Rise Team

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.

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

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Therapist/Mindfulness Instructor

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

Emily Swank, CMHC, RYT



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.

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. 

Amananda Joyce


Intern/Office Assistant

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.

Ryan McGetrrick



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.

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