for Marriage Counseling &
Relationship Therapy in Bridgeport, CT
Certified counselors available now.
We offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each patient's individual needs in a comfortable and supportive atmosphere.
Virtual appointments available!
Frankie Oxendine is awesome. He helps in every way possible and is very genuine. You will like him! Book your session with him!
Their entire staff was both kind and professional. I'm thankful for the experience and our family is stronger now more than ever.
Dr Valmir me ajudou muito com minha ansiedade, a saber supera uma grande perca familiar desde criança! E saber superar muitos obstáculos que temos na vida! Obrigada 🙏
A seis meses atrás começei o tratamento, com um nível de ansiedade e estresse muito elevado,sem ânimo, energia até pra realizar as atividades diárias,hoje eu me sinto uma nova pessoa e sem tomar nenhum tipo de medicação,por isso eu super recomendo redeem wellness center pelo profissionalismo, dedicação e paciência com Os pacientes .
Marcos is a great therapist. Very accommodating, and really gets to the heart of the matter.
I really recommend the redeem Wellness Center. They are reliable and transmit security and total privacy to patients. My daughter loves Marcos. Thank you very much for the wonderful service!
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Serving Bridgeport, CT
*Now offering Virtual Appointments!
Please fill out this short form to request an appointment with Redeem Wellness Center, LLC. If you're requesting a Virtual Appointment, a Redeem Wellness Center representative will contact you by the next business day to schedule a date and time.
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Reconnect With Your Partner
We’ll help you improve your intellectual, emotional, physical and spiritual connection, helping you to address problems and difficult issues, re-establishing trust after an affair or prolonged disconnection, handling familial/societal influences, solving problems and challenges, improving repetitive conflict patterns, and deepening the bond that unites you together.
We also work with clients before they are married, and at each life-stage event (e.g., empty nesting, retirement, first child, etc.) helping smooth the way to new family compositions, welcoming new members, and adjusting to new situations. If your relationship includes questioning the future, we can help provide clarity and communication through decision making and moving forward.
Our approach will fit you as a couple, integrating cultural sensitivity, EFT, Bowen, and other science-based appropriate frameworks and interventions. We make it safe for you to reconnect and move forward, no matter the challenge!
We offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each patient’s individual needs in a comfortable and supportive atmosphere.
Meet our Bridgeport Family Therapists
Marcos Rosa, LMFT
Marcos is the founder and clinical director of Redeem Wellness Center. He is passionate about serving people, especially the underserved and disenfranchised groups. Marcos has traveled to more than 15 countries learning and serving in the missionary field. He is trained in TF-CBT (Trauma-Focused Cognitive & Behavioral Therapy), and is an AAMFT Approved supervisor, supervising master student interns and clinicians working towards their licensure. In his practice, he works with multicultural clients, delivering treatment in 3 languages: English, Portuguese and Spanish, working mainly with traumatized children/adults and their families, as well as providing mental health treatment for pastors and their families.
Diane Ferber, LMFT, MA, C.A.S.
Valmir Delgado, MFTA, Mdiv
Alejandra Salamea, MFT
Timothy M. Aquino, MFT
Lauren L. Staley, MFTI
Lauren Staley has served as a forensic accountant for over 17 years after earning her bachelor’s degree in accounting at Baruch College. She is invested in her local church, serving in various capacities, and is the director of the teen ministry in her national church organization. It has been through this ministry experience that she developed a love for helping others. In 2017, she decided to explore her passion for leading others in their journey towards healing, stepping down from her management position, to pursue her graduate studies in therapy. She is a Marriage & Family Therapist intern studying at Nyack College. Lauren loves working with couples and families as they navigate life’s stressors and explore ways to cope and heal. Whether working with individuals or a group, her warm personality creates a safe, judgment-free place to share.
Lauren was born in New York and currently resides there with her husband of 16 years and two children. Lauren loves her family and takes joy in supporting her husband, who serves in ministry and caring for her two children. In her spare time, she loves to sing, plan parties and decorate cakes. Lauren is a member of AAMFT and works under the supervision of Marcos Rosa, LMFT
Mariana Malafaia, MHCA
Marianna Malafaia is a Mental Health Counselor Graduate from NYACK College. She was born and raised in Brazil where she completed a bachelor’s degree in Psychology in 2008. Employed by the State of Rio De Janeiro to work for a Rehab clinic with specialty in chemically dependent patients. Reintegrating both family and dependent patients back to society for two years. Arriving in NYC in 2010, she planted the foundation of Celebrating Recovery voluntarily to the local communities in and around Astoria Queens. In 2014 she completed her Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling at NYACK College. Shortly thereafter, she began working for the New York Psychotherapy Counseling and Center; helping kids, teenagers and adults with diverse disabilities.
Today, Marianna is a dedicated wife and mother of two beautiful children, and is returning to her calling as a Mental Health Counselor. Her mission is to help reintegrate and restore lives both physically and spiritually, teaching patients a plethora of coping skills to better manage their lives.
Barbara is a committed office administrator at Redeem Wellness, providing services with integrity, acceptance, confidentiality, and kindness. She was born in Brazil and moved to the USA when she was fifteen. She currently lives in Trumbull, CT with her husband and daughter whom she loves to spend time with. In her free time, she loves to play with her daughter, go for a run, read a book, go to the beach, or play the piano. Barbara has a BA in psychology and has worked as an intern at Yale Child Study Center. During her professional and academic history, Barbara has developed a passion for learning about the brain, human behavior, family interactions, and its unmeasurable power.
