David J. Suscovich, Psy.D., LMFT
David Suscovich has a doctorate in clinical psychology with a specialty in child psychological and neuropsychological assessment from Antioch New England University. Dr. Suscovich is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, and has practiced in Connecticut for the past 30 years. For the past 9 years, he has been a Clinical Consultant to The Reynolds Clinic. He conducts psycho-educational and neuropsychological evaluations for the clinic. Dr. Suscovich has been trained in EEG Neuro-Feedback Training and works with parents and teachers to understand the relationship between brain functioning and behaviors. Along with his interest in the assessment of brain-behavior relationships, Dr. Suscovich has conducted research in the effects of long-term stress on brain development, learning and executive functions of the brain in children. His research has suggested that long term family stress may result in delays in brain development in the areas of organization & planning abilities, short term working memory, attention-concentration, and controlling impulsive behaviors in children diagnosed as conduct disordered and oppositional defiant disorder. These delays often present with impaired language abilities and a history of poor learning performance. He is currently conducting research on the relationship between visual processing and the impact on reading and writing learning problems.
Dr. Suscovich has been a Clinical Instructor at the Yale University School of Medicine, Dept. of Psychiatry and an Adjunct Professor in the Marriage and Family Therapy Training Program of Central Connecticut State University. Dr. Suscovich has provided clinical consultation to a number of nonprofit community agencies and programs. He is the author of a variety of research publications and previous co-host of “Grasp the Facts”, a television program for educating parents about children’s mental health issues for three years. He is certified parent trainer through CHADD and provides parenting workshops, training for educational personnel and organizational consultation for a variety of not-for-profit and government organizations.
Michelle is a 2012 graduate of Saint Joseph College where she earned her BSN. She began her nursing career with an internship on a medical stroke unit and also a nursing residency in an emergency department. She found her home at the Reynolds Clinic in 2013 where she has enjoyed working with patients of all ages and backgrounds. When she is not working at the Reynolds Clinic, Michelle enjoys spending time with her family, playing basketball with her grandfather, and taking long walks with her adorable yellow lab, Remington.
Amber Liberi is a 2011 graduate of Community College of Allegheny County in Monroeville, PA, where she earned an Associate’s Degree in Nursing. Amber began her nursing career as a pediatric home-care nurse and then moved on to become a pediatric psychiatric charge nurse. Amber was a pediatric psychiatric charge nurse for a year and a half. She worked with children from ages 3-18 years old. She loved working with children and wanted to continue a career working with children, and moved from Pittsburgh, Pa to Connecticut. Amber was happy to discover The Reynolds Clinic.
On days when Amber is not at the clinic, she works as a fitness instructor and teaches Pure Barre classes in Westport, CT. She also works as a per diem school nurse and flu clinic nurse. In addition, she is continuing her education and pursing a Bachelor’s Degree through Ohio University.
Candace Stanberry, BSN, MSN
Candace received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from Boston University and a Master of Science Degree in Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing from Boston College. Prior to earning her master’s degree, she was employed by Massachusetts Mental Health Center where she worked primarily with adolescents in crisis. While earning her degree, she worked at the Boston University Counseling Center helping college students under stress. After earning her degree, she provided individual, couples, and group psychotherapy at the Middlesex Memorial Hospital Mental Health Clinic.
While raising her son and being actively involved in educational systems, Candace started a private psychotherapy practice. For the past ten years, she has worked as a neurofeedback clinician at The Reynolds Clinic. She has completed the EEG Biofeedback training course sponsored by EEG Spectrum International. At the clinic, she has developed and taught a Parent Education Workshop and, along with Dr. Reynolds, is responsible for the training of all new neurofeedback Clinicians. She also continues her private psychotherapy practice and her role as Pastoral Counselor for the First Congregational Church of Old Lyme.
Soraya Ortiz, Administrative Director
Soraya has been managing medical offices for the past 9 years; she has worked with both children and adolescents in her tenure as office manager. Soraya is very excited to be part of The Reynolds Clinic Team as she derives great pleasure from helping children and their families. Soraya has a passion for helping others and is a great asset to the clinic. When Soraya is not helping others, she loves to travel and spend time with her fiance and their children.