Meet Our Team
Prior to founding Westport Family Counseling, Director, Nicholas Strouse studied and worked with treatment teams at several major hospitals, including Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, the New York State Psychiatric Institute, and Silver Hill Hospital.
Vera Muller-Paisner, LCSW has spent the last 20 years studying the chronicity and transmission of trauma. She is certified in EMDR, and specializes in processing cognitive emotive difficulties that cause “flashbacks”, problems at work, and interference with relationships.
As a Licensed Marriage and Family therapist, Carolyn Yates, M.A., LMFT has a wide range of clinical experiences in both inpatient and outpatient settings working with children and adults, alike. She uses a multi-modality approach to working with individuals, families and couples, and treats mood disorders, such as anxiety and depression, as well as behavioral and social difficulties.
Loredana Trandu, MA, NCC, LPC is a licensed psychotherapist, yoga teacher and practitioner. She combines her knowledge of mind and body in individual therapy as well as to facilitate meditation and stress management groups.
Betsi Iris Mufson, LMSW is a Psychotherapist trained in Psychodynamic and Psychoanalytic therapy. Having been a meditation practitioner for more than 30 years, Betsi has developed a technique that blends deep breathing and mindfulness techniques with traditional psychotherapy.
As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Elizabeth Chatel, has spent the majority of her career working with children and families. She uses a multi-modality approach to working with children and families. Ms. Chatel comes from a strengths-based approach and often infuses humor into her work.