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Finding a therapist that fits your personality and has the expertise you need can be challenging. At Key we work to match you with someone that is expert in your area of concern, who is available when you need and who fits your budget or accepts your insurance. If that person doesn't feel like the right fit to you, call us back and we will connect you with someone else.

 

Our Therapists are all screened and come to us with the reputation of being excellent at what they do. You deserve that.

While some of our therapists still offer in-person sessions, all of our therapists are still offering telehealth as well. Let us know what works best for you.

Key Therapists

(Therapist profiles available on full site only)

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Our therapists

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Kayla Mesko, LMFT (she/her/hers)

EMDR Clinician

kmesko@keytherapyllc.com

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Kayla Mesko -LMFT

Kayla is a licensed Marital and Family Therapist. She has over 8 years of experience providing therapy to adults, children, couples, families, and veterans in a wide variety of settings; including hospitals, in-home services, and outpatient services. She is skilled in working with those struggling with anxiety, depression, chemical dependency, and problems related to family dynamics.

 

Kayla believes the foundation of a good therapeutic experience comes from the alliance developed between the client and therapist. She works to be present, real, and empathic with each individual or family she meets to build a warm, safe, and welcoming environment. She aims to meet individuals where they’re at helping them to identify and develop their strengths so they can feel empowered to tackle any problems in or out of therapy. 

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Sam Birtwell, LMFT (she/her/hers)

EMDR Clinician/AAMFT Approved Supervisor

sbirtwell@keytherapyllc.com

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Sam Birtwell -LMFT

Sam is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, and an AAMFT approved Supervisor for trainees and associates coming into the field. I am also an EMDRIA approved Consultant, practiced in EMDR for trauma and other related disturbances. I work with individuals, families, and couples coping with a wide range of issues including individual psychotherapy, marital and relationship concerns, divorce, pre-marital counseling, intimacy, sex and desire issues, blended family adjustments, codependency, infidelity, trauma, grief, love-loss, depression, self-esteem, anxiety, and life stage adjustments.

 

I have a special interest in working with dissociative disorders, co-dependency, trauma, and the impact of these presentations on relationships. I provide therapy for therapists looking to take a deep dive into self-development and I enjoy working with gifted adults who are seeking to overcome the obstacles that keep them from reaching their full potential.

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Anastasia Sloss, LMFT (she/her/hers)

EMDR Clinician

anastasia@keytherapyllc.com

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Anastasia Sloss -LMFT

Ana offers a collaborative and personalized approach with a healthy dose of humor and warmth. She believes the biggest success to your treatment is the therapeutic relationship and your ability to feel seen, safe, and heard in the presence of another trusted human being.

She draws from a series of models including EMDR, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), DBT, IFS, and other systemic and psycho-dynamic models. Ana enjoys working individually with adolescents and adults and is an LGBTQ+ affirmative provider.

Ana  has a special interest in working with Borderline Personality Disorder traits and its various sub-types and presentations as well as suicidality and self-harm, attachment wounds, adverse childhood experiences, boundaries, anxiety, and depression.

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Briana Marino, LCSW (she/her/hers)

EMDR Clinician / Team Supervisor

bmarino@keytherapyllc.com

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Briana Marion -LCSW

Briana Marino is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She has experience working with a variety of clients including children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families experiencing a multitude of mental health symptoms and life circumstances. Her primary scope of practice includes working with adolescents and young adults with trauma, depression, and anxiety.  Briana utilizes a strengths based approach with her clients and specializes in trauma based EMDR Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Solution Focused Therapy. She has applied her skills in multiple settings including schools, outpatient therapy, and in-home services before joining Key Therapy, LLC. Briana works diligently and compassionately with all clients in order to provide a safe, comfortable, and calm environment.  At this time, Briana provides services to Clients via telehealth.  

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Tomer Harel -LMFTA

Tomér is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Associate with over 20 years of experience as a personal development coach. Tomér's favorite therapeutic models are Emotionally Focused Therapy and Internal Family Systems which focuses on the individual's emotional experience and process; uncovering needs, encouraging change, and creating more fulfilling relationship with themselves and others. Tomér works with adolescents through adults including families and couples and has a special interest is working with the LGBTQA+ community.

 

AS an RYT  Tomér incorporates his passion for Yoga into his therapeutic process. His mantra for Yoga (and Therapy) is “it’s not about being good at it, it’s about being good to yourself.”

Tomer Harel, Intern (he/him/his)

Marriage and Family Therapy

tomer@keytherapyllc.com

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Michelle Seaver, LMFT-A (she/her/hers)

EMDR Clinician

michelle@keytherapyllc.com

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Michelle Seaver -LMFT-A

Michelle is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapy Associate.  She is passionate about working with children, adolescents, couples and families.  Her prior work experience encompasses working in organizations to enhance group dynamics and facilitate organizational change.  She also co-founded a non-profit, the Community Mindfulness Project, whose mission is to offer a variety of mindfulness practices to help people support their physical, psychological, emotional and social well-being.  

