Stressfull life events can disrupt children's emotional, behavioral and school functioning, and injure their self-esteem. Relationships with parents, peers and siblings can become fraught with conflict and distress. Kids, though, are remarkably resilient. A skilled and experienced psychologist using the right treatment approach can effect powerful change. Psychotherapy can help children and teens heal, grow, and live better lives.
I have over twenty years experience successfully treating children, teens and families. My background includes formal training in play, family, and cognitive-behavioral therapies at prestigious institutions such as the Ackerman Institute, the Albert Einstein College of Medicine (Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology), and the Montefiore Medical Center.
I begin all treatments with a detailed and comprehensive assessment of a child's emotional, developmental, and behavioral functioning and history. This leads to an individualized treatment plan that may include play, talk, and family therapies, singly or in combination, depending on the particular needs of the child. I collaborate closely, when appropriate, with school staff, speech therapists, psychiatrists and nutritionists. My ultimate goal is to create a safe and supportive environment for children and teens so that they develop the skills to manage frustration, build self-esteem, connect, communicate, and reach their full potential.
Low Self Esteem
Defiance and Opposition
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Trauma and PTSD
Treatments and Services Offered
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy