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Meet Sarah & Elaine – The New Facilitators for the TBI Support Group!

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Meet our two facilitators

Elaine K. Hunter, LCSW is a Board Certified Diplomate in clinical social work. She currently maintains a private practice in New Haven, CT, providing psychoanalytically informed psychotherapy to children, adolescents, adults, couples, families, and groups.

She has been on the Executive Board of the Connecticut Society for Psychoanalytic Psychology since 2008, serving as President from 2012 -2014, and currently is also a co-manager of the society’s website.

Elaine received her training in group work, child therapy, and family therapy at the Connecticut Mental Health Center, High Meadows Residential Treatment Center, and The Wheeler Clinic. She received her certification in psychoanalytic psychotherapy after completing a four-year training program through The Connecticut Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Center.

In addition to her private psychotherapy practice, Elaine has worked as a psychotherapist in a community mental health center, a social worker in both a public school system and a private school, a computer programmer, and an elementary school teacher.

Sarah Gersick, Ph.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Yale University, received post-baccalaureate training from Columbia University, and earned her Master’s and Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Long Island University in Brooklyn. Her dissertation, which applied principles of family therapy to understanding resilience in Asian American young adults, received the departmental award for most outstanding doctoral-level research.

Dr. Gersick’s training has included placements at South Beach Psychiatric Center, Beth Israel Medical Center, and the Jewish Board of Family and Children’s Services Child Development Center in New York; the VA CT Health Care System; and the University of Connecticut Health Center.

She has worked in Psychological Services at the University of New Haven and at Long Island University, and has received specialized training in trauma and PTSD, couples counseling, mindfulness, group therapy, and substance abuse. She has served as an instructor and clinical supervisor in psychological assessment. She was Project Manager of a large-scale longitudinal study of ethnically diverse families at the New York University Center for Research on Culture, Development, and Education.

Dr. Gersick is a relational psychodynamic psychotherapist, with additional training in cognitive behavioral and mindfulness techniques that are integrated into her work. She is further influenced by developmental, family-systems, and macro sociocultural perspectives. Areas of specialty include individual, group, and couples psychotherapy with late adolescents through older adults; depression; anxiety; trauma/PTSD; personality/characterological concerns; and relationship issues.