Our Experts

We are parenting and child development specialists:
Teachers and coaches who are passionate about solving your child-focused challenges through evidence-based strategies.

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 mom, stepmom, foster mom and “Nana.”

Aaron Weintraub
MS, Product & Curriculum Director
Specialities:
  • Autism,
  • Anxiety,
  • ADHD,
Amy Alamar
EdD
Specialities:
  • School,
  • Teens,
  • Relationships,
Autumn Cloud-Ingram
LMSW
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
MFT
Specialities:
  • Mental Health,
  • Depression,
  • Anxiety,
Denise Webb
MSN, APRN, PNP, IMH-E®; MTB Senior Clinician & Training Specialist
Specialities:
  • Infants,
  • Birth,
  • Relationships,
Hanna Brinkhaus
MA, LSCW
Specialities:
  • Toddlers/Preschoolers,
  • Infants,
  • Mental Health,
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,
Martha Staeheli
PhD
Specialities:
  • School,
  • Relationships,
  • Confidence,
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,