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Perry Staltaro PsyD, JD

Shirley Staltaro, PsyD

Over the past two decades, Shirley Oribio Staltaro has practiced in schools, universities, psychiatric inpatient, developmental centers, community mental health agencies, and outpatient mental health centers.  She has served children, adolescents, and adults of various ethnic and cultural backgrounds.  Shirley provides a humanistic and strengths-based, positive approach applying solution focused, cognitive behavioral and psychodynamic techniques.  She provides comprehensive psychological evaluations for children and adults with a range of clinical presentations.  Shirley  holds a Doctorate in Psychology (PsyD) from the California School of Professional Psychology. Her undergraduate studies in psychology were through San Francisco State University and Creighton University with emphasis on Ethnic Studies.   She is licensed as a Psychologist in Connecticut.

Staltaro Psychological Services (SPS) started in 2004 in Fresno, California, and moved to Wethersfield, Connecticut in 2010.  Since 1995,  Perry has practiced in schools, outpatient clinics, crisis-inpatient units, forensic units, nursing homes, and other settings.   His areas of expertise include Neuropsychological and Psychodiagnostic Testing, Child Play Therapy, Marital Counseling, Child Custody Evaluations, Forensic Risk Assessment, and Psychodynamic Therapy. He is known for detailed test reports which emphasize understanding the person behind the data.   Perry holds a Doctorate in Psychology (PsyD) from the California School of Professional Psychology, a Post-Doctoral Masters Degree in Clinical Psychopharmacology (MSCP), and the Juris Doctor (JD) degree.  He is licensed as a Psychologist in Connecticut and holds a diplomate in Pediatric Neuropsychology from the American Board of Pediatric Neuropsychology. 

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Tracie Preli Derwin, LCSW

Tracie is a licensed clinical social worker focused on providing quality, individualized care to her clients.  She has an undergraduate degree in social work from Western Connecticut State University and a graduate degree in social work from Springfield College.  She is experienced in treating a wide range of clients, from children to the elderly.  Tracie is trained in both individual and group treatment and has treated clients in many settings including inpatient, outpatient, and homecare.  Her clinical focus includes depression, anxiety, ADHD/ADD, grief/loss, relationship issues, substance abuse, trauma, chronic health issues/pain issues, dementia/caregiving issues and a variety of severe mental illnesses. 

Tracie strives to create a warm, relaxed, comfortable, and non-judgemental therapeutic environment.  She is empathetic and utilizes a combination of supportive interventions to assist clients.  Her goal is to utilize each client’s individual strengths to obtain adaptive coping skills and improve overall functioning.