At Hop Brook Counseling Center, LLC we aim to provide individualized treatment for individuals, couples and families.  We offer support in a variety of clinical areas, including anxiety, depression, trauma, conduct disorders, and crisis intervention.  


We are available by appointment only, offering evening and weekend hours.
Please Contact Us for more information.

Kimberly O'Connor, Patient Navigator/Therapist
Middlebury Office

Kimberly O'Connor is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with experience providing counseling and support in School, Community and Clinical settings throughout Connecticut. Additionally, she has experience working with children, adolescents and adults, providing support for a variety of clinical needs including anxiety, depression, trauma, disruptive behaviors and parenting skills. 


Kimberly has experience working collaboratively with teachers, support staff, medical and other community providers to help support children and families.  Kimberly has specialized training in trauma focused treatment and Internal Family Systems Model (IFS). She is an experienced group facilitator and speaker, and has presented at several national conferences. 

Kimberly is passionate about helping children and families make positive changes to help each reach their personal and therapeutic goals. 


Call Kimberly: 203-518-5380

Marissa Silvestro, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Southington Office

Marissa Silvestro received her BA in Psychology and Human Development and Family Studies from the University of Connecticut. Marissa also received her MS in Marriage and Family Therapy from Central Connecticut State University. Marissa is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with experience providing counseling in both school and clinical settings throughout the state. Marissa has experience working with children, parents, couples, adolescents and adults, providing therapy for a variety of clinical needs including parenting skills, Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder, mood disorders, anxiety, depression, relationship problems, and disruptive behaviors. 


Marissa has specialized training in trauma focused treatment. She has also presented at two Connecticut Conferences.


Marissa is a eager to help you along your path towards healing and personal growth. 


Call Marissa: 203-518-6747

Donna Costa, Licensed Professional Counselor
Middlebury Office

Donna Costa is a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 15 years of experience working in mental health field.

Donna has most recently been working with children, adolescents, and adults in a hospital setting.  Donna has extensive experience in performing psychiatric evaluations, crisis intervention, and treatment planning.  Donna has also had extensive experience working with clients who have depression, PTSD, anxiety, substance abuse issues and clients who engage in self injurious behavior.  Additionally, she also provides Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy, trauma focused treatment and Dialectal Behavioral Therapy. 

Donna is motivated to help you feel supported and safe in a therapeutic environment.  She will assist you in addressing problems you are struggling with, and guide you in making healthy changes.


Call Donna: 203-518-5340

Marissa Maple, Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Southington Office

Marissa Maple is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with experience providing treatment interventions to children and adults in a variety of settings.  She graduated with her Masters in Social Worker from New York University and has experience working with individuals in both clinical, school, and in-home settings.


Marissa has experience providing comprehensive evaluations, conducting treatment planning, and completing crisis interventions.  She is experienced in working with a variety of clinical needs, including depression, anxiety, conduct disorders, ADHD, substance abuse, and parenting skills.  Additionally, Marissa is trained in utilizing Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, as an intervention for individuals suffering with self-harming behaviors and suicidal ideations.  She also has experience facilitating family and adolescent skills groups.


Marissa's goal is to create a safe and understanding environment where individuals will feel empowered to learn to cope with life's many stressors.


Call Marissa: 860-255-4502

Krista Maturo, Licensed Professional Counselor, Alcohol & Drug Counselor
Middlebury Office

Krista Maturo is a dually Licensed Professional Counselor  and Drug & Alcohol counselor, with experience providing mental health and substance abuse services to adolescents and adults in both inpatient and outpatient settings and through individual, couples, and group therapy.  She also has worked with adults involved in the criminal justice system, DCF, probation, and parole.

Krista has experience working with a multitude of clinical needs such as depression, anxiety, mood disorders, substance abuse, anger management, self-esteem, grief and loss, relationship issues, and PTSD (primarily victims of physical, emotional, and sexual abuse). Krista utilizes a variety of therapeutic techniques from psychodynamic with an eclectic approach to cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy and motivational interviewing.

Krista is motivated to help you with self-exploration and teaching stress management and coping skills as well as incorporating mindfulness practice and relaxation training.  She enjoys using a holistic approach and will provide a safe therapeutic environment where individuals can feel supported in their efforts to makes positive changes in their lives.

Call Krista: 203-441-7607

Alan Eskenazi, Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor
Middlebury Office

Alan Eskenazi is a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LADC) with almost 30 years’ experience in the mental health/substance abuse field.  He specializes in working with all ages of individuals and families whose lives have been touched by alcoholism, chemical dependency, and other mental health issues including depression, anxiety, and ADHD.

In addition to his many years as a private practitioner, Alan has served in numerous executive-level positions in various mental health and substance abuse facilities in the Greater NY City area.  He is also a NY State Credentialed Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor, an Internationally Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor, and holds a NY State certificate in Integrated Mental Health/Addictions Treatment.

