Meet Our Farmington Providers

Nicholas Maltby, Ph.D.
Director

Dr. Maltby received his doctorate from the University of Connecticut in 2001. He completed a post-doctoral fellowship specializing in anxiety disorders at the Anxiety Disorders Center at the Institute of Living. His clinical interests include the treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, and phobias. Dr. Maltby is a licensed pilot and has extensive experience treating fear of flying.

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Nicole Sirrine, Ph.D.
Clinical Practice Manager

Dr. Sirrine received her doctoral degree in clinical psychology from Bowling Green State University, with a concentration in child psychology. She completed her pre-doctoral internship at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry in Rochester, New York and completed her post-doctoral fellowship at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. Dr. Sirrine's clinical work focuses on the treatment of children, adolescents, and adults with anxiety disorders, including generalized anxiety disorder, phobias, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and panic disorder. She also has training in the treatment of depression and childhood behavior problems.

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Sharon Mallon, Ph.D.

Dr. Mallon received her doctoral degree in clinical psychology from the University of Connecticut in 2000. She completed her pre-doctoral internship at the Village for Families & Children in Hartford and post-doctoral work in a joint appointment with the University of Connecticut and the Connecticut Department of Mental Health & Addiction Services. She has worked in a variety of settings, including private practice, community mental health organizations, and schools. She is experienced treating anxiety disorders in adults and children of all ages, including generalized anxiety disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, panic disorder, school refusal, and phobias. Dr. Mallon has also completed Basic Training in EMDR.

Mary Gover, M.A., LPC, NCC

Mary Gover is a Licensed Professional Counselor and is certified by the National Board for Certified Counselors. She received her Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology at the University of Hartford in 2016. Mary completed her clinical internship at Community Health Resources in Bloomfield, CT treating a variety of mental health issues such as generalized anxiety, panic disorder, social anxiety, mood disorders, and substance use disorders. She also obtained three years of clinical assessment experience working in the neuropsychology program at Rhode Island Hospital. She is especially interested in cognitive behavioral and mindfulness-based interventions for anxiety and mood disorders, and the impact of stress and anxiety on physical health and wellness.

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Liz Hilby, Psy.D., LPC

Liz Hilby is a Licensed Professional Counselor and received her Master's degree in Clinical Psychology at the University of Hartford in 2015. She is currently finishing her doctorate in clinical psychology at the University of Hartford and recently completed her pre-doctoral internship at the University of Connecticut's college counseling center. She has experience working in a variety of treatment settings with clinical work focusing on the treatment of mood disorders, generalized anxiety, social anxiety, panic disorder, OCD, substance use disorders. and sports or performance-related anxiety.

Tina Crystal, Psy.D.

Dr. Crystal received her doctoral degree in clinical psychology from Adler University in Chicago, IL. She completed her pre- and post-doctoral internships in the Anxiety Department at Linden Oaks Behavioral Health in Naperville, IL. Dr. Crystal has worked in a variety of treatment settings including intensive outpatient programs (IOP), residential treatment centers, and outpatient practices. Her clinical work focuses on the treatment of anxiety, OCD, and trauma through Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and additional approaches, including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Exposure and Response Prevention, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and mindfulness-based interventions. Dr. Crystal enjoys working with clients ages 10 and up, with specific interest in working with high school and college age students as well as young adults in transitional periods.

James Marinchak, Psy.D.

Dr. Marinchak is a 2013 graduate of the Rutgers University Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology. He completed his internship at the Greater Hartford Clinical Psychology Consortium and was a Clinical Health Psychology Fellow in the Connecticut VA Health Psychology Postdoctoral Program. Dr. Marinchak is currently working part-time at the Anxiety Treatment Center and specializes in using cognitive behavioral therapeutic approaches in the treatment of adult and adolescent anxiety, OCD and trauma. His interests include exposure-based therapies for trauma and anxiety, as well as mindfulness-based approaches for emotion regulation and distress tolerance.

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Anna Weis, M.A.

Anna received her Master’s degree in clinical psychology from the University of Hartford in 2020 where she is currently pursuing her doctoral degree in clinical psychology. Anna has completed training at the Yale Child Study Center and the Albert J. Solnit Children’s Center where she provided therapy and conducted psychological assessments. Anna has an interest in the treatment of anxiety and OCD at any age, autism spectrum disorder, mood disorders, ADHD, and childhood behavioral problems using CBT and parent management training. In her free time, Anna enjoys gardening, hiking, and walking her dog!