About Us

The New England Center for Systemic Constellations is based in Branford, CT. founded by J. Edward Lynch and Bill Mannle. With emphasis on skill building, in-depth work with Orders of love and the  'knowing field', the Center believes in thoughtful and caring attention to the trainees in order to teach them how to do constellations with a wide population of the public to promote well-being.


J. Edward Lynch, PhD:  Founder / Facilitator / Senior Trainer


J. Edward Lynch, Ph.D,  is a national and internationally known facilitator and trainer in the systemic constellation method.He is a Founding Member of the International Systemic Constellation Association. He is past Co –Chair of the ISCA Curriculum Committee and a member of the ISCA Website Development Team. He is a frequent contributor to ‘the knowing field’, a systemic constellation journal. He is co-editor with Suzi Tucker of Messengers of Healing, a book about Family Constellations. He also is author of Principles and Practices of Structural  Family Therapy  with Brabarba Lynch.He is a clinical supervisor of both Gestalt therapists and Marriage and Family therapists and has been associated with the education and training of psychotherapists for the past 40 years .He is a supervisor, trainer, and facilitator of systemic constellation work. His interest is in philosophical inquiry.He has been on the faculty of the Australian and American Intensives, and is former Chair of the MFT program at the Graduate School of SCSU in New Haven, CT. He is Founder of the North American Systemic Constellation Summer Intensive which has been in existence for 10 years.

Bill Mannle, LMFT:  Founder / Facilitator / Senior Trainer


Bill Mannle, LMFT, is a Gestalt and Marriage & Family therapist. A facilitator, supervisor, and trainer of Family Constellations, Bill has conducted seminars in Connecticut, New York, California, New Mexico, Germany, Denmark, Australia, Mexico, Brazil and Spain. He has lead workshops in schools for both adolescents and teachers and is currently using constellations as a method of supervision. Interested in Constellations ever-expanding nature, he is exploring its deeper spiritual and heart opening results and its affect along the path of life. He is on the distinguished faculty of the International Intensive at Bernreid in Munich, Germany. He is a senior trainer at the North American Systemic Constellation Summer Intensive.

Tony Karajanis, JD MFT:  Administrator & Coordinator / Facilitator / Assisting-Trainer

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Tony is a practicing lawyer, with twenty years experience in probate and family law, and a working clinician.  He earned his JD from Quinnipiac College School of Law, and he received his Masters degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Southern Connecticut State University.  He has also studied at the International Intensive Conference for Systemic Constellations in Benried, Germany.  Tony is a trained systemic therapist with a focus in Gestalt, Experiential, LGBTQ and Constellations work. Currently, he sees clients as part of his private clinical practice, Integrated Systemic Therapy, LLC.

Kateryna Sabanska-Melillo, M. A., Psychotherapist:  Facilitator / Assisting-Trainer

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Kateryna Sabanska Melillo is a faculty member and multilingual certified gestalt psychotherapist, and supervisor at Interregional Institute of Gestalt Therapy and Art with 10 years of experience in the field. She conducts therapy sessions and group workshops in Russian, Ukrainian, and English. In addition, she works as a translator and interpreter from English to Russian, Ukrainian, and vice versa. As a psychotherapist, she's developed her work both in  private practice and via Skype. Her practice is open to children, individuals, couples and families.