Warren J. Avery, Psy.D., Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Warren J. Avery is a Connecticut licensed clinical psychologist experienced in the focused delivery of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) augmented by a wide range of therapeutic interventions including Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and Motivational Interviewing (MI) with adult populations. Dr. Avery provides treatment for a wide range of presenting concerns including depression, anxiety, the management of addiction, and recovery from trauma (PTSD). Other areas of expertise include interventions for life adjustments, life coaching, and management of learning disabilities and/or behavioral conditions such as ADHD. Dr. Avery takes an inclusive approach to psychotherapy. His focus on building a foundation of human connection leads to a deeper understanding of concerns. This base provides the launch point for the acquisition of new skills that lead to greater relational stability and improved quality of life.

Dr. Avery earned his doctoral degree at Antioch University – New England. He completed advanced training through Gallaudet University, Marymount University, and The New School for Social Research. Past research projects include work on the impact of stigma, veteran combat trauma, early childhood trauma, and factors that enhance the delivery of therapy through institutions including University of Connecticut, Walter Reed Army Institute for Research (WRAIR), Johns Hopkins Medical Center, National Institutes of Mental Health (NIMH), and Beth Israel Medical Center.

Jill Dorflinger, Ph.D., ABPP, Pediatric Neuropsychologist

Dr. Jill Dorflinger is the Associate Director at Clarus Health Alliance and a board-certified pediatric neuropsychologist specializing in the neuropsychological assessment of children ages 6 months through 18 years who are presenting with a variety of educational, developmental, neurological and psychiatric issues. Dr. Dorflinger completed a Ph.D. at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science in North Chicago, Illinois. Her predoctoral internship was at the West Virginia University College of Medicine in Morgantown, WV, and her speciality postdoctoral fellowship in pediatric neuropsychology was at the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Chicago. Prior to joining Clarus Health Alliance, Dr. Dorflinger was the Director of Neuropsychology Training and a pediatric neuropsychologist at the Amita Health Neurosciences Institute, Center for Pediatric Brain in the Chicagoland area.

Dr. Dorflinger regularly presents research at national and international conferences. She is widely published in a variety of journals, including the Journal of Pediatric Neuropsychology, Neuroimage, Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience, and the Journal of Neuroendocrinology.

Anders Hogstrom, Ph.D., Clinical Neuropsychologist 
Dr. Anders Hogstrom is a clinical neuropsychologist who provider services to individuals across the lifespan.  Dr. Hogstrom earned his doctorate at the University of Connecticut, where he researched the impact of sensory processing differences on language learning in individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Dr. Hogstrom completed a predoctoral internship through the VA Connecticut Healthcare System, as well as a two-year clinical neuropsychology fellowship at North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset, New York. In addition to his clinical work, Dr. Hogstrom also provides training and mentorship for graduate students in clinical neuropsychology.
Amy J. Masse, Psy.D., Clinical Neuropsychologist
Dr. Amy Masse is a lifespan neuropsychologist specializing in the assessment of individuals aged 12 and older. Her background is in behavioral neurology and neuroscience research, and she is published in a variety of journals, including Neuroscience. Dr. Masse earned her Psy.D. at the University of Hartford and then completed a predoctoral internship in pediatric psychology at the Institute of Living/CCMC, where she remained and graduated from the 2-year clinical neuropsychology postdoctoral fellowship (IOL/Hartford Hospital). In addition to her work at Clarus, Dr. Masse provides consulting work in the Trauma, Medicine, and Comprehensive Stroke Units at Hartford Hospital. She also mentors graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in clinical neuropsychology and holds an academic appointment of Clinical Professor at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine.
Lyssa Micheel, Psy.D., Licensed Psychologist

Dr. Lyssa Micheel is a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in the psychological treatment of adolescents and young adults. Dr. Micheel earned her Psy.D. at the University of Hartford Graduate Institute of Professional Psychology and then completed a predoctoral internship in child/adolescent psychology at the Institute of Living/Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, where she remained and also completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Institute of Living Grace Webb School. Her previous research has included topics of racial differences in diagnosis, as well as microaggressions in media. Dr. Micheel emphasizes the importance of diversity and is dedicated to fostering an environment of inclusivity for LGBTQIA2S+ and BIPOC communities. 