Alan received a BS in Psychology from Brooklyn College, and a Master’s Degree in Guidance and Counseling from New York University.  He is a member of NAADAC (The Association for Addictions Professionals), the American College of Healthcare Executives, the National Association for Healthcare Quality, and the International Society for Mental Health Online. Most recently he was appointed to the Ridgefield (CT) Substance Abuse Prevention Council. He has received numerous awards for developing and implementing effective programs to improve patient care and has presented at numerous conferences throughout the country.

Alan’s mission is to provide the most effective and personalized care and to help improve the lives of those who seek his help.

Call Alan: 860-259-4606

Emily Stagg, Advanced Practice Registured Nurse
Southington Office

Emily Stagg is a board certified family psychiatric nurse practitioner experienced in providing medication management to children and adults with a wide variety of mental health concerns. She received her Masters of Science in Nursing from Yale University and has worked in a variety of clinical settings including inpatient, partial hospitalization, and outpatient community care. Emily specializes in treating depression, anxiety, trauma, psychosis, and substance abuse, among other conditions. Additionally, she has received training in treating eating disorders in teens and adults.


As a practitioner, Emily hopes to provide clients a better experience in mental health care, collaborating with individuals and families to educate them about their treatment and medication options, and empowering clients to make the best choices for themselves.

To make and appointment with Emily call 203-518-5380.

Karen Ladr-Finefrock, Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Southington Office

Karen Ladr-Finefrock is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with experience providing therapy to children, adolescents, adults, and families. She received her BA in Psychology from Connecticut College and her MSW from Smith College. Karen has previously worked in clinic and hospital settings and has experience working with clients and families to meet a variety of clinical needs including depression, anxiety, mood disorders, PTSD, self-esteem, self-harming behaviors, grief/loss, and family conflict. She also has experience providing substance abuse treatment to adolescents and adults.


Karen’s therapeutic approach is grounded in psychodynamic theory, and also draws from evidence-based practices including: cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, and mindfulness.  Karen is also trained in using play and sand tray therapies with her youngest clients.


Karen is passionate about working with clients and families to develop strategies for growth and healing.

To make and appointment with Karen call 203-518-9574.

Shoshannah Ryff, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Southington Office

Shoshannah is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with experience working with adults, children, families, and couples in a variety of settings. Shoshannah has experience working with clients struggling with anxiety, depression, substance use, medical issues, family issues, marital conflict, attachment, and trauma. She combines experiential, structural, and cognitive behavioral models to best treat her clients. 


Shoshannah has training in several evidence based models, including trauma based treatment, and has extensive experiencing working with victims of sexual abuse, physical abuse, and children in foster care. Shoshannah has also presented at two Connecticut conferences on trauma-based approaches. 


Shoshannah is passionate about providing a safe and supportive environment in which people can work toward achieving their full potential and living their best lives. 

To make and appointment with Shoshannah call 860-385-1759.

Caleigh Marquez, Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Middlebury Office

Caleigh Marquez studied social work and earned her undergraduate degree at Temple University in Philadelphia and master’s degree at Southern Connecticut State University. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a passion for working with children, adults, and families.


Caleigh has experience in working with anxiety, depression, mood disorders, attention deficit disorders and individuals with Autism.  Caleigh is trained in trauma focused work and has experience providing in home services as well as working in the school environment, outpatient settings and facilitating groups for adolescents and parents.  


She believes in providing an open, safe, and supportive space to process the inevitable challenges people encounter throughout their lives. 

To make and appointment with Caleigh call 203-439-6779.

Cory Johnston, Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Southington Office

Cory Johnston is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor.  Cory specializes in working with individuals on a wide range of difficulties, such as depression, anxiety, substance abuse and eating disorders. Cory holds a Master’s Degree in Social Work from New York University and has experience working in hospital, residential and outpatient settings.


Cory believes our personal lives are influenced by everything around us and understands that therapy is a vulnerable process. She carries an empathetic approach and strives to provide an environment where her clients feel safe.


Cory is wholeheartedly committed to helping others out of pain and suffering and is driven to assist her clients experience a healthier, more joyful way of life.

To make and appointment with Cory call 860-384-7182.

Shannon Shepard, Licensed Professional Counselor
Southington Office

Shannon is a Licensed Professional Counselor with experience working with children, adolescents and families in multiple settings. She graduated with her Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from The University of Saint Joseph and has worked with clients in clinical & in-home settings.


Shannon has experience working with clients who struggle with depression, anxiety, trauma, and family conflict. She also has experience in crisis response & has worked with clients who have had a history of suicidal ideation and self-injurious behaviors.


Shannon is passionate about helping others feel safe & supported while processing life’s stressors & developing skills to allow them to live their best life.

To make and appointment with Shannon call 860-351-3090.

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