Helping children and their families to critical counseling services
Bermuda Registered Counseling Services
MAWI (Mid-Atlantic Wellness Institute)
44 Devon Springs Road,
Tel: (441) 239-6344
Web: www.bermudahospitals.bm (Mental Health)
J.F. Burrows Bldg – 2nd FL
87 Front street (via Chancery Lane)
SRT Building, 2nd Floor, #2 Addendum Lane South, Pembroke HM07
Tel: (441) 295-7766, Fax: (441) 295-0770
Dr. Darrien S. Ray
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Dr. Darrien S. Ray is registered as a clinical psychologist in Bermuda. Prior to joining ADPS he worked in Fort Wayne, Indiana as a licensed psychologist in a community mental health setting. Dr. Ray comes to the island with a broad level of experience in individual, group, and family therapy settings. He employs a client-centred, interpersonal approach that emphasizes building self-esteem, enhancing relational skills, and promoting a balanced, positive lifestyle.
Dr. Ray works with children and adolescents who may struggle with behavioural or emotional problems. He has experience helping families with relational problems and works with parents and children to establish a healthy, positive environment. Dr. Ray works with trauma victims (both adult and children), and has specialized training in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Children. He sees adult populations who may have depression or anxiety, or who may have problems with anger management. Dr. Ray also sees individuals with personality disorders who may struggle in their home, social, or work environment.
Dr. Ray received his Doctoral Degree in Clinical Psychology in Tampa, Florida from the American School of Professional Psychology, which is accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA). During his graduate studies, he worked as an intern in a variety of settings including two private practices that specialized in families and children. Dr. Ray was also a therapist at an emotional behavioural disorder (EBD) school, which is a specialized school for children who struggle with intense behaviour or emotional problems.
Dr. Alicia M. Hancock
Dr. Alicia M. Handcock is a registered clinical psychologist in Bermuda. She returned to Bermuda in 2006 and spent her first year at the Employee Assistance Programme of Bermuda before transitioning into private practice in 2007. She has 13 years of clinical experience in the mental health field which includes inpatient psychiatric hospital settings, outpatient services, and various interactions with child protective services and school-based settings. She has a diverse counseling and psychological testing background inclusive of both adults and children.
Dr. A. Hancock received her Doctoral Degree in Clinical Psychology at Spalding University, and her Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology as well as her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the University of Indianapolis. She is a member of the American Psychological Association and American Psychotherapy Association. Prior to coming to Bermuda, Dr. A. Hancock worked as a therapist at a residential program for children ages 8-13. She conducted individual, group and family therapy and oversaw the programming of the unit. Prior to this, she worked in an inpatient psychiatric hospital in which she conducted individual, group and family therapy for children and adults, and conducted intake assessments for patients in crisis. Additionally, she conducted psychoeducational and psychodiagnostic assessments for both adults and children. Aside from therapeutic interventions, Dr. A. Hancock has provided community seminars on a variety of topics.
Dr. A. Hancock’s clinical interests include psychological testing, individual and group therapy. She has worked with victims of trauma, grief/loss, divorce/separation, mood and anxiety disorders, sexual orientation issues, behavioral disorders, ADHD, pervasive developmental disorders, adjustment disorders, and parent-child relationship issues.
Dr. Kauliss P. Simmons
Dr. Kauliss P. Simmons has worked in clinical psychology for more than 20 years. She worked in general hospital settings in greater Toronto area, University of Toronto and maintained a private practice in Ontario, Canada. In Bermuda, she offered EAP services, assessment and psychotherapy for Benedict Associates in 2007. Later, she began full-time employment with The Bermuda Hospitals Board offering psycho-diagnostic assessments, treatment and consultation to the HIV Clinic, Dialysis Clinic and the inpatient/outpatient department of The Mid-Atlantic Wellness Institute. She currently works temporarily at KEMH as a clinical psychology consultant/while also maintaining a full-time clinical practice in the heart of the city.
Academically, Dr. K. P. Simmons completed an Associates Degree from The Bermuda College, a Bachelor Honors Degree from Acadia University, a Master’s of Science Degree from Indiana University and a Clinical Psychology Doctorate from Illinois School of Professional Psychology (Argosy University) in Chicago, U.S.A. She went on to complete a CPA/APA accredited training post in Toronto, Canada. She completed a two-year fellowship in psychotherapy from the University of Toronto. She currently maintains her license with the College of Psychologists of Ontario and registration with The Bermuda Psychologists Registration Council.
