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Our Counselors

Lisa Baker, MSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Lisa Baker, MSW, Licensed Clinical Social Worker

For more than 30 years I have been helping individuals, couples, and families, people of all ages and situations… those facing incredible challenges too tough to handle on their own. My experience includes:

● Individual, couples, premarital, marriage, parenting, family and group counseling
● In-home therapy with struggling families
● Medical and hospital social work
● Senior Care Management
● Christian ministry and faith-based counseling

I respectfully value all beliefs and will customize our sessions to meet your needs and goals. I specialize in relationship problems, and helping adults heal from childhood wounding experiences such as emotional neglect and various types of abuse. I use a variety of techniques proven to help achieve healing and overcome obstacles that have been keeping you stuck. I have advanced training in Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples (EFT) and the Developmental Needs Meeting Strategy (DNMS). I am ready to help and look forward to meeting you and working together to rediscover your dreams!

Jessica Breslin Perrault, MA
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
Licensed Mental Health Counselor
Practice Manager

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Reaching out for help can be incredibly difficult and scary! For that reason, my goal is to create a safe and comfortable place for you to share as much or as little as you are ready to share. I work with individuals, couples, and families who are currently feeling stuck and looking for additional guidance. My experience includes, but is not limited to:
● Adults, teens, and adolescents struggling with anxiety and/or obsessive compulsive disorder
● Adults, teens, and adolescents struggling with depression and/or suicidal thoughts
● Individuals struggling with past or current traumatic experiences
● Couples and family counseling

I have advanced training in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). Both of these approaches are scientifically based and shown to be the most effective in treating individuals of all ages, couples, and families. It is common that we may find it difficult to begin opening up to a stranger. My clients have found I am able to connect in a friendly and comforting way, helping you to feel safe. I can assure you that I will meet you where you are at with an open-minded and non-judgmental approach.

I have a true passion for helping you to find your strengths and for helping you feel more in control of your emotions. I look forward to meeting with you, your spouse, or your family in order to work towards living a fulfilled and happy life! “Probably the biggest insight… is that happiness is not just a place, but also a process… Happiness is an
ongoing process of fresh challenges, and… it takes the right attitudes and activities to continue to be happy.” – Ed Diener

Maya Tatro, Masters in Clinical Psychology
Licensed Mental Health Counselor

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My passion is to help you find meaning and connection in your life, increase positive self-worth, and learn more effective and healthy ways to get your needs met.

I offer a collaborative, supportive, and safe space for you to explore your past, present, and future. My therapeutic style is genuine, warm, and encouraging.

I provide a non-judgmental and open-minded environment where I will meet you where you are. I believe that you are the expert on you, and I am here to listen to you as you journey towards transformation. I value the work of finding root causes and healing past wounds to propel forward in life – gaining insights and skills needed to achieve positive change and take control of your life!

I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with a Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology. I have training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Child Parent Relationship Therapy (CPRT), Play Therapy, and Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT).

I have worked in a variety of settings throughout my career including crisis intervention, substance use treatment, residential treatment, hospitals, and schools. I work with:
● Children, teens, and adults experiencing depression, anxiety, suicidal
thoughts, adjustment difficulties, self-harm, and grief
● Families struggling with conflict and/or high intensity emotions
● Parenting challenges
● Couples looking to reconnect and work through hurts and difficulties

Life can feel challenging whether you’re dealing with emotional pain, life stressors,
hard decisions, relationship difficulties, or a general lack of satisfaction. It takes a
lot of courage to acknowledge that you are in a place where you need support.

You don’t have to go at it alone. Take that first step and set up a phone consultation. I look forward to working with you!

Kandace Stark, MA
Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern

Our Counselors IMG 2430 kandace 300x269Deciding to speak to a therapist is a very personal choice, and one that calls for an environment of trust, comfort, and security. It is my sincere hope to cultivate such a space for you to succeed in developing a better awareness of yourself and your relationships, past and present.

I work with individuals, couples, and families, nurturing a deeper understanding of how one’s emotional experiences can influence their connections with others, and vice versa. We grow toward these goals together using principles of Emotionally Focused Therapy, a scientifically proven approach to relational counseling.

Whether your goal is to become a more self-aware and self-assured individual, a more deeply connected couple, or a more harmonious family, I would be grateful for the opportunity to join you on your journey. I genuinely care for my clients and will be invested in your well-being from our very first session. Thank you for considering taking that first step with me.

Gabriela Bettaglio, Masters in Marriage & Family Therapy Registered Marriage & Family Therapist Intern

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I want to commend you for taking this first step in considering therapy. Facing your unique challenges head on by participating in therapy takes strength and courage, and can end up being one of the most rewarding things you will ever do!

With the right support, everyone can experience their own healing path. It’s amazing how just feeling heard and understood can get us started on that path. I do not view unwanted feelings or behaviors as “bad,” but rather view them as responses to very real pain which can be treated with respect, acceptance, and eventually lead to healing and positive change!

My passion is helping relationships heal, grow, and thrive! This includes couples, families, and parent-child relationships. It is also an honor to provide care for individuals experiencing challenges too difficult to handle on their own. I primarily use Emotionally Focused Therapy, an approach that has been scientifically proven to help improve relationships and provide healing within ourselves. Every session will be customized to best fit your unique needs and goals.

I am continually inspired by the growth that can occur from openly sharing our pain with others in a safe and comforting environment. That’s what therapy is meant to be. There is healing on the other side of what we sometimes want to turn away from. Reaching out for help can be the kindest and bravest thing you do for yourself and your loved ones. I look forward to taking this journey with you!

¡Estoy emocionada de empezar contigo!

Colleen Gibbons, MSW
Registered Clinical Social Work Intern

Our Counselors colleen 300x300Life can be tough, and we all need a helping hand at times. Taking the step to seek support, especially if therapy is new to you, can be challenging. My commitment is to stand by your side, providing a welcoming and safe space – a place where you can explore your potential and develop the skills to move forward in a positive direction.

I specialize in assisting with:

  • Anxiety and Depression
  • Women’s Issues, including Pregnancy & Postpartum Challenges
  • Parenting
  • Grief and Loss
  • Couple and Family Relationships
  • Premarital Preparation
  • Adolescents and Teens

Additionally, for those interested, I welcome the opportunity to incorporate faith and religious values into the therapeutic process. I’m dedicated to supporting individuals, couples, kids, and families with empathy and without judgment. I’d be thrilled to connect with you and craft a personalized plan for a brighter and better future.