Michael Barmak, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
347 Lincoln Avenue East, Cranford, NJ
I help with children as young as nine years old learn how to feel their feelings and take personal responsibility for them rather than make others responsible for how they feel. And then how to manage, communicate and release their feelings appropriately. I also help children build higher self worth, be more compassionate with themselves and learn how to make better choices.
Suzi Sena, EdS, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor
365 Park Avenue, Scotch Plains, NJ
“The days are long but the years are short” is my favorite quote when describing the life of a parent. Being a parent can be rewarding, but usually comes with it challenges. As a mental health counselor in a school environment for 6 years, I helped pre-teens and young adults navigate bullying, anxiety, depression, academic techniques, career development and college preparation, and relationship issues (family and peers). I work with individuals 11 and older using talk therapy while integrating structured activities. As you spend much more time with your child then the 60 minutes I do in session, a primary focus is strengthening the child and parent relationship and involving parents in the counseling process.
Marion Rollings, PhD
236 West High Street, Bound Brook, NJ
Children, particularly young children, often do not have the ability to express how they feel in words and as a result, express their feelings through behavior-often inappropriate or undesirable behavior such as hitting, defiance, school refusal, and more. Power struggles over homework, getting up on time for school, complying with parental requests are also common problems of children today. Anxious children frequently complain of stomach aches, dizzy spells, and headaches. Working closely with the child and the child's parents, I implement child behavioral techniques and provide the parents' with tools to successfully manage their child's behavior as well as resolve any emotional distress
Joanna Buset, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor, Specializing in Children & Adolescents
777 Passaic Avenue, Clifton, NJ
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.
Garrett Coan, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
291 River Road, Clifton, NJ
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.
Elizabeth MacGregor, Ed.D, LPC
Psychoanalyst, Licensed Professional Counselor
10 Stoneybrook Rd., Montville, NJ
Your child or children may be suffering for reasons that are unclear. Are your children constantly angry and oppositional? Are they often hyper? Are your children doing poorly in school? As parents, do you fear you won't be able to help your child with his or her "anger management." Using empathy and sensitivity, our professionals work individually with both children, adolescents and with parents with the goal to ending the problem behavior or lowering a child's anxieties.
Kevin Fleming Ph.D.
New York City, NJ
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 877-606-6161.
Gerald Schoenewolf, Ph.D.
207 East 15th Street, New York, NJ
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.
Carolyn AlRoy, Psy.D.
19 West 34th St., Penthouse, New York, NJ
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.
Judith MacDowell, MSW, MPH, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker/Therapist
19 West 34th Street, New York, NJ
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.