Our Clinicians & Staff

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Meredith Bailey APRN

Meredith Bailey APRN (she/her) provides medication management and psychotherapy to clients age 18+.

At this time Meredith is not accepting pediatric referrals.

She treats peri-natal and post-natal illnesses, in addition to peri-menopausal and post-menopausal women. She provides individual therapy in conjunction with medication management specifically to the LGBTQ community. Meredith received advanced training in trauma therapy at the PTSD Center in New Haven, CT. Meredith strongly encourages all patients to be engaged in individual psychotherapy in addition to medication management.

Meredith started her career as an RN in CT Children’s Medical Center emergency department. She received her bachelor’s of nursing from St. John Fisher College in Rochester, NY in 2007. She completed her master’s of science in nursing from Yale University in 2012. She worked for Yale New Haven Hospital on the inpatient psychiatric unit until December 2016 and part time at CT Healing Center in Hamden, CT starting in 2014. She currently maintains a position within Yale Psychiatric Hospital as a per diem provider.

Meredith is licensed to practiced in the state of New York and is accepting referrals for telehealth only for medication management clients based in New York state.

 
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Rory Condon

Rory Condon (he/him) is a psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioner who provides medication management; focusing on adults with mood, anxiety, and trauma related disorders.  Rory takes a holistic approach to helping patients manage mental illness through psychopharmacological, psychotherapeutic, and lifestyle interventions.

Rory has been working in mental health for a decade with a variety of different populations.  He currently practices inpatient at Yale Psychiatric Hospital and previously headed the Psychiatric Consultation service at Griffin Hospital.  In 2018 Rory received the Outstanding Newcomer Award being named one of the two best APRNs hired across the Yale New Haven Health system that year.  He did his advanced practice training at Yale School of Nursing, graduating in 2016.  Rory holds a Masters of Arts in Applied Psychology from Fairfield University as well as two bachelor’s degrees from Quinnipiac University in both Nursing and History.

Alana Pomarico APRN

Alana Pomarico (she/her) is a family nurse practitioner. Alana attended the University of New Hampshire for her undergraduate degree. She graduated from Yale University with a Masters in Nursing in 2012 with her RN and APRN. Alana completed her post-masters in psychiatric mental health nursing at University of New Hampshire in December 2021. She worked at Natchaug Hospital on the inpatient psychiatric adolescent unit before moving into an advanced practice role on Yale’s adult psychiatric inpatient unit from 2013-2017.

Alana worked outpatient at CT Healing Center in Hamden providing medication management and brings a wealth of experience and knowledge with her to Serenity Wellness.

Alana has specialties in treating anxiety, depression, mood disorders, including post-partum and perinatal mood disorders. She also has a passion for treating the LGBTQ community. Alana cares about each of her patients and always collaborates with patient’s other treatment providers such as psychotherapists and primary care doctors.

Katherine McBurney LCSW

Kate McBurney (she/her) brings a wealth of clinical experience and knowledge to Serenity Wellness. She has her LCSW and has worked in settings with high conflict families as well as at risk youth. She enjoys treating teenagers and young adults and has clinical training and experience with PTSD, depression, anxiety, and self harm. Kate’s approach is warm but also direct as she helps clients on their journeys in therapy. Prior to joining Serenity Kate treated the LGBTQ community within her agency work. And since joining has maintained at least half her caseload as LGBTQ clients. Kate has experience with gender work specifically, and is sex positive and kink competent. All the providers at Serenity are committed to providing the Queer community with a safe space!

Barbara Dinoia APRN

Barbara Dinoia (she/her) brings with her over two decades of experience in nursing. She started as a nurse working inpatient with pediatric and adult patients. As a psychiatric APRN she has worked in different settings inpatient and outpatient settings; most recently at Yale New Haven Intensive Outpatient Program. Barbara attended the University of Rhode Island for her Bachelors in Nursing and received her Masters in Nursing at St. Joseph College. Barbara shares Serenity Wellness’ passion to bringing equitable and inclusive care to the Queer community. She also believes in a holistic approach encouraging clients to be engaged in individual therapy in addition to medication management.

Barbara has experience treating mood disorders, substance abuse/dependence, anxiety, ADHD, postpartum illness, PTSD, and psychosis. Barbara enjoys treating all ages and has the most experience with young adults.

Jess Adelman APRN

Jess Adelman (she/her) is a psychiatric nurse practitioner who offers medication management and supportive psychotherapy to clients ages 18+. She has a Masters of Scientific in nursing from Yale University and has special interests in complex trauma, fostering neurodiversity, and serving the LGBTQ+ community. Jess has experience and interest in treating postpartum and peri-natal mental health. Jess values authenticity, creativity, respect, and compassion in her practice and especially enjoys working with and supporting all those who identify as “misfits”.

Jesse Toth LPC

Jesse is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Registered Drama Therapist. She is also certified as an EMDR therapist. Jesse has worked extensively in the mental health field in dual diagnosis at Turnbridge and had training and work experience at the PTSD Center in New Haven. Jesse received her BFA in Theatre Performance at the University of North Dakota, and her MA in Counseling Psychology at California Institute of Integral Studies. Jesse incorporates mindfulness and cognitive behavioral therapy in her dynamic approach to individual and couples psychotherapy.

Emily Zurzola LMSW

Emily Zurzola is an LMSW, Licensed Master Clinical Social Worker. Emily Zurzola (she/her) attended Southern Connecticut State University for her undergraduate BSW degree and graduated from Fordham University with her Masters Degree in Social Work. She works at Sharon Hospital on the inpatient geriatric psychiatric unit and as a school social worker. Emily has experience in working with clients with anxiety, depression, co-occurring disorders, mood disorders, and LGBTQ specific issues as well. Emily has a passion for treating veterans and service members. She uses a trauma informed approach to foster an inclusive and safe therapeutic environment. 

Samson LMSW

Samson Saville (he/they) is an LMSW with a diverse background in the mental health field. He is a trans and queer provider dedicating to providing and advocating for safe and competent care for LGBTQIA individuals. Sam attended Eastern Washington University for his undergraduate for his undergraduate degree in psychology. HE received his Masters of Social work from Smith College. Sam has experience working with clients with mood disorders, substance abuse, anxiety, and PTSD. He offers a warm, non-judgmental space to allow clients to be their authentic self. He has a strengths-based approach and incorporates mindfulness into sessions.

Andrea Ruggiero Office Manager

Andrea Ruggiero (she/her) is the Office manager for Serenity Wellness. You will interact with her to schedule appointments, for billing matters, and anything else that comes up during your treatment with our practice. Andrea has a bachelor of science from Bentley Unversity in business communications. She does freelance work for individuals and businesses in graphic design, marketing, and advertising.

Christine Thomzyck (She/her) also works in the billing office and will be another point of contact for billing matters and insurance eligibility.