Kate McGetrick - LMFT


Kate McGetrick is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and owner of Rise Therapy and Wellness, LLC.  She graduated from Southern Connecticut State University with a Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy. In addition to running a growing practice, Kate also currently serves as an adjunct professor at SCSU. Kate has served on the board of the CTMFT and is passionate about mental health and personal and relationship growth and healing.

Kate approaches her therapeutic practice through a systemic lens. She remains curious about the client's relationship to self/other; family, community, work, sexuality, and spirituality, among others. Kate is committed to her work with individuals, couples, families, and groups. Balancing support and challenge, she works in collaboration with her clients to create lasting change.


Kate has completed her certification in LENS neurofeedback and is excited to be offering that service at Rise.

Shaun English, LMFT


Shaun is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Registered Yoga Teacher and Yoga Therapist. Shaun's self-directed talk therapy draws upon Gestalt and Family Systems therapy. She is able to offer her clients tools from yoga – mindfulness, movement, meditation, and mind-body awareness.

Shaun’s approach to psychotherapy is focused on self-acceptance, and healthy family connections. She specializes in life transitions – young adults, adult children and aging parents, empty nesters, and navigating grief. She believes that therapy is a chance to address problems so you can be more resilient on this adventure we call life.

Shaun has a Master’s Degree in Marriage & Family Therapy from Southern Connecticut State University and is a certified Yoga Therapist through the International Association of Yoga Therapy.

Marta ("Marty") Newbury, LMFT

Associate Clinical Director


Marty Newbury is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) who has been in practice
since she graduated with a Master's Degree from Central CT State University in 1995. She uses a holistic (mind/body/spirit) approach in her work, partnering with her clients to help them tap into their strengths in order to navigate whatever life challenges have brought them to therapy. Marty works with adolescents and adults in individual, group and family sessions; addressing a wide range of presenting concerns including but not limited to addictions, trauma, stress, anxiety, depression, and relationship challenges, to name a few. Beyond her formal education as a LMFT she is also trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART), Motivational Interviewing, and Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), among other interventions. Marty is also a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT-500), and she is certified as a Yoga of 12-Step Recovery (Y12SR) Facilitator, Energy Healer, Reiki Master / Teacher, and Hypnotherapist; has completed 60 hours of
training in Yoga Applications for Mental Health at Kripalu, and is an Ordained Inter-Spiritual Minister. in
addition to her work with clients, Marty serves as Associate Clinical Director at Rise.

Emily Swank

M.Ed: Education/Counseling Psychology

CMHC:  Clinical Mental Health Counseling 

Registered Yoga Teacher

Emily is a clinical mental health counselor who is dedicated to providing authentic, compassionate, holistic care for each of her clients. Her extensive training includes work with adolescents, adults and families with a specialization in young adults and supporting this population through the transition into adulthood. Her integrated approach includes Cognitive Behavior Therapy, positive and humanistic psychology, mindfulness and yoga therapy.

Emily’s counseling approach is based on the tenets of positive psychology and life coaching, with a focus on helping clients see their unique strengths and potential, overcome personal setbacks and limited beliefs and be accountable to their personal goals. 


Her passion is to support clients in embracing who they truly are, let go of who they think they should be and live a life they love.  With a compassionate and authentic manner, she empowers her clients to have the courage and motivation to step into their best selves and create a joyful and personally fulfilling life.


She has a Masters in Counseling/Psychology, an Advanced Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, is a certified school counselor and a certified yoga instructor. 

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