Joanne Gerr, LCSW
Licensed Psychotherapist and Adult Educator
324 Raritan Avenue, Suite 111, Highland Park, New Jersey 08904
Wise parents bring young children in for counseling for both preventative mental health, and early intervention before problems become entrenched. I work successfully with young children and their families with eating disorders, behavioral problems, attention deficit disorder, school avoidance and school phobia, difficulties with peers, siblings, and parental relationships. I also work with children challenged or frightened by medical symptoms and problems, and help families to learn strategies to cope and transform the challenges into experiences that lead to strength and family cohesiveness.
Jay Levin, Ph.D, LCSW
495 Ironbridge Road Suite 8, Freehold, New Jersey 07728
Dr Levin is the immediate past president of the New Jersey Chapter of the Association for Play Therapy. He has taught numerous therapists his techniques in this specialty. Dr Levin states that "play is the child's talk, toys are the words". He brings a playful approach to children which helps them share their feelings. He is extremely proud of the numerous community referrals he receives from the medical field, the clergy, and previous clients.
Suzi Sena, EdS, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor
365 Park Avenue, Scotch Plains, New Jersey 07076
“The days are long but the years are short” is my favorite quote when describing the life of a parent. Being a parent can be rewarding, but usually comes with it challenges. As a mental health counselor in a school environment for 6 years, I helped pre-teens and young adults navigate bullying, anxiety, depression, academic techniques, career development and college preparation, and relationship issues (family and peers). I work with individuals 11 and older using talk therapy while integrating structured activities. As you spend much more time with your child then the 60 minutes I do in session, a primary focus is strengthening the child and parent relationship and involving parents in the counseling process.
Michael Barmak, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
347 Lincoln Avenue East, Cranford, New Jersey 07016
I help with children as young as nine years old learn how to feel their feelings and take personal responsibility for them rather than make others responsible for how they feel. And then how to manage, communicate and release their feelings appropriately. I also help children build higher self worth, be more compassionate with themselves and learn how to make better choices.
Marion Rollings, PhD
236 West High Street, Bound Brook, New Jersey 08805
Children, particularly young children, often do not have the ability to express how they feel in words and as a result, express their feelings through behavior-often inappropriate or undesirable behavior such as hitting, defiance, school refusal, and more. Power struggles over homework, getting up on time for school, complying with parental requests are also common problems of children today. Anxious children frequently complain of stomach aches, dizzy spells, and headaches. Working closely with the child and the child's parents, I implement child behavioral techniques and provide the parents' with tools to successfully manage their child's behavior as well as resolve any emotional distress
Kevin Fleming Ph.D.
New York City, New York 10013
Many times, child therapists overdo the family system in their quest to seek effective solutions for emotional, learning or behavioral concerns with young children. And many times doctors overpathologize issues that shouldn’t be medicated necessarily. This leaves parents wondering what is the best route for their child? Introducing brainwave optimization technology. A fast, effective, natural, and less expensive way to allow your child's brain to make the optimizing changes it desires to make---on its own! Without any external force, opinion, medication, diagnostic, etc. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 877-606-6161.
Konstantin Lukin, Ph.D.
223 Bloomfield Street, suite 107, Hoboken, New Jersey 07030
When working with adolescent patients, psychologists at the Lukin Center strive to uphold the adolescent’s privacy while supporting the parent(s) and prioritizing the adolescent’s safety. We focus on four main issues that affect adolescents, including Anxiety, Depression, ADHD, and Behavior Disruptive Disorders, such as Oppositional Defiant Disorder and Conduct Disorder.
Gerald Schoenewolf, Ph.D.
207 East 15th Street, New York, New York 10003
When children have problems, those problems are directly related to their relationship with their parents. Hence, my approach to working with children is to work with the whole family. If a child is acting up at school, he generally has parents who are, often unintentionally, not giving him what he needs at home. All parents want to believe that they are good parents, and it is hard for them to accept that they may be doing things that are causing their children to have problems. My job is to gently and patiently create a constructive atmosphere and honest communication between parents and children, which help the children resolve their problems and learn to thrive.
Rebecca Logunovskiy, MA, LPC, LMHC
Licensed Professional Counselor
Livingston, New Jersey 07039
My first approach to working with a young child, is to work on establishing a trusting relationship with them. I like to bring both art and play therapy into sessions, as a way to help the child feel more comfortable, but to also allow them to express their feelings in a non-verbal manner. Therapy is traditionally not an easy process, but with the right approach, therapy can we an enjoyable and safe place that a child looks forward to attending.