Our Clinicians

 Meredith Bailey APRN

Meredith Bailey APRN provides medication management to all ages with a specialty in adolescence through young adults. She also treats peri-natal and post-natal illnesses, in addition to peri-menopausal and post-menopausal women. She provides individual therapy in addition to 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.

Jennifer Barba LCSW

Jennifer Barba is a licensed clinical social worker specializing in child and adolescent psychiatry. She has over twenty years of experience working with children and families. Jennifer has specialized training in trauma treatment, addiction treatment, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.

Jennifer graduated with her MSW from Simmons School for Social Work. She is the founder and Executive Director of Connecticut Healing Center. Jennifer has been in private practice for over twenty years providing individual, family and group psychotherapy. Specialty areas include adolescent depression, treatment for ADD/ADHD, trauma, impulse control disorders and a variety of spectrum disorders.  She is additionally employed by the Yale New Haven Hospital Psychiatry Department. Prior to Yale, Jennifer was the Director of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Service at the Hospital of Saint Raphael where she was responsible for the overall clinical and administrative operations of the Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Services including all inpatient and ambulatory psychiatry programs.

Melissa Joy APRN

Melissa Joy is a psychiatric nurse practitioner. Melissa worked at Yale New Haven Hospital in pediatrics as a nurse for ten years. She graduated from Boston College with her bachelors of science in Nursing. Melissa graduated from St. Joseph’s College in CT with her Master’s of Science in Nursing and has since been in practice as a psychiatric nurse practitioner specializing in child and adolescent psychiatry.

Most recently she has been working at the IOL on the inpatient adolescent unit since 2015. Melissa enjoys working with children and families and is excited to join our practice in Branford, CT.