Leveraging Knowledge and Experience
Camilla M. Schnaitmann, LCSW (she/her)
Executive Director, Psychotherapist
Camilla graduated with her MSW from UCONN - School of Social Work. She spent almost a decade training and working at the Yale Child Study Center, where she provided treatment interventions to a population of children and youth with significant mental health and/or behavioral issues. She then moved into a Director's position within a community agency, providing clinical supervision to a staff of 16 Master's level clinicians and Bachelor's level mental health counselors.
She comes with a wealth of knowledge and experience working with children, adolescents, parents, families and young adults with mental illness, trauma, behavioral and attachment issues. She engages with her clients from a strength-based, client-centered approach and believes strongly in collaboration and transparency in her work.
Camilla has been trained in Play Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma-Focused CBT, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Collaborative Problem-Solving, Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) and Mindfulness Techniques.
Seeking mental health treatment can feel like an overwhelming first step towards recovery. We understand that questions and uncertainty can outweigh almost all other emotions except for hope. The hope that this will be the first step towards changing your life - or the life of your child and family - for the better. It is important for you to find that right therapist who you can connect to and feel comfortable with, and who has the experience and the expertise to meet your mental health needs.
Scott M. Trefny, LPC (he/him/his)
Scott graduated with a Master's degree in Psychology from City University, New York, before completing his Master's of Community Mental Health from Western Connecticut State University. Scott started his career at New York Presbyterian Hospital where he spent over a decade providing in-patient and outpatient counseling to individuals and families with an identified affective disorder, or substance abuse issue. He then transitioned to private practice where he expanded his skill set by working with adolescents and adults struggling with social, emotional, relationship and psychiatric issues.
He believes that by learning how to build a healthier relationship with ourselves, we can build stronger, happier relationships with our families, friends and coworkers. He works with his clients from a strength-based, relational direct approach to help them find clarity, healing and peace.
Scott has been trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma-Focused CBT, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing.
Micki Carver, LMSW (she/they)
Micki graduated with a Master of Social Work degree from Fordham University Graduate School of Social Service. She started her career working with clients who struggled with a mental health and substance abuse issue, running group therapy sessions to address anger management and past traumas that were impacting her clients' abilities to improve their well-being. Before this, she worked as an animal trainer and foster for Guiding Eyes for the Blind service dogs, and as a teacher's aid for Pre-K through fifth grade special education students in Firenze, Italy.
Micki's philosophy in her work is to approach each client as the "expert" of themselves while providing guidance, support and informed psychotherapeutic interventions to help them navigate their way to better mental health.
She has experience with trauma-informed therapy models, CBT, DBT, received certification in Borderline Personality Disorder interventions, and is a Shoden and Okuden certified Reiki practictioner.