Stamford, CT

Stamford Residential Mental Health Program

Discovery Mood & Anxiety
929 Newfield Avenue
Stamford, CT 06905

PROGRAM FEATURES
Residential
Partial Hospitalization
All Genders
Ages 11-17

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Our residential treatment program provides 24-hour care for clients in need of structure and support. Our homes are warm and intimate spaces that provide a serene place where clients can focus on their recovery. Treatment is customized and employs a variety of evidence-based modalities, including cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, and more. Clients are also encouraged to make the mind-body connection by finding activities that promote healing and feelings of self-worth, as well as how food can play an important role in well being.

Up to 20 hours educational support is provided each week.

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Meet The Team

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.

Dyamond Gleaves

Dyamond Gleaves

FACILITY MANAGER

Dyamond graduated from Cabrini University with a B.A. in psychology. After graduating, Dyamond worked for the Department of Education for two years as a teacher’s aide for children in kindergarten through fifth grade. While working as a teacher’s aide, she also served as an ABA therapist for children with autism. She moved on to work as a case planner for children, teens and young adults in the foster care system, advocating for their rights and ensuring that they were placed in safe, nurturing homes. After working as a case planner for a year, Dyamond transitioned into being a field manager for Montefiore Hospital. She worked with adults who were being treated in an outpatient setting by connecting them to resources that would encourage their continued success after inpatient care. Dyamond has recently joined Discovery Mood & Anxiety Program as a facility manager for the Stamford location. Dyamond loves to travel, write, and enjoys listening to music. She hopes to continue to service and encourage children and teens who are living with mental health needs by providing them with healthy outlets and a smile.

Jessica Riocci

Jessica Riocci

PRIMARY THERAPIST

Jessica earned her master’s degree in marriage and family therapy from Fairfield University. Jessica believes the relationships we have with others and ourselves are paramount to our well-being. Jessica is dedicated to empowering adolescents and their families to navigate through life’s challenges and change patterns that are getting them stuck. Her approach is compassionate, collaborative and strength-based. Jessica predominantly utilizes structural and strategic therapy and DBT to assist patients in reaching their goals.

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.

Sara Silverstein, LMSW

Sara Silverstein, LMSW

THERAPIST

Sara is a licensed master social worker with a degree in social work from NYU. Sara enjoys developing meaningful relationships with children and adolescents. Sara has experience working with children, adolescents and parents in a residential setting, as well as in an inpatient psychiatric hospital setting. Not only does Sara work directly with children to meet them where they are at, she enjoys working with parents and helping them enhance their relationships with their children. 

Sara has experience working collaboratively with numerous service providers within different communities to help give the best outcomes for the patients she works with. Sara uses a strengths-based approach when working with patients and has experience in dialectical behavior therapy (DBT). She provides most of her therapeutic interventions through a DBT lens. Sara believes that when working with children and adolescents, relationship building, fostering a safe space, and helping patients combat the challenges they are facing are all imperative factors to change. When both parents and children work together and show a willingness to make change, the transformation that happens is remarkable.

STAMFORD RESIDENTIAL MENTAL HEALTH PROGRAM

Our residential treatment program provides 24-hour care for clients in need of structure and support. Our homes are warm and intimate spaces that provide a serene place where clients can focus on their recovery. Treatment is customized and employs a variety of evidence-based modalities, including cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, and more. Clients are also encouraged to make the mind-body connection by finding activities that promote healing and feelings of self-worth, as well as how food can play an important role in well being.

Up to 20 hours educational support is provided each week.

LEARN ABOUT OUR COVID CLEAN COMMITMENT

Meet The Team

GET IN TOUCH / CALL 714.828.0808

Discovery Mood & Anxiety
929 Newfield Avenue
Stamford, CT 06905

PROGRAM FEATURES
Residential
Partial Hospitalization
All Genders
Ages 11-17

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