ANITA CHU, MD

Anita Chu, MD
MEDICAL DIRECTOR

Dr. Chu is a Board-certified psychiatrist with diverse clinical and leadership experience. She graduated from Brown University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Neuroscience and received her medical degree from The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. Upon graduation, she received the Leah J. Dickstein Award for Leadership and Creativity, a national award given to one female graduating medical student from the Association of Women Psychiatrists.

Dr. Chu completed an internship at ABC News in New York City as part of the Medical Unit to promote journalism and the understanding of health-related issues. Before coming to the Child Guidance Center of Southern Connecticut, she has worked as a staff psychiatrist at Silver Hill Hospital in New Canaan, CT, where she provided clinical care for adolescents on inpatient unit and residential units and spearheaded the reopening of the eating disorder program. She subsequently worked for the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services before becoming the Director of Psychiatric Medicine at High Watch Recovery Center in Kent, CT, a residential facility that provides dual diagnosis treatment for substance use disorders and co-occurring psychiatric disorders.

Dr. Chu’s work with adolescents and young adults struggling with substance use disorders reconnected her with her passion for working with children and families, which led her to her work at the Child Guidance Center of Southern Connecticut.