Andrew Lustbader, M.D., FAAP

Director, The Therapeutic Center for Children and Families

Co-Medical Director, Child Guidance Center of Mid-Fairfield County

Assistant Professor at Yale University School of Medicine

Co-Director, Psychopharmacology Clinic at Yale University

Chairman Joint Leadership Committee of the Connecticut Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics and AACAP

Board member, Austen Riggs Center

Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics

Triple Board Certifed in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, General Psychiatry, and Pediatrics

Completed Yale residency training programs in Pediatrics, General Psychiatry, and Child & Adolescent Psychiatry.

Graduate of Albert Einstein College of Medicine



Andrew S. Lustbader, M.D., FAAP is a triple-board certified physician in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, General Psychiatry, and Pediatrics and a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.   After graduating from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Dr. Lustbader trained at the Yale University School of Medicine and completed residency training in pediatrics, general psychiatry, and child & adolescent psychiatry.  He has been a practicing physician in Connecticut since 1991.  Dr. Lustbader is an Assistant Professor at the Yale University School of Medicine. He also serves on the clinical faculty in the Department of Pediatrics at Yale-New Haven Hospital.  As one of the Directors of the Psychopharmacology Clinic at the Yale Child Study Center, he supervises a multidisciplinary team of child and adolescent psychiatrists, pediatricians and nurse practitioners in training, in the science and practice of comprehensive evaluation, and non-pharmacological and pharmacological forms of mental health treatment. 

Dr. Lustbader is the Medical Director of the Extended Day Treatment Program at the Child Guidance Center of Mid-Fairfield County in Norwalk, Connecticut.  The Clinic assists children with mental health issues -  without regard for financial need - with prevention programs, emergency assessments, and pre/post hospital intensive programs, as well as many other forms of therapy

Over the last decade, Dr. Lustbader has founded and directed a multidisciplinary private practice group in Westport, Connecticut.  He supervises psychiatric nurse practitioners who are located within several local pediatric practices. He has given many seminars to mental health, school-based, and primary care providers, as well as community-based organizations regarding: psychopharmacology, psychiatric evaluation and treatment, treatment of physical and psychiatric chronic illnesses (including anxiety and trauma, depression, bipolar disorder, ADHD), parenting and divorce issues, and suicide prevention. In addition, he provides executive coaching for the leaders of major corporations.

Dr. Lustbader is one of the founding members of a local, value-based, private high school in Connecticut. He also serves on the board of the Austen Riggs Center in Stockbridge, Massachusetts. In addition, he has received a national award from the American Academy of Pediatrics in honor of his collaborative efforts to increase children’s access to quality mental health care.

Dr. Lustbader is currently Chairman of the Joint Leadership Committee of the Connecticut  American Academy of Pediatrics and the Connecticut American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry; a committee comprised of leaders from Connecticut of both pediatric and child and adolescent psychiatry groups.  The committee is dedicated to improving the quality of health care for children in Connecticut - with a special emphasis on alleviating the crises in children’s mental health care. At the request of the Office of the Child Advocate, in January 2010, the committee released a Blueprint for a Mental Health System in CT that would provide quality mental health care for all children in need.  In 2013, the Joint Leadership Committee was instrumental in helping to get some of the children's mental health legislation passed as a result of the recent crisis in Newtown.


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Therapeutic Center for
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