Dr. K. P. Simmons enjoys working with adults from ages 18-65+. She utilizes an integrative psychotherapy approach that includes cognitive-behavioral, psychodynamic and EMDR treatment modalities. Her areas of interest are trauma, sex assault, PTSD, relationship difficulties, complicated grief, mood disorders, and dysfunctional coping styles. Professional affiliations include BPA, APA, OPA, and EMD
Dr. Eloïse Pitts Crick
Dr. Eloïse Pitts Crick is a British Clinical Psychologist registered in Bermuda, New Zealand and the United Kingdom. Originally from London, Eloïse has lived in Bermuda since 2008, previously working for Bermuda Hospitals Board and in private practice. Eloïse has served as Vice President of the Bermuda Psychological Association and is currently a member of the Co-Parenting Mediation Council.
Eloïse specialises in psychotherapeutic work with children, adolescents, couples, families and adults. She uses an integrated approach in therapy, tailored to the clients’ needs and preferences. She is experienced in a wide range of approaches including Systemic and Family Therapies, Cognitive Analytic Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Psychodynamic techniques, Play Therapy, Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, Neuro-Linguistic Processing and Narrative approaches. Eloïse is qualified to conduct comprehensive neuropsychological, psychometric and psychodiagnostic assessments. Her research interests include trauma and neurological injury following SCUBA diving accidents. Other interests include travelling, yoga, climbing and watersports.
Dr. Eloïse C. Pitts Crick is the Executive Director and Senior Clinical Psychologist of Solstice.
PO Box HM 3268
Hamilton, Bermuda HM PX
Office: (441) 400-5141 ext 1
Cell: (441) 707-5141
Tiffanne K. Thomas, MSW
Tiffanne Thomas holds Bachelor of Science degrees in Psychology and Psychiatric Rehabilitation. Mrs. Thomas completed her graduate studies at Fordham University where she studied Clinical Social Work with a concentration in Evidenced-Based Practices in Mental Health, specializing in the dually-diagnosed population. Mrs. Thomas is currently a doctoral candidate, studying Organizational Leadership; her research interests include ethics, employee perceptions of leader behaviors, and organizational culture.
Mrs. Thomas has developed an extensive background in the human services field working both in Bermuda and other jurisdictions. Mrs. Thomas has worked for non-profit organizations, government departments, schools, and psychiatric hospitals. Mrs. Thomas has experience working with children, adults, and families meeting needs including but not limited to substance abuse, offending behaviors, mental health, career planning, grief, divorce and separation.
Mrs. Thomas is the Director of Therapeutic Consulting Services where her team provides individual, family, and small group therapy. In 2014, Mrs. Thomas became the first Bermudian properly appointed as an independent advocate for children, operating in the capacity of Litigation Guardian both in the Family and Supreme Courts of Bermuda. To date, Therapeutic Consulting Services remains to be the only local organization properly appointed in this capacity.
Mrs. Thomas has a keen interest in supporting people with reaching their optimal level of functioning, whilst building on the individual’s strengths. Likewise Mrs. Thomas is passionate about ensuring that all those who work within human services operate ethically, and to that end she strives to foster continued accountability within existing systems whilst ensuring that the rights of vulnerable populations are protected.
82 South Road, Warwick WK 08
Tel: (441) 296-2903
Dr. Tina J. Arorash, Ph.D.
Dr. Arorash is a practicing Bermuda Registered Psychologist. Upon returning to Bermuda, Dr. Arorash served as a Consultant Psychologist for Bermuda Government and worked in a clinical group practice. She currently has a thriving sole proprietor clinical private practice.
Dr. Arorash received her Ph.D. from Columbia University. She also has two Master’s Degrees from Columbia University and a Master’s Degree from Harvard University. Her undergraduate studies were pursued at the University of Waterloo.
Dr. Arorash provides psychological intervention services (i.e., individual and family therapy), assessments and consultation/liaison services on an outpatient basis for individuals aged 4-years-old throughout adulthood. Her clinical specialty is in the treatment of children, adolescents and young adult populations. While employing an eclectic approach in her case conceptualization of clients, she leans heavily on an attachment-focused and complex trauma based EMDR model, while also integrating the following: developmental, multicultural, family systems, cognitive-behavioural, object-relations and interpersonal therapy models. She is working toward becoming a certified EMDR-Child Specialist.
69 Front Street, Hamilton
BSoc (Psych) BCom Hons (HRM) MCom (I/O Psych) SCASA
Burgert van Jaarsveldt , Burgert uses his training as a licensed Family Constellations therapist to create a safe and caring place for his clients while providing them with pathways out of disturbances, burdens, patterns and trauma. The process facilitates a healthier connection with self and others, and nurtures a sense of worthiness using systemic therapy. This method allows the client to leave shame and guilt with the perpetrator instead of holding on to it.
Burgert believes in his clients capacity to transform using techniques that allow them to embrace and explore new dimensions in growth while working through entanglements.