Fairfield, CT

Fairfield Residential Mental Health Program

Discovery Mood & Anxiety
615 Mine Hill Road
Fairfield, CT 06824

PROGRAM FEATURES
Residential
Partial Hospitalization
All Genders 11-18

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COVID-19 Update: In-person residential treatment is still offered at this location. Learn about all that we are doing to protect the safety and wellbeing of our patients and staff.

Our Fairfield facility is designed to cater to a very small group of clients ranging in age from 11 to 18 years old. By never treating more than 6 clients at one time, we can offer extremely individualized care at this gender-inclusive residence. Our clients are often struggling with depression, self-harm, mood disorders, OCD, anxiety, PTSD, and RAD. Given the intimate and personalized setting, we are able to address each client with a humanistic, empowered, and family systems approach. Our program integrates a variety of therapies including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), individual therapy, family therapy, communication skills group, equine therapy, and trauma informed Yoga.

Insurances we accept at this location include but are not limited to Anthem Blue Cross, Cigna, Beacon, Unicare, and Kaiser. Please remember that the insurances we accept change frequently. Our insurance team will verify your coverage. 

During the fall and winter seasons, we partner with the local YMCA to promote and strengthen the mind-body connection. We also advocate for families in ensuring that clients receive all services required by the local school district to safeguard their continued recovery post-treatment. We maintain a close working relationship with Yale University Medical Center, allowing us to offer clients access to their interventional psychiatric program while residing in our home. Our interdisciplinary team members are recognized leaders in their fields, all contributing to the high level of personalized care.

The bucolic New England town of Fairfield is close to beaches, hiking trails, and nature preserves. We are just minutes off the 195 and Merritt Parkway.

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MEET THE TEAM

Allison Golfis AMFT

Allison Golfis AMFT

PRIMARY THERAPIST

Allison is a Licensed Marital and Family Therapist Associate who obtained her degree from
Southern Connecticut State University. Within her educational career, Allison has obtained a
Masters in Marital and Family Therapy, Bachelors in Psychology with a Mental Health Focus
and an Associates in Human Services. Allison has interned at several facilities including The
Family Therapy Clinic, The Kennedy Center and The Boys and Girls Club.

Allison utilizes a Narrative Therapy approach with the integration of Dialectical Behavioral
Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and the practice of Mindfulness. Allison believes her
patients can work towards a resolution by eliminating blame and externalizing the “problem.”
Allison also likes to integrate humor, psychological education and exposure therapy into her
practices.

Allison is a therapist who has experience working in both for profit and nonprofit agencies.
Allison works with those who have endured trauma, have eating disorders, experience suicidal
ideation, as well as other mental health disorders.
Through the use of individual, family and group therapy Allison works closely with everyone to
move towards the path of recovery.

Arianna Mora LSW

Arianna Mora LSW

PRIMARY THERAPIST

Arianna is a licensed social worker who obtained her master of social work degree from Southern Connecticut State University with an emphasis on children and families. Arianna has worked in adolescent group home and residential settings. Arianna started as a counselor at Discovery Mood & Anxiety Program before accepting the role of therapist. Arianna utilizes a strengths-based approach and incorporates therapeutic interventions of cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, mindfulness and psychodynamic theory when working with adolescents and their families. Arianna is passionate about working with adolescents and helping their families with the multitude of challenges that arise with changing life dynamics. Arianna truly believes all the individuals she works with are deserving of recovery, healing and a life worth living.

BreAnn Erickson

BreAnn Erickson

REGISTERED DIETITIAN

BreAnn is a registered dietitian (RD) and a certified dietitian nutritionist licensed in Connecticut. She graduated from Utah State University with her bachelor’s in nutrition and food sciences, then moved across the country to attend the dietetic internship program at the University of Connecticut, after which she stayed in Connecticut to build her career. BreAnn has worked in private practice and clinical settings and most recently in behavioral health, specializing in the treatment of eating disorders. BreAnn believes everyone deserves to live a healthy and balanced life and enjoys educating and coaching those looking to improve their lives and relationship with food.

Ruby Lekwauwa, MD

Ruby Lekwauwa, MD

FACILITY PSYCHIATRIST

Dr. Lekwauwa is a board-certified child, adolescent and adult psychiatrist and an assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at Yale University. She is the facility psychiatrist for the Discovery Mood & Anxiety Program residential treatment facilities in Fairfield and Stamford, Connecticut, and joined the Discovery team in 2018. Dr. Lekwauwa graduated from Duke University with a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology and attended medical school at the Duke University School of Medicine where she completed her thesis on the relationship between PTSD and substance use in adolescents presenting for trauma treatment. She also co-authored a book chapter on the biological, psychological and social impacts of early adversity on children. She completed her general psychiatry training at Yale University, followed by her child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship at the Yale Child Study Center where she served as the chief fellow.

Dr. Lekwauwa has extensive experience in the treatment of children, adolescents and young adults and has worked as a staff psychiatrist, medical director and psychiatric consultant to mainstream and therapeutic day schools, college counseling centers, community child guidance clinics and inpatient psychiatric units. Dr. Lekwauwa has special interests in mood and anxiety disorders and trauma. She has a private practice in Fairfield.

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FREE SUPPORT GROUPS

Discovery Mood & Anxiety provides free support groups for individuals, loved ones, and professionals. Find out more about how to join our free support groups.

Fairfield Residential Mental Health Program

COVID-19 Update: In-person residential treatment is still offered at this location. Learn about all that we are doing to protect the safety and wellbeing of our patients and staff.

Our Fairfield facility is designed to cater to a very small group of clients ranging in age from 11 to 18 years old. By never treating more than 6 clients at one time, we can offer extremely individualized care at this gender-inclusive residence. Our clients are often struggling with depression, self-harm, mood disorders, OCD, anxiety, PTSD, and RAD. Given the intimate and personalized setting, we are able to address each client with a humanistic, empowered, and family systems approach. Our program integrates a variety of therapies including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), individual therapy, family therapy, communication skills group, equine therapy, and trauma informed Yoga.

Insurances we accept at this location include but are not limited to Anthem Blue Cross, Cigna, Beacon, Unicare, and Kaiser. Please remember that the insurances we accept change frequently. Our insurance team will verify your coverage. 

During the fall and winter seasons, we partner with the local YMCA to promote and strengthen the mind-body connection. We also advocate for families in ensuring that clients receive all services required by the local school district to safeguard their continued recovery post-treatment. We maintain a close working relationship with Yale University Medical Center, allowing us to offer clients access to their interventional psychiatric program while residing in our home. Our interdisciplinary team members are recognized leaders in their fields, all contributing to the high level of personalized care.

The bucolic New England town of Fairfield is close to beaches, hiking trails, and nature preserves. We are just minutes off the 195 and Merritt Parkway.

LEARN ABOUT OUR COVID CLEAN COMMITMENT

OUR TEAM

TAKE A VIRTUAL TOUR

FREE SUPPORT GROUPS

Discovery Mood & Anxiety provides free support groups for individuals, loved ones, and professionals. Find out more about how to join our free support groups.

GET IN TOUCH / CALL 714.828.0808

Discovery Mood & Anxiety
615 Mine Hill Road
Fairfield, CT 06824

PROGRAM FEATURES
Residential
Partial Hospitalization
All Genders 11-18

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