Meet Our Staff

Tracey Laszloffy

TRACEY LASZLOFFY, PhD, LMFT

Dr. Tracey has been an individual, couples and family therapist in practice for over 20 years. In addition to directing the Center for Relationship Healing, she maintains a private practice in Norwich, Connecticut and she operates a satellite office in Glastonbury. She also served as a Professor of Marriage and Family Therapy at Syracuse University, the University of Connecticut, Seton Hill University and Alliant International University. She has published extensively in academic journals and is the co-author of four books including Teens Who Hurt: Interventions to Break the Cycle of Adolescent Violence (2005) and Raising Biracial Children (2006). She is an experienced trainer, consultant, and clinical supervisor who is licensed as an MFT in three states, and she is an AAMFT Clinical Member and Approved Supervisor. She specializes in working with distressed couples, providing culturally competent, oppression-sensitive approaches to therapy, and working with troubled adolescents and their families. 

Jessica AlejandroJESSICA ALEJANDRO, LMFT 

Jessica has over 23 years of experience as a social worker and as an individual, couple and family therapist. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Temple University and her Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Central Connecticut State University. She is an experienced forensic interviewer, crisis clinician and couple and family therapist who worked for the Connecticut Department of Children and Families for six years, the Aetna Foundation Children’s Center through St. Francis Hospital for four years, and Wellpath Behavioral Health for Children and Families for five years. She specializes in working with distressed couple relationships, with families with children coping with emotional and behavioral problems, as well as with clients who have past or present struggles with trauma, abuse or addictions.

THERESA PIOTROWSKI, LMFT

Theresa earned her Bachelor’s degree in Marriage and Family Studies from the University of Hartford and her Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Saint Joseph’s College.  She has served as an individual, couples and family therapist both in private practice and agency settings including Wellpath Behavioral Health in Waterbury.  She specializes in treating anxiety, depression, grief and loss, anger, communication difficulties, intimacy problems, parenting problems and developmental and life cycle challenges. She has extensive experience working with children and adolescents and their families. 

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JENNIFER DEALY, PhD, LMFT 

Jennifer received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Assumption College in Worcester, MA.  She earned her Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Connecticut in 2015 and her doctoral degree in Human Development and Family Studies from the University of Connecticut with a dual concentration in Marriage and Family, and Health, Wellbeing, and Prevention.  She has worked as a systemically trained therapist at Rhode Island Hospital’s Mood Disorders and Family Therapy Clinics, Stafford Family Services, and the University of Connecticut’s Humphrey Clinic.  She is experienced in working with adolescents, adults, couples, and families to help them navigate a wide range of issues including coping with trauma, anxiety, depression, and general distress.  She specializes in couple therapy and is experienced in working with parents and families coping with strained relationships and divorce.   

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MARY KENNY, LCSW

Mary earned her BA in Sociology and Women’s Studies from SUNY Purchase New York, her Masters of Science in Education from Mercy College of New York, and her MSW degree from the University of Connecticut. She has over twenty years of experience as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who is skilled at working with victims of intimate partner violence, children who have been abused and neglected, and troubled adolescents and their family systems. She also specializes in working with substance abuse issues, grief and loss, and a range of emotional and relationship difficulties. Mary has completed a two year training at The Croton Mystery School that focuses on how to open the heart to deeper healing, how to deepen understanding of the mystery of union, how to celebrate the beauty and challenge of participating fully in the human condition, and how to explore and fiercely speak the truth.  Mary is passionate about guiding others as they seek healing on their journey while learning to enjoy each moment, especially this moment. Additionally, she is a certified co-counselor and she has been a student of Thich Nhat Hahn for almost 20 years.

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KRISTIN LEWIS, LMFT

Kristin received her Bachelors of Arts degree in Spanish from Eastern Connecticut State University and her Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Southern Connecticut State University. As a veteran of the Connecticut Army National Guard Kristin has a strong interest in working with military families struggling with deployment tissues and veterans who are grappling with PTSD and/or moral injury. Kristin has extensive experience working with individuals, couples and families and she specializes in working with clients who are experiencing depression, anxiety, anger management, grief and loss, adults facing lifecycle transitions, couples in conflict, and couples and families experiencing divorce. In fact, she has devised curriculum for a workshop titled “Navigating the Emotional Process of Divorce.” Additionally, Kristin is certified as a consulting hypnotherapist through the National Guild of Hypnotists.

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JEANNE CHADWICK, PhD, LMFT

Dr. Jeanne Chadwick received her first Masters Degree in Socio-Medical Science and Epidemiology from New York University, her second Masters in Public Health from Columbia University, and her doctoral degree in Human Development and Family Relations from the University of Connecticut. Jeanne has over 30 years of experience as a clinician. In her work a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist she specializes in working with clients who are struggling with clinical depression and anxiety disorders, as well as with individuals, couples, and families coping with trauma recovery (including PTSD and nTBI related to military veterans re-integrating into family life), chronic illness and infectious diseases, and stressful life transitions (e.g., divorce, blended family adjustments, end of life care). In particular she is experienced in supporting families coping with the stress of parenting children and adolescents who are on the Autism Spectrum or who suffer from OCD. Her clinical approach blends Western psychology and Eastern reflections on the sense of self, coupled with a compassionate and healthy engagement with the natural world.

In addition to her clinical work, Jeanne is an experienced teacher and researcher. Her work focuses on the physiological and psychological effects of mindfulness on stress resilience and healthy relationships. She has authored and co-authored numerous articles focused on resiliency in families and mindfulness in families, schools and the workplace. She also is a contributing author of several books including Change and Families, The Handbook of Stress and a new edition of School Violence and Prevention. 

         


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