Who we are

Partners
Mary Ellen Ladd, LCSW, CSW-G
Beth Juliano, LCSW

Associates
Lisa Kuntz, Ed.D.
Liz Mongillo-Herman, Ph.D.
Elizabeth Houghton, Psy.D.
Cynthia Nichols, LCSW
Kathryn L. Henderson, Ph.D., LPC, NCC

Since our founding in 1989, the Women’s Center for Psychotherapy has been dedicated to providing psychotherapy and consultation with a feminist, humanist perspective. Our clinicians are dedicated to the highest standards of training and expertise.

At WCP believe that the weaving together of self, family, and cultural influences into the therapeutic process is essential to healing and change. We use the client-therapist relationship as a primary vehicle for helping clients focus on their lives. 

Our clinicians draw from psychodynamic theories, body-oriented Gestalt therapy, Control-Mastery, systems theory, and cognitive therapies and we specialize in treating those suffering the effects of trauma, with both psychotherapy and EMDR. 

We provide services to people of all ages and genders, families, and couples.  We offer therapy to deaf & hearing-impaired clients in American Sign Language.  We embrace the LGBTQ community and are strongly committed to providing affirming treatment. 

WCP offers training and consultation to professionals and organizations.

Meet our Clinicians

Mary Ellen Ladd
LCSW, CSW-G

A Licensed Clinical Social Worker who joined WCP in 2002, Mary Ellen has been a partner since 2015.  A graduate of Hartford College for Women, Drew University and Columbia University School of Social Work, Mary Ellen works with adult clients of all ages and ethnicities and with the LGBTQ+ population.  She has specialty certification from NASW as a Clinical Social Worker in Gerontology (CSW-G) and worked with geriatric residents in nursing homes and assisted living facilities.  She recognizes the unique needs of the aging population which can often be complicated by declining health, increased need for medication, multiple losses and being caregivers to other adults.  She accepts most insurance including Medicare and Husky.  She is a Dementia Friends Champion and is available to offer free, one hour information sessions in the community to raise awareness about Dementia.  Mary Ellen is also available for clinical supervision to licensed clinicians seeking additional support and to therapists working toward a license.

Forms and Documents

Intake Form

Telehealth Form

Policies & Practices

Contact Us

The Women's Center for Psychotherapy is conveniently located less than 1 mile east of West Hartford Center.

Address: 784 Farmington Ave, West Hartford CT 06119

Phone: 860-523-4450


Email: info@womens-center.com

Fax: 860-523-9537

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