Healthy Outlook Counseling
276 South Main Street, Colchester, CT 06415
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Currently Accepting New Clients
Sessions by appointment
Monday - Friday and weekends
Amy Sartori, MA, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Amy has more than 16 years of education, training, and experience in the mental and behavioral health field. She earned her Masters of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Connecticut. She worked for three years as a Clinical Research Assistant at the UConn Health Center in Farmington, assisting psychiatrists performing investigational drug trials for both independent research and approval for the FDA. Later she worked for four years as an outpatient Marriage and Family Therapist for United Community and Family Services (UCFS). Currently she also is in private practice as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Norwich at the Center for Relationship Healing.
Amy treats a diverse group of individuals, couples, and families (ages 7 and above) who present with a wide range of issues including but not limited to adjusting to major life changes, anxiety, depression, trauma, ADHD, parenting struggles, family conflict, and a wide range of couple issues. Her approach to therapy is collaborative which empowers her clients to find solutions to their problems and to feel more confident and secure both within themselves and in relationships with others.
Providing an empathic, understanding, safe and non-judgmental atmosphere is important to Amy. She believes this allows clients to feel comfortable opening up about their personal struggles which is important if therapy is to be effective. She loves to laugh and joke, and hopes to help others begin making positive changes in their lives. She believes that there is not just one way to approach a problem so she utilizes an integrated treatment approach using a variety of evidence based methods including Solution Focused Therapy, Family Systems Therapy, Cognitive and Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Mindfulness Skills. Using a combination of approaches allows her to provide individually tailored treatment for her clients.
Sharon Steflik, MSW, LCSW
Sharon has worked in the mental health field for more than a 15 years. Her years of training and working in a variety of positions have granted her broad experience with diverse people and issues.
Sharon graduated magna cum laude from the University of Rochester earning a Bachelor of Arts in psychology in 2001. Shortly thereafter Sharon began working with adults struggling with mental illness and substance related problems. In 2006 she earned a Master's degree in Social Work with a specialization in Mental Health and Substance Abuse from Southern Connecticut State University, where she was a member of the Phi Alpha Honor Society. Sharon began her work with children of all ages and their parents during her internship at Haddam Killingworth Youth & Family Services. Sharon also completed an internship at Middlesex Hospital Center for Behavioral Health where she provided individual therapy at the outpatient clinic and ran clinical groups for adults and seniors at the partial hospital program.
In 2006 Sharon became an Emergency Services Clinician for United Services, where she provided crisis interventions and short-term therapy to adults, children and families. In 2011 Sharon joined a group private practice in Norwich, The Center for Relationship Healing. In Norwich she provided individual, couples and family therapy for adults and adolescents. Sharon opened Healthy Outlook Counseling in 2015.
Over the years Sharon has helped people with many different problems. Sharon is especially experienced in helping people who are struggling with anxiety, depression, stressful life events, relationship problems and substance use issues.
Megan Cameron, LMFT
Being a child or teen today is tough. There are many expectations placed on children starting at a young age. Managing these expectations can create a lot of pressure for our young ones. Children and teens need guidance and support to understand their emotions, thoughts, and behaviors. These pressures may be even greater if your child or teen identifies or is questioning their identity within the LGBTQ* community. As a proud ally, I specialize in working with LGBTQ* youth, especially transgender youth, and their families in building identities, strengthening relationships, and navigating gender affirming care. I also specialize in working with youth who struggle with anxiety and depression and have yet to tap into their gifts that make them uniquely who they are. I offer to you my 10 years of clinical experience, a safe place to work through struggles, embrace strengths, and find successes, as well as a welcoming approach including play, games, art, and imagination.
Paul Trubey, MSW, LCSW
Paul graduated from Boston University’s clinical graduate program in 1991. He worked for Mental Health Association of Greater Lowell, (Massachusetts) providing out-patient therapy to individuals and couples with a wide array of clinical needs. Paul also worked for the Visiting Nurse Association of Greater Lowell providing in-home counseling to patients and their families. Later Paul joined Masonicare and provided hospice services to patient and families before becoming the Director of Counseling Services for Masonicare’s statewide network of home care and hospice services. Paul has taught social work as Assistant and Adjunct Professor at Eastern Connecticut State University, Springfield College and Central Connecticut State University.
Paul is a skilled communicator and quickly puts people at ease. He offers individual and couples therapy and specializes in the areas of depression, loss and grief, LGBTQ issues, marital Issues and anxiety.
Jennifer Staehly, MSW, LCSW
Jen is a licensed clinical social worker that has provided counseling to children, adolescents adults and their families since 1999. She has earned her BA in psychology at Eastern and her MSW from UCONN , as well as a post graduate certificate from Smith College for children and adolescents. Jen has worked in a variety of settings; a clinical day school for adolescents and children as well as in-patient therapist at Natchaug Hospital with children, adolescents and adults and in a Partial Hospital program/Intensive Outpatient for children and adolescences in Old Saybrook. Jen has worked at UCFS in Colchester in an outpatient setting with children, adolescents and adults on a variety of issues. Jen specializes in working with clients using a variety of counseling practices including CBT, DBT, motivational interviewing and strength based approaches.