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Melissa Goldman, LCSW-R
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Location: 1918 Bellmore Avenue, bellmore
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Children are people, they have needs, wants, desires, fears and problems. My children clients, will be approached in a variety of ways in order to engage them on their level. Whether it is play therapy or art therapy, I always have some trick up my sleeve to foster a fun yet productive and safe environment that children can utilize to express themselves. Children have a lot on their plates, I address social, educational, familial, and self-esteem/confidence issues.
David Mark, MS, LMSW, Certified Gottman 7 Principles Educator
Bilingual School Psychologist, Social Worker
Location: 613 E bay street, E Atlantic Beach
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We all have one common goal for our children, we want them to be happy. My work with parents and children include;
-designing effective behavior plans for increasing a child's positive emotions experiences and behavior
-improve parental understanding of their child's development
-create an atmosphere where the parent and child feel respected, understood and validated
-explore the parents impact of their own childhood struggles as it affects their capacity to parent effectively
-strengthen the marital relationship in order to provide a model for healthy communication and stress management
-provide emotion coaching for the parent and child
Don Sinkfield, MS
LMHC, Anger Management Specialist 2
Location: 867 W. Merrick Road, Valley Stream
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Children counseling focuses on helping them to express feelings that they can not readily identify or talk about with parents or teachers. By developing a vocabulary related to their emotions, children get a better understanding of themselves and they become more secure and confident. When a child has a counselor that they truly connect with, it is like having a friend or confidant without the risk of peer gossip or disapproval.
Megan Woodward, MA, LMHC, MBA
Licensed Mental Health Counselor
Location: 293 CASTLE AVENUE Suite 2F, Westbury
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My approach to counseling and supporting young children (experienced most in ages 5+) involves using play therapy and psycho-educational materials in a safe and supportive environment. This approach allows young children to safely explore fears and anxieties, learn healthy boundaries for interacting with others socially, and learn healthy ways to express emotions. I also work with parents to equip them with resources and tools to support behavioral changes at home through the use of token economies and effective parenting methods.
Henry A Malone, Ph.D.
Location: 535 Plandome Road, Manhasset
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ADD, ADHD, Autism, LD, TBI, Emotional Dysfunction, severely impact the development of children. As a child psychologist with extensive experience, Dr. Malone recognizes that in such conditions the Brain is not functioning adequately. The Brain can do more than think, it can actually correct and adjust itself when given the opportunity. Before introducing foreign substances into the Brain, please do give the Brain the chance to fix itself. Neurofeedback or EEG Biofeedback works, it facilitates the brain in regulating itself. Allow your child's Brain to avail of its own natural adjustment process. A Brain Map/QEEG provides the information to guide the Brain in its readjustment process.
Patricia Pitta, Ph.D., A.B.P.P.
Clinical and Board Certified Family Psychologist
Location: 35 Bonnie Heights Road, Manhasset
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When a child is presented for treatment barring organic causes, the first question one asks, " Who has the problem?" Is it the child, parents, school or the interactions of all?" After interviewing the child and parents (conducted in both family and individual sessions), I present the parents with an evaluation. Dependent on the severity of the child's problems and the ability of the parents to mobilize their parenting skills, it is decided to address the presenting problems with individual sessions as well as family sessions. My attempt is to minimize the treatment of the child and enable the parents to learn to parent through "Creative Loving" (a program that Dr. PItta created).
Hal Brickman, LCSW, RCSW, CSW, MSW, BA, CHT
New York State LIC. Clinical Social Worker
Location: , Manhasset
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The most malleable of us all. Therefore, that segment of our society that can be most easily molded, sculpted. Since the sculptist is almost always the parents their cooperation in the therapy process cannot be emphasized enough. They are makers or breakers of it. That is why the creation of a trusting alliance with them is critical. However, respecting the boundaries and confidentiality too of the child's work (therapy) with myself. The child is allowed to express, within reason, their individuality. Encouragement is given for adaptive risk-taking and self-soothing mechanisms. I create, a safe, predictable, environment.
Phyllis Gildston, PhD, LMFT, LMHC, LSLP
Marriage & Family Therapist; Mental Health Counselor; SLP
Location: 275 Middle Neck Road, Suite B-6, Great Neck
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In addition to my work with adolescents and adults, I also work with young children (ages 3 to 12) using play & art therapy plus. A large component of that work is with their parent(s). After spending more than 25 years with parents who have children who are emotionally unstable, oppositionally defiant, socially shy, bullied, or otherwise struggling, I have an edge on knowing how to teach optimal parenting. In addition to my licenses as an MFT & MHC, I am also a licensed Speech-Language Pathologist & Audiologist. Hence I also work with children who are ADD, ADHD, LD, speech and/or language Impaired, & hard of hearing or deaf. When I help a child, I help the family. A double whamee.
Scott Silverman, Ed.D
Licensed Mental Health Worker
Location: 150 Broadhollow Road-Suite 109, Melville
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As an experienced Educator I know the issues that teens face both in and out of school. I treat the whole child, which means if they have an anxiety issue for instance, I will include the physical, emotional and psychological aspects contributing to their issues.
Teens today may act like adults, but they still need the strong person that can problem solve to listen to their issues.
Joel Stukalin, PHD, ABPP, FAACP, MS, MA--BOARD CERTIFIED CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST & COUPLES COUNSELOR, POST-DOC CERTIFIED PSYCHOANALYST
QUEENS COUPLES COUNSELING CENTER
Location: 135 WHITSON STREET, FOREST HILLS
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Dr. Joel and Dr. Sara provide comprehensive and educative consultations with parents to better understand their children's conflicts and self-destructive tendencies. As experienced, licensed and board certified clinical psychologists--who hold advanced degrees and certifications in clinical child psychology, Dr. Joel and Dr. Sara strongly believe that, for children to improve, the initial step has to involve their parents working with compassionate, high-level psychologists who can clarify for and guide them. Although Dr. Joel a and Dr. Sara do not presently accept children as direct clients, they will help you to find appropriate referrals for individual child therapists when necessary.
Child Psychologist Freeport NY.
If you have children who need professional counseling, a child psychologist Freeport NY, child therapist with Theravive is the best place to turn to. Each Freeport NY child psychologist with us has experience and training working with children and understands the unique dynamics involved in the treatment of a child in New York. We hope you will contact one of our Freeport NY children's therapists or child psychologists for Freeport, NY child counseling services and assessment.
Welcome to our network of New York therapists who specialize in counseling for children. A Freeport NY child psychologist or child counselor is a vital resource for helping your child move through and heal from difficult issues for healthy development. All of the therapists and psychologists listed here specialize in helping children and do so with caring and compassionate values that are important to you. Choose a qualified child psychologist Freeport, NY, or select a Freeport NY child counselor to begin the vital process of healing and helping for your loved one.