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
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.
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
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.
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
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
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
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Iris Weissman, MS, RD,
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
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,
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,
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,
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
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
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
2. Raised money which funded a grant on eating disorders for a
junior neuroscience faculty member at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital