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  For 30 years, Wilkins Center has been recognized for its team of specialized healthcare professionals, as well as its warm and supportive environment. Our multidisciplinary staff works together seamlessly, providing medical, nutritional, and psychiatric care that meets the individual needs of every patient we serve. As a result, your treatment will address your specific eating disorder, as well as any health, emotional, and relationship issues that may be involved. Read on to learn more about the expertise and credentials of our team members…  
 

 

Diane Mickley, MD, FACP, FAED
Founder and Director

Dr. Mickley is an internationally-recognized expert in treating people with eating disorders and weight control issues. She founded Wilkins Center in 1982, and has provided highly effective, highly personalized care to over 8,000 individuals – helping them overcome the devastating effects of eating disorders and lead healthier lives.

Over the years, Dr. Mickley has received a number of awards for her outstanding leadership and contributions to her profession and community. She is the recipient of the 2011 Distinguished Clinician of the Year award from the Academy for Eating Disorders.
She received the "Woman of Inspiration Award" from the American Anorexia and Bulimia Association for advancing the treatment of eating disorders through clinical research, hands-on treatment, and organizational leadership. She was the recipient of the National Eating Disorders Association's Lifetime Achievement Award. Dr. Mickley was also honored with the Greenwich YWCA's BRAVA Award.

Awards: 2010-2011 Clinician of the Year, Academy for Eating Disorders; Listed among “America’s Top Physicians,” “Best Doctors in America,” and “Top Doctors for Women” every year since 2002
Past President: American Anorexia and Bulimia Association, National Eating Disorders Association
Fellow: American College of Physicians
Founding Fellow: Academy for Eating Disorders
Assistant Clinical Professor: Yale University School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry
Collaborator: On research projects with Columbia, Yale, and Harvard Medical Schools
Emeritus Physician: Greenwich Hospital
Member: North American Association of Obesity, Society for Adolescent Medicine
Editorial Board Member: The Journal of Treatment and Prevention of Eating Disorders
MD: Tufts University School of Medicine


David Greenfeld, MD
Director of Adolescent Psychiatry

David Greenfeld, MD is the Director of Adolescent Psychiatry, and joined the Wilkins Center team over 10 years ago as a noted physician, teacher, author, and speaker. Dr. Greenfeld has dedicated more than 30 years to advancing the treatment of people with psychiatric problems, including eating disorders.

Dr. Greenfeld is a Professor of Psychiatry at Yale University. He served as the Head of the Adolescent and Young Adult Treatment Unit at Yale, New Haven. He was awarded the prestigious Nancy C.A. Roeske Award of Excellence in Medical Student Education by the American Psychiatric Association. Dr. Greenfeld's numerous articles are published in peer-reviewed medical journals. He is a former member of the American College of Psychiatrists.


John G. Samanich, MD
Director of Child Psychiatry

John G. Samanich, MD is the Director of Child Psychiatry at the Wilkins Center. He specializes in Child, Adolescent, and General Psychiatry. He has expertise in diagnosing and treating Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD), school-related concerns, substance abuse, eating disorders, self-esteem issues, anxiety, and depression. Dr. Samanich is also experienced with the management of adults on psychiatric medication.

Dr. Samanich is a Former Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellow for the Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Center in Manhattan. He received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from Emory University and a Master of Science Degree in Physiology and Biophysics from Georgetown University. He earned his Doctor of Medicine Degree from the University of Buffalo School of Medicine and completed a General Psychiatry Residency at Beth Israel Medical Center in Manhattan.


Debra Ressler, M.D.
Senior Psychiatrist

Debra Ressler, M.D. is a Senior Psychiatrist with over 20 years of experience. She is a graduate of New York University and New York Medical College. She completed her residency at New York University Medical Center. She is a board certified psychiatrist with extensive experience dealing with mood, anxiety, and eating disorders in adults and adolescents. In addition, she specializes in      psycho-dynamic psychotherapy, medication management, and positive psychology with a holistic and integrative medicine approach. She treats patients in both Greenwich and Westport, CT.

