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Serenity Wellness provides medication management and psychotherapy to individuals and families. The practice is owned and operated by Meredith Bailey APRN and Jennifer Barba LCSW.

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 and to individuals suffering from PTSD. 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. She currently maintains a position within Yale Psychiatric Hospital as a per diem provider.

Jennifer is a licensed clinical social worker specializing in child and adolescent psychiatry. She has 23 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 19 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. She was responsible for the overall clinical and administrative operations of the Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Services including all inpatient and ambulatory psychiatry programs. Jennifer previously conducted child abuse assessments and crisis intervention in pediatrics, pediatric ICU, NBICU, Burn Unit and ED at Bridgeport Hospital. She also has experience working in child protection agency, DCF and residential treatment center in Massachusetts.