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.
Marty Newbury, LMFT
Associate Clinical Director
Marty is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) who has a passion for working with people who are seeking to make meaning, to heal, and to move forward from whatever life circumstances bring them to therapy. Offering a holistic (mind/body/spirit) approach, she works with clients who present with a wide variety of concerns, including but not limited to recovery from addictions, anxiety, chronic stress, depression, relationship challenges, trauma, loss, and toxic shame, to name a few.
Providing sessions both in person and via. telehealth, Marty will help you to explore the meanings you've made from your past that inform your life view today. Like harvesting for gold, we'll sift through what is there to identify that which is ready to be left behind, that which is looking to be healed, and that which is calling to be brought forward as a lesson or strength to help inform future goals and desires. Once this exploration is complete, we will embark on a journey of setting and working toward the achievement of your goals.
Marty brings several years of clinical experience to her partnership with you, with an approach rooted in systems theory, cognitive behavioral therapy, recovery from addictions, trauma treatment, mindfulness, yoga, spiritual studies, energy healing, and hypnotherapy.
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.
Marisa Mohrer, LMSW MPH
Marisa Mohrer (she/her) holds a dual Master’s degree in Clinical Social Work and Public Health from the University of Pennsylvania. She is delighted to be offering therapy as well as individual and group mindfulness instruction at Rise. With experience as a case manager, health educator and therapist in community mental health, Marisa firmly believes that you are the expert on your life. Therefore, she uses facilitation skills to support clients in working towards their goals while acknowledging and growing their inner resources. She draws from trauma-sensitive, evidence-based and integrative approaches, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR Therapy). Marisa’s long-standing passion for psychology research and neuroscience orients her conceptualization of the mind-body connection and our innate capacities for healing. She brings an empathic, collaborative and mindful approach to her work as a therapist that rests on a commitment to help clients create a more spacious internal atmosphere of acceptance for themselves. She is currently undertaking training in EMDR Therapy (https://www.emdr.com/what-is-emdr/) and Trauma-Sensitive Mindfulness. Marisa is thrilled to be part of the Rise Therapy and Wellness team
Amanda Aromatici, LMFTA
Amanda Aromatici (she/her) is a Marriage and Family Therapist who obtained her Master's Degree from Southern Connecticut State University, and holds a double Bachelor's Degree in Religious Studies and Art from the Catholic University of America. Amanda has experience working in both private and public programs with clients through various life stages. A systemic thinker, Amanda enjoys working with a client-centered mentality in empathetic and creative ways. She also maintains a psychodynamic orientation, that is relationship focused/strength based. She is passionate about working with young people and specializes in adolescent, family, and trauma work. Amanda also works at the Grove School as a school clinician.
Originally from Italy, Amanda grew up between New Haven and Milan. In her free time, you can find Amanda exploring the outdoors, sometimes with her rescue dog Mae, teaching painting classes, or enjoying tea while nestled in the corner of a second-hand bookstore.
Kate Sejourne, LPC
Kate is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) dedicated to nurturing overall wellness of individuals and families as they navigate life stages and circumstances.
Guided by genuine respect and compassion, Kate actively listens to help clients identify inner strengths, clarify expectations and explore possibilities for growth.
Kate’s therapeutic method integrates research-supported practices, as determined by client needs. These include cognitive, behavioral and emotional-processing strategies and techniques. She recognizes that sometimes issues resolve with brief therapy, while other struggles may take more time and readiness for change. This allows for flexibility and creativity as Kate partners with clients on their journey to discover hope, cultivate a path forward and find fulfillment in daily life.
Kate believes in the power of relationships and human connection to support healing and transformation. She is trained in virtual telehealth therapy.
Kate earned an M.A. in Counselor Education from Fairfield University, a B.S. in Business and Economics from Lehigh University, is a member of the American Counseling Association and is a National board-certified Counselor (NCC) with training and expertise in the areas of lifespan transitions, balance and identity formation, parenting, recovery from behavioral disorders, group therapy and grief and loss issues.
Ryan McGetrick has a MBA from Quinnipiac University and has spent 20+ years working in recruiting, finance, and technology startups. Ryan is responsible for managing the business of Rise. His yoga practice is very much a work in progress.
Amanda Joyce holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Elon University and is currently pursuing her Master’s degree in Social Work at Simmons University. She is pleased to assist Rise in daily organization and help tackle any challenges that occur. She is a hard-working, conscientious and caring individual, who is passionate about working with others and helping them thrive.