Meet the Team
Our team is made up of skilled clinicians with varied training experiences, something we strive for when creating an environment that welcomes different perspectives and backgrounds. When working with one of our clinicians, you are working with our entire team - we aim to make sure that you receive the same quality care while providing our clinicians the freedom and creativity to personalize treatment and create valuable connections with clients.
All members of our team adhere to GHW's approaches and values, which you can learn about here.
Kathleen Webb, PsyD
Owner & Clinician
Training: Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) from the University of Hartford in Hartford, CT
BA in Psychology from Providence College in Providence, RI
Certifications: Licensed as a psychologist in Connecticut (CT License # 3003) and New York State,
Certified Daring Way™ Facilitator (CDWF) for the research and work of Brené Brown
About Me: I have been in private practice since 2010 in the Farmington Valley serving children, families, and adults.
In more recent years, my professional interest has evolved into community engagement, parent education, and professional trainings.
My personal priorities are relationships 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 sons. I enjoy running, cooking, solving jigsaw puzzles, spending time with friends and family, and having outdoor adventures.
Who I work with:
children (ages 5+) & teens
- adults (ages 18-65)
My specialties: midlife development, anxiety, trauma
Diane Lasher-Penti, LMFT
Clinical Director & Clinician
Training: Master's in Marriage & Family Therapy (MFT) from Central CT State University
BS in Psychology at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst
Certifications: Licensed as an MFT in Connecticut (CT License #1214)
Certified Child & Adolescent Grief Counseling Specialist (#175289)
About Me: When I work with clients & families, I focus on the whole person to find creativity and healthy appropriate outlets. I believe in giving people the knowledge to take steps to find and define their mental wellness journey. In my role as Clinical Director at GHW, I work both with clients and the community through school partnerships, professional training, and outreach.
I am a mother of two sons and two dogs. I love gardening and cooking to unwind and reenergize from the day. I am a big movie fan, from independent to superhero movies. Nothing beats walking my dogs except when they chase after a rabbit (a bit frustrating!). I really like humor and putting laughter and hope into my day.
Who I work with:
children (ages 4+) & teens
families & couples
young and older adults
My specialties: anxiety disorders, depression, trauma, stress management, grief, substance use
Jen Roke, LCSW
Training: Master's in Social Work (MSW) from The University of Connecticut School of Social Work
Bachelor's in Human Development and Family Resources (HDFR) from the University of Connecticut
About Me: Currently, in addition to working at Greater Hartford Wellness, I am a school social worker in a 6-12th grade school where I work with students on improving their social skills, emotional regulation, and their use of coping strategies. What I love about my work at GHW is that I get to focus more on the individual client and help them work on specific concerns and goals. I live with my spouse and two young children. I love spending time with my family and especially love our summer vacations together. I am a runner and enjoy reading and spending time with friends.
Who I work with:
children ages 4 - 14
My specialties: anxiety, depression, parenting, social skills, working with neurodiverse children/teens
Kelly Wolf, PhD
Training: Doctor of Psychology (PhD) from Gallaudet University in Washington, DC
Bachelor of Science (BS) in Psychology from Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, NY
Certifications: Licensed psychologist in Connecticut (#3525)
About me: What I greatly enjoy about my work is the ability to help different individuals with varying life experiences and mental health concerns. At GHW, I work with teens and adults navigating everyday life stressors and challenges. In addition to working at GHW, I am a supervising psychologist with the CT Department of Corrections. In this setting, 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 also 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 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 three young children. We love to take walks, bake cookies, and have dance parties.
Who I work with:
teens aged 14 +
young & older adults
My specialties: anxiety, depression, life transitions, working with Deaf clients (ASL fluent)
About me: I am a graduate of the University of Delaware where I received my Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. In addition to GHW, I work for UConn's FARR Program and Lab as a Research Technician for early childhood development. I love to cook, play music, and spend time with friends & family. In my free time, I like to spend time outdoors and cuddle with my cat, Finn!
Administrative Support & Social Media
About me: I received my Bachelor of Arts degree in Cognitive Science and English from the University of Connecticut. I also serve as a Research Assistant in Psychiatry at UConn Health, apart from my role here at GHW. I love to play guitar, read, hike, and spend time in nature. In my free time, I like to listen to music and play with my (guinea) piggies, Almond and Cashew!