Clinical Team

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

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.

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rayers@clearpointrecovery.com

Liz Modugno, LCSW, LADC | Clinical Director

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).

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lmodugno@clearpointrecovery.com

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.

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lpelosio@clearpointrecovery.com

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.

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wlancaster@clearpointrecovery.com

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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jgurevitz@clearpointrecovery.com

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.

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awatson@clearpointrecovery.com

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.

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rromano@clearpointrecovery.com

Warren Phillips, MSW | Primary Therapist

Warren earned a Master’s of Social Work degree from Quinnipiac University, specializing in substance abuse and mental health. He joins Clearpoint with several years of experience working in various direct care roles 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 utilizes a strengths-based perspective, Twelve Step philosophies, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and motivational interviewing.

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wphillips@clearpointrecovery.com

Deirdre Ekholdt, LCSW | Primary Therapist

Deirdre is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with extensive experience working with individuals with addiction and anxiety disorders. She has worked in both inpatient and outpatient settings providing intensive individual and family therapy. Deirdre also has experience working within the public school system providing supportive interventions for students. As a certified Yoga instructor, she incorporates breathing, mindfulness, and staying present in the moment into her clinical approach. She is passionate about her work and enjoys implementing creative approaches to address an individual’s needs in order to achieve health and wellness.

Deirdre earned a Masters degree in Social Work from Aurora University and completed her undergraduate work in Sociology and Psychology at Northern Illinois University.

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dekholdt@clearpointrecovery.com

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 in the world, she is a powerful presence who brings her own healing experiences and compassion to our clients.

203-293-1723
dlamoureux@clearpointrecovery.com

Maggie Converse | Yoga Instructor

Maggie Converse is a yoga teacher, reiki practitioner, and holistic health coach that helps people curate their own path to self-acceptance and self-love. Through yoga, reiki, and meditation she coaches students and clients to cultivate a strong inner connection and to take what they learn in their sessions and apply it to their daily lives.

Maggie is a firm believer that we can always be “in practice” – we can always be in our meditation, we can always be mindful. We don’t need a yoga mat or a fancy space to be in practice or in alignment. She guides those she works with to begin to understand that joy and inner peace come when the body, mind, and soul are aligned.

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mconverse@clearpointrecovery.com

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