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, LPC

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. During that time, I was a support to those families connecting them with services in the community. These experiences led me to the field of counseling.

As a Licensed Professional Counselor, I 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 am clinically trained in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy with experience utilizing play therapy and art based modalities to help young children gain coping skills and enhance communication.  While working from a multi-disciplinary approach I have provided individual, family and group counseling.

I am currently an Associate Professor at Post University and Northwestern Connecticut Community College.  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 live with my husband and three young sons. We love to hike, play at the lake and listen to music.

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.

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 and run my massage practice.

Personally:

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