SIMON EPSTEIN, M.D., MEDICAL DIRECTOR
Dr. Epstein is a graduate of Yale University and New
York University College of Medicine. He is currently
Associate Medical Director of the Child Guidance
Center of Southern Connecticut and until recently was
Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry at New York
Medical College. He has been in private practice in
Stamford for over 25 years.
His areas of special interest include the evaluation
and treatment of Attention Deficit Disorder through
the lifespan. He also works extensively with children
and adolescents to evaluate and treat depression and
other conditions. He has received the Child Guidance
Center Heart of Gold Award and the CACLD Shining Star
for his Service to Children.
Dr. Epstein is past president of the Connecticut
Psychiatric Society and is a Distinguished Life Fellow
of the American Psychiatric Association. He is
Chairman of the Professional Board of the Connecticut
Association for Children with Learning Disabilities
and is a member of CHADD and the American Society for
LEE BOWBEER, LCSW: CLINICAL SOCIAL WORKER
Lee Bowbeer received a B.A. and M.S.W. from the University of Michigan and an M.S. in social sciences from the University of Chicago, where he completed a three-year fellowship at the Orthogenic School, a residential treatment center for emotionally disturbed children and adolescents. He also completed a two-year post-graduate certificate in psychotherapy at the Westchester Center for the Study of Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy (WCSPP).
In addition to his work at the Orthogenic School, Lee has worked as a school social worker in the public schools and as a family therapist with juvenile delinquents. He is currently the Clinical Director of Children's Services at Kids in Crisis in Greenwich. Lee's areas of expertise in private practice include working with adolescents and adults who have experienced trauma or abuse, suffer from depression, and/or are coping with ADD. He also works with couples, parents, and families who are struggling with life transitions.
Lee is a member of the Connecticut Society for Psychoanalytic Psychology and is the President of the Psychotherapy Association of the WCSPP.
DEBORAH MATTHEWS, Ph.D.
Dr. Matthews received her undergraduate degree from Cornell University and her M.A. and
Ph.D. from Fordham. She also completed a fellowship in developmental disabilities at New
York Medical College. Dr. Matthews is currently the Director of Crisis Services and
Clinical Operations at the Child Guidance Center of Southern Connecticut.
Dr. Matthews has a private practice in Stamford treating children, adolescents, adults,
and families. In addition she does psychological testing.
LORENZO COLON MUNROE, LCSW: CLINICAL SOCIAL WORKER
Lorenzo Colon Munroe is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. He graduated from the
Fordham University Graduate School of Social Service. Subsequently, he completed a
three-year course of study in child and adolescent psychotherapy with the New Hope Guild
in Brooklyn, NY.
Lorenzo has worked as a bi-lingual school social worker for the New York City Board of
Education and as a clinical social worker at the Child Guidance Center in Stamford. He has
provided numerous services to Latino communities in New York and Connecticut. In addition,
he has developed an expertise in guidance for children and adults with attention deficit
Mr. Munroe is a past director of the Den for Grieving
Kids, a program of Family Centers, Inc. He is
currently on the faculty of the New York Institute of
Psychotherapy Training and is Director of Munroe
Therapies and Consultation, a private practice located
ELLIE SHAFER, LCSW: CLINICAL SOCIAL WORKER
Mrs. Shafer attended the University of Rochester and received her Masters Degree in
Social Work from Columbia University. She is an ABD from New York University.
Ellie initially worked for Jewish Family Service, and for the last 14 years has been at
the Child Guidance Center of Southern Connecticut. She is currently a senior social worker
and director of the social work intern study program. She also maintains a private
practice in Stamford.
Mrs. Shafer is a member of the Connecticut Society for Clinical Social Work and the
American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children.
MADGE WEISBERG, LCSW: CLINICAL SOCIAL WORKER
Madge Weisberg graduated from Cornell University and received her Masters Degree
from Bryn Mawr School of Social Work.
She has been practicing privately for over 20 years, and is on the consulting staff of
the Child Guidance Center of Southern Connecticut. Private practice areas of
specialization include working with parents of children with ADD and other special needs,
as well as counseling adults with ADD.