Meet Dr. Noel

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Dr. Noel Casiano, was born and raised in the city of Hartford, CT.  A graduate from Hartford Public High School who then went on to get his Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology with a minor in Criminal Justice from Central Connecticut State University.  Dr. Casiano then obtained a Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy also from Central Connecticut State University and is Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with the State of CT.  Dr. Casiano then obtained a Doctorate Degree in Clinical Psychology from California Southern University.  Dr. Casiano is a clinical fellow with the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) and an AAMFT Approved Supervisor.  Dr. Casiano was the first chair of the AAMFT National Trauma Interest Network.  Dr. Casiano is also a member of the American Psychological Association (APA). 

Dr. Casiano has extensive professional experience in systemic treatment approaches to marital and couple’s therapy, family therapy, group therapy, and individual therapy. Dr. Casiano utilizes treatment modalities such as Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and Internal Family Systems Therapy approach to working with individuals, couples, and families. Types of problems addressed include: Marital and Pre-marital Education, relationship problems, parent-child problems, substance abuse, anxiety, adjustment problems, depression, trauma and abuse, attachment issues, fatherhood engagement and men's issues. Dr. Casiano has a Brain Story Neuroscience Certification from the Alberta Family Wellness Initiative.  Most importantly, Dr. Casiano is called to serve his community in order to provide leadership in mental health and substance abuse treatment services.

Dr. Casiano is currently an Assistant Professor of Psychology & Human Services at the University of Hartford's Hillyer College.  Dr. Casiano is also an adjunct clinical professor for Central Connecticut State University’s Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) Program.  Dr. Casiano has over 16 years of professional experience with the State of Connecticut’s Department of Children and Families as a Social Worker and Social Work Supervisor.  Dr. Casiano also provided clinical outpatient services for Wheeler Clinic, Inc in their Plainville and Hartford Office.   Dr. Casiano is also the Clinical Director for the Pastoral Counseling Center at House of Restoration Church in Hartford, CT.  

Dr. Casiano has served as the Clinical Director for Catholic Charities' Institute for the Hispanic Family in Hartford, CT.  where he managed all clinical and operational components of the Institute's Child Guidance Clinic, Adult Behavioral Health Clinic and the Substance Abuse Intensive Outpatient (IOP) clinical services.  

Current Positions

  • Assistant Professor of Psychology & Human Services at the University of Hartford's Hillyer College.

  • Adjunct Professor for Central Connecticut State University's Marriage and Family Therapy Program. 

  • CEO of Casiano Clinical Services, LLC

  • Director of Research and Quality Assurance for Youth Challenge of CT, Inc.​

Leadership and Honors
 

  • Influential Latino Leader - City of Hartford 

  • Hartford Heroes Designation – (SINA). 

  • Maria Sanchez Excellence in Education Award

  • CICD Hispanic Heritage Month Honoree 

  • State of CT General Assembly Official Citation for Excellence in Behavioral Health and Addiction Treatment

  • State of CT Proclamation for Leadership and Community Service to the Latino Community & Higher Education. 

  • Exemplary Human Service Leadership & Practice Award, UCONN School of Social Work 
     

Licenses and Certifications

  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, State of Connecticut

  • AAMFT Approved Supervisor

  • Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR-Trained)

  • The Brain Story (Neuroscience Certification), Alberta Family Wellness Initiative

  • Internal Family Systems Therapy - Level One Certification

  • Collaborative Problem Solving, Level One Certification (Think:Kids)

  • TF-CBT Certification, Level One Certification

  • Mental Health First Aid Certification

  • Emotional & Spiritual Care in Disasters Certification, (Institute for Compassionate Care) 

  • Gottman Couples Therapy-Level One Certification