Our team of child, adolescent, and adult clinicians have extensive experience working with youth and adults struggling with emotional and behavioral health concerns.
Anxiety disorders, including school avoidance, social phobia, panic, and OCD
Depression and bipolar disorder
Neuro developmental disorders including autism spectrum and related disorders
ADHD and cognitive and academic challenges
Trauma-related disorders
Psychotic disorders including schizophrenia
Challenging behaviors and parenting concerns
LGB, transgender, and gender-expansive youth and adults
Coping with school, family, and other life stressors including bereavement, adoption, bullying, career challenges, and divorce
Services Provided
Comprehensive psychiatric evaluations
Collaboration with primary care physicians and specialists
Medication management
Individual therapy
Family therapy
Group therapy
School consultations
"Our therapist at Elm City provided our struggling daughter the skills she needed to navigate through the stressful period of developing into a young adult."
"Having lost direction and purpose in life, I was overwhelmed with depression. Elm City served as my compass and helped me find my way back to a happy life."
"I can't say enough about how my psychiatrist at Elm City has helped me. I always leave my sessions with renewed peace of mind and a great sense of optimism."
David A. Sasso, MD, MPH
Dr. Sasso is Assistant Clinical Professor in the Yale Child Study Center and serves as
Medical Director of the Child Guidance Center of Mid-Fairfield County. He received
his medical and public health degrees from the Northwestern University Feinberg
School of Medicine. Dr. Sasso completed his residency in psychiatry at the Yale
School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry and his fellowship in child and
adolescent psychiatry at the Yale Child Study Center. He served as Chief Resident in
both programs. Dr. Sasso has published and presented nationally on topics at the
intersection of mental health, creativity, music, and the arts, and has a special
interest in the treatment of performers and artists. Prior to his medical training, Dr.
Sasso studied music composition at the Indiana University School of Music and
composed “The Trio of Minuet,” a full-length opera performed by children, which
was broadcast nationally on PBS stations. Dr. Sasso is an active musician in the New
Haven area and is the founding chair of the Committee on the Arts and Humanities
in the psychiatric think tank Group for the Advancement of Psychiatry.

Christopher J.S. Oleskey, MD, MPH
Dr. Oleskey obtained his medical degree from Mount Sinai, his residency in general psychiatry at Yale, and his fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry at the Yale Child Study Center. He has worked in a wide array of inpatient and outpatient settings. Dr. Oleskey is a Clinician and Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the Yale School of Medicine and Assistant Clinical Professor at the Yale School of Nursing. He has a longstanding interest in medical education, having served as site training director for the psychiatry residency program at Yale-New Haven Hospital, and is a clinical preceptor in the psychiatric APRN training program. Dr. Oleskey has a master of public health in community and preventive medicine and has published and presented nationally on prevention in mental health and integrating prevention into clinical practice.

Naomi Libby, MD
Dr. Libby is Assistant Clinical Professor in the Yale Child Study Center and serves as
a psychiatric consultant to the Yale Gender Program. She received her medical
degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and completed
residency and fellowship in the Albert J. Solnit Integrated Training Program in
General Psychiatry, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, and Research at Yale's
Department of Psychiatry and the Child Study Center, serving as chief resident in
this program. Dr. Libby provides psychiatric evaluations, medication management,
and psychotherapy services. In addition to general child, adolescent, and adult
populations, she specializes in LGBTQ populations, including the evaluation and
treatment of transgender, gender-expansive, and gender-questioning individuals
across the lifespan. Additional areas of expertise include early childhood, parenting
and autism and other developmental disorders. Dr. Libby is a member of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) and the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH).

Anastasia Okoniewski, APRN, DNP  
Dr. Okoniewski is adjunct clinical faculty and lecturer at the Yale School of Nursing. She is a graduate of Yale University and Columbia University. She has published on health seeking behaviors and the utilization of technology to improve health outcomes for at risk youth and adults. She is a frequent lecturer on the diagnosis and treatment of ADHD and autism spectrum disorders in children and adults.

Lisa Lochner, LCSW
Ms. Lochner is a licensed clinical social worker. Lisa earned her MSW from the University of Michigan with a focus on interpersonal practice with children and adolescents. She completed three years of post-graduate training at the Yale Child Study Center with a focus on outpatient work with children, adolescents, and families along with school-based mental health. Her experience includes work as a crisis clinician at Clifford Beers Clinic in New Haven and as a primary clinician in the Adolescent Intensive Outpatient Program at Yale Psychiatric Hospital within the adolescent Dialectical Behavior Therapy program. In addition to her work at Elm City Therapeutic Center, Lisa works with young children and families in a school based health center. Lisa has training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). Lisa has also studied and practiced meditation for the past ten years and is a certified yoga teacher, incorporating mindfulness practices into her work. She offers individual, group, and family therapy for children, adolescents and families. 

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67 Trumbull Street
New Haven, CT 06510
p (203) 691-7099     f (203) 691-7954