Christy L Olezeski, PhD

Assistant Professor

Departments & Organizations

Psychiatry: Connecticut Mental Health Center | Psychology Section

Child Study Center

Pediatric Gender Program


As a clinical child and adolescent psychologist, my expertise lies in the intersection between trauma, sexuality and gender identity. Currently, I am the Director of the new Yale Pediatric Gender Program, an interdisciplinary team that provides services for transgender and gender non-conforming youth in Connecticut. We are the only interdisciplinary team of this type in the state. The team includes professionals in the fields of psychology, endocrinology, psychiatry, obstetrics, gynecology, medical ethics and law. We also consult with urology, plastics and general medicine. This collaboration has led to many local, regional, national and international speaking engagements, several research projects and multiple academic pieces of work.

In addition, I am a supervising psychologist at a satellite clinic of the Connecticut Mental Health Center, the West Haven Mental Health Clinic, where I provide supervision and consultation to staff and work individually with children, adolescents and young adults. In this capacity, I coordinate and supervise the psychological testing of patients, teach on trauma-informed treatment models, supervise the clinical work of fellows and see patients for individual treatment. I also provide assessment and clinical consultation services for patients who have engaged in problematic sexual behaviors, or who are exploring their gender identity.

Education & Training

PhD University of Albany (2010)
Postdoctoral Fellow Massachusetts General Hospital/ Harvard Medical School
Predoctoral Intern Westchester Jewish Community Services

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