About Us

Synergy Advanced Healthcare LLC is a veteran-owned and operated, Primary Care, Medication Management, and Counseling office.

We are proud to offer a patient-centered, synergistic approach to healthcare, considering individual needs and a whole-body approach to health and wellness. Each of our providers is a highly trained professional that is here to help you meet your healthcare needs. We are here to help you maintain or regain your health and wellness, both physically, mentally, and emotionally

Our Team

Brandy R. Stepney, ANP, NP-BC

Co-Owner/Medical Director

Brandy began her medical career after proudly serving her country in the U.S. Navy for nearly five years.  After leaving the service, Brandy attended St. Joseph College in West Hartford, CT, where she earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing. After graduation, she worked as an ICU nurse at Waterbury hospital, gaining experience in Critical Care. After several years of practicing as a critical care nurse, Brandy found a natural progression to her education and healing journey.

In 2010, Brandy graduated with her Master’s degree in Nursing from the University of Connecticut. As a Nurse Practitioner, she maintains certifications as an Adult, Acute-Care, as well as Hospice/Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner. Brandy has practiced at Hartford Hospital, Bristol Hospital, Charlotte Hungerford Hospital, and Sharon Hospital. Her experience ranges from Critical Care, Cardiology, Hospital Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Primary Care, Home Care, and Long-term Care.

In 2018, Brandy began her journey in treating patients with addiction as well as those with behavioral health conditions. Addiction is where she found her passion for helping people lead better and healthier lives. With thousands of hours of experience behind her, Brandy knew that the best way for her to continue to help as many people possible was to open Synergy Advanced Healthcare LLC.

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Keith Stepney

Co-Owner/Practice Manager

Keith began his management career in 2001, soon after leaving the U.S. Navy where he proudly served  for nearly five years. After working in retail management for some time, he decided to further his  education by attending Central Connecticut State University. In 2008, he graduated with a bachelor’s  degree in physical education with a concentration in Exercise Science and Health Promotion. After  completing his degree, Keith spent time as a personal trainer, completing an EMT certification, as well  continuing to build on his extensive managerial experience all while working in Real Estate to further  develop his customer service skills.

In 2018, Keith began working alongside Brandy in a private medical practice, building on his previous  management experience, this time focusing on medical practice management. He has a passion for  helping people all while making them feel comfortable and welcome in an environment that is typically  cold and sterile. It was this experience that led him and Brandy to create Synergy Advanced Healthcare  LLC. Together they believe they can change the way people approach and are treated in the private  practice healthcare setting.

Jenny Cannon, MSN, NP-C Family

Nurse Practitioner

Jenny Cannon is an experienced Family Nurse Practitioner who joined Synergy Advanced Healthcare in May of 2020. Jenny began her nursing career over 19 years ago focusing on intensive care and emergency nursing. She also worked for the State of Connecticut’s Office of Victim Services as a Sexual Assault.

Forensic Examiner (SAFE) and in 2013 received the “Commitment to Excellence” award for outstanding care to victims of sexual assault. Jenny received her Masters of Science Degree in Nursing from Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Connecticut and is board certified through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP). She has worked as a Family Nurse Practitioner in both the hospital and community healthcare settings. Jenny has a passion for helping the underserved community and provides primary care, behavioral health and addiction medicine services.

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Jaimie Machado, MSN, NP-C Family

Nurse Practitioner

Jaimie Machado is an experienced Family Nurse Practitioner with over ten years of experience working in various healthcare settings. Jaimie earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree in 2009 at Saint Joseph College. She began her career in nursing in the ICU at the Hospital of Central CT. She spent eight years working in critical care with Hartford Healthcare and developed an interest in preventative health care. In 2017, Jaimie received her Master of Science in Nursing Degree from the University of Saint Joseph.

She is board certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP). Also, Jaimie holds a certification as an HIV Prevention Certified Provider. In addition, she enjoys teaching and has served as clinical faculty with the University of Saint Joseph. She became focused on providing holistic care for individuals in recovery from addiction. In 2018, Jaimie was a recipient of America’s Top Nurse Practitioner award with Point of Care Network (POCN). She is passionate about providing quality healthcare and having a positive impact on patients’ lives.

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Barbara Krill

Clinical Social Worker

Barbara Krill is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker whose experience expands across a variety of settings including intensive substance abuse and mental health inpatient programs, crisis assessment, outpatient behavioral health programs, structured intensive in-home programs, primary care settings and private practice.

Barbara utilizes a strengths-based, solution focused approach to encourage reflection and empowerment for all individuals. She believes that healing is a collaborative endeavor that requires caring without judgement, a safe place to share, encouragement and honesty.

Barbara specializes in working with adults battling depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, relational conflicts, life transitions, alcohol and substance abuse, grief and loss, domestic violence, LGBT, emotion management, stress, and difficulty parenting.

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Susan Warner, LCSW

Counselor

Susan is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who received her Master’s degree from the University of  Connecticut. After passing the national board examination, she was awarded her LCSW.  Susan has worked in in-home services, congregate care settings, hospital social work and as an  outpatient clinician. She has been trained in Trauma Informed Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)  and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT).

Susan believes in the potential of every client she works with and is committed to treating each and every one with dignity and respect.

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Rich Holden, LCSW, LADC

Counselor

For over 25 years, I have committed my professional time and effort to assisting individuals suffering with Substance Use Disorders and co-occurring mental health problems make meaningful and lasting changes in their lives. I have worked with adults and adolescents in a multitude of settings, including hospitals, non-profit treatment agencies, a State agency, and the Courts, offering direct service to clients and consultation to management and staff.

I have worked in an eclectic mix of clinical modalities, but always in the belief that lasting change is relational and emanates from a sincere sharing of experiences, challenges, and goals. I am currently practicing part-time, on Tuesdays at Synergy Advanced Healthcare, in Torrington, CT. I offer individual counseling in a warm and supportive atmosphere.

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Jennifer Lewis

Medical Assistant

Jennifer grew up locally graduating from canton Jr/Sr high school in 2000. In 2012 she graduated from porter and Chester institute with a diploma in Medical Assisting. Besides being a mother, nothing makes her happier than helping people. In the summer you will most likely find her enjoying time on the lake with her family and friends. Jennifer is extremely excited to be a part of the team at Synergy Advanced Healthcare.

Synergy Advanced Healthcare LLC

100 Commercial Blvd, Torrington, CT 06790
Office: (860) 618-7575
Fax: (860) 618-7576
Email: info@synergyhealth.care

OFFICE HOURS:

Monday  9:00am – 6:00pm
Tuesday  9:00am – 6:00pm
Wednesday  9:00am – 6:00pm
Thursday  9:00am – 6:00pm
Friday  9:00am – 6:00pm
Saturday  Please call for details about Saturday appointments
Sunday Closed

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(860) 618-7575
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