North Central Connecticut Psychotherapy

About

Confidence. Diligence. Experience.

Counseling

Looking for a therapist can be difficult, especially if you are already going through a hard time or experiencing symptoms of stress, anxiety or depression.

We help people who are experiencing life issues including cancer, anxiety, depression, grief, divorce, & burnout. We are a team of licensed, skilled and experienced therapists who have helped people just like you build richer more rewarding lives. 

Our approach is focused on solution based and goal oriented outcomes. We will work with you to get you back on track, living the life you deserve.

 

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We at North Central Connecticut Psychotherapy know that finding the right therapist to help you is a choice not to be taken lightly.

 

Therapists

 
 
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Therapist/Owner/CEO

Amy C. Aliengena, LPC, MBA

From working in field work, group practice, substance abuse, day programs and in the corporate arena, to opening her own private practice in 2012, Amy has counseled people of all ages and in multiple settings including the corporate field which allows her to understand those pressures and responsibilities. She has been counseling people in some capacity for nearly 20 years. She has a masters degree in psychology, an advanced degree in counseling, and a MBA. Amy's hands-on experience and her education lend to her understanding of individuals and the complexities of work and life. 

 

Education

Western New England University
MBA, 2011

Springfield College
C.A.G.S., Counseling Psychology,2001

University of Hartford
M.A., Psychology, 2000

Western New England University
B.A., Psychology, 1996

Activities & Affiliations

• ACA, Member

• Phi Chi, International Honor Society in Psychology, Member

• APOS, American Psychological Oncology Society, Member

Licenses

• Licensed Professional Counselor, CT

 

 
 
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tHerapist

Jaclyn Czerniak, LPC, LMHC

Jackie focuses on you the individual, to develop a trusting therapeutic alliance, working together to identify and alleviate stress. Jackie will help you develop the right tools needed to move beyond your current limitations, and help you feel in control of your own decisions, wants, and needs.  Her hands-on experience includes working with individuals, families, couples; significantly with children and adolescents in various settings such as hospitals, day treatment programs, and in the home with families in crisis. She holds a masters degree in art therapy and counseling which allows her to use both talk therapy and creative techniques in her work. Jackie has a sixth sense in determining when art exercises are individually beneficial. She uses an integrative approach that is client-centered, solution focused, goal oriented, and expressive.

 

Education

Springfield College
M.S., Art Therapy and Counseling 2013

Westfield State University
B.A., Cum Laude Fine Art 2010

 

Activities & Affiliations

•Child & Adolescent Day Treatment Program Director

Licenses

• Licensed Professional Counselor, CT

• Licensed Mental Health Counselor, MA

• Registered Art Therapist (Pending), AATA

 
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tHerapist

Virginia Schwager, MEd, PsyD (candidate)

Ginny’s goal is to form a trusting alliance while working collaboratively with you to help promote a better quality of life. She believes that everyone has the internal tools to identify, cope and overcome life obstacles, while maintain a sense of purpose and hope. She helps individuals and couples who are experiencing depression, anxiety, issues with transitions, and relational concerns. Ginny has worked with adults and children in a variety of settings including an inpatient psychiatric unit, college counseling and a neuropsychological assessment center. She has worked intimately with children, including twins and infants/toddlers, in a variety of settings for the past 15 years and enjoys witnessing their ability to develop quickly with the right supports. Additionally, she works with individuals experiencing reproductive and fertility struggles. She has a Master’s of Education in Counseling Psychology, post-graduate education in fertility counseling, and is a Doctoral Candidate at Springfield College in the Counseling Psychology Program. Ginny’s therapeutic orientation is eclectic, allowing her to work collaboratively with individuals with a variety of modalities such as CBT, ACT, Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, and Humanistic therapies.

Education

Springfield College
Psy.D., Doctoral Candidate (Pending)

M.Ed., Counseling Psychology 2016

University of Connecticut
B.A., Psychology 2013

Activities & Affiliations

•APA Member, Division 17 Member

•ASRM Member

Licenses

• Fertility Counseling Certification (Pending)