About Us


All clinicians are licensed and hold certifications and trainings in different clinical areas.

Dr. Marianela Medrano

Is a Dominican writer and psychotherapist. She has more than 15 years of experience working for diverse populations. In her work she uses literature as a healing tool. Her work experience includes adolescents, adults and the elderly. She is a licensed professional counselor and a certified poetry therapist. Her areas of interest and practice include Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Mindfulness and Integral Psychotherapy.

Dr. Medrano lectures across the country on issues of spirituality with emphasis on the Divine Feminine, cross-cultural psychology, healing and writing. Her emphasis is women’s growth and development, but her practice is not limited to them. She has been a faculty mentor for the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology, now Sophia University, in Palo Alto, California, and a visiting scholar at Goddard College, in Vermont. Her work as a poetry therapist was recognized with an outstanding award from the National Association for Poetry Therapy in 2007.

Licenses and Certifications

  • CT Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
  • National Certified Counselor (NCC)
  • Certified Poetry Therapist (CPT)
  • Poetry Therapy-Mentor Supervisor

Dr. Medrano is delighted and honored to have with her a dynamic team of competent therapists who offer a wide range of skills. Please see list below with links to their work.

Katlyn Griffin, LPC

Filomena Vaqueiro, CNM,MSN MPH.

Joann Rotar, LPC