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.

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.

Rich Esposito, M.S. CAMS

Professor Rich Esposito, M.S., CAMS

Location: 2048 Maple Avenue, Cortlandt Manor
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Young children today struggle with understanding what is right and what is wrong. If there should be any psychological medications, I will find the right solution for you referring you to one of our team members at Hudson Valley family Counseling. The in-take form will determine what direction we should take for a happier and healthier personal life for your children

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.

Kelley Hopkins-Alvarez, LPC,NCC,BCC, MS, MSEd

Licensed Professional Counselor & Board Certified Coach

Location Near Therapist: Pleasantville, NY
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Children have a developmental need to play. Children of divorce experience grief and loss and benefit from play and recognition of feelings & emotions.My work helps reinforce attention, focus & "on task" behavior. We do role plays/ improvs, creative arts, music & sensory integration. I assist children in recognition & practice of appropriate social skills to increase peer success at home & at school. I collaborate with teachers,school staff and parents to utilize a team-approach. Students who have academic challenges most often experience anxiety, depression and/or social struggles, I work with the family to enhance skill deficits and provide support to child and their family.

Paula Levy, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Location Near Therapist: Pleasantville, NY
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You know when something is wrong with your child. It can be a divorce, a school or family problem. But, if your child is hurting, then your are hurting. Children require a therapist with special skills. I have extensive training in many forms of play therapy. Children are not able to communicate in the usual way. With play, their defenses are down and they can relate in a natural way. We have games, sand trays, art supplies, etc that are age appropriate for your child. As a mother of four children I understand your concerns and will do my best to help your child heal from the stresses they are experiencing. I know how precious your child is to you.

Hal Brickman, LCSW, RCSW, CSW, MSW, CHT, BA--INVITED TWICE AS GUEST ON LETTERMANS TELEVISION PROGRAM. PUBLISHED AUTHOR.

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.

Wendy Eisenberg, Ph.D.

Wendy Eisenberg, Ph.D.
Child Psychologist

Licensed Psychologist

Location Near Therapist: Pleasantville, NY
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There just isn't anything much worse than hearing that your beautiful child has been identified by a teacher or even another mother-father as having a "problem".Most parents respond,at first, with denial. It is just too difficult to accept that there may be a real issue brewing or that one has already taken hold. I am highly skilled at diagnosing all forms of psychologically based childhood disorders but even more important, as a mother who has raised a special needs child I know how to help. I also know when a child has been misdiagnosed and a bit of parent training is needed. I work as an advocate in the schools combined with home visits to observe and direct parents how to cope.

Paula Levy, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Location Near Therapist: Pleasantville, NY
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You know when something is wrong with your child. It can be a divorce, a school or family problem. But, if your child is hurting, then your are hurting. Children require a therapist with special skills. I have extensive training in many forms of play therapy. Children are not able to communicate in the usual way. With play, their defenses are down and they can relate in a natural way. We have games, sand trays, art supplies, etc that are age appropriate for your child. As a mother of four children I understand your concerns and will do my best to help your child heal from the stresses they are experiencing. I know how precious your child is to you.

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.


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