144 North Main St. Branford, CT 06405

144 North Main St. Branford, CT 06405

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Meet the Brains behind the Center for

Our clinicians are therapists in Branford, CT

Our Story

In 2008, Deb applied for a counseling job at a Neurology Medical Practice and was interviewed by their senior Neuropsychologist, Amy. Deb got the job, and the rest is history. They instantly connected and began a professional relationship, personal friendship, and commitment to discovering the potential in every client they work with. Amy is a self-proclaimed “brain geek” while Deb is a mindfulness and trauma expert. Together, they are the brains behind the Center for Neuropotential.

After founding the Center for NeuroPotential, Amy and Deb quickly realized that their services were in high demand. They were excited to add additional clinicians as well as neurofeedback technicians!

Amy Palmer

Amy Palmer, PsyD, BCN, QEEG-DL

People come to me because they feel that somehow their brain just isn’t working the way it’s supposed to. I love putting the pieces together for clients to help them see the bigger picture.  Knowledge is power, and with that knowledge we can collaborate to form an individualized treatment plan.  A cornerstone for helping others reach their potential is through the use of neurofeedback, and I am proud to be a board-certified neurofeedback provider and to have earned diplomate status in QEEG analysis.

When not in the office, you likely will find me out for a run, reading a book, or searching on Pinterest for the next recipe I want to try. My two little girls keep me laughing every day, and help me appreciate the silliness in life.

Deb Del Vecchio-Scully, LPC, NCC, BCN, DCMHS

Meet Deb Del Vecchio-Scully, LPC, NCC, BCN, DCMHS

I love listening to people’s stories and supporting the healing process of reassembling pieces that no longer fit well. My role is as a guide, supporting healing from trauma and difficult life events.

I hold Diplomat status as a Trauma specialist, am a certified Yoga Therapist, hold EMDR certification, and  I am proud to be a board-certified neurofeedback provider.

As a Trauma Specialist, I served as the Newtown Clinical Recovery Leader following the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in 2012.

In my free-time, you are likely to find me  walking in nature, playing with my nieces and nephews or practicing yoga. I devote myself to being centered and finding time to laugh, to breathe, to move and for quiet reflection to foster brain health and well-being.


Meet Andrea Granath, LCSW

Meeting, working with and gaining understanding of new clients is my passion.  I am dedicated to offering each client an attentive, compassionate approach that allows them to reach their full potential.

Using my strong experience with children, teens and adults, I enjoy exploring how our emotional and physically health is interconnected.

Together, as we set healthy, realistic goals my hope is that all clients start to heal, feel empowered and grow from the therapeutic process.

When I am not in the office, you can typically find me spending time with my two children or reading my latest find.  Running and practicing yoga are some of my favorite hobbies to help keep me centered and mindful.

Susan Hoboken

Meet Susan Hoboken, LMFT

I am a Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT).

I think about healing as a deeply personal and unique contextual experience that we get to define for ourselves. I offer curiosity with intention to explore together what this may mean to a client within this particular moment in time.  My approach is collaborative, relational, and integrative with emphasis on building connection and safety in order to co-create experiences of change.  I believe as new experiences emerge and past experiences integrate, we begin to free and expand our own resources for healing.  I love to celebrate these moments of discovery in our sessions.   

I have experience working with individuals, couples, and families and use a systemic, relational lens.  I consider both the interpersonal and intrapersonal aspects as well as brain and body cohesion. 

When I am not in the office, you can find me spending time with my nephew and puppy.  They both remind, challenge, and teach me about the creativity, joy, and expansiveness that lives in the moment. 

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Meet John Chernesky, LPC

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with a background in Expressive Therapies specializing in Music Therapy.

Empathy has always been a driving force in my life, setting me on the path to become a professional counselor. I love being a part of the therapeutic process, helping support my clients on their journey of healing and growth. Being able to add music and the arts to this process has opened all kinds of doors to further enhance treatment, and with a strength based approach I am always looking for the best modality to support my clients needs and provide the safest and most comfortable environment possible.

When I am not in the office, you can typically find me doing something physically active, playing video games, creating music, entertaining my two cats, or enjoying time with my wife and family.

Maja Witwicka

Meet Maja Witwicka, APRN

As an EMDR trained therapist, I am proud to gently guide my clients towards wellness by
helping to unlock natural brain’s capacity to heal. The human brain is naturally equipped to heal itself and move towards wellness. A traumatic event can disrupt this process and cause trauma
to become locked in the brain, causing disturbance even years after that traumatic event. I am also a psychiatric nurse practitioner and treat my clients holistically using biopsychosocial approach.

I my free time you can find me spending time with my children, who keep amazing me, walking in the nature, or dancing Argentine tango.

Meet Mia Tabib, LCSW

Mia is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker whom specializes in the treatment of trauma and is a published writer. She has written for Yale Daily News, Connecticut Post, Yale Council of Middle Eastern studies, Patheos, and others.

She provides trauma therapy utilizing Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Narrative Therapy. She previously worked as a Domestic Violence counselor and advocate. Mia also teaches at a church preschool, and enjoys finding excuses to glue glitter on as many things as possible.

Meet Amber Woodward, LMSW

I am a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) and Music Therapist.

My approach to therapy is one that is centered on a therapeutic relationship that is egalitarian, anti-oppressive, and resource-oriented. I want to empower you to grow, improve your quality of life and obtain greater self-knowledge by creating a safe and secure space for them to express, represent, and communicate their feelings, thoughts, attitudes, and values without fear of judgement.

In addition to traditional therapeutic methods, I’m trained in music therapy, DBT, and CBT. Incorporating music into the therapeutic space can help you identify and process your feelings, thoughts, and emotions related to experiences that have led you to therapy. When working with children I utilize play therapy techniques.

I am a geek at heart so in my free time I enjoy reading manga, sci-fi, and fantasy, watching anime, and playing video games. When I am not at home or work, you can usually find me at a rehearsal for a choir ensemble or opera.

Joann Guay, LPCA

Meet Joann Guay, LPC-A

I believe the therapeutic relationship is a vital component of the healing process and I strive to create an environment characterized by empathy, trust, and respect. My goal is to collaborate with clients in setting achievable goals and fostering positive change. I am dedicated to helping clients develop effective coping strategies, enhance their self-awareness, and cultivate a greater sense of empowerment. As an LPC-A, I am committed to upholding the highest ethical standards and maintaining a continual process of professional growth. I regularly engage in supervision and pursue ongoing education to stay informed about the latest developments in the field of mental health. In my free time, I love practicing piano, walking along the beach, and traveling with my husband and three sons.

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