Tim Kearney, Ph.D. serves as the Chief Psychologist for the residency program in addition to his role as the Chief Behavioral Health Officer for CHC. Dr. Kearney completed his undergraduate work at Yale University and graduate work at Fuller Theological Seminary where he earned his MA (Theology) from the Graduate School of Theology and his Ph.D. (Clinical Psychology) from the Graduate School of Psychology. He has also completed the postgraduate Primary Care Behavioral Health training program at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester. While he has much experience working with the entire age range, Dr. Kearney specializes in work with children and adolescents, especially young children. He has received additional training and certification in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT). Dr. Kearney is the author of “Caring for Sexually Abused Children: A Handbook for Families and Churches.” Dr. Kearney is also a current postdoctoral resident supervisor.
Chelsea McIntosh, Psy. D is the Training Director for the residency program. She was a previous resident in the program. Dr. McIntosh obtained her undergraduate degree at Drew University and her doctorate in clinical psychology from Baylor University. Dr. McIntosh trained as a generalist, working across a diversity of settings such as probation, adolescent residential, university and other educational settings, as well as the outpatient setting. Her clinical interests focus on interpersonal, systems based work, and the implementation of general practice, taking evidence based treatment and adopting it to various populations and settings. An additional interest is the development of clinical identity and how it impacts ethical decision making and the therapeutic relationship. Dr. McIntosh is also a current postdoctoral resident supervisor.
Leticia D. Orozco, Ed. D. is the program specialist for the Postdoctoral Residency program. Dr. Orozco completed her undergraduate work at the University of Connecticut in Kinesiology and Nutrition, finished her Masters in Science at Southern Connecticut State University in Human Performance, and defended her thesis on motivation in high school female basketball players. She then completed her doctorate in education and organizational leadership, with a concentration in international studies, at the University of Bridgeport in Connecticut. She defended her dissertation on the emotional intelligence and the correlation between well-being and student success in college students with substance use. Her passion is in student development and training the next generation.
Kate Patterson, Psy.D. serves as the Clinical Director of the Lillian Reba Moses Child Guidance Clinic and as a supervising psychologist and coordinator of various programs including multidisciplinary evaluations through the Department of Children and Families. CHC’s externship program was developed and implemented by Dr. Patterson and will be entering its third year. In addition to her work at CHC, Dr. Patterson is an adjunct professor at a neighboring graduate program in counseling. She received her undergraduate degree from Central Connecticut State University and continued on to pursue a doctorate from Antioch University New England in Keene, NH. Dr. Patterson, a Connecticut native, has dedicated her career to working within local systems of care including a maximum security prison, the VA health care system, and outpatient work both within a clinic setting and in the home. At CHC, Dr. Patterson works with clients across the age range, but has a particular interest in working with children and adolescents. Regarding research, Dr. Patterson has an interest in countertransference and its influence on working with different social classes. This construct is often applied in her clinical work and is a key aspect during supervision with her residents and externs. Dr. Patterson is also a current postdoctoral resident supervisor.
Dariush Fathi Psy.D. is the On Site Behavioral Health Director at the Danbury site and the Postdoctoral Residency Group and Telehealth Coordinator. Dr. Fathi works on the front lines addressing the opioid crisis and partnered with physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses and medical assistants to develop CHC’s outpatient suboxone treatment program for adults with opiate addiction. Dr. Fathi trains and supervises behavioral health trainees from different disciplines, including doctoral psychology, advance nurse practitioner, and counseling students. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Waterloo and his graduate degree from Nova Southeastern University. Dr. Fathi completed his doctoral research in outpatient substance abuse treatment, with and developed interventions that can be used from home to help patients overcome their addictions. He has extensive training in evidence-based approaches including cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, and mindfulness. He also has training in psychodynamic therapy, and uses an integrated approach in his work with patients. Dr. Fathi is also a current postdoctoral resident supervisor.
