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Donna Schinik, L.C.S.W.
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Location: 311 North Street - ste. 203, White Plains
Often times children are struggling with issues in their own life and cannot communicate their need for help. It is a parent's job to recognize when something is not right. Helping children identify problems and work through them is a skill that lasts a lifetime.
My work with children is based on trust. Only when they feel safe will they begin to reveal their inner thoughts and fears. This is achieved mainly through play therapy and parent child sessions.
Hal Brickman, LCSW, RCSW, CSW, MSW, BA, CHT
NYS LIC. CLINICAL SOCIAL WORKER
Location: , Glen Cove
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.
Kristine Augustine, MA, LMHC, NCC
Licensed Mental Health Counselor
Location: 29 Glen Cove Avenue, Suite 209, Glen Cove
I specialize in working with young children starting from the age of 4. I have a unique personalized play therapy and child-centered approach which helps me to reach each child through special rapport building exercises, individualized attention to their needs, strengths, and interests, and overall help the child develop improved skills in presenting problematic areas.
Phyllis Gildston, PhD, LMFT, LMHC, LSLP
Marriage & Family Therapist; Mental Health Counselor; SLP
Location: 275 Middle Neck Road, Suite B-6, Great Neck
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.
Henry A Malone, Ph.D.
Location: 535 Plandome Road, Manhasset
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
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).
Rev. Christopher Smith, LCAC, LMHC, LMFT
Helping you find wholeness...
Location: 948 East 156th Street, Bronx
Young children are not little adults but yet they are whole people. Children process things differently but also exhibit good resilience in many situations. In working with young children, it is especially important to work with them where they are at and in ways that allow them to relate tot he journey that is being made. When this is successful, the child not only is able to find wholeness and peace in the present but have a firm foundation for finding this in the future. A dimension of working with a child is working with the adults that are significant in that child's life. Christopher looks forward to this journety together with you.
Phyllis Y. Sachs-Yasgur, LCSW-R, EMDR
Clinical Social Worker
Location Near Therapist: Harrison, NY
Children tend to react to life's circumstance depending upon their stage of development. Their ability to verbally express their fears and frustrations, and to problem solve is limited. Often, their fears and anxiety become evident in their behavior. Phyllis uses specific play techniques to help children, together with their parents' participation, to develop confidence, learn to communicate, overcome frustration, avoid control battles, build impulse control, develop social skills, express themselves, and meet their ultimate potential.
James Blechman, LCSW-R, LMFT, LP, CGP
Psychotherapist, Marriage Counselor
Location Near Therapist: Harrison, NY
A relationship built on trust is vital to the success of any treatment involving a child. The young person in treatment must feel comfortable, safe and understood, in an environment in which honest thoughts and feelings can be expressed, often for the first time. The therapeutic relationship that develops in this environment enables improved expression of feelings and behavior, leading to growth and improvement in interpersonal relationships at home, in school and elsewhere.
Lynn Polizzi, LCSW
Licensed Certified Social Worker
Location: 1044 Franklin Avenue, Suite 216, Garden City
I have worked with small children through play and it is the most rewarding of all therapy. You watch a child's story unfold in the most innocent way. Children manifest psychological symptoms much different than adults. We can work together with your child to assess their personal needs and assist them in expressing their feelings in a safe, nurturing environment.
Child Psychologist Harrison NY.
If you have children who need professional counseling, a child psychologist Harrison NY, child therapist with Theravive is the best place to turn to. Each Harrison 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 Harrison NY children's therapists or child psychologists for Harrison, NY child counseling services and assessment.
Welcome to our network of New York therapists who specialize in counseling for children. A Harrison 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 Harrison, NY, or select a Harrison NY child counselor to begin the vital process of healing and helping for your loved one.