Our Team


Owner:

Kristen C. Dew, LMFT, CST

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*Kristen’s schedule is currently full and they have a wait list for new clients*

My name is Kristen Dew (She/Her or They/Them) and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Certified Sex Therapist in Monroe, CT. I feel honored and privileged every day to help people work through struggles and see growth and change. From the second you walk into my office, my focus is on understanding what you need and helping you to grow. I think everyone is resourceful and resilient but there are blocks that prevent us from using those strengths. You already have what it takes to make change in your life and relationships, but sometimes need guidance to get there. Everyone struggles, life is hard, and there is no instruction manual.

In my office, you are free to fully express yourself. I welcome anyone who adheres to or deviates from the norm. I love working with alternative relationships, consensual/ethical non-monogamy, BDSM/kink, nerds/geeks/gamers of all kinds, vegan or vegetarians, outdoor enthusiasts, or those with other special interests that are an important part of your world. I also welcome diversity and I work from a (DEI) diversity, equity and inclusion framework. Social justice is very important to me. My clients would describe me as kind, curious, passionate, silly, and helpful. I’m excited to get to know you! 

Kristen is a Clinical Fellow member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT), a Professional member of the American Association for Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT), and a member of the AAMFT Queer and Trans Advocacy Network. 

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*Kristen currently accepts Husky, Anthem, United Healthcare, Oxford, Optum, Connecticare, Harvard Pilgrim, Cigna, and Tricare insurances as well as out of network benefits and self-pay*

 


Therapist:

Josh Sabel, LPC

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I am a licensed counselor with over fifteen years of professional experience working in the helping field. My background includes but is not limited to working in the fields of domestic violence, sexual abuse, and substance abuse. I commonly work with young adults and adults, and I welcome people of all identities.

 I begin by asking you about your goals. My intention is to inform, support and challenge you to meet them. I draw upon a mix of therapeutic styles to tailor my approach to you and your needs. I view our sessions as a safe and non-judgmental time for us to have a conversation about who you are, where you are, and where you want to be in life. I believe that you are in charge of your direction and I appreciate you allowing me to be apart of your journey.

Please know, whatever you are comfortable discussing, I am comfortable discussing.

*Josh currently accepts Husky, Anthem BCBS, United Healthcare/ Optum/ Connecticare and Cigna insurances as well as out of network benefits and self-pay*

 
 

Therapist:

Morghan Cosentino, LPC

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My name is Morghan Cosentino and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor. I often tell people that this means I am a professional compassionate listener. My initial goal when meeting you is to create a safe, trusting environment so that you can feel comfortable sharing your current struggles. Listening to your story is an opportunity for me to help you make decisions and move past obstacles you may be facing. I believe that we all need time and space to explore what we are facing in our lives and I will help you to realize and build on the tools you already have to overcome obstacles.

Thank you for allowing me to accompany you on your journey.

* Morghan currently accepts Husky, Cigna, United Healthcare, Connecticare, Oxford, and Anthem BCBS insurances as well as out of network benefits and self-pay*


Therapist:

Allison Goduti, LCSW

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Coming to the decision that a child in your life might benefit from therapy is a tough one. You may think, “they are just a kid,” or “maybe things will get better on their own,” and perhaps they may. When you and your child come to therapy, I will always greet you with warmth and calmness. I will help your child learn and practice skills to manage anxiety, anger, impulsivity, sadness, or to adjust to life’s changes. I know you and your child are doing the best you can with the tools available to you. Let’s load up those tool belts together!

Thank you for considering me as someone to walk with you on this journey. I look forward to hearing your story. YOU are the expert on you, your family and your experiences. I bring to the table my clinical knowledge and skills and we work as a collaborative team to help your child and your family gather tools and skills, reach goals, and grow as individuals and as a family.

*Allison currently accepts Husky, Cigna, United Healthcare, Oxford, Optum, Connecticare, Harvard Pilgrim, and Anthem BCBS insurances as well as self-pay and out of network benefits*


Therapist:

Marcus Tart, MA, LMFTA

I am an MFT graduate from the Marriage and Family Therapy program at Southern Connecticut State University. I have a focus on helping folks who have LGBTQIA+ and intersectional identities.

When we meet for therapy, I will listen with empathy and respect so that we can co-create a space to talk about and process emotion. I think about the structures and systems that affect you including your partnerships, families, other interpersonal relationships, community and broader society to help you make sense of who you are and what you are bringing to therapy. I believe that everyone has a story to be told and that story can be different from the messages we receive about ourselves from our surroundings.

My job is to foster a space where your story can be expressed freely. I believe it is an honor and a privilege to join anyone on this journey of growth and welcome anyone at any point on this journey.

*Marcus currently accepts self-pay and offers a sliding scale*


Therapist:

Danii Franceschini, MA, LMFTA

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My name is Danii (She/Her) and I hold a Master of Arts in Marriage in Family Therapy with a Concentration in Sexual and Gender Minority Mental Health. When you come to see me for therapy, I will focus on learning about and highlighting your strengths, empowering you and helping you through your unique journeys in life. I believe in offering an empathetic place to process while also challenging you to be outside your comfort zone. I have a passion for LGBTQ+ justice and empowering others to be their truest selves.

As an LGBTQ+ affirmative therapist, I work with clients who identify as LGBTQ+ and their families to provide a safe space to support them while also advocating for their needs in school systems and in the community. I also offer an empathetic place for teens and young adults to grow and learn about themselves during these transitional periods in life. In working with couples, I help to identify patterns in relationships and collaboratively work together to make changes. When working with children and families, I incorporate play into sessions while providing support for parents on how to navigate the challenges of parenting and work together as a team.

Danii is also a member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT). 

*Danii currently accepts self-pay and offers a sliding scale*


Therapist:

Jennifer Russell, M.S., M.Ed., LPCA

 

Hi, I’m Jen (she/her/hers), a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate. I love to work with children, adolescents, teens, and adults. I have a particular interest and focus on neurodivergent individuals as well as helping LGBTQ* folks and their families. When you come to see me for therapy I will focus on helping you manage anxiety, depression, stress, and life transitions by creating a warm, calm, and supportive place to talk through your struggles. 

Prior to becoming a therapist I spent 15 years as a special education teacher. I am also a freelance professional musician, playing flute for over 30 years. I draw upon my creativity and education background to help you capitalize upon your strengths, celebrate your uniqueness, and grow to your best potential. As you share your story with me, I will encourage you to highlight what you are doing well, and then I will help you develop additional skills and create new ways of thinking so that you can face challenges with confidence. 

*Jen currently accepts self-pay and offers a sliding scale*


Rates

About Payment:

We accept the following insurances:

  • Husky A, B, C, and D
  • Anthem BCBS
  • Cigna
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare / Oxford / Connecticare

We also accept self-pay and sliding scale fees and work with Out Of Network Benefits.

**Please check the bio of the therapist you are interested in meeting with to see if that therapist takes your insurance**

We can take cash, checks, or process credit cards/ HSA/ FSA using the IVY Pay app.

Rates for sessions are:

  • $150.00 – Per appointment (Individual, Couple, or Family Therapy) 

If you use insurance, please call them before your first appointment to ask about your “Behavioral Health” or “Mental Health” benefits, deductibles, session limits, co-pays, or co-insurance.

If you are confused at all about your insurance and how you can pay for therapy with insurance (don’t worry, it is really confusing) feel free to call Kristen and ask for assistance (203) 707-1277.