Michael Barrios, Ph.D.


Ph.D., Yale University, 1987

Dr. Barrios is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist treating adults, adolescents, children, and couples.  He treats patients in cognitive-behavioral and insight-oriented psychotherapy.  Dr. Barrios currently serves as Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the Yale School of Medicine (1989-present).   He was formerly a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Yale Psychiatric Institute (1987-89), a psychologist at the Adolescent Crisis Unit for Treatment and Evaluation at the Hospital of St. Raphael (1989-95), and a clinical collaborator on substance abuse research at the APT Foundation (1987 - 2000).  Dr. Barrios specializes in the treatment of depression, anxiety, and issues related to adult development and creativity.

Clinical practice locations: Essex and Guilford

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Kim DeMatteo, L.C.S.W.


M.S.W., University of Washington, 1982

Kim DeMatteo,  LCSW,  is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 30 years of experience treating adults, couples, adolescents, and children.  Prior to establishing a full-time private practice, Ms DeMatteo served as Program Director for Children’s Services in Washington State (1986-1989), and worked as a  social worker for HOSPICE of Southeastern Connecticut (1990-1994).  Ms. DeMatteo has specialized expertise and advanced training in life transition, loss and bereavement issues, women's mental health issues, as well as interpersonal marital therapy.

Clinical practice locations: Essex and Old Lyme

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Lisa Silberstein, Ph.D.


Ph.D., Yale University, 1987

Lisa Silberstein, Ph.D.,  is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist treating adults, adolescents, and couples.  Her practice integrates cognitive-behavioral and insight-oriented psychotherapy approaches.  In the past, Dr. Silberstein served as  Clinical Supervisor in the Yale Department of Psychology (1987-2009), Clinical Director of the Yale Eating Disorders Clinic (1987-91),  and Assistant Director of the Yale Psychological Services Clinic (1983-85).  She has published and lectured on a variety of psychological issues.   Dr. Silberstein has specialized expertise in the treatment of depression and anxiety, eating disorders, women's mental health issues, adult development and work/family balance. 

Clinical Practice locations:  Guilford and Essex.

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Elizabeth Hale-Rose, L.C.S.W.


M.S.W., Smith College, 1994

Ms. Hale-Rose is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker treating adolescents and adults. Her experiences include serving as a Treatment Coordinator at the Saint Francis Home for Children (1994-95) and as a Primary Clinician/Family Therapist at the Adolescent Evaluation and Crisis Intervention Program at the Yale Psychiatric Institute (1994-97). Ms. Hale-Rose specializes in the treatment of adolescents, adults, couples, and families.

Clinical Practice Location: Essex

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Kamilla Gardner, L.M.F.T.

M.A., New College of California, 1997

Dipl.Psych., Albertus Magnus University, Cologne, Germany, 1988

Ms. Gardner is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Connecticut and California and a Diploma Psychologist in her native country of Germany.  Ms. Gardner treats children and adults.   She worked for Child and Family Services and for the Department of Education in California and Hawaii, providing therapy services for adults, children with special needs, and  gifted children and their families.  Since 2008, Ms. Gardner has worked in private practice in Essex, Connecticut.  Ms. Gardner specializes in adult relational problems, depression, anxiety, and life in transition.

Clinical practice location:  Essex

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