She loves to serve people and is very compassionate and caring about women and their particular challenges. Barbara is continually working to expand her capability, knowledge, and skills, in her endeavor to help women to live a meaningful and fulfilling life, especially within their family’s context. She is currently enrolled at Nyack College Marriage and Family Therapy master’s program, where she is receiving training to become a Marriage & Family Therapist in order to fulfill her calling.
Keiko Castaneda, LMFT
Keiko Castaneda, LMFT (She/Her/Hers) is passionate about serving the Latinx population and finds it extremely rewarding to facilitate space to witness her clients’ growth. She uses a nurturing, humanistic, strength-based approach to treat invisible wounds and attachment injuries. Keiko works with individuals, couples, and families that struggle in silence to support them voice their pain, allowing for healing to begin. She is warm, caring, compassionate, and will be your co-pilot as you navigate your process.
As a survivor and a thriver of childhood trauma herself (ACE Score = 8), she is committed to supporting others in their lifelong journey of breaking free from dysfunctional family patterns. Keiko believes that “the areas where you have the most difficulties are the areas where you have the most to give IF you do your inner work”. She has successfully worked with adults that carry childhood wounds of child abuse, neglect, abandonment, incest, children of alcoholics, and domestic violence.
Keiko was born in Lima, Peru and immigrated to the United States when she was 10 years old. She became the first woman in her family of origin to attend a university and has been granted various awards for academic achievements. Keiko graduated with honors with a Finance degree from Pace University and summa cum laude with an MBA from Fairfield University. As a big proponent of the crucial time of childhood and supporting parents to promote healthy attachment, Keiko stayed home to raise her four children during their early childhood. It was during this time that she returned to school to pursue her life calling and obtain a second master’s degree in marriage and family therapy from Fairfield University where she was nominated and induced into the Alpha Sigma Nu Honor Society. One of the most distinguished honors awarded on a Jesuit higher education institution which pledges its members to use their intellect, experience, and heart in the service of faith, and promotion of justice.
Scott Simon, MFT
Born and raised in Rye, NY, Scott and his wife Margaret have resided in CT since 1991. Together, they have celebrated 41 years of marriage, have raised four children, and now welcome five grandchildren. He enjoys an active lifestyle including racquet sports, scuba diving, traveling, and spending time with family.
Scott Simon is an MFT Associate clinician at the Christian Counseling Center of Norwalk. Prior to pursuing a calling in counseling, Scott had a successful 30-year career as a trader and hedge fund manager on Wall Street.
In between Wall Street and professional counseling, Scott helped bring Stephen Ministries to Trinity Church in Cos Cob, CT and served as Stephen Leader and minister, as well as being a member of the Healing Prayer Team and Prayer Team there. He has also been involved: in prison ministry at the Bridgeport Correctional Facility, volunteering as part of a team providing teaching and fellowship to bring about positive changes in the lives of inmates; and as a small group leader and Board member at the Elinor Martin Residence and Pregnancy Care Center in New Rochelle, NY, providing compassionate outreach to distressed, pregnant, single mothers by offering emotional, spiritual and material resources to empower the women to make healthy life choices for themselves and their babies.
The environment of the trading floor was fertile ground for gaining first-hand experience about the effects that relational conflict and stress can have on the dynamics of relationships. Throughout his life, Scott has had an innate sense of the importance of the patterns of behaviors and interactions. In and out of the workplace, Scott has always intuitively known how to create a safe space for people to tell their stories and to examine them in the context of both individual and system dynamics. He enjoys working with families and couples, in addition to individuals.
Scott earned a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. More recently, he completed a Masters Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy at Alliance Graduate School of Counseling in 2019 and is currently a member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.
Leury Peña, LMFTA
Leury Peña, LMFTA (She/Her/Hers) is a Dominican-American Bilingual Psychotherapist. She graduated from Rutgers University with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Latino/Hispanic Caribbean Studies. Leury received her Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy from Nyack College, Alliance Graduate School of Counseling. She is currently a Couple and Family Therapy Doctoral Student at Antioch University of New England. Leury is a member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy and works under the supervision of Marcos Rosa, LMFT. She is a native New Yorker/Jersey girl who loves spending time with friends and family, cooking, dancing, and exploring new places.
As a member of the Latinx community, Leury has a strong passion for mental health awareness as mental health and illness are often stigmatized concepts in the community which may lead to individuals suffering in silence. Her professional experience includes providing mental health services in various settings such as agencies, faith-based organizations, hospitals, private practices, and schools. Leury provides treatment in 2 languages: English and Spanish. She has experience providing treatment for individuals presenting with anxiety, borderline personality disorder, depression, high-risk symptoms, trauma related disorders, substance use, and psychosis. Her clinical interests include Attachment Theory Based Therapy and Trauma Informed Therapy. She utilizes a collaborative, and holistic/systemic approach. Leury believes in the importance of self-care as “you cannot pour from an empty cup.” She creates a brave, culturally sensitive, empathetic, and supportive environment to promote healing and assist clients in creating a life worth celebrating.