Dr. Micheel provides individual therapy for clients with a wide range of concerns, including depression, anxiety, life transitions, identity development, and relationship issues. Her approach to therapy primarily draws from humanistic and attachment theories and incorporates aspects of cognitive behavioral and interpersonal theories as well. She emphasizes treatment and understanding of the whole person and strives to help people fulfill their potential and maximize their well-being. She aims to meet clients where they are and tailors treatment based on the unique identities, needs, and goals of each individual. Dr. Micheel helps clients to manage their current symptoms while exploring underlying problems and past experiences that may contribute to their current functioning and how they interact with the world around them. 

Caleb P. Peck, Psy.D., ABPP-CN, Clinical Neuropsychologist

Dr. Caleb P. Peck is a board certified neuropsychologist and the Director at Clarus Health Alliance. He was previously at the Institute of Living/Hartford Hospital where he worked in the Memory Disorders Center, Comprehensive Stroke Center, and Epilepsy Monitoring Unit. In addition to clinical work, Dr. Peck was Director of the Fellowship in Clinical Neuropsychology. Dr. Peck completed his Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology at Wheaton College in Illinois. He completed his predoctoral internship at the University of Kansas School of Medicine and his postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Florida Health Science Center.

Dr. Peck works predominantly with adult and geriatric patients. He is also an expert in the forensic application of neuropsychological assessment. He has presented at national and international conferences and has published on topics of malingering, symptom validity, and conversion disorders. Dr. Peck is a community affiliate staff member at Hartford Hospital, the Institute of Living, and Lawrence+Memorial Hospital. He holds an academic appointment of Associate Clinical Professor at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine.

Nicholas Sitro, Psy.D. Counseling Psychology

Dr. Nicholas Sitro (he/him/his) is a Connecticut licensed counseling psychologist specializing in the treatment of adults and older adults presenting with a wide range of psychological conditions including anxiety disorders, substance use, and depression. Dr. Sitro completed his doctorate in counseling psychology at Springfield College. His subsequently completed a predoctoral internship at Clemson University in South Carolina and a postdoctoral fellowship at Roger Williams University in Rhode Island. Dr. Sitro has also worked extensively with college-age clients at a number of area universities, including the University of Connecticut and University of Hartford. Additionally, Dr Sitro has provided treatment for combat veterans transitioning back to civilian life while serving at the Springfield Veterans Center. Dr. Sitro’s research interests include investigating the impact personal therapy has on clinicians who are providing counseling services. 

In his clinical work, Dr. Sitro utilizes integrative and evidence-based treatments to foster therapeutic change. These often include elements of exposure therapy, motivational interviewing, and cognitive behavioral therapy. The foundation of successful treatment starts with a positive relationship between the psychologist and client. As such, Dr. Sitro will holistically work with each client to meet individual needs and goals, seeking to transform each individual into the best version of themselves. This approach empowers clients to take on the challenges of the world with confidence and determination. 

Lauren Strainge, Ph.D., Clinical Neuropsychologist
Dr. Lauren Strainge is a clinical neuropsychologist specializing in the assessment of adults and older adults. Her background is in the interaction between cognition, health behaviors, and healthy aging; she has published in a variety of peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Strainge earned her doctorate at the University of Connecticut, then completed a predoctoral internship at VA Boston Healthcare System and a two-year clinical neuropsychology fellowship at the Bedford Veterans Hospital (VA Bedford) in Bedford, Massachusetts. In addition to her clinical work and research, Dr. Strainge provides training and mentorship for graduate students in clinical neuropsychology.