 


Fran Antell, LCSW, MSW
Director of DBT

Fran Antell has over 20 years of professional experience and is a leading specialist in the breakthrough therapy method, DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy). She and her team offer broad expertise in adult and adolescent therapy, DBT, and other methods. With their help, many have learned to successfully cope with and overcome harmful behaviors, including cutting, eating disorders, substance abuse, anger issues, depression, anxiety and more.

Former Member of DBT Consult Team: Westchester Jewish Community Services; Sarah Lawrence College
Parent Management Training: Yale Parent Child Conduct Center
Advocate: For children with learning differences
MSW: Fordham University
Member: Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapists; Academy for Eating Disorders


Kaity R. Hutchinson, Psy.D.

Dr. Hutchinson is a psychologist licensed in Connecticut and New York. Her clinical training, experience, and interests focus upon the treatment of eating disorders, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) skills training, DBT individual therapy with adolescents and young adults, Cognitive-Behavior Therapy, and Family-Based Therapy (the “Maudsley” method). Her therapeutic approach utilizes these styles.
Dr. Hutchinson completed her undergraduate degree at the State University of New York at Stony Brook University and earned her graduate degree at the University of Hartford. She then worked as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Buffalo Centre for the Treatment of Eating Disorders before joining our team.
 


Erica Fross, LCSW-R

Erica Fross is a licensed clinical social worker who has been helping children, adolescents and adults overcome the effects of trauma and abuse since 1997. Ms. Fross combines a compassionate and highly personalized approach with several highly effective treatment methods, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). A graduate of New York University, Ms. Fross has served as Clinical Supervisor at The Treatment Center for Trauma and Abuse. She has also worked as a therapist in school-based mental health programs, and has trained, taught and supervised other mental health professionals. Erica Fross is seeing patients at our 239 Glenville Road Greenwich , Ct 06831 address.

Click here for DBT programs at the center for managing issues related to stress, trauma, depression.


Iris Weissman, MS, RD, CDN
Director of Nutrition

Iris Weissman, MS, RD, CDN has been a Registered Dietitian with the Wilkins Center for over 20 years. She specializes in the behavioral treatment of anorexia, bulimia, weight control, and binge-eating disorder. She has expertise in the use of nutrition counseling as part of a comprehensive medical treatment plan for menu planning, food service, and nutrition education.

Ms. Weissman earned her Masters of Science in Nutritional Sciences from the University of Wisconsin. She is a Registered Dietitian with the American Dietetic Association and a Certified Dietitian with the state of New York. Additionally, Ms. Weissman is a Certified Shapedown Provider. She was also the Chief Clinical Dietitian at Greenwich Hospital and adjunct lecturer in nutrition at the City University of New York.


Elisa Mambrino, PhD

Dr. Mambrino is a psychologist licensed in Connecticut and New York. Her clinical training, experience and interests focus upon individualized psychological, psychoeducational and neuropsychological assessment (with projectives), primarily with children, adolescents and young adults. Training and experience in individual and group therapy within a cognitive-behavioral modality, include features of psychodynamic and family systems theory.

Dr. Mambrino worked as a Marie Kessel Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Psychiatry at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. She also completed a Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Yale University School of Medicine's Child Study Center. In 2003, Dr. Mambrino received her Ph.D. from Columbia University's Teachers College in School Psychology, a program accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA). She completed an APA-accredited, pre-doctoral internship in Clinical Neuropsychology and Rehabilitation Psychology at Mount Sinai Hospital and Mount Sinai School of Medicine in Manhattan. For three years prior to that, Dr. Mambrino was a clinical trainee in the Neuropsychological Assessment Service at New-York Presbyterian Hospital (NYPH), Weill Cornell Westchester Division. Additional clinical training included a two-year clinical externship on the Adolescent Unit at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine Rose F. Kennedy Children's Evaluation and Rehabilitation Center (CERC) in New York City. At CERC, she was designated a Pre-doctoral Fellow in Psychology. In her career as part of a multidisciplinary treatment team, Dr. Mambrino has performed individualized neuropsychological assessments in a variety of hospital settings: outpatient clinics, day hospital, day treatment, locked inpatient psychiatric units, as well as spinal cord and brain injury rehabilitation settings.

