As part of our ongoing effort to support the continued growth of the Marriage and Family Therapy profession, West Hartford Therapy Center is a host to marriage and family therapy students, under the supervision of Elliott Strick, MA, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist.


We welcome Melissa Feeley and Austin Heffernan.

Melissa Feeley


Melissa Feeley is a 3rd-year student at Southern Connecticut State University's Marriage and Family Therapy program. The basis of her work comes from Structural Family Therapy and Family Systems Theory. For the past three years she has worked in a residential treatment program for adolescents. She has experience with eating disorders, LGBT youth, depression, anxiety, and helping adolescents with how they relate to their families. She has experience working with individuals, couples, families, teens, and veterans.


Melissa has immediate openings Tuesday evenings, Friday evenings, and Sunday all day at West Hartford Therapy Center. West Hartford Therapy Center charges a low affordable sliding fee of $25 to $40 per session to see Melissa.

To make an appointment with Melissa, contact her directly at:

Facebook: Melissa-Feeley-Marriage-and-Family-Therapist

T: 860-231-8459 ext. 106


Austin Heffernan


Austin Heffernan is a passionate student in the Marriage and Family Therapy Master's Degree program at Central CT State University. His therapy work comes from Internal Family Systems (IFS) and Structural Family Therapy, and a belief in offering authentic client-centered care, helping individuals and families to unlock their inner potential to heal. His focus is working with LGBT youth, women, and people seeking to enrich the meaning in their lives, so they can become experts of their own mental health and personal growth. He currently works with families and adolescents at a residential treatment center, helping them to overcome trauma, enhance personal relationships, and develop their strengths.


Austin has immediate openings on Saturday and Sunday mornings from 9 am to 1pm and Tuesdays 9 am to 3 pm at West Hartford Therapy Center. He welcomes people of all different backgrounds. West Hartford Therapy Center charges a low affordable sliding fee of $25 to $40 per session to see Austin. For more information on offerings and services visit @austinheffmft on Facebook.

To make an appointment with Austin, contact him directly at:

T: 860-231-8459 ext. 107



10 North Main Street   •   Suite 214   •   West Hartford, CT 06107   •   860-231-8459