At the Greenwich Center for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, we understand that every child is unique, so we take their individual needs to heart. We also offer strong support to you, the parents, every step of the way. Your child will benefit from a team of specialists who provide individual and/or family therapy, educational and psychological testing, medical evaluations and other services. This philosophy of care, combined with our wealth of expertise, makes us uniquely qualified to meet your family’s needs.
No matter what type of emotional issue your child or teen is struggling with, Greenwich Child and Adolescent Psychiatry offers the specialized expertise needed to achieve great results
Nathalie Szilagyi MD
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
Nathalie Szilagyi, MD, is Director of Greenwich Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (GCAP). Dr. Szilagyi (sill-ah-jee) is a Yale-trained child and adolescent psychiatrist who treats difficulties including attention and learning disorders, anxiety and trauma, depression and adjustment problems, eating disorders, and issues of gender and sexuality. She is experienced in both psychotherapy and psychopharmacology.
Dr. Szilagyi received her BA from Georgetown University, where she was elected to Alpha Sigma Nu (the Jesuit Honor Society). She received her medical degree from Case Western Reserve. As a member of the National Health Service Corps, she practiced family and emergency medicine in rural Main and North Carolina. Internationally, she has served in Ireland, Nicaragua, and New Zealand.
Dr. Szilagyi did her residency in psychiatry at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. During her Child and Adolescent Psychiatry fellowship at Yale, she trained at the Yale Gender Program, led a weekly PRIDE group, and developed staff training for those working with gender nonconforming youth. She remains affiliated with the Yale Child Study Center and the Yale Gender Program, also training Yale medical students in psychiatry. Dr. Szilagyi lectures nationally on the care of children, adolescents, and adults with issues of sexual orientation and gender identity.
Dr. Szilagyi lives in Connecticut with her husband and children. She may be reached by calling Greenwich Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at 203-531-1030. Her office is located at 200 Pemberwick Road in Greenwich.
David Greenfeld, MD is the Director of 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.
Dr. Elisa Mambrino is a psychologist licensed in Connecticut and in New York, respectively. She completed the Marie Kessel Postdoctoral Fellowship (supervised by Neuropsychologist Alice Medalia, Ph.D.) in the Department of Psychiatry at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Mambrino 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). Dr. Mambrino 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 consecutive years prior to that, she was a clinical trainee in the Neuropsychological Assessment Service at New York-Presbyterian Hospital (NYPH), Weill Cornell Westchester Division. Additional clinical training included a consecutive 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.
In her training as part of multidisciplinary hospital-based treatment teams, Dr. Mambrino performed neuropsychological assessments (often with projectives) in a variety of hospital settings for patients across age groups (i.e., school age children through older adults): Outpatient clinics, day hospital, day treatment, locked inpatient psychiatric units, inpatient spinal cord and brain injury rehabilitation settings as well as an outpatient hospital-based rehabilitation clinic.
As part of her other training, Dr. Mambrino received supervised clinical training in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine Rose F. Kennedy Children’s Evaluation and Rehabilitation Center (CERC) in New York City. She administered individual psychotherapy as well as group psychotherapy to adolescent outpatients at CERC. Training and experience in individual and group treatment within a CBT modality additionally included features of psychodynamic and family systems theory.
At New York-Presbyterian Hospital (NYPH) Westchester Division, Dr. Mambrino co-led an outpatient weekly psychotherapy group for fourth- and fifth-grade boys. The children were referred to the group, secondary to an ADHD diagnosis. Note that this weekly outpatient psychotherapy group was pet-assisted by certified therapy dogs, who were all graduates of a formal training program provided by a private foundation. One certified therapy dog (accompanied by a corresponding owner-handler) attended each of these outpatient group sessions. The certified therapy dogs represented a variety of purebreds, ranging widely from a Miniature Poodle to an Irish Wolfhound.
On the inpatient units at Mount Sinai, Dr. Mambrino provided bedside supportive psychotherapy to patients and conducted family sessions. She also was a co-therapist for an inpatient brain injury group devoted to cognitive remediation. With regard to outpatients at Mount Sinai, Dr. Mambrino was a co-therapist for an outpatient psychotherapy group plus cognitive remediation with adults who were six-to-12 months post injury.
