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.
Monique St. Paul is the Program Specialist for the Postdoctoral Residency program. Monique completed her undergraduate work in Communications with a focus in Marketing at Roger Williams University. She then completed her Masters of Arts in Communication Management with a concentration in adult learning and development at University of Denver. Her passion is in learner engagement and innovative training techniques. She volunteers as the President for her local chapter of the Association for Talent Development.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Brenda Lee Beauchamp, PsyD., is a staff psychologist in CHC Meriden. Dr. Beauchamp obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the University of Puerto Rico and her Master’s degree in School Psychology from the Inter American University of Puerto Rico. She also completed a professional certificate in Couples and Family Therapy as well as her doctorate in clinical psychology from Ponce Health Sciences University. Her doctoral training focused on Health Psychology. Dr. Beauchamp completed a professional certificate in Primary Care Behavioral Medicine from University of Massachusetts. Dr. Beauchamp has an interest in the role of multicultural aspects in psychotherapy, serving as the co-chair of the Postdoctoral Multicultural Committee. She provides therapy in both English and Spanish across the life span. Her experience treating patients living with HIV has led her passion for this population and currently serves as faculty consultant of HIV/HCV/CKP ECHO. Other areas of interest for Dr. Beauchamp are public policy, ethics, supervision and psychologists’ burn out prevention.
Elliott Lacki, PsyD., is a licensed psychologist with the School-Based Health Center at Edison Middle School in Meriden. Dr. Lacki received his undergraduate degree from American University in Washington, DC, and earned his doctoral degree from the American School of Professional Psychology in Northern Virginia. He completed his clinical internship at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, School of Medicine, and completed his postdoctoral residency at Community Health Center, Inc. Dr. Lacki has experience working with individuals across the lifespan and across multiple settings. His clinical interests include cognitive behavioral therapy, client-centered therapy, mindfulness, health psychology, and integrated primary care.
Sita Nadathur, PsyD., is a bilingual clinical psychologist at the Middletown site. Dr. Nadathur received her undergraduate degrees from the Inter American University of Puerto Rico in both psychology and music performance and obtained her doctorate degree from the University of Hartford. She completed an internship at the Multicultural Training in Psychology Program as part of the Behavioral Health Network in Springfield, MA. She also completed her postdoctoral residency at the Community Health Center, before transitioning to a full time staff member at the Middletown office. Dr. Nadathur has experience in working with individuals across the lifespan and has particular clinical interest in trauma-focused work with children and adults. She has particular interest in multicultural training, linguistically appropriate care, and most recently, grief counseling.
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.
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.
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.