Clinical Team

Our clinical team brings specialized expertise and a shared commitment to providing the most effective treatment for men who have completed inpatient rehab and are preparing to reintegrate back into work, family, or school.


Roger Ayres Westport House 162 Kings Highway North Westport CT 06880

Roger Ayers, MD

Psychiatrist
Roger Ayres Westport House 162 Kings Highway North Westport CT 06880
Roger Ayers, MD

Psychiatrist

Dr. Roger Ayres is board-certified in general psychiatry and child & adolescent psychiatry. He received his training for adult psychiatry at Yale University and his training for child & adolescent psychiatry at NY Weill Cornell Hospital.

Dr. Ayres uses both therapy and medications to treat a spectrum of disorders, including anxiety, mood, autism, addiction, trauma/stress, neurodevelopmental, and disruptive behavioral disorders. He employs a holistic, integrated, and individualized approach with each client to help them become happier and healthier by motivating them to become more self-aware and make positive changes in their lives.

Dr. Ayres concurrently has a private practice in Westport, where he has been since 2006. In his free time, Dr. Ayres enjoys martial arts, painting, traveling, and learning new languages.

Lori Pelosi, APRN

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Lori Pelosi, APRN

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Lori is an advanced practice registered nurse and has spent many years treating individuals with mental health and addiction disorders. Her career includes experience at various nonprofit organizations and most recently, as a Nurse Practitioner at Mountainside Treatment Center in Canaan, Connecticut.

Lori received her Master of Science in Nursing at Sacred Heart University, and among her many interests outside of work, Lori truly enjoys teaching others the practice of nursing. She currently works part-time as an adjunct professor at Western Connecticut State University and Wilkes University.

Liz Modugno, LCSW, LADC

Primary Therapist
Liz Modugno, LCSW, LADC

Primary Therapist

Liz is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Licensed Alcohol & Drug Counselor; she received her Master’s from the University of Connecticut, with a concentration in substance abuse and mental health. Liz specializes in emotional trauma and its relationship to addiction.

She incorporates several therapeutic methods, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness, and Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR).

Brittany Scinto

Massage Therapist
Brittany Scinto

Massage Therapist

Brittany is an experienced licensed Massage Therapist who specializes in Relaxation and Deep Tissue therapeutic massage techniques. She is a 2008 graduate of Connecticut Center for Massage Therapy in Newington, CT and has successfully operated her own practice for Massage Therapy since 2009.

Brittany is furthering her education as a nursing student at St. Vincent’s College. When not at work, Brittany enjoys the outdoors, photography, refinishing furniture, and spending quality time with family and friends.

Warren Lancaster, LPC, MBA

Primary Therapist
Warren Lancaster, LPC, MBA

Primary Therapist

Warren is a licensed professional counselor with a Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling; his approach emphasizes cognitive behavioral therapy and mindfulness. Warren enriches his counseling with his personal history: he is a former executive and a recovering alcoholic with over 25 years of sobriety. He is active in the local recovery community and firmly believes the 12-Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous has been critical to his long-term success.

A native of Australia, Warren earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics & Mathematics from the University of Melbourne, an MBA from the University of New South Wales, and his MA in Counseling from Fairfield University. Prior to counseling, he had a long and successful international business career. His last corporate position was as head of U.S. operations for a large multinational pharmaceutical company.

Ashley Watson, LCSW

Primary Therapist
Ashley Watson, LCSW

Primary Therapist

Ashley is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a Master’s from New York University. Prior to opening her private practice in Greenwich, CT, Ashley worked at Silver Hill Hospital on the inpatient detox unit as well as at an outpatient mental health clinic working with young adults and people with co-occurring disorders.

Ashley has experience conducting substance abuse interventions and is certified in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). She believes that change can happen through mindfulness and compassionate understanding.

