Our Experts

Our advanced-degree, parenting and child development specialists are passionate about the science and sharing it with you to help you solve big and small parenting challenges

Ruth Freeman, LCSW

President & Founder

Specialities:
  • Mental Health,
  • School Age,
  • Relationships,

Ruth is a psychotherapist in private practice who has taught parenting education to hundreds of parents annually over the past 30+ years. She is co-founder of the Connecticut Parenting Education Network and lead author of Building Family Futures, a University of Connecticut train-the-trainer parenting education curriculum. Ruth has also served as the Family Services Director for The Cove Center for Grieving Children, Family Services Manager for EASTCONN Head Start and Primary Therapist at the Newington Children’s Hospital Inpatient Psychiatric Services. Ruth’s approach to parenting education incorporates her clinical experience with children and families in crisis, as well as key concepts synthesized from a wide range of sources. Ruth freely and humorously shares the real-life blunders, challenges and successes she has had applying positive parenting as a bio mom, stepmom, foster mom and “Nana.”

Aaron Weintraub

MS, Curriculum Advisor

  • Specialities:
  • Autism,
  • Anxiety,
  • ADHD,

Acey Neel

MA, LPC

  • Specialities:
  • sexual and gender identity formation,

Amy Alamar

EdD

  • Specialities:
  • School,
  • Teens,
  • Relationships,

Anna Koehle

MA

  • Specialities:
  • Child welfare,
  • Adoption,
  • Infertility,
  • lifestory consulting,

Autumn Cloud-Ingram

LCSW

  • Specialities:
  • Birth,
  • Discipline,
  • Teens,

Bradford Wiles

PhD

  • Specialities:
  • Teens,
  • Relationships,
  • Technology,

Catina Caban-Owen PhD, ACSW, LCSW, MPA

  • Specialities:
  • Spanish Speaking,
  • Mental Health,
  • School,

Cora Megan

MA

  • Specialities:
  • Toddlers/Preschoolers,
  • Early Discipline,
  • Childcare,

Cornelius Holmes

LPC, NCC

  • Specialities:
  • LGBTQ+,
  • Trauma,
  • Diversity,
  • Sexual Health,
  • Identity,
  • Mental Health,
  • Relationships,

Dana Asby

MA, MEd

  • Specialities:
  • Mindfulness,
  • Confidence,
  • School,

Denise Parent

LMFT

  • Specialities:
  • Mental Health,
  • Depression,
  • Anxiety,

Denise Webb

APRN, PNP

  • Specialities:
  • Infants,
  • Birth,
  • Relationships,

Hanna Brinkhaus

MA, LCSW

  • Specialities:
  • Toddlers/Preschoolers,
  • Infants,
  • Mental Health,

Heather Kobylinski

MA, SAC

  • Specialities:
  • Teens,
  • School,
  • Substances,

Jennifer Dealy

PhD, LMFT

  • Specialities:
  • Separation,
  • Divorce,
  • Co-parenting,

JoAnn Robinson

PhD

  • Specialities:
  • Infants,
  • Potty Training,
  • Taming Tantrums,

Joe L. Freeman

LCSW, M Div

  • Specialities:
  • Discipline,
  • Mental Health,
  • Relationships,

Joyleen Albarracin

MA

  • Specialities:
  • Spanish Speaking,
  • Toddlers/Preschoolers,
  • Discipline,

Kimberly Barton

Ph.D

  • Specialities:
  • Medical Disorders,
  • Anxiety,
  • Depression,
  • ADHD,

Martha Staeheli

PhD

  • Specialities:
  • School,
  • Relationships,
  • Confidence,

Poshi Walker

MSW

  • Specialities:
  • LGBTQ+,
  • Gender,
  • Transgender,

Sophie Hornick

MS, CCLS

  • Specialities:
  • Medical issues,
  • Hospitalization,
  • Grief/Loss,

Stephanie Rondeau

MS, LAT, ATC, CSCS, CHC

  • Specialities:
  • Nutrition,
  • Wellness,
  • Fitness,

Tanika Eaves

PhD, LCSW, IMH-E®

  • Specialities:
  • Infants,
  • Birth,
  • Relationships,

Na Zhang

PhD, MEd

  • Specialities:
  • Couples,
  • Health,
  • Child and Adolescent development,
  • Parents,
  • Wellbeing and Prevention,

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