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 as possible was to open Synergy Advanced Healthcare LLC.

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.

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.

Susan Warner, LCSW


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.

Rich Holden, LCSW, LADC


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.

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

Sunday: Closed

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