based interventions that involve movement, art and pretend play. 

I am currently an Adjunct Professor at Northwestern Connecticut Community College in their Early Childhood Education program.  I offer consultation services to the Winchester School Readiness program and conduct a variety of mental health trainings throughout the year. 

Personally:

I love spending time with family, friends and cherish any time I am outdoors. I am a yoga enthusiast and delight in anytime I can be on my mat. I live with my husband and three young sons. We love to hike, play at the lake and listen to music.

Michelle Sessions

Michelle Sessions

Education and Experience: 

I received my post-master’s degree as a Specialist in Education with a major in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Bay Path University in Longmeadow, MA.  My graduate degree was also earned at Bay Path University with a focus on Developmental Psychology.  

While earning my graduate degree I spent time working with teenagers and young adults coping with eating disorders and other comorbid diagnoses.  During that time, I provided group, family, and individual psychotherapy and support to help the clients and their support networks work towards a better understanding of the eating disorder.  I also assisted in helping the clients and their families develop effective tools and coping skills to assist in the client’s recovery.  

During my post-graduate degree, I worked in the counseling center of a college campus. While there I worked with clients adjusting to college life and the new challenges of emerging adulthood. Using a multidisciplinary approach, I provided both individual and group therapy to help clients develop strategies and coping skills for the new chapters of their lives.   

Personally:

I really enjoy mindfulness meditation, reading, movies, music and theater.  I spend a lot of time with my Vizsla dog, Theo and taking time to make memories with my family and loved ones.

Dr. Kelly Wolf Craig

Dr. Kelly Wolf Craig, PhD

Education and Experience:

I received my Doctor of Psychology (PhD) from Gallaudet University in Washington, DC.  The clinical psychology program is accredited by the American Psychological Association.  I received my Bachelor of Science (BS) in Psychology from Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, NY. 

My predoctoral training was centered around working with Deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals.  I have extensive experience with providing psychological assessment and therapy to individuals in American Sign Language (ASL) and providing linguistically accessible and culturally appropriate care for Deaf and hard-of-hearing persons. 

I have a focus on working with individuals who are differently abled and those who experience serious mental illness.  The early part of my career was spent working with individuals with intellectual disabilities, providing support, utilizing behavioral intervention techniques, and rehearsing coping skills to manage emotions.  I also worked at an outpatient facility, providing trauma-informed care for Deaf and hearing patients, as well as supporting individuals in their recovery from substance use disorders.   

Currently, in addition to working at GHW, I am a psychologist on an inpatient unit at a state-run hospital.  I work with individuals who have serious mental illnesses, provide diagnostic clarification, conduct psychological assessments, and participate in multidisciplinary treatment to serve the patient.  I am licensed in both Connecticut (3525) and Massachusetts (10605).

Personally:

I love spending time with my family and getting outside.  I am a runner and have three half-marathons under my belt and am looking to do more!   I live with my spouse and our three young children.  We love to take walks, bake cookies, and have dance parties.

Administration

Ingrid Kania, Office Manager

Education and Experience:

I am a graduate of Simmons College and Southern Connecticut State University where I studied public health. After receiving my Master of Public Health (MPH) degree, I began my career in research at the American Red Cross. Eventually, I went back to school for massage therapy and am licensed in Connecticut. Besides being Greater Hartford Wellness’ office manager, I also work at two nonprofits.

Personally:

I love to read, practice yoga, travel and spend time with friends and family.