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, PsyD, ABPP, 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 for her local Association for Talent Development chapter after serving first as Marketing Director, then as President.
Dariush Fathi PsyD, 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, PsyD, 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.
Amanda Poling-Tierney, PsyD, is a supervisor within CHC’s postdoctoral residency program and the Training Director for the APA-accredited internship program at the Child Guidance Center of Southern CT, an affiliate of CHC. She graduated from the Ferkauf Graduate School of Professional Psychology with a degree in Combined School-Clinical Child Psychology. Dr. Poling-Tierney is a licensed psychologist in Connecticut and New York with a focus on working with children and families from infancy through young adulthood. She completed her internship and postdoctoral training at the YCS Institute for Infant and Preschool Mental Health in NJ, where she later became the Associate Director and the Director of the APA-accredited internship program. Dr. Poling-Tierney began working at CHC in August 2020 when she moved to CT. Dr. Poling-Tierney’s clinical interests include early childhood development, assessment, selective mutism, and gender-affirming care. Dr. Poling-Tierney utilizes a reflective, attachment-based approach and is passionate about creating therapy and supervision spaces that are welcoming to all individuals and integrate their unique strengths.
Victoria Ramos, PsyD, 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.
Alex Munro, PsyD, is the On Site Behavioral Health Director at the Hartford site where she works with children and families providing individual and family therapy. Additionally, she supervises psychology trainees at the practicum and postdoctoral levels. Dr. Munro also serves as a faculty member on the Complex Integrated Pediatric ECHO. Dr. Munro earned her Bachelor’s Degree in psychology from Fairfield University, and went on to earn her doctorate in clinical psychology from Antioch University New England. During graduate school, Dr. Munro was one of the first psychology practicum students at CHC, supervised by Dr. Patterson in Middletown. She later returned to complete her postdoctoral residency at CHC in the Hartford location where she has been working ever since. Dr. Munro has had the privilege of completing her training in various pediatric settings including a therapeutic day school, an adolescent inpatient unit, as well as community mental health clinics. Dr. Munro’s clinical interests include adolescent care, family systems, and attachment and trauma informed interventions.
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, and served 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.
Alyson Faires, PsyD is a staff psychologist at the Middletown site. Dr. Faires received her undergraduate degree from the University of Southern Maine and went on to receive her graduate level training at Radford University in Virginia. She completed an internship at the Montana State University Counseling Center and her postdoctoral residency at the Community Health Center. Dr. Faires currently works with both adolescent and adult clients. She has a particular interest in working with clients who are involved with the legal system or have previously been incarcerated. She practices from a feminist perspective that places a heavy emphasis on noting the impact systems can have on wellbeing. Additional clinic interests of hers include integrated healthcare, identity development, trauma-focused care, and interpersonal work. She currently serves as one of the Quality Improvement Seminar faculty members.
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 (CHC), 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. She is currently the Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Coordinator for CHC. Lastly, she is the Resiliency and Social Determinant of Health Coordinator for the Practicum program. Through this role, she is focused on developing curriculum for resilient practice for trainees.