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Justin Carotti


Licensed Clinical Social Worker (CT), #009370

Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CT), #1401

Certified School Social Worker (CT)

Adjunct Faculty, Fairfield University

CrossFit® Level 1 Trainer (CF-L1)

Seminar in Field Instruction (SIFI) Certified

Born and raised in Newtown, CT, Justin has his Bachelors in Social Work (BSW) from the University of North Carolina-Wilmington (UNCW) and Masters in Social Work (MSW) from UCONN-School of Social Work.

Justin has extensive experience working with young adults in a variety of clinical settings, ranging from residential care to in-home treatment.  

With formal training as a coach, mentor, clinician, and clinical supervisor, he considers it a privilege to have the opportunity to form meaningful and supportive relationships with those he serves.

Evan Miller

Independent College Advisor

National Association for College Admissions Counseling (NACAC) Member

American Counseling Association (ACA) Member

Evan embodies the ethos of Valiance.  Evan works full time as a high school guidance counselor and part time as both a group fitness instructor and as a advisor at Valiance.  In his roles as a coach and counselor he knows how to individually motivate people to achieve success in school, in the gym, and in their lives.


He has extensive experience as an undergraduate admissions counselor, having spent time working for a private university where he reviewed thousands of student essays, letters of recommendation, resumes, and supplemental submissions for admission.


His ability to connect with students and families combined with his knowledge of the application process gives him an edge that many look for while navigating the rigorous college search and application process.

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