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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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 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.

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. 

LEARN ABOUT OUR COVID CLEAN COMMITMENT

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.

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.

Jacqueline Guiliana

Jacqueline Guiliana

PRIMARY THERAPIST

Jacqueline earned her Master’s degree in Social Work from Simmons University where she specialized in Children and Family. Jacqueline is dedicated to helping adolescents by empowering them and their families to work through conflicts and increase effective communication. Jacqueline believes that through therapy, people have the ability of increasing well-being and effective functioning. Jacqueline’s approach is strength’s based and empathetic. Jacqueline predominately uses talk-therapy, DBT, and CBT to assist patients in their recovery.  

Cierra Ponzo

Cierra Ponzo

PRIMARY THERAPIST

Cierra earned her master’s degree in social work from Fordham University. She has been trained in DBT, CBT, play therapy and other practices. She hopes to continue to learn and train, ensuring these practices continue to benefit her current and future clients. Cierra has worked in multiple facilities, such as schools, hospitals and outpatient treatment, and gained a great deal of knowledge from each experience. She believes there is a great importance in focusing on one’s mental health at an age of development, so children can enter adulthood with a more resilient mindset. Cierra is dedicated to empowering adolescents alongside their families to ensure a healthy transition home and ability to utilize skills within any avenue. Her approach is collaborative and strength based to accomplish more drive for the adolescent to see their true potential.

STAMFORD 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 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.

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. 

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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