Meet Our Team:If you’re looking for extra support and guidance through a challenging situation, turn to our amazing team of therapists at Redeem Wellness Center, LLC located in Bridgeport CT. Our solution-focused and systematic therapists will work with you towards achieving your goals. Call us for an individual, couples, or family therapy consultation today.
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, LMFT
Alejandra Salamea, LMFTA
Timothy M. Aquino, LMFT
Lauren L. Staley, LMFTA
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
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.
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.
Regine Toussaint, LPCA
Scott Simon, LMFT
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 LMFT 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.
Pamela Williams, LMFTA
A native of Kingston, Jamaica, West Indies, Pamela migrated to the U.S. at 11 years old. She spent her adolescent years as a resident of Stamford until she relocated to the South for many years. Upon returning to this area, Pamela completed her college education with a B.S. in Psychology from Sacred Heart University. A recent graduate of Fairfield University Marriage and Family Therapy Program, her mantra is that “I never meet a stranger.” As a result, you will find her to have an inviting presence. Apart from her degree of study, Pamela brings the therapeutic use of self, a plethora of wisdom, and life experiences of leadership and encouraging others.
We all have certain inalienable rights, but sometimes life circumstances make choices unbeknown to our choosing. In that instance, one becomes cognizant and is disappointed and anxious by its effect. Pamela wants you to know she is here to help you navigate those circumstances with grace and wisdom, choosing to find gratitude and “joy”—not just “happiness,” which is based on circumstances/situations. Speaking metaphorically related to your mental health as an individual, together Pamela works with you to take life’s sour lemons and make a sweet glass of lemonade that refreshes on a hot summer day after the gruesome heat. Yes, Pamela believes you can work together to navigate those challenging issues. However, your background, values, and worldview may not be similar—you can find common ground with care, understanding, and respect—not judgment.