Meet the Vecktr Team
A look behind the minds hard at work for Vecktr Group.
Dr. Bob Connolly
CEO & Lead Psychologist
I got into this field because I wanted to help people. But what I learned was that the system at work often fails to provide real solutions to the people who need them most. Mental health professionals are at the mercy of facilities and insurance companies, stuck providing formulaic diagnoses – ones often incomplete, inaccurate, or flat out incorrect – to fulfill requirements that have nothing to do with helping clients.
What’s worse, these diagnoses follow people around like an unwelcome companion, becoming part of their identity without providing true insight into making meaningful change.
And we wonder why people struggle to get better…
After watching my clients slog through traditional talk therapy methods, I started designing treatment plans that were more creative than weekly sessions and taking meds that may (or may not) be effective. I realized that REAL change, not a fleeting, generic feeling of “better”, comes from breaking with tradition and stepping outside the box.
Once I stepped outside the box of what I “should” do as a psychologist, I never looked back. The positive impact on my clients defied expectation. I was able to help them make and maintain real, lasting changes.
There are many creative solutions for anyone, if we listen carefully and color outside the lines. You don’t have to have an advanced degree to have good ideas, and the best solutions come from collaborative, connected inspiration. This is how I work best with people. This is how I want to work with you.
I love the work I do. I get to use my entire skillset to help people get better, help people move beyond a life of disappointment after disappointment, and create a life filled with joy. I love working with autism and individuals on the spectrum; so many of them are ready for something new, despite clinging to routines and rituals that pass time to get through another disappointing day.
Nothing happens without actually caring about the people you want to help – and I want something great to happen for you. I want to be the guy that helps your family member [loved one] live beyond the lines, and break out of the box. We can do this!
Dr. Joseph McCarty PH.D.
Director of Psychological Assessment
Dr. Joseph McCarty is a licensed psychologist with a 20-year track record in psychological assessment and evaluation. His areas of expertise include evaluating cognitive/intelligence abilities, personality/emotional functioning, functional skills, and other diagnostic domains for people of all ages including teens and young adults. His testing informs the formulation of our treatment plans, including scientific insights into emotional dynamics, developmental and decision-making competencies, learning and behavioral issues in young people, notions of reality, social relating, stress-coping and adjustment.
His results take into account the individual as a whole person, giving the client a voice in the mental health process and seeing the whole style of compensatory strengths and abilities of a person as opposed to merely issues and limitations.
Ready to move forward?
At Vecktr Group, we believe in moving forward with intention with you. Our goal is to give you a real reason for hope, and help create a future you and your loved one can look forward to.