 

Michelle utilizes a collaborative, strength-based approach to family therapy.  She also incorporates systemic sociocultural factors that influence how we walk though the world.  Mindfulness practices are used to promote physiological and mental well-being.

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Rebecca Dawn -LPC-A

Rebecca employs a person-centered approach to therapy that is warm, compassionate and authentic. Her focus is on creating a safe, therapeutic space where you can feel seen, understood and empowered to meet your goals. 

 

She utilizes a range of therapeutic approaches including Somatic Experiencing, Emotionally-Focused Therapy, Child-Centered Play Therapy and Internal Family Systems. Rebecca primarily works individually with adults and adolescents, but also has experience working individually with children.

Rebecca Dawn, LPC-A (she/hers/hers)

Licensed Professional Counselor Associate

rebecca@keytherapyllc.com

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Jennifer Chandler -LMSW

Jennifer is a Licensed Master Social Worker who specializes in working with adolescents, teens, and adults on mental health issues.  She is also a certified school social worker in Connecticut and holds a Master of Arts in Teaching. She uses evidence based practices that emphasize changing maladaptive ways of thinking and behaving as key factors in reducing stress, anxiety, depression, and self-defeating behavior patterns.  Before becoming a licensed therapist, Jennifer was a teacher for 10 years.  She is a dedicated and caring LMSW who prioritizes empathy, sensitivity and humor in building a strong therapeutic alliance.

Jennifer Chandler, LMSW (she/her/hers)

Licensed Masters of Social Work

jennifer@keytherapyllc.com

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Jessica Lima -LPC

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Jessica Lima, LPC (she/her/hers)

Licensed Professional Counselor

jlima@keytherapyllc.com

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Ryan Passarelli -NCSP, LPC

 

Ryan is a school psychologist and licensed professional counselor providing counseling and psycho-educational evaluations. Ryan takes a strength-based approach, looking at ways to develop what is going well while working through challenges interfering with life, school, family, or other goals. He believes in the importance of a strong, genuine, and trusting relationship between the client and therapist. Ryan address issues related to anxiety, school refusal, depression, behavioral dysregulation, relationship challenges, ADHD, autism, coping and problem-solving skills, identity, and trauma.

 

Ryan offers tailored, comprehensive assessments to test academic and cognitive ability, memory, executive functioning, adaptive skills, social skills, and emotional concerns. He values the importance of an individualized evaluation that leading to useful, creative recommendations. He provides school consultation as needed to maintain ongoing communication and transference of strategies.

Ryan Passarelli, NCSP, LPC

National Certified School Psychologist

Licensed Professional Counselor

rpassarelli@keytherapyllc.com

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Nancy Vernooy -LMFT


My style is warm, honest and individualized; based on the unique needs of each client. As a team we will examine patterns, habits and perspectives that are either helping or hurting. We will create a set of skills aimed to inspire new insights and reduce stressors. The ultimate goal is to attain a level of lasting harmony and well-being in your life.


I believe that the body, mind and spirit are integrally woven together and therapy should address the ‘whole’ in order for meaningful changes to take hold. I utilize a holistic approach which may include various therapeutic models, mindfulness, meditation, breath work, play therapy, art therapy, energy work and experiential techniques. I have experience working with couples, families, children, adolescents, individuals, women’s issues and can also provide Christian Counseling if requested.

Nancy Vernooy, LMFT (she/hers/hers)

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

nvernooy@keytherapyllc.com

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Marissa Garfunkel -LCSW
 

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 10 years of experience helping individuals work toward their treatment goals. Before joining Key Therapy I worked in numerous settings such as community based mental health clinics, in-home therapy programs, and inpatient programs. While I have worked with clients with varying presentations, the majority of my work has been on addressing trauma, grief/loss, anxiety, depression, and adjustments to life transitions. I utilize an integrative approach to treatment, but strongly rely on cognitive behavioral therapy and a strengths based approach in sessions with clients. Above all, I believe that therapy only works if there is a solid relationship between the client and therapist. I value this first and foremost, placing strong emphasis on developing a safe space for all clients to explore and grow. I look forward to meeting you!

