Michel Mennesson, MD: Psychiatrist for Newport Academy


Michel Mennesson, MD

Dr. Michel Mennesson is board-certified in general psychiatry and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. In addition, he has an added qualification in Addiction Psychiatry. However, he trained as a pediatrician and internist before entering the field of psychiatry.

Originally from France, Dr. Michel thrives on finding new and creative solutions by drawing from a variety of therapeutic approaches. Also, a longtime practitioner of yoga and meditation, he is a strong proponent for integrating mindfulness principles into clinical treatment.

Newport Academy…in his own words

“I love working with a great team to help teens turn their lives around. It’s inspiring that I get to teach teens new ways of thinking. Although they are reluctant at first to try and silence their negative thoughts, they eventually find that a quiet mind is an effective mind. ” —Michel Mennesson

Select Achievements

  • Residency in Adult Psychiatry from Yale University Department of Psychiatry
  • Fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry from Yale Child Study Center
  • Assistant Professor at Yale University Department of Psychiatry
  • Best Teacher Award from UConn Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Residency in Pediatrics from Waterbury Hospital Health Center