At Yale, Dr. Mambrino completed the NIMH Research Seminar in Childhood Neuropsychiatric Disorders. Dr. Mambrino was also the Project Director for a randomized clinical trial of a cognitive-behavioral intervention in a sample of children and adolescents in the State of Connecticut's Judicial Branch Court Support Services Division. At NYPH, she was the Research Coordinator for a randomized, double blind comparison of the time course in two extended-release oral delivery systems of methylphenidate given to children diagnosed with ADHD. Dr. Mambrino's own research interests and efforts explore the complex cognitive process of expository writing.


Andrea Wegner, PhD

Andrea Wegner, PhD has been a Licensed Clinical Psychologist at the Wilkins Center for over 23 years. She treats both adolescents and adults with anorexia, bulimia, and compulsive overeating. Her therapeutic approach utilizes cognitive behavioral, humanistic, and psychodynamic styles.

Dr. Wegner earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree from Oberlin College and her Doctorate Degree from New York University.

 

 


James Wegner, PhD

James Wegner, PhD has been a Licensed Clinical Psychologist at the Wilkins Center for over 20 years. He treats adolescents and adults with eating disorders and has a special interest in males with anorexia and bulimia. Dr. Wegner has expertise in neuropsychological testing. His therapeutic approach uses interpersonal and cognitive behavioral approaches for the treatment of eating disorders.

Dr. Wegner earned his undergraduate degree from the City University of New York at Queens College and his Masters and Doctorate Degrees in Clinical Psychology from St. John's University. He has published over 30 articles in peer-reviewed psychiatry and psychology journals.

 

 


Pearl Berger, LCSW, MSW

Pearl Berger, LCSW, MSW is a licensed clinical social worker specializing in psychotherapy for people of all ages with eating disorders and a wide range of emotional difficulties. Ms. Berger has an extensive background in working with adolescents on building self-esteem and utilizes a variety of techniques designed to address each child's unique needs. With adolescents and young adults, she works collaboratively in setting goals and empowers them to achieve success and happiness. Ms Berger has a gentle and compassionate manner that invites participation and growth.

Ms Berger earned her Masters of Social Work degree from Fordham University. She is an advocate for her profession and a spokeswoman in local news media. Ms. Berger is a member of the National Eating Disorders Association and the National Association of Social Workers.


Nancy King, LCSW, MSW
Director of Clinical Services

Nancy King has been a Social Worker with Wilkins Center since its inception in 1982. She is an Individual and Group Therapist, as well as a Staff Supervisor. Ms. King specializes in treating adolescents and adults with anorexia, bulimia, and binge-eating disorder.

Ms. King is on the National Conference Committee of the National Eating Disorders Association. She has served on the Board of Directors for the Academy of Eating Disorders and the American Anorexic Bulimia Association.

Ms. King uses an eclectic treatment approach that includes a psychodynamic base with a cognitive-behavioral component. She fosters a safe, non-threatening, and empathetic environment in both individual and group therapies to facilitate a comfortable atmosphere for self-exploration.


Caren Glickson, PhD, ABPP, CGP
Clinical Consultant

Caren Glickson, PhD, CGP began treating Wilkins Center patients in 1982. During the 30 years since, she has served in many capacities. Currently, she specializes in psychoanalytically-oriented group psychotherapy and couples therapy in her offices in Connecticut, and at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami Beach, Florida.

Dr. Glickson earned her BA from Wellesley College. She received an MA in School Psychology, a PhD in Clinical Psychology and a Post-Doctoral Certificate in Psychoanalysis, from Adelphi University.


Heather Wegner
Volunteer

Community Outreach Liason for Wilkins Center for Eating Disorders and Consultant to Dr. Diane Mickley; Director of Wilkins Center

Role and Responsibilities:
Helped assess different promising opportunities to support eating disorders, identifying projects, and identifying possible funding sources for research projects.  Helped develop and coordinate fundraising events and initiatives in eating disorder awareness programs and research grants.
In charge of Community Outreach for Wilkins Center.  Headed up two fundraiser events.
1. Raised $50,000.00 for Hope House in Tampa, FL.   The money was used for patients with eating disorders who were unable to pay for treatment.
2. Raised money which funded a grant on eating disorders for a junior neuroscience faculty member at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital in NYC.

 

 
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