Dr. Mambrino also has experience in aspects of research. During her Postdoctoral Fellowship at Yale, Dr. Mambrino completed the NIMH Research Seminar in Childhood Neuropsychiatric Disorders. Plus, she received clinical training and was the Project Director for a randomized clinical trial of a cognitive-behavioral intervention conducted in the State of Connecticut’s Judicial Branch Court Support Services Division. At NYPH, Dr. Mambrino was appointed as the Research Coordinator for a randomized, double blind comparison of the time course in two extended-release oral delivery systems of methylphenidate given to school-age children diagnosed with ADHD. Finally, over nearly the past 20 years, Dr. Mambrino has also maintained a particular professional interest in the neurocognitive and social-cognitive aspects of expository essay writing skill acquisition in children, adolescents and young adults.
Please note that Dr. Mambrino’s professional qualifications, experience and or interests include but are not necessarily limited to those described in this bio.
Mambrino, E. (2010). Introduction. In Eric Arzubi and Elisa Mambrino (Eds.),
A guide to neuropsychological testing for health care professionals (pp. xix-xxix). NY: Springer Publishing Company.
Mambrino, E. (2012). Written expression as a neuropsychological nexus. In
Elena Grigorenko, Elisa Mambrino, & David Preiss (Eds.), Writing: A mosaic of new perspectives (pp. 325-344). NY: Psychology Press.
Medalia, A., & Mambrino, E. (2010). An overview of the neuropsychological educational approach to remediation. In Volker Roder and Alice Medalia (Eds.), Neurocognition and social cognition in schizophrenia patients: Basic concepts and treatment (pp. 104-117). Basel, Switzerland: S. Karger AG.
Mambrino, Elisa. Freelance Published Illustrator, 1996-2001. Some of my pen-and-ink drawings were published in the Best of Gourmet 1996 Edition, 1997 Edition, 1998 Edition, 1999 Edition, 2000 Edition and the 2001 Edition. Based upon Condé Nast’s Gourmet Magazine (now no longer in monthly publication), the Best of Gourmet was a full-color, hardcover series published annually by the Condé Nast Book Division of Random House.
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 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 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.
Dr. Naig is an experienced outpatient psychiatrist who treats adults and adolescents from age 16 up. In describing his approach, Dr. Naig says, "I believe in patient-centered care and strive to provide safe evidence-based treatment choices, helping patients to make an informed decision."
Dr. Naig has worked with diverse patients and with a wide range of psychiatric difficulties. He is known for his attentiveness and compassion. Dr. Naig manages challenges including mood and anxiety disorders, attention deficit disorder, eating disorders, and other issues. He has experience and interest in treating mental health problems in the setting of complex medical conditions, including diabetes, autoimmune diseases and cancer.
In describing his approach, Dr. Naig says, "I believe in collaborating with my patients to achieve the best outcome specific to them." He explains that he works to understand a patient’s mental health needs using a four-part model:
- the life story: where the patient is in his/her life
- the personality: who she/he is as a person
- the behavior: how the patient deals with her/his issues
- the illness: what the person is struggling with
The approach may involve the patient’s family (with permission), primary care physicians, pediatricians, other medical specialties, psychotherapists and other treatment providers
Dr. Naig is an MD, PhD, with both a medical degree and a doctorate in science. He completed his psychiatric training at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore after receiving his MD at Tufts University School of Medicine. Prior to this he received his BS in Biochemistry and Microbiology from the University of Mumbai, then completing a PhD in Biological Science from the University of Nebraska - Lincoln. He is board certified in adult psychiatry through the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.
In his free time, Dr. Naig pursues his interests in fitness, hiking and outdoors, acting, reading and spending time with family and friends. "I strive to practice what I tell others about maintaining work life balance, especially in these challenging times."
Dr. Naig may be reached through the Greenwich Child and Adolescent Psychiatry office at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 203-531-1030