Board-Certified Psychiatrist Dr. Sasso completed his medical degree and holds a Masters in Public Health from the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University in Chicago, IL. He now serves as Assistant Clinical Professor in the Child Study Center at the Yale School of Medicine and as Medical Director of the Child Guidance Center of Mid-Fairfield County. He has private practices in both New Haven and Westport, CT.
Dr. Sasso has published and presented nationally on topics at the intersection of mental health, music, and the arts, and has a special interest in the use of the arts in treatment and in therapeutic modalities for performers and artists. Dr. Sasso is the founding chair of the Committee on the Arts and Humanities in the psychiatric think tank Group for the Advancement of Psychiatry.
For information about the Elm City Therapeutic Center, Dr. Sasso's group practice in New Haven, CT, visit www.elmcitytc.com
For information about the Therapeutic Center for Children and Families, Dr. Sasso's group practice in New Haven, CT, visit www.tc-cf.com
For information about the Child Guidance Center of Mid-Fairfield County, where Dr. Sasso serves as medical director, see www.mfcgc.org
Composer/Musician Prior to medical school, David studied at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, where he received a Bachelor of Music in Music Composition with a concentration in voice. At Indiana University, he recorded under the baton of Paul Hillier as a member of the Pro Arte Singers.
As a teenager, David had two orchestral pieces premiered by the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. In 2003, the Indianapolis Children's Choir premiered The Trio of Minuet, a full length original opera, with libretto by Paul Goyette, featuring children as the main characters and performers. David has several pieces for children's choir published and performed around the country.
In recent years, David has been playing mandolin, with Connecticut bluegrass band Five in the Chamber (www.5inthechamber.com), whose most recent EP was released in 2017.
David also plays traditional Irish music at a number of local sessions and was a finalist in the 2017 Grassy Hill Songwriting Competition.
Most recently, David has teamed up with fiddler and singer Kat Wallace to form a new acoustic duo. Both are singers and multi-instrumentalists, who orbit around traditional folk, original songwriting, and the ever-evolving Americana movement. In April 2019, Kat and David will be recording their debut album at Dimension Sound Studios in Boston, produced by acclaimed cellist Mike Bloch. www.facebook.com/wallaceandsasso