Denise Lamoureux

Spiritual Healer
Denise Lamoureux

Spiritual Healer

Denise specializes in healing, spiritual balancing and personal growth. Her goal is to help individuals release old negative patterns and beliefs that are holding them back from a life of abundance, joy, happiness and peace. She has helped hundreds of people recover from childhood trauma, grief, anxiety, depression and addiction by combining energy healing, Reiki, Theta Healing, and Ignite Your Spirit therapy.
 
Having studied with some of the most talented healers, she is a powerful presence who brings her own healing experiences and compassion to our clients.

Ava Diamond, LCSW

Primary Therapist
Ava Diamond, LCSW

Primary Therapist

Ava holds a Master’s in Clinical Social Work from Columbia University and has completed intensive trainings in addiction and trauma recovery, emotional intelligence, emerging adulthood, family systems, and motivation. She has over 20 years of experience both in private practice and with non-profit and private mental health organizations serving young adults and their families. Ava uses several clinical models — including EMDR, CBT, DBT, Relational Theory, and Family Systems Theory — to provide the best clinical practice for each client.

An accomplished athlete, Ava combines her professional athletic experience with her clinical background to empower clients and their families to optimize their mental, physical, and professional selves.

Natalie Diane Rosin, M.Ed, CASAC

Director, Family Services
Natalie Diane Rosin, M.Ed, CASAC

Director, Family Services

Natalie Diane Rosin, M.Ed., CASAC, is the Director of Family Services at Westport House. In this role, she acts as a liaison between family members, residential staff, and the clinical team while also facilitating regular workshops that teach participants how to support their loved one’s recovery in a healthy manner. She is a Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor, specializing in family dynamics in the addiction and recovery process. She holds a Master's Degree in Education from New York University and undergraduate degrees in Education and Psychology from the University of Michigan.

Natalie has been an active community member of Rye, NY and the surrounding area for over 20 years. Prior to opening her private practice in 2011, she worked as an addictions counselor at Four Winds Hospital in Katonah, NY and at the Greenburgh Open Door Addiction Recovery Clinic in White Plains. She also served as an educator at the French-American School of New York in Larchmont.

In addition to her role at Westport House, Natalie maintains a private practice, NDR Life Coaching, in Rye, NY where she utilizes her life and work experiences to help educate and guide families through the recovery process.

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Juliet Gurevitz

Juliet Gurevitz, LCSW

Primary Therapist
Juliet Gurevitz
Juliet Gurevitz, LCSW

Primary Therapist

Juliet is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker specializing in areas of mental health and addiction. She has experience with different treatment modalities including, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, and medication-assisted treatment. Her professional background includes several years as a primary therapist at "The Canyon" in Malibu, California and before relocating to the west coast, two years as a Residential Counselor at Silver Hill Hospital in New Canaan, CT.

Juliet has a Bachelor degree in Psychology from Fairfield University and a Masters in Social Work from the Fordham University Graduate School of Social Service.

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Robert Romano, LCSW

Primary Therapist
Rob Romano Westport House sober living Connecticut
Robert Romano, LCSW

Primary Therapist

Robert is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker specializing in areas of mental health and addiction. He has experience with different treatment modalities including: Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Solution-Focused therapy. Prior to opening his private practice in Darien, CT, Robert worked at Silver Hill Hospital in their Transitional Living Program, working with adolescents and adults with substance use and co-occurring disorders.

Robert has a Masters degree in Clinical Social Work from Barry University. He believes that genuine change can happen through a collaborative, holistic and integrative body-mind-spirit approach to therapy.

Warren Phillips

Warren Phillips

Clinical Intern
Warren Phillips
Warren Phillips

Clinical Intern

Warren is currently a Master’s of Social Work candidate at Quinnipiac University, specializing in substance abuse and mental health. He joins Westport House with several years of experience working in various capacities at Turnbridge New Haven, CT. A native of St. Louis, MO, Warren is in long-term recovery and is passionately dedicated to recovery advocacy and providing quality addiction treatment.

Clinically, Warren is developing his therapeutic skills while utilizing a strengths-based perspective, Twelve Step philosophies, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and motivational interviewing.