Dr. Lekwauwa is a board-certified child, adolescent and adult psychiatrist, an assistant professor of psychiatry, and an Associate Program Director for the Yale University Adult Psychiatry Residency Training program. She is a member of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP), American Psychiatric Association (APA), and the American Academy of Directors of Psychiatry Residency Training (AADPRT).
She is the facility psychiatrist for the Discovery Mood & Anxiety Program’s 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 in Psychology and shortly thereafter 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 and authored posters on the relationship between religiosity/spirituality in marginalized groups. 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 specific interests in the culturally competent management of high risk adolescents, mood and anxiety disorders, trauma, and medical education.