Dr. Lisa Karabelnik, MD ~ Medical Director
Lisa Karabelnik, MD is a board certified Adult, Child, and Adolescent Psychiatrist. She completed her residency/fellowship at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York. After completing her training she worked at the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center and the Institute of Living where she worked at the Grace Webb Therapeutic School, the Child Day Treatment Program, the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Service, and oversaw the Mobile Crisis team and emergency room assessments. Since leaving the hospital she has run a private practice, initially in Middletown and then in West Hartford. She works with children and adolescents who are struggling with multiple diagnoses including depression, anxiety, bipolar, autism spectrum disorders, ADHD, psychosis and other neurodevelopmental and neuropsychiatric issues. Working with schools to help her patients become successful academically and socially is always one of her priorities. She uses an eclectic mix of therapeutic techniques in her private practice in combination with psychopharmacologic interventions. She also works closely with the therapists her patients see. Despite an amazing community of therapists in the area, sometimes her patients need something more. At these times, she has struggled to find intensive therapeutic options, appropriate to her patients. In exploring options available in other areas, she discovered a program based on dialectical behavioral therapy which worked with adolescents and their parents. She is excited to work with Matt Gallo to bring an additional, effective, therapeutic option to the Connecticut community. To find out more about her private practice, you can visit her website: www.drkarabelnik.com.