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
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 Child Study Center at the Yale School of Medicine. He also serves as Medical Director of the Child Guidance Center of Mid-Fairfield County. Dr. Sasso has published and presented nationally on topics at the intersection of mental health, music, and the arts, and has a special interest in the use of the arts in treatment and in therapeutic modalities for performers and artists. 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.

Anastasia Okoniewski, APRN, DNP   CLICK HERE TO SCHEDULE ONLINE
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. 

Esther Duncan, LCSW
Ms. Duncan is a licensed clinical social worker. Esther earned her MSW from The University of Southern Connecticut with a focus in children and adolescents. She completed three years of subsequent post-graduate training at Wheeler Clinic with a focus on in-home service, working with children, adolescents and their families. Her experience includes work as a crisis clinician at Child Guidance Clinic of Meriden. She currently works as a primary clinician at Adolescent Intensive Outpatient Program at Yale New Haven Hospital, offering group, individual and family therapy. Her clinical interest includes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy. Esther has training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
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67 Trumbull Street
New Haven, CT 06510
p (203) 691-7099     f (203) 691-7954