Sherry Minniti D’Elia is the Founder and Owner of Holistic Psychotherapy. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Certified Flower Essence Practitioner, and Certified Body Code Practitioner. She believes that people have a natural tendency to heal. For over 20 years, Sherry has helped clients heal at the root of their problems so they can live free from their difficulties. Her philosophy focuses on how our sense of self is formed in our early attachments. Sherry believes that the most valuable lesson one can learn is how one's childhood experiences and their perceptions of those experiences influence how one relates to everyone and everything throughout life.
She provides clients with many tools to help navigate their struggles and to process painful emotions that get trapped in their bodies. Sherry specializes in grief and loss, relationship struggles, abuse and trauma, eating disorders, substance abuse, and other addictions, behavioral problems, self-esteem, anxiety, and depression. Her holistic philosophy helps to align the body, mind, and spirit to facilitate lasting change and promote a sense of joy, peace, prosperity, and good health.
Sherry holds a Master's Degree in Social Work from Fordham University. Sherry also has an Integrative Certificate in The Trauma Resource Model, Level 1 and 2.
Penny Wilson is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Connecticut and New York. With her training and approaches most rooted in Cognitive and Behavioral Therapy, Penny also believes in utilizing many diverse modalities to help better tailor and structure change for her clients. For over 20 years, Penny has worked collaboratively with clients to bring about lasting change.
By providing a non-judgmental and supportive environment to explore past and present experiences, Penny believes that clients can achieve not just symptom relief, but also a broader understanding of themselves and others.
Through addressing issues of self-esteem and problems related to body image and health, Penny has helped clients change their current narrative and realize other ways of approaching and resolving their concerns.
Penny specializes in middle and high school students, as well as adults across the age spectrum, focusing on issues related to anxiety disorders, depression, past and current trauma, grief and loss, body image and self-esteem, and sports-related performance and motivation.
Penny holds a Master's Degree in Education in Adolescent Risk and Prevention from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. She received her Master's Degree in Social Work from Simmons College.
Kristin O'Brien is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Connecticut. Kristin's expertise includes traditional evidence-based therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and solution-focused therapy. She may draw upon alternative modalities in treatment such as energy work, mindfulness, somatic experiencing, essential oils, meditation, and yoga.
Kristin believes that every person has the right to live a happy, healthy, and purposeful life; there are times, however, when challenges get in the way of this. She feels her purpose is to walk with and support clients on their path of self-discovery. As they meet these challenges, she helps them acquire skills that lead to life-long changes.
Kristin has several years of experience successfully working with children, teens, adults, and families. She strongly believes in empowering people, helping them navigate issues including divorce, anxiety disorders, depression, and trauma. Having a business background, she is interested in assisting people in navigating issues related to their careers.
She believes that change comes from aligning the body, mind, and spirit and through the strength and trust of the therapeutic relationship.
Kristin holds a Master's Degree in Social Work from Fordham University.
Arlene Dyrvik is the administrative coordinator and technology specialist for Holistic Psychotherapy. She has worked across a wide range of roles in diverse sectors from large financial institutions, to nonprofit agencies to local startups since 1985. She especially enjoys growing Holistic Psychotherapy's presence so that more people can benefit from the peace that comes from aligning one's body, mind, and spirit.
Arlene holds a Bachelors in Business Administration from Pace University.