Child Psychologists and Child Therapists in River Vale, NJ.

Find a child psychologist or a counselor who specializes in therapy and assessment for children in River Vale, New Jersey.


Barbara Bennett, LMFT
Child Therapist

Barbara Bennett, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 10001 - Nearby to River Vale.

Unwittingly, young children often become the center of conflict by appropriating the burdens of each family member and acting out the family issues. This leads to significantly disruptive behavior at school and home. The solution is to approach families, home life and school life as connected systems. Together, we can uncover and unpack the interwoven pressures and forces that shape our children in unhealthy ways to find positive alternatives to create peaceful and productive growth for everyone.

Elizabeth MacGregor, Ed.D, LP, ACS. ASE, EMDR, CBT
Child Therapist

Elizabeth MacGregor, Ed.D, LP, ACS. ASE, EMDR, CBT

Psychoanalyst, Licensed Professional Counselor

In 07045 - Nearby to River Vale.

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.

Mars & Venus Counseling Center, LCSWs, DCSW, LPCs, LCADCs, Ph.D.
Child Therapist

Mars & Venus Counseling Center, LCSWs, DCSW, LPCs, LCADCs, Ph.D.

LCSWs, DCSW, LPCs, LAC, LCADCs, and Ph.D.

In 07446 - Nearby to River Vale.

Children are our future and we want to make sure we can do everything to help them to be happy, healthy, well-adjusted individuals. At Mars and Venus Counseling Center, we see children and their parents as young as one year old. Our services include: effective parenting techniques for your child’s unique personality, anger management, behavior modification, divorce support, anxiety, depression, overcoming fears, social development, and issues at school. Depending on the age of the child, we often incorporate play therapy to communicate with children in their own language. We use puppets, dolls, clay, drawing, as well as a variety of therapy games to help children identify what is upsetting

Joel Stukalin, PHD, ABPP, FAACP, MS
Child Therapist

Joel Stukalin, PHD, ABPP, FAACP, MS

QUEENS COUPLES COUNSELING CENTER

In 11375 - Nearby to River Vale.

Dr. Joel and Dr. Sara provide comprehensive and educative consultations with parents to better understand their children's conflicts and self-destructive tendencies. As experienced, licensed