Victoria received her master’s in social work from UCONN and has been a therapist with PPI for the last two years. Victoria specializes in treating those who have experienced trauma, grief and loss and well as those with anxiety, mood and substance use disorders. Victoria utilizes frameworks offered by Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Prolonged Exposure Therapy, Start Now Program, Motivational Interviewing, and Narrative Therapy in her work with clients. She strives to practice a non-judgmental and client-centered approach which allows for a collaborative experience and transformative change.
Summer is an LPC-A working with adults referred to in our ASIST Program. Summer is a client-centered and trauma-informed clinicians who relies on evidence-based interventions in her work. She utilizes strengths-based approaches, positive psychology, CBT, motivational interviewing, and psychodynamic models. She recognizes that each person is different with their own unique needs so she tailors her work based on her client’s needs. She has experience with a wide range of presenting issues – substance use, grief from death and loss, phase of life issues and terminal illness diagnoses, commercial sexual exploitation, trauma, ADHD, anxiety, depression, and legal system involvement. In her free time, Summer takes any opportunity she can find to be near the water.
Erin attended the University of St. Joseph where she received her master’s in social work. Erin enjoys working with a wide array of individuals specializing in working with those who have a history of substance use and trauma. She utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Motivational Enhancement Therapy (MET) and Motivational Interviewing (MI) in her work. Erin enjoys reading, spending time outdoors and hanging out with her pets.
Jess Baine is graduate of Fordham University and holds her LCSW. Jess enjoys working with individuals of all ages, cultures and walks of life. Jess utilizes a variety of clinical interventions in her work to include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Motivational Interviewing (MI). Her goal is to meet clients where they are at so as to help the achieve their goals no matter how big or small. Jess enjoys spending time outside and with her family.
Miguel Caldera is a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor who received his Medical Doctorate from University of San Carlos School of Medicine and Master of Business Administration from University of New Haven. He is a seasoned healthcare professional with over 25 years of experience delivering compassionate care. He is experienced in behavioral health, co-occurring disorders, family systems, early childhood development, early intervention, criminal justice and alternatives to incarceration, family re-unification, and spirituality as integral parts of recovery. He has expertise in working with Latinos from Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Central America, Mexico and other South American Countries. He provides fluent Spanish and English services.