Victoria Ramos, Psy.D. currently serves as the On-Site Behavioral Health Director for the Meriden site. Dr. Ramos is bilingual and bicultural and provides services in Spanish to CHC’s large Spanish-speaking population. She obtained her generalist training in clinical psychology from the University of Harford in 2008. Her interests lie in psychological assessment, multicultural issues, and trauma-focused treatment. Dr. Ramos is also a current postdoctoral resident supervisor.
Eunice Rivera-Miranda, Psy.D., is the Onsite Behavioral Health Director for the Waterbury and Bristol sites as well as the Postdoctoral Multicultural Committee Co- Chair. She was a previous resident at CHC. Dr. Rivera-Miranda received her undergraduate degree from the University of Puerto Rico, her Masters in Counseling from Nyack College and her Doctorate from Ponce Health Sciences University. Additionally, Dr. Rivera-Miranda obtained her Certificate in Behavioral Health Primary Care from the University of Massachusetts. Dr. Rivera-Miranda worked in New York City, providing home based family therapy to families involved in juvenile justice system. She received received training in family and couples therapy from the Ackerman Institute for the Family. Her clinical interests include addressing disparities in access to care, multicultural aspects in diagnosis and treatment, role of spirituality in psychological well-being, couples and family therapy and integrated care, as well as supervision and consultation. Dr. Rivera-Miranda provides psychotherapy to monolingual Spanish speaking patients and works with high school age and older clients. Dr. Rivera-Miranda is also a current postdoctoral resident supervisor.
Emily Calderone, Psy.D., is a staff psychologist at both the Franklin Street and Fifth Street sites in Stamford. Dr. Calderone obtained her undergraduate degree in psychology at Providence College, her master’s degree in clinical psychology from Teachers College Columbia University, and her doctoral degree in clinical psychology from William James College. She completed her postdoctoral training in the residency program at CHC. Dr. Calderone trained as a generalist, and has worked in a variety of settings including a community mental health center, inpatient hospital, psychological testing center, and college counseling center. Dr. Calderone works with patients across the lifespan using an integrated approach, and her clinical interests include identity development and exploration, interpersonal issues, and attachment. Dr. Calderone is also a current postdoctoral resident supervisor.
Allan Stebinger, Ph.D is a staff psychologist at the Middletown site. He obtained his Ph.D. from the New School for Social Research. He has worked in community health since 1994. His current clinical interests include dual diagnosis patients, (he is certified in substance abuse counseling), and suicide assessment.
Rachel Gilbert, Psy.D., is a clinical psychologist at the Clinton and New London sites. Dr. Gilbert received her undergraduate degree at University of Pacific and earned her doctorate degree through Azusa Pacific University in California. She moved to Connecticut to complete her internship through Clifford Beers Child Guidance Clinic. Dr. Gilbert completed her post doc residency at CHC where she has stayed on as a full time clinical psychologist. Dr. Gilbert works with all developmental ages using primarily CBT and psychodynamic therapy as well as mindfulness, art, and play therapy techniques.
Julie Ringelheim, Psy.D., is the Director of Training for the Predoctoral Internship at the Child Guidance Center. Dr. Ringelheim received her undergraduate degree at Skidmore College and her doctorate degree at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology (Psy.D). Dr. Ringelheim trained as a generalist, however, she has been working with children and adolescents increasingly. She has experience in working in inpatient, outpatient, and day treatment facilities and her clinical interests include psychodynamic psychotherapy, trauma, child and adolescent psychology and family therapy.
Christina Papadopoulos, PsyD., is a clinical psychologist at the Middletown site. Dr. Papadopoulos received her undergraduate degree at Columbia University and her doctorate degree at Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology, Yeshiva University. She completed her clinical internship in St. Louis through the University of Missouri and completed her post doctoral residency at the Community Health Center, before staying on as a full time therapist. Dr. Papadopoulos has experiencing working with individuals across the lifespan across multiple settings. She has a particular interest in exploring impacts of complex trauma, interpersonal challenges and couples therapy work.