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Turnbridge operates leading mental health and substance abuse treatment programs throughout Connecticut. This blog is a resource for people seeking addiction and mental health recovery information and inspiration, and the latest Turnbridge news and events.



Primary Therapist

Lindsay is a Licensed Professional Counselor and earned her Master’s Degree in School Counseling from Fairfield University as well as a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Roger Williams University.

Over her career, Lindsay has worked with children, adolescents and adults in diverse settings ranging from in-home work, to outpatient and therapeutic school settings. Lindsay has helped support individuals and families utilizing many different evidence based approaches depending on their needs, and believes that fostering a positive and empowering therapeutic relationship can lead to substantial healing and growth.

Lindsay enjoys traveling the world and listening to music. She is passionate about helping others, as well as herself, meet their ultimate potential.

Maura Wallin


Primary Therapist

Maura Wallin is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker.  She earned her Bachelor of Social Work from Marist College and her Master’s in Social Work from Simmons University in Boston. She has extensive experience working with both adolescents and young adults struggling with mental health, substance use, as well as issues resulting from trauma and interpersonal relationships.

Maura believes strongly in the necessity of cultivating a positive therapeutic relationship with her clients.  She has specialized training in CBT, DBT, and frequently uses sound therapy and aromatherapy in her practice. She is experienced in working with individuals who may be resistant to treatment and struggle with depression and anxiety disorders as well as mood disorders, relational concerns and grief and loss. 

Outside of her work as a licensed therapist, Maura has volunteered in several capacities within the Naval Spouses support groups and at Naval Commands around the country.  



Primary Therapist

Allegra is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who moved to Connecticut in 2018 from Massachusetts, where she was born and raised. Allegra graduated from Fordham University’s Graduate School of Social Services with a focus in Trauma-focused therapy, and earned her B.A. in Psychology from Roger Williams University.

Over the course of her career, Allegra has served adolescents and families in multiple settings such as in-home, outpatient, and therapeutic day treatment. Additionally, Allegra has experience providing therapeutic individual and group intervention in a maximum security correctional center for adult males suffering from a wide range of mental health/co-occurring disorders including substance abuse, major depression, PTSD, bipolar disorder, and personality disorders.

Allegra specializes in trauma-informed therapeutic intervention, applying skills from models such as TF-CBT, ABFT, CBT, DBT, and motivational interviewing. Throughout her therapeutic practice, Allegra has worked with a number of people who struggle with eating disorders and body image issues, which is where her passion lies. In her spare time, Allegra enjoys maintaining an active life style, visiting family in Massachusetts, and day trips to New York City.



Primary Therapist

Samantha Chasse is a Licensed Marital and Family Therapist.  She received her Master’s Degree from Southern Connecticut State University and her Bachelor’s in Psychology from The University of Tampa. She uses evidence-based practices, including Exposure and Response Prevention Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, as well as other techniques to help clients feel empowered to manage the stressors life throws their way.  

Prior to joining Turnbridge, Sam worked in a residential setting for individuals struggling with eating disorders. While there, she worked intensively with clients and their families to intervene on maladaptive behaviors and worked collaboratively to add new, positive ways of coping.

When she’s not working, Sam loves to find new adventures through cooking, kayaking, rock climbing, and hiking. She works on her own meditation practice and believes that strengthening the mind and body connection guides the healing process.


Primary Therapist

Ashley Marie Guerrera graduated in May 2016 with her Bachelor of Arts degree in Studio Art with a concentration in Art Therapy from Albertus Magnus College. In May 2019 she graduated with her duel Master of Arts degree in Art Therapy and Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Albertus Magnus College. Ashley is a person-centered therapist who has worked with a wide range of populations such as families, young children, teens, adults, and geriatrics. She specializes and incorporates Mindfulness-Based Practices, Dialectal Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Art Therapy, Systematic Desensitization Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and traditional talk therapy into her practices. Ashley has participated in specialized trainings in meal coaching, MARI (Mandala Assessment Research Instrument), Art Therapy Assessments, Shamanism, and SoulCollage. She has an extensive background in working with the LGTBQ+ community, trauma, eating disorders, anxiety, depression, intellectual disabilities, substance abuse, behavioral issues and cancer. Her mission for her clients is to improve their quality of life and foster confidence in their abilities.



Primary Therapist

Stephen is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor who has been working in the helping professions for over 15 years. His education includes a Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Southern Connecticut State University, a Bachelor’s degree in Human Services, and an Associate’s in Drug and Alcohol Addiction Counseling.

Stephen believes in an eclectic counseling style, adapting his approach to the needs of the individual, and utilizes many different evidence-based approaches, including Motivational Interviewing, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Logo Therapy, and person-centered therapy.

In his free time, Stephen enjoys playing the guitar and spending time with his family.



Primary Therapist

Courtney Kelly is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the University of Maryland and earned her Master’s Degree in Social Work from Boston University. She graduated from Boston University with a specialization in group therapy.

Prior to her work at Turnbridge, Courtney worked as a therapist in Boston treating clients with eating disorders and comorbid diagnoses such as substance use disorders, depression, PTSD, and anxiety. She has extensive experience with individual, group, and family therapy. Courtney’s approach is client centered and incorporates what she has learned from trainings in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy.

During her free time, Courtney enjoys traveling to see family and to different countries. While she’s home, she enjoys cooking and reading.



Primary Therapist

Alyssa Battipaglia is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist.  She received her Master’s degree from Southern Connecticut State University. Alyssa has a breadth of experience working with adolescents and young adults with multiple presenting problems from behavioral issues, school refusal, anxiety, and depression to eating disorders, trauma, addictions, self harm, and low self esteem. She fundamentally believes that all people are capable and resilient.

Alyssa helps clients examine the story their brains have written about themselves and supports them in co-authoring a different, kinder, more authentic story to represent who they really are.  Alyssa considers herself a “healer” rather than a “fixer.” She supports her clients in moving toward what hurts and accepting it with courage, so that they may let it go.



Primary Therapist

Danielle is a Licensed Professional Counselor. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Communications Studies from Baldwin Wallace University, and then continued on to earn her Master’s degree in Sport and Performance Psychology from the Graduate School of Professional Psychology at the University of Denver.

Danielle’s clinical experience comes from working at several of the leading eating disorder hospitals in the country in both Colorado and Connecticut, in the partial hospitalization and residential levels of care. Danielle is certified in Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and is passionate about empowering her clients to reconnect to their own unique potentialities to live value-driven lives. Danielle believes in creating a safe and encouraging therapeutic environment in which she can both challenge and support her clients while at their most vulnerable.

Danielle has a diverse array of interests and enjoys baking, reading, camping, cycling, hiking with her two dogs, and spending time with her family.



President & C.E.O.

David’s extensive business background combined with his personal story of recovery led to the founding of Turnbridge in 2003. Under his direction, Turnbridge has evolved into a nationally recognized program for young men and young women. He has pioneered innovative approaches and developed programs specifically for young adults that have changed the way the industry approaches transitional living.

His educational background includes a Liberal Arts education from Harvard University. In addition to spending most of his career in the non-profit world, his professional experience also includes a variety of leadership roles with start-up organizations and educational institutions.

He enjoys spending time with his ten year old daughter Alexis, is an aspiring musician, and an avid golfer.