/Children & Youth

Sheryll Waring, LPC

Sheryll Waring, LPC is a Licensed Professional Counselor, a Licensed Drug and Alcohol Counselor and a Certified Trauma Specialist. She received a master’s degree in counseling from St. Joseph’s College with advanced training in Trauma Informed Treatment with Dr. Greenwald, Executive Director of The Child Trauma Institute. Sheryll has also studied at UMASS, seeking a certificate in [...]

Karen Hutcheson, Psy.D.

Dr. Karen Hutcheson is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist. She specializes in the assessment and treatment of kids from "hard places." Dr. Karen is known for her domestic and international clinical work focusing on helping children and adolescents from foster care, international adoption, domestic adoption and their forever families. Dr. Karen has served as a missionary in Uganda [...]

Amy Alamar, EdD

Amy combines academic research, educational practice, and real-world experience in her writing and workshops to help parents find perspective and develop confidence in raising their families and to help teachers better understand their own practice. She gains invaluable insights from her own personal research subjects (AKA her children and husband) whom she learns from and [...]

Daniel Weiner, MA LPC, LLC

Dan Weiner, MA LPC received his Master's in Clinical Psychology from the University of Hartford in 1995 and has provided psychotherapy services to children, adolescents, parents, families, and adults for the last 20 years. During the first several years of his career, Dan provided therapy for children experiencing severe mental health conditions in a psychiatric [...]

T-TAAD Study @ UConn Health

Youth substance use and dependence is continuing to pose a considerable public health concern. The majority of adolescents who use drugs frequently (e.g., marijuana, alcohol, prescription medications) also suffer from co-occurring psychiatric disorders such as depression, ADHD and more). These disorders need to be diagnosed and treated in order to prevent negative consequences. For over [...]

Dr. Yifrah Kaminer

Dr. Kaminer is a Professor of Psychiatry in the Department of Psychiatry & The Alcohol Research Center, University of Connecticut Health Center, Farmington, CT. He has a joint appointment as Professor at the Department of Pediatrics, where he is involved in research of youth high-risk driving and suicidal behavior at the Injury Prevention Center of the Connecticut Children€™s [...]