Donna Schinik, L.C.S.W.

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Location: 311 North Street - ste. 203, White Plains
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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.

David Behar, MA, LMFT

David Behar Marriage and Family Therapist

Location: One 5th Avenue, Pelham
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While I do not generally do therapy with young children (doing play therapy or sand tray work), I do evaluate them and work with parents to manage and communicate with their children as well as to help parents develop behavioral interventions and protocols to curb and shape the behavior of their children. children need two things to be successful: Love and Structure. Love is messages that the children are wanted and cared for. Structure are messages about the difference between right and wrong, what to do and when to do it and that there are consequences for actions. I help parents develop, shape and communicate these messages.

Hal Brickman, LCSW, RCSW, CSW, MSW, CHT, BS

New York State Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Location: 23 Linwood road , Port Washington
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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.

Lisa Schwartz, Psy.D.

Lisa Schwartz, Psy.D.
Child Psychologist


Location: 39 smith avenue mt Kisco , ny, Mt Kisco
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Therapy with young children is a special process that requires compassion, creativity and patience. I use a unique and specialized approach that will allow your child to feel accepted, comfortable and happy. Together we will address areas of concern, and help your child to overcome difficult moments. Therapy with children is always accompanied by parenting work, ensuring that the all aspects of the child's world are addressed.

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.

Henry A Malone, Ph.D.

Henry A Malone, Ph.D.
Child Psychologist

Licensed Psychologist

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.

Patricia Pitta, Ph.D., A.B.P.P.
Child Psychologist

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).

Deborah Schuessler, Ph.D.

Deborah Schuessler, Ph.D.
Child Psychologist

Counseling Psychologist

Location: 297 Knollwood Road, suite 208, White Plains
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I work with young children using neurofeedback, a type of biofeedback which helps regulate brainwave functioning. Neurofeedback was recently approved by the American Pediatric Association as an effective tool for addressing ADHD. The association determined that neurofeedback was just as effective as medication for ADHD. In addition, Neurofeedback is helpful for a range of conditions in both children and adults including: Autistic Spectrum Disorders, Depression, Anxiety, Migraines, Post Concussion Syndrome, and Traumatic Brain Injury. I also use Neurofeedback to help improve performance in high functioning individuals including students preparing for standardized tests.

Phyllis Y. Sachs-Yasgur, LCSW-R, EMDR

Clinical Social Worker

Location Near Therapist: Harrison, NY
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Children tend to react to life's circumstances depending upon their stage of development and attachments to caregivers. 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
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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.

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