About Us

Cynthia L. Sarris, LCSW

Psychotherapist & Certified Yoga Instructor

Cynthia L. Sarris, LCSW (the owner of psychotherapy and yoga center) is a psychotherapist and a certified yoga instructor and has been practicing since 1991. She dreamed of having her own practice and a place where she could provide other therapists an opportunity to go into private practice.  She had that opportunity all those years ago and is now paying it forward.   She then focused  on how dynamic it would be to incorporate her love for yoga into her practice to offer clients other alternatives to heal.  Now, massage therapy has been added  to the practice. She feels once again that she is  offering yet another alternative for clients to improve their lives.

Cynthia has 31 years experience as a therapist beginning at a agency for abused children and then working for a psychiatrist in private practice.  She became certified in Yoga in 2007 but has been practicing yoga since 1995. It has become apparent that combining the benefits of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and the meditative, spiritual and total wellness that Yoga offers made a lot of sense. Currently, she specializes in divorce by running two groups for divorced women at the Women and Family Life Center in Guilford. She also specializes in anxiety disorders, PTSD, depression, gender issues and generalized women’s issues relating to self-esteem and empowerment. Cynthia’s experience as a yoga instructor offers her clients a welcoming, calm environment in order to effectively deal with their issues.

Dana Pelliccio, LPC, NCC

Psychotherapist

Dana M. Pelliccio, LPC , NCC is a psychotherapist  with 9 years experience. Prior to joining the practice over 6 years ago, she provided outpatient counseling services to children, adolescents and adults in both university and community agency settings. Dana’s specialties include anxiety disorders, depression, adolescent issues, family communication, eating disorders, body image issues and cognitive behavioral therapy. Above all, Dana believes that the therapeutic relationship is the most important component in helping clients heal. After meeting with Dana, her clients feel a special bond with her that allows them to work through difficult issues.

Caitlin Pytlik, LMT

Licensed Massage Therapist

Caitlin Pytlik, LMT is a licensed massage therapist who specializes in deep tissue massage, relaxation and sports massages. She has over two years experience with the Center.  Her experience also includes Reiki and reflexology. Caitlin graduated top in her class with perfect attendance. Caitlin has a soft gentle voice and combined with the comfort of the massage room, her clients immediately relax. Caitlin works fulltime for Whelen Engineering in Deep River, Ct.

Aly King

Aly King is a newly-minted yoga teacher who trained at Body Karma Studio and gained her Yoga Teacher Training Certificate in August 2019.  Aly has been refining her yoga practice for 10 years, and ultimately came to focus more thoroughly on the physical, spiritual, and emotional benefits of her practice over the last 3 years.  Practicing yoga regularly with Cindy over the past 3 years has been one of the highlights of Aly’s yoga career, and helped to inspire her to become a yoga teacher! Yoga is not only one of her passions, but it fits into her daily life of delivering health and wellness to others, as she works as a Physician Assistant.  When she is both teaching and deepening her own practice, Aly enjoys Restorative and Gentle Flow Yoga most, and is continually looking to substitute for other teachers.  Off the mat, you can find her hiking, biking, walking, and traveling with her canine-companion, Reilly.

Emily Samander

Emily Samander is a therapist and joined the practice in 2020 with 10 years experience with a concentration working with young adults and older Individuals who suffer with anxiety, depression, post traumatic stress disorders, as well as counseling couples who are striving for healthier communication using cognitive behavioral therapy, with assisting clients in identifying their needs and behaviors and to explore healthy solutions.

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