Garrett Coan, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Location: 291 River Road , Clifton
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Oftentimes the reaction of parents to their difficult children is to either retreat and become overly permissive or, alternatively, to become controlling and dictatorial. Neither approach is helpful, but rather exacerbate the situation. I help families of young children with emotional and behavioral problems learn the needed parenting skills that create the needed structure and flexibility which troubled children need to feel a sense of stability and security. I specialize in family systems therapy which involves understanding and modifying the family's inner dynamics and communication.

Joanna Buset, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor, Specializing in Children & Adolescents

Location: 777 Passaic Avenue, Clifton
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I love working with young children because I truly believe in the importance of early intervention. The earlier we address concerns, the more fully our children can blossom. I integrate a wide variety of techniques so that I can help children on numerous different levels. I believe in a comprehensive approach, and will teach you- the parent- how to better interact with your child as well. As a mother myself, I know how much each of us wants to "get it right"... but sometimes it can be hard to know what "right" is. I can help you match your parenting technique to your child's style, so that you can reduce household conflict and encourage positive coping skills and healthy self-confidence.

Carolyn AlRoy, Psy.D.

Licensed Psychologist

Location Near Therapist: Newark, NJ
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I am knowledgeable about young children, as I have a doctorate in child psychology. I am happy to advise or help parents with young children, who are taking a little longer to potty train, having a lot of tantrums, bedwetting, falling behind in school, may have a learning disability. I work closely with the parents, and in many cases would not treat the child directly. I usually focus on and get to know the parent, how I can best support them as a parent, as a spouse, and as a person in the world.

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

Location Near Therapist: Newark, NJ
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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 kevin@kevinflemingphd.com or 877-606-6161.

Judith MacDowell, MSW, MPH, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker/Therapist

Location Near Therapist: Newark, NJ
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Children and families are the focus of my work in ADHD, behavioral issues (at home and school), anxiety, depression and the toll these issues take on family relationships and a child's sense of self and future. I also work with children in pre and post adoption issues, adjustment and development in a family. My experience spans 15 years of these challenges and I welcome the chance to support your future.

Bennett Pologe, Ph.D.

Bennett Pologe, Ph.D.
Child Psychologist

Psychologist

Location Near Therapist: Newark, NJ
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Except for truly special needs children, I find most of the work I do helping a family with a young child will involve the family. It's very hard to hear from a therapist that you may have to adjust how things happen at home. What does some therapist know about that child you've been living with, you may find yourself resentfully wondering. But hang on, take a breath, and give it a try. Sometimes the simplest answers are all that's needed. By way of example, take a look at that British nanny currently on the reality show circuit; such simple solutions, and such dramatic changes. With more complex problems, make sure you've gotten a clear diagnosis. Too many children are misdiagnosed.

Judith MacDowell, MSW, MPH, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker/Therapist

Location Near Therapist: Newark, NJ
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Children and families are the focus of my work in ADHD, behavioral issues (at home and school), anxiety, depression and the toll these issues take on family relationships and a child's sense of self and future. I also work with children in pre and post adoption issues, adjustment and development in a family. My experience spans 15 years of these challenges and I welcome the chance to support your future.

Gerald Schoenewolf, Ph.D.

Licensed Psychoanalyst

Location Near Therapist: Newark, NJ
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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.

Sally Collins, LMFT, ATR, MA

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Registered Art Therapist

Location Near Therapist: Newark, NJ
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I always use play and art therapy when working to better understand a child, his experience, and struggles. Parents are invited and required to collaborate in creating an action plan to help the child beyond the confines of my office. Attachment based work is done with children and families to help create safe and supportive bonds within the family. These are essential skills for a happy and healthy family system.

Phyllis Gildston, PhD, LMFT, LMHC, LSLP

Marriage & Family Therapist; Mental Health Counselor; SLP

Location Near Therapist: Newark, NJ
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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.


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