Interface Center: Counseling and Psychotherapy

Our Staff



Susan RatnerSusan Ratner, LCSW

Ms. Ratner is a licensed Clinical Social Worker in both Connecticut and New York. She has been in practice for over 20 years, still maintaining a private practice in New York City. Ms. Ratner specializes in working with adults, marital and family therapy, ACOA, and families dealing with substance abuse issues. She also has a specialty in eating disorders, anxiety, depressive disorders and women's issues.



M.L. PappasMary Louise (Ludi) Pappas

Ms. Pappas is a licensed Clinical Social Worker who received her MSW from Columbia University. Ludi works with children, adolescents and adults, with primary focus on depression, anxiety, trauma and stress management. She is trained in CBT, EMDR and DBT. She has specialty in geriatric medicine, having managed the IOP, geriatric psychiatry, at Sharon Hospital for four years. Ludi has taught parenting courses and has an extensive knowledge of children coping with divorce. In addition Ludi is well trained in helping people and families with chronic mental illness. She is a member of the National Association of Social Workers.



K. AndersonKerri Anderson

Ms. Kerri Anderson is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who graduated from Fairfield University in 2011. Ms. Anderson specializes in working with teens and young adolescents struggling with body image, school refusal, and social issues. She also has a specialty in eating disorders, anxiety, depressive disorders and divorce/family issues. Ms. Anderson is trained in the Internal Family Systems model of treatment and is a Clinical member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists.



K. AndersonMaureen A O'Farrell, MSW, LCSW

Ms. O'Farrell is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with an MSW in Trauma Informed Clinical Social Work from Fordham University. She is trained in CBT, DBT, Mindfulness (MBSR), and trauma work using TFCBT. She is a member of the National Association of Social Workers.

Maureen is open and constructive, building on strengths with supportive strategies. With a background in fine art and design, Ms. O'Farrell often incorporates art and writing as part of expressive therapy.

Practice areas include work with a wide age range to better cope with depression, anxiety, and stress from conflicted relationships with peers, families, partners, work, social media, and school.

Maureen has worked extensively with child, adolescent, and young adult clients and their families. She works with children and adults identified as gifted who also experience mental health challenges. Maureen is experienced working with people on the autism spectrum. She provides support and interventions needed by senior clients and their caregiving families. Ms. O'Farrell also assists clients in clarifying sexual orientation and gender identity.



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