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OUR TEAM

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Kate DeCiccio M.A., LPC

Executive Director

Kate has a masters degree from Liberty University in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, is Nationally Board Certified, and a Certified Trauma Clinician.  Kate has served in ministry for 20 years, helping plant churches with her husband Matt.  They are involved in pastoral ministry, leading inner healing retreats, and establishing intentional Christian community.  Kate chose to pursue a career in clinical mental health counseling in order to strengthen her ability to serve in more skillful and knowledgeable ways.  During her education journey, the vision of Time To Restore was birthed out of a desire to provide the church community with better tools for healthy minds, emotions, relationships, and overall health that is aligned with biblical values. She recognized the need churches have for competent, biblically sound, integrated health services.  Healing is her passion and helping others find a path to abundant living has become her mission. Kate loves to create content to support the healing process.  She enjoys her role collaborating on several podcasts and blogs, helping to develop workshops, and plans to write a book,

so stay tuned!  

With training in trauma-informed mental health techniques including somatic interventions, CBT, and IFS, she offers Christian counseling using tools from biblically sound sources.  Kate guides the healing process through integrating the elements of spirit, mind, emotions, body, and relationships. She focuses on helping others move forward with new strength and purpose based in acceptance and compassion. Her goals are to help others embrace grief, honor loss, recover from burnout, learn restorative soul care, and relate better with others.  In her free time, Kate loves to spend time with her wonderful husband, 3 beautiful children, and dog Hero doing just about anything together.  Except the laundry.   Recently, Kate and her family moved to a small Connecticut coastal town where they enjoy refreshing walks by the water

and time with friends.

Alex Slane​

Director of Operations

Alex has her bachelor's degree from Cedarville University in Broadcasting and Digital Media. She is currently working on her master’s degree through Liberty University in Nonprofit Management. Alex has over 10 years of experience working in Customer Service and Office Administration and Management. She is excited to be able to work with Time To Restore in a capacity that will enable her to serve people with her skills and experience. Alex has been involved in local and overseas missions all her life. This grew her passion for making connections, and helping others from all over the world. Alex likes to say that her favorite hobby is people. Growing up in Connecticut and then moving away for a few years, she realized her love for her home state and the people there… so she moved back. Alex enjoys spending her time with her husband, Gabe, roasting coffee, creating music, and showering their three wonderful pets, Havasu (dog), Cooper (cat), and Lincoln (cat), with lots of love. 

Board of Directors

Debbi Knox, M.S., LMFT

Board of Directors, President

Debbi has been a Marriage and Family Therapist for over 16 years. She is an AAMFT Approved Supervisor and has extensive experience supervising clinicians, interns and associate clinicians in both private practice and at Central Connecticut State University where she was an adjunct faculty member for 10 years. She lived in the Farmington Valley for over 20 years where she raised her wonderful daughters and attended and served in her local church. It was during these years that she witnessed the disparity of wealth between the city of Hartford and the surrounding communities and became passionate about social justice, equity and inclusion. She and her family created and facilitated a monthly food collection at their church to be distributed in the Hartford area. This is also when she began her dream of starting an organization like Time To Restore to address the social, emotional and spiritual needs of those living in areas with less access to services. Debbi and her husband moved from Connecticut to Virginia in 2021 to enjoy his retirement. She still sees Connecticut clients via telehealth and some new Virginia clients as well. She has recently accepted a board of directors position with Southside Behavioral Health -  a Community Service Board for three counties in southern Virginia. She is also the Treasurer for her Local Lions Club. She enjoys kayaking and all things water, walking in the woods with her three dogs, reading, and serving her community. She travels to Connecticut regularly to see friends, work on Time To Restore Initiatives and restore her soul in Connecticut’s beauty.

Jess Sanderson Phd, LMFT

Board of Directors, Secretary

Jessica holds a doctoral degree from the University of Connecticut’s Human Development and Family Studies program and is a licensed marriage and family therapist. She has a private practice where she offers Christian counseling and has worked at Urban Alliance for the last 12 years. At Urban Alliance she leads their community research, strategic planning and implementation of initiatives. She develops, delivers and evaluates opportunities for organizations in the UA Network to make a long-term impact in the lives of people in the local community.  She believes the church has been positioned to make a tremendous impact in people’s lives and in communities, and wants leaders to feel equipped to offer hope, healing and practical support as they serve. She has lived in the Hartford community for nearly 20 years with her husband and sons and co-leads children’s ministry at Glory Chapel. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family, sewing projects and making jewelry.

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