Counseling Programs

Counseling, Depression Screening and Resources

Our counseling programs are an integral component of the agency’s services, providing access to quality, confidential and affordable counseling for youth and their families.

Youth and Family Services complies with a Professional Code of Ethics and clients are assured that all sessions remain confidential. Centrally located at 322 Main Street in The Kirtland House, Youth and Family Services provides a safe, secure and comfortable environment for those seeking help.

In addition, clinicians are present within the Middle and High Schools to provide support services to students.

Clinical Staff

All Youth and Family Services staff members are experienced professionals dedicated to working with youth, parents and the community.

All clinical staff possess Master’s degrees, post-education training and are state-licensed. In addition, counselors receive weekly clinical supervision and consultation.

Youth and Family Services is an approved training facility for master’s level internships under the supervision of a doctorate-level psychologist and school psychologist.

Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
Heather McNeil, LMFT, LADC Y&FS Director (860) 510-5042
Sal Bruzzese, LPC, MS, CAGS Youth and Family Counselor (860) 395-3190
Adam Stahr, LMFT Youth and Family Counselor (860) 510-5047
Samantha Steinmacher, MA, EdS, LPC Youth and Family Counselor (860) 510-5046
Brenda Partyka, LMSW Youth and Family Counselor (860) 395-3190
Joanne Deal, LPC Group Facilitator & Y& F Counselor (860) 395-3190
Kathleen Laundy, Ph.D., LMFT Clinical Consultant