Meet Our Team
Rebecca Degnan, LPC (she/her)
Licensed Professional Counselor, Owner
Hello and welcome! I am the founder, owner and manager of Prism Counseling and Support LLC. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and have a passion for working with LGBTQ+ youth and their families. I received my Master of Science degree in counseling at CCSU in 2012. My undergraduate degree was in music, with a double major in Music Composition and Music Production and Technology from the Hartt School of Music in 2000. I have worked as a school counselor at the middle school level for over 6 years, and before that I taught music and choir for more than ten years at the middle school level. I am proud to have started my school’s first Gay-Straight Alliance while working there and provided professional development trainings for staff at our middle and high schools about how to support LGBTQ+ youth in our schools. I am a pianist and I love music, theatre and the arts! I am the President, and one of the founders, of Blue Fire Stage Company, a non-profit theatre company in Higganum, CT. I have two therapy dogs that are registered with Pet Partners, Solo and Gryffin. Solo is retired, but I love to bring Gryffin to my counseling sessions. I am the very proud mother of two kids, my 15-year-old daughter and my 16-year old son.I started Prism after our son came out to us as transgender and I noticed a lack of support for the LGBTQ+ community and their families in CT. I decided to do something myself to fill that void, and Prism was born!In addition to counseling, I LOVE to facilitate professional development workshops for schools, businesses and other organizations. I am passionate about education and helping improve our communities through knowledge and support.
Lauren Linn, PhD (she/her)
My name is Lauren Linn, and I have been a licensed clinical psychologist for more than 20 years. I have always been passionate about supporting and empowering members of the LGBTQ+ community, not only as a professional but also as a friend, family member, ally, and activist. Since earning a Ph.D. in clinical and school psychology at Hofstra University in 1997, I have worked with children, teens, and adults of all ages in school, university, and clinical settings. It is really important to me to help others live powerfully, truthfully, and mindfully. I believe that therapy can be an enriching and rewarding way for anyone to learn about who they are and how they want to be in the world.
I am a proud mom of three grown humans and one aspiring-to-become-a-therapy dog—a Great Pyrenees named Oberon (Obie for short). In addition to connecting with others as a therapist, I love being involved in community theatre, teaching and learning yoga, leading meditation groups, and participating in recovery meetings. It means a lot to me to spend time with people I care about doing simple things like enjoying a walk outdoors, having a meal together, or playing a board game. Alone time is also important to me, and I often spend time writing, hiking, cooking, and making things with paper, fabric, and yarn. I especially love creating digital collages.
Jillian Celentano, LMSW (she/her)
Hello, my name is Jillian Celentano and I am very happy to be part of the Prism Counseling team. I am a transgender woman who transitioned at the age of 55. When I transitioned, I realized my life’s mission and passion was to help others in the trans/gender diverse community. Working with the gender diverse population and their families is extremely important to me. I bring my knowledge of working with my amazing population based on education, experience in the field and my own personal experience. I love working with all ages, especially young folks, teenagers, and young adults. I have interned at the Yale Gender Program in New Haven for 2 years and continue to be a community liaison for the gender program. I have co-authored two published transgender studies at Yale University and am a published author of my own book, "Transitioning Later in Life: A Personal Guide.” I have been part of the Stonewall Speakers, a GSA instructor, and currently am a public speaker and educator for the gender diverse community.
I work with gender identity, dysphoria, depression, anxiety, and trauma. I see all ages and will hold appointments in person or by telehealth. I am licensed in CT and NY.
Cynthia Fetteroll (she/her)
I am Cindy Fetteroll. I am so excited to be working at Prism Counseling and Support LLC as their administrative assistant. I am originally from NY, but have lived in several other states. I am a graduate of the University of Massachusetts, in Amherst, where I met my husband, Steven. I worked for 15 years as the Administrative Assistant in the counseling department in a middle school. I am proud of the family that my husband and I raised. We have three adult children, a new daughter-in-law, and a beloved ‘pound puppy’ named Sebago.
I hope to be the friendly face and/or kind voice that you meet at Prism!
Introducing Gryffin (he/him)!
Gryffin is a three-year-old Leonberger. He and Rebecca have recently become registered as a therapy dog team with Pet Partners. Gryffin loves to be pet and can get very excited about playing with his toys. Gryffin is very energetic and loves to play with other large dogs, but also enjoys his “down time” when playtime is over. He is very close with his older canine brother, Solo, who is a retired therapy dog. Gryffin especially loves when we have groups and he can make his way around the circle to maximize his attention!