OUR CLINICIANS

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Carla Corcione, Ph.D

Dr. Corcione received her doctoral degree from Palo Alto University.  She began her career as a clinical psychologist in 2003. She has practiced in the Manchester and South Windsor areas for more than a decade.  She provides psychotherapy services to children, adults, families and couples as well as psychological assessment.  


Dr. Corcione received specialized training at the University of Michigan’s Autism and Communications Disorders Center.  There she was taught by the developers of the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule which is considered to be the “gold standard” in Autism assessment. She offers specialized services for children with developmental delays and Autism Spectrum Disorder concerns. Dr. Corcione has worked on the State’s provider task force, which is a collaboration between the Department of Developmental Services and the Connecticut Behavioral Health Partnership/Beacon Behavioral Health, to identify treatment gaps and develop services to meet the needs of children and families affected by Autism.


Dr. Corcione also received specialized training at the University of California’s School of Medicine at San Francisco General Hospital in the renowned Infant Parent Program. There she developed unique skills sets allowing her to provide evidence based early intervention services to children and families.  For many years she was the Director of the Birth to Five Program in Manchester, CT.  She has developed strong working relationships with local pediatricians and the Department of Children and Families.  She has built a reputation for providing quality treatment to children who have experienced trauma, attachment and loss including those involved in the foster care system.  

Mary Mercado, Psy.D

Dr. Mercado is a licensed clinical psychologist. She has an immense passion for helping individuals navigate challenging roads in their life and has devoted many years to the field of mental health. She has a blended interest between therapy and assessment. While therapy allows her to see clients over an extended period of time, conducting psychological evaluations helps provide a comprehensive understanding of the clients’ strengths and areas of difficulty. She has worked in numerous facilities including community clinics, therapeutic day schools, and inpatient hospital programs. Interests include children, adolescents, and adults, parent-child relationships, trauma, school issues, and psychological assessment. We are a very diverse and complex society, so no one theoretical model fits all. Dr. Mercado has training in multiple theories of psychology, is trauma informed, and culturally sensitive. She first prioritizes her clients’ needs and works together with her clients in order to achieve a positive outcome.  


Dr. Mercado has been trained in TF-CBT, Parent Child Interaction Therapy, and MATCH-ADTC. She also has received specialized training in the ADOS-2 and several risk assessment tools. 


Her educational experience expands across the US. She attended the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities and received a Bachelors of Arts, with a double major in Child Psychology and Youth Studies, with a minor in Family Social Science. She then moved to Los Angeles, California to pursue a Master of Arts degree, in Clinical Psychology w/emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from Pepperdine University. Lastly, she moved east and settled in Hartford, Connecticut where she attended the University of Hartford. She received a second Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology w/emphasis in Child and Adolescent Psychology. Dr. Mercado is a member of the American Psychological Association.