Our Team


Kristen C. Dew, LMFT, CST

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers and They/Them/Theirs

*Not currently accepting new clients*


My name is Kristen Dew 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 or I greet you on screen my focus is on understanding you, 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, vegans or vegetarians, outdoor enthusiasts, neurodivergent types, 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), an AAMFT Approved Clinical Supervisor, 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. Kristen teaches at Southern Connecticut State University in the Marriage and Family Therapy Department. Kristen is also EMDR Trained. 

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

Therapist and Practice Manager:

Allison Goduti, LCSW

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers


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, Aetna, and Anthem BCBS insurances as well as self-pay and out of network benefits*


Josh Sabel, LPC

Pronouns: He/Him/His

*Not currently accepting new clients*


I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with over fifteen years of experience in the helping field. My background includes but is not limited to working with individuals and families in the areas of substance abuse, domestic violence, and sexual abuse. Additionally I have worked within the LGBTQI+ community as an advocate, educator, and mental health provider. 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, Aetna, and Cigna insurances as well as out of network benefits and self-pay*



Morghan Cosentino, LPC

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers


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, Aetna, and Anthem BCBS insurances as well as out of network benefits and self-pay*


Marcus Tart, MA, LMFTA

Pronouns: He/Him/His or They/Them/Theirs


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 Cigna, Husky/CT Medicaid, Aetna, self-pay and offers a sliding scale*


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

 Pronouns: She/Her/Hers


Hi, I’m Jen, 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 Cigna, Husky/CT Medicaid, Aetna, self-pay and offers a sliding scale*


Jasmine McLean, LCSW 

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers


I am a Black Licensed Clinical Social Worker with several years of experience working with clients to navigate struggles they’ve experienced throughout their life. When working with you, I use a strengths-based perspective to help you work through these challenges and develop skills to reach your goals.

I love helping those who are navigating life after experiencing life changes. I work with adults and I welcome people of all sexual identities and orientations. I have a particular interest in working with people who have experienced sexual abuse and want to heal.

Through using a strengths-based perspective in combination with several different therapy techniques, we will work collaboratively and create a space where you can express yourself, talk about your experiences, and create the life story that you want for yourself.

I look forward to empowering you so that you can achieve your goals. Let’s meet so we can talk about how we might do this. 

*Jasmine currently accepts HUSKY, Anthem, United Healthcare, Cigna, Connecticare, Harvard Pilgrim, Aetna, and self-pay*


Kim Westmoreland, M.A., LMFTA

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers and They/Them/Theirs


Hi, my name is Kim and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Associate. As a therapist I aim to explore the pathways of meaning that enforce the problems you want to address, and meet you with encouragement, non-judgment, and curiosity. I also look to investigate the impact of power structures and institutions, and ways they manifest in your unique experience.

I have a passion for working with LGBTQIAA* folks, body image struggles, and individuals with complex relationships with food. I have worked as an Eating Disorder Recovery Counselor for two years and use the effective strategies I have learned to help the folks I work with to heal. I also love to work with teens, couples, families, and individuals and use my background in these topics to create an open and accepting space.

Working with me you will find an empowering and creative environment that focuses on supporting you to find new ways to explore and get curious about yourself through your life’s journey. I utilize experiential, narrative, DBT, and solution focused techniques to bring a dynamic experience based on your unique needs.

*Kim currently accepts Cigna, Husky/CT Medicaid, Aetna, self-pay and offers a sliding scale*

Matthew Candelaria, LPCA

Pronouns: He/Him/His and They/Them/Theirs

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Hello! You can call me Matthew, a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate. I love nothing more than the wonders of the mind and helping you uncover your best self. In session, you can expect to be heard and accepted while we find ways to answer life’s hardest questions. I want to learn about who you are and how we can work together to help you flourish as your unique self.

I have a passion for helping individuals and intimate relationships of all types. If you are LGBTQIA+, neurodivergent, nerdy, quirky, kinky, or feel you are “different” from those around you, you can expect to be greeted with warmth, kindness, and curiosity. 

I believe in helping my clients through a process of learning and challenging. You can expect to be able to share in a non-judgmental space, while we collaborate to gain knowledge, learn new perspectives, heal, and develop the tools to laugh, love, cry, and cope. Whether it be trauma, depression, anxiety, stress, or if you find yourself at a difficult crossroad in life, I look forward to embarking with you on your journey!

*Matthew currently accepts Cigna, Husky/CT Medicaid, Aetna, self-pay and offers a sliding scale*

Heather Haase Bernatchez, LMFTA

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

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I earned my Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Fairfield University with a concentration in Sexual and Gender Minority Mental Health. I work with individuals, couples and families of all identities to discover core issues and patterns that may be causing stress on your mind, body, and relationships. When you work with me in therapy, we will focus on your strengths and find solutions. I believe that life should be lived dynamically and authentically, so we can work together to find your voice, express your needs and feel like your best and truest self. I am passionate about equity and being an advocate for the LGBTQIA+ community. As a therapist, I am honest, compassionate and proactive to create powerful and sustainable long-term life changes for you.

*Heather currently accepts Cigna, Husky/CT Medicaid, Aetna, self-pay and offers a sliding scale*

Juno Ferraro, LMSW

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers


Juno Ferraro (she/her pronouns), LMSW, believes strongly in the power of visibility and mutual aid. A transgender woman, Juno has worked with the LGBTQ community for the last decade as a mental health professional and non-profit worker. She specializes in the treatment of gender dysphoria & dysmorphia, ADHD, and (C)PTSD. Outside of therapy, Juno enjoys playing bass guitar and drums as well as nerdy board games with friends.  Juno works with children, teens, families, and adults. 

*Juno currently accepts Cigna, Husky/CT Medicaid, Aetna, self-pay and offers a sliding scale*

Anne Boatman, BS, MFT Candidate

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

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I am a Master’s student working towards a qualification in Marriage and Family Therapy at Fairfield University. As part of my program I have completed a certificate in Queer and Trans Mental Health. 

I work with adolescents, couples, and families to navigate the challenges of life transitions. I also have a particular passion for working with LGBTQ* folks. I believe that we all need help sometimes in order to adapt to new circumstances or live the best version of our lives. In pursuit of this I strive to create a supportive and comfortable environment where we can collaboratively explore whatever is bringing you to therapy.

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


About Payment:

If you are not using insurance, full rates for sessions are:

  • $150.00 – Per appointment (Individual, Couple, or Family Therapy) 
  • $75 -$120 Per appointment -Sliding scale rate for associate therapists (determined by income)
  • $0-$50 Per appointment -Sliding scale rate for interns (determined by income)

If you would like to use insurance, we accept the following insurances:

  • Husky
  • Anthem BCBS
  • Cigna
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare / Oxford / Connecticare/ Harvard Pilgrim

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

If you are using insurance, please call before your first appointment to ask about your “Behavioral 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 Allison and ask for assistance (203) 990-1215.

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