BHCS Practitioners


Toni J. Malley MA, LPC

 (Avon office only)


Through a caring and empathetic therapeutic relationship, foundation will be established based on trust to explore and help resolve personal issues and problems. My philosophical approach is holistic in nature and based on the components of mindfulness, motivation and momentum. Mindfulness relates to learning to live in the moment. The therapeutic process will help to create more resilience to life obstacles through motivation and the momentum to sustain healthy relationships.


My education background comes from obtaining a BS in Management from Post University, Waterbury, CT and an MA in Community Counseling from Saint Joseph College, West Hartford, CT. Extensive business experience will be useful in assisting clients through the various challenges associated with the transitional periods in one’s life. Community-minded with volunteer and fund raising experience for charitable organizations such as Special Olympics and the United Way. Member of Connecticut Counseling Association and American Counseling Association.

Work experience includes crisis counseling for victims of domestic violence and certification through the Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence. Group facilitator for both a mothers’ educational group and a women’s self-esteem group at The Interval House, a shelter for victims of domestic violence. Substance Abuse Counselor group facilitator at an in-patient facility; facilitator for relapse-prevention and anger management groups.

Toni Specializes in Women’s issues, self-esteem, women’s transitions, grief and loss, career counseling, divorce and pet loss. Toni will be forming a new group soon. Please visit again for more information.

Please call BHCS, LLC at 860-673-0145 to contact Toni and make an appointment.

Maryann Ferrell-Williams, MA, LPC


(Avon office only)


I am a licensed Professional Counselor. I am here to meet you where you are in this moment. I will provide a safe and nurturing environment and I will listen to you with compassion as you tell  your story.  In a collaborative effort we will out- line the goals and objectives for your treatment. These goals provide benchmarks for growth. I am here to help you facilitate the change you desire in order to heal, to reach your greatest potential and self-actualization. Establishing trust and building a therapeutic alliance is the cornerstone of my practice.



I received my Master of Arts in Community Counseling from the University of Saint Joseph, West Hartford, Connecticut. I did my internship at Saint Joseph’s counseling center and at the Connection Inc. in outpatient services as a therapist. I went on to work at Catholic Charities and Connecticut Renaissance in outpatient substance and behavioral health as a clinician in Intensive Outpatient Services, Substance Abuse, Relapse Prevention, Co-occurring Mental Disorders, Anger Management and Seeking Safety Groups and a broad range of individual counseling in mental/behavior health as well as trauma and traumatic brain injury.

My services include but are not limited to:

Individual counseling and group counseling for most mental health disorders and psychological concerns, as well as counseling in career, academic, acculturation, transition, inter- personal relationships, consensus building, grief, crisis management, trauma, sexual abuse, physical abuse, substance abuse with and without co-occurring  disorders, employer/employee dynamics, and other life issues.

Present psycho-education workshops for mental health disorders such as Anxiety, career counseling, substance abuse, and Post Traumatic Stress.  Administer and interpret depression, anxiety, quality of life, personality, academic and occupational assessment instruments.Perform evaluations, assessment, diagnosis, psycho-education as well as therapeutic techniques. Develop individualized goal oriented treatment utilizing evidenced based solution focused and brief plans. Provide Crisis Management and Risk Assessment. Coordinate outreach and provide advocacy;Possess experience working in a collaborative effort with diverse populations in education, government agencies, contractors and corporations within all skill levels. Trained in Multi-cultural counseling and cultural sensitivity in the workplace.


Individuals, couples and families that are in Adolescent through Later Adult Life Stages

Please call BHCS, LLC at 860-673-0145 to contact Maryann and make an appointment.


Alan Lake, LCSW – Psychotherapist- Willimantic and Avon


MODALITIES: POPULATIONS: Young adults, adults, geriatric, individuals and couples. TRAINING AND BIOGRAPHY: Please call BHCS, LLC at 860-673-0145 at extension Zero to contact Alan Lake LCSW and make an appointment  

Willimantic Only  

Dr. Diane Tarricone- 

PRACTICE PHILOSOPHY Dr. D. Tarricone is a PhD, LPC specializing in individual, couples and family therapy with a behavior modification and trauma focus, and maintains a private practice in Willimantic, CT an is a independent contractor with Behavioral Health Consulting Services LLC.
With over 25 years experience as a Licensed Professional Counselor, and as a graduate of UCONN specializing in Solution Focused Therapy, I am  currently serving as private practitioner working with a broad spectrum of clients. Among my areas of expertise are Depression, Anxiety, Conflict Resolution, Trauma,Life Coaching, ADHD,DD, and LBGT.
In addition to being a prominent relationship therapist, Dr. D. Tarricone has presented at National conferences and to general audiences speaking on the topics of the Dangers of the Internet, The Trouble Student, ethics and Boundaries int he work place.
Dr. D. Tarricone is an interactive, solution-focused therapist. My therapeutic approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges. I integrate complementary methodologies and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client. With compassion and understanding, I work with each individual to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing.
 Please call BHCS, LLC at 860-673-0145 at extension Zero to contact Diane Tarricone and make an appointment 
    David Ellis, MA———–(Middlebury office only)