Jacqueline Alexander, MA, LPC, NCC
Jackie holds a Bachelor’s degree from Fairfield University and a Master’s degree from the University of Saint Joseph. She is a licensed professional counselor in the State of Connecticut. She also holds national certification through the National Board for Certified Counselors. Jackie is a recipient of the Francis Braceland Award for excellence in counseling.
While Jackie treats individuals with various diagnoses, she specializes in working with individuals who are struggling with severe anxiety and stress, and she also has created a diagnostic niche in her practice autism spectrum disorders. Over the years, Jackie has demonstrated her passion for program design in creating unique groups, residential retreats, leadership programming, and workshops that allow for a large degree of participant interaction and experiential learning.
Jackie provides individual, group and family therapy in her private practice. Additionally, she is passionate about presenting to large groups and companies regarding stress and anxiety in both clients and in the workplace so that there might be a better understanding of the basis and impact of stress so that positive and productive relationships may evolve.
Dorian Fenczak, MA
Dorian received his Bachelors Degree from the University of Connecticut and recently earned his Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of Hartford. Dorian has a special interest in treating anxiety disorders and in teaching clients how to utilize mindfulness techniques to reduce stress. Additionally, Dorian has an interest in sports psychology and in working with young athletes. Dorian's easy-going, genuine, yet direct manner helps clients to feel readily understood and at ease. His approach in working with individuals of all ages is collaborative and considers the many different factors that comprise an individual's family dynamic and personal experience.
Sue MacPherson, MEd
A retired teacher, Sue is a vital part of the social pragmatic groups. With her creativity and warmth, Sue shares intriguing crafts with the younger groups and enjoys engaging older group members in conversations that might appeal to history buffs, scientists, or politicians. Always the nurturer, Sue bakes goodies for every group's snack each week, and makes sure that every group member receives a celebration on his/her birthday. Never one to avoid a challenge, Sue is a constant on the summer retreat each year, managing the arts and crafts program and joining in the full range of activities while also managing to oversee a large part of the life skills program.
Jacob Cohen, Program Assistant
Jake has been a program assistant in social pragmatic groups and in the summer retreat program for the past twelve years. A talented artist, Jake is eager to share his talents with clients while working in the arts and crafts program and during activity time in groups. Jake is also the webmaster for the practice's website and continually generates new ideas to showcase the practice.