Marissa Garfunkel, LCSW(she/her/hers)

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

mgarfunkel@keytherapyllc.com

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Emi Fukuda -LPC
 

Emi is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with a Master’s in Education and Psychological Counseling. As a Family Therapist, she is skilled in working with different family configurations including couples, whole families, children and adolescents experiencing complex family dynamics and other concerns such as anxiety, depression and parenting issues. Emi has been trained in many modalities including Motivational Interviewing, especially effective for persistent problematic behaviors, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Multi-Systemic Therapy and  Brief Strategic Family Therapy.Emi is client focused, kind and has an easy-going nature. Born and raised in Peru as a Japanese-Peruvian, she speaks English and fluent Spanish as well as conversational Japanese. Emi has a genuine wish to help others, which can be felt by all of her clients.

Emi Fukuda, LPC (she/hers/hers)

Licensed Professional Counselor

emilee@keytherapyllc.com

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Angela Wright-Holder, Intern
 

Angela believes in creating a therapeutic interpersonal relationship in a safe, supportive, nonjudgmental setting where each individual  feels heard and free to express their emotions. Her therapeutic style is influenced by systemic family therapy. Angela is passionate about understanding your family history, relationships with others and self, and cultural contexts that make up your identity. Angela is a Brooklyn, NY native.  She brings 12+ years of experience working with people who have experienced trauma, and continues her passion in her current role as a case manager helping United States Veterans.  Angela wants to break the stigma of mental illness and is eager to use her knowledge and growing skills to help individuals, couples, and families communicate better.

Angela Wright-Holder (she/hers/hers)

Marriage and Family Therapy Intern

angela@keytherapyllc.com

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Stephanie Loglisci -LPC
 Clinical Director/Supervisor

Stephanie is an experienced clinician with a back ground in child, adolescent and family therapy including work with couples and individuals. She is a Certified Play Therapist, Clinical Supervisor, and Crisis Intervention Specialist. She is dedicated to helping individuals, children, teens,and their families  find ways to overcome challenges and manage setbacks. She is  trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Play Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR).

 

Having been a leading team member of the Emergency Mobile Psychiatric Service (EMPS) she is also expert in Crisis Management, and Safety Planning. Her approach is positive, compassionate, and encouraging. Stephanie has worked in a variety of settings including adolescent residential treatment centers, mobile crisis units, clinical and private practice settings. She has the ability to stay calm in the storm, help people find their center, and provide therapeutic support and guidance while helping her clients achieve their goals. 

Stephanie Loglisci, LPC (she/hers/hers)

Licensed Professional Counselor/Clinical Director

sloglisci@keytherapyllc.com

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Linda Valera -LPC
 
Linda is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with advanced training in the applied sciences. She uses Functional Analytic Psychotherapy to provide an integrative approach to the helping profession. Therapy with Linda will be strength based and solution focused. Though visualization and reflection Linda encourages self-empowerment through exploration of courage, self-awareness, and love. You will participate in developing a personalized treatment plan that will identify, and modify problem behaviors using your vision of who you want to be as the guiding factor.

Linda Valera, LPC (she/hers/hers)

Licensed Professional Counselor

lindavalera@keytherapyllc.com

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Lisa Hughes -LPC
 

Lisa works with individuals and families through the use of psycho- educational activities and interventions which are client-specific and family-oriented. She is very supportive and collaborative with her clients and has worked extensively over the past 10 years with adolescents and young adults with disabilities including Asperger’s Disorder, Attention -Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, depression and anxiety. Lisa is also adept in social skills development, career exploration, self-esteem building, self-care and stress management. Lisa has a background in working with loss and grief, as well as trauma-informed care and believes that much can be said and felt through the creative process when words do not suffice. She enjoys using different modalities including the use of expressive arts, music, and mindfulness with all ages from small children to adults. Strength-based and client-centered, Lisa believes that your history does not have to be your destiny.

Lisa Hughes, LPC (she/hers/hers)

Licensed Professional Counselor

lisahughes@keytherapyllc.com

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Donna Sheehan -LMFTA

I find personal meaning through helping people live their best lives and am especially drawn to helping people, couples and stepfamilies with life transitions, regardless of their relationship status.

I have seen the transformative impact that can happen when we create stronger, healthier connections both with ourselves and in our relationships. I believe that awareness, hope, empathy, and intention are the keys to increasing supportive connections, and I strive to bring these vital aspects into the therapy room.I practice with an integrative style of many sound theories and present various effective interventions depending on what you hope to achieve so that we can collaborate on what makes sense and works best for you.

Donna Sheehan, LMFTA (she/hers/hers)

Marriage and Family Therapy Associate

donna@keytherapyllc.com

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Krystal Alfonzetti - LMSW

 

Krystal is a Licensed Master Social Worker with more than ten years of experience working with individuals of all ages. I specialize in working with youth and families struggling to manage positive communication and relationships due to environmental stressors and generational trauma. I utilize an eclectic approach to treatment, with an emphasis on psycho dynamic and solution-focused therapy. I also incorporate knowledge from a holistic approach to help clients understand all aspects of wellness that could be impacting their mental health. I believe the most important factor to successful treatment is a positive client-therapist relationship where the client feels safe and empowered along their journey.

Krystal Alfonzetti, LMSW (she/hers/hers)

Licensed Master Social Worker

krystal@keytherapyllc.com

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Richard Gorman -LPC

 

Richard is a Licensed Professional Clinician who has been working in the mental health field for the last eleven years. He enjoys working collaboratively with individuals experiencing a wide range of symptoms including depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, loss, and other life adjustment issues. Richard is especially interested in working with the Veteran population in many different capacities. He is a Veteran as well, serving in the US Army for 14 years and understands the complex issues veterans face in today's society. ​

Richard employs CBT in his client-centered, strengths-based approach designed to the specific needs and goals of each client. He provides a non-judgmental, culturally sensitive space for his clients and values the importance of the therapeutic relationship.

Richard Gorman, LPC (he/his/him)

Licensed Professional Counselor

rgorman@keytherapyllc.com

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Barbara Templeton -LMFTA

Barbara is an Licensed Marriage and Family Therapy Associate from Southern Connecticut State University working towards full licensure, and an EMDRIA trained EMDR clinician. She has dedicated her life to helping others live with greater resilience and self-compassion. Her mindfulness-based therapy practice instills hope and empowers individuals to find solutions within their lives. She uses proven behavioral psychology techniques while drawing from her 30+ years of combined experience as a special education teacher, yoga and meditation instructor, and childbirth doula. She works collaboratively with adults and children, as well as couples and families, who are experiencing difficulties including anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, and interpersonal conflict.

Barbara Templeton, LMFTA (she/hers)

Marriage and Family Therapist Associate

barbara@keytherapyllc.com

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Melissa Edwards -LCSW
 
 
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Melissa Edwards, LCSW (she/hers/hers)

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

medwards@keytherapyllc.com

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Suzanne Arnone -LPC
 

Suzanne is an energetic, creative therapist who connects with children through play. She is trained in Child Centered Play Therapy and utilizes these skills to help draw children out, communicate, teach, model, and explore so they can build greater resilience, express themselves effectively, develop useful self-soothing and coping strategies, and heal. Suzanne started her career as a compassionate school counselor. She worked for 33 years in public and private schools at high school, middle school and elementary school levels and excelled in helping students achieve personal, social and academic goals. She continues to serve the public working with children ages 3-11 who are experiencing the effects of trauma, behavioral issues, emotional difficulties, grief, attachment injuries, and many other presentations.

Suzanne Arnone, LPC (she/hers/hers)

Licensed Professional Counselor

sarnone@keytherapyllc.com

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Kathleen Treacy -LCSW

Kathleen is a seasoned clinician with experience working with a diverse population. As a Columbia graduate, Kathleen has worked in a variety of settings such as residential inpatient facilities, hospitals, agencies and now private practice. Her background in substance abuse treatment makes her especially effective in working with complex co-occurring disorders. Kathleen is warm, caring, empathetic and skilled at working with clients experiencing anxiety, depression, relationship issues, lifestyle challenges, mood disorders, and self esteem-issues. Kathleen also believes in the importance of holistic treatment, recognizing that a problem in one area of life can create ripples that impact other parts as well. She believes in the importance of empowering each person to make his or her own changes while developing the skills required in order to improve daily life and relationships.

Kathleen Treacy, LCSW (she/hers/her)

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

ktreacy@keytherapyllc.com

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Meghan Brady -LMFT
 
 Meghan is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, trained in Structural and Strategic approaches. Meghan strives to promote the wellbeing of individuals, couples, and families who may be dealing with a range of issues including: divorce, life stage adjustments, marriage and/or relationship concerns, anxiety, depression, self esteem issues, and blended family adjustments. Meghan is committed to creating a safe therapeutic environment for each of her clients, and seeks to work collaboratively with them in order to create meaningful change. 

Meghan Brady, LMFT (she/hers/hers)

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

meghan@keytherapyllc.com

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Samantha Loglisci -Intern
 
 
Samantha is a graduate student in the process of obtaining her Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Samantha has several years of experience working with children from 2 to 17 years old and their families in educational settings. Her most pivotal learning experience was working as a Caseworker for adolescents with Oppositional Defiant Disorder. She feels working with children and families is the most rewarding experience because she can establish strong relationships that consist of trust, care, and respect. 
Samantha’s goals for interning are to increase her therapeutic skills, gain more knowledge, and grow as a professional. She is excited to learn more about various therapy models and support her client's as they develop throughout their therapeutic journey. 

 

Samantha Loglisci, Intern (she/hers/hers)

Licensed Professional Counselor Intern

samantha@keytherapyllc.com

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