Our people are among the most talented innovative and inspiring providers and teachers in Central Connecticut. It would be our pleasure to put our extensive experience to work for you.
Audrey Bennett LCSW, LADC.
Audrey has 17 years experience in Addictions and Mental Health services. She has worked in all models of treatment including inpatient, residential, outpatient, emergency crisis, and individual one to one therapy.
She also works with couples and families through difficulties.
Audrey inspires adolescents to embrace finding their own path and to develop coping strategies to flourish in our demanding world.
She has a Master degree in Social Work, A Bachelor Degree in Counseling Psychology, and dual Associate Degrees in Alcohol and Drug Rehabilitation and Human Services. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor.
Audrey has expanded her traditional education by following her heart to learn extensively about indigenous cultures and Earth based practices. She has studied with Alberto Villaldo & Linda Fitch at the Four Winds Society Light Body School learning about South American Peruvian Shamanism.
She has also apprenticed with Oscar Miro Quesada and the Pachakuti Mesa Tradition in cross-cultural shamanism. She is an avid supporter of THOTH - The Heart of the Healer organization which mission is to preserve indigenous wisdom teachings and restore the Earth.
Through these teachings she has come to understand the profound importance in all cultures for ritual and ceremony. In today's world most of our American rituals revolve around work, addictions or other negatively impacting behavior. Audrey weaves in the importance of bringing meaning into the lives and work she does with clients. She thouroughly enjoys working with people.
This March she was initiated into the teaching path of the Pachakuti Mesa Tradition.
Audrey also follows the First Nations traditions of North America. She supports First Nations people especially in South Dakota and their tribes. She respects and understands the great wisdom they have to share with all of us.
Audrey enjoys listening to and telling stories, drawing, writing poetry, spending time in nature and connecting with people in community.
Her goal is to develop an active community at the center and to bring more groups and trainings to the forefront which reflect the diverse needs of the people who visit us.
Amy Mulrooney, MA, LPC.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor. I received my Master’s degree in Expressive therapies with a specialization in dance therapy and counseling psychology from Lesley University in 2006. I've been working with children and adolescents in the mental health field for over 8 years focusing on individuals aging 5-18. I’ve worked in group homes, residential treatment facilities and doing community based work in-home. I love working with children and adolescents because I get the chance to be creative.
I believe the best approach to therapy is to use a variety of treatment modalities to think outside of the box. I use creative arts therapies to meet a client where they are, to establish a trusting relationship while working together to build a brighter future. I believe individuals should feel comfortable to express their feelings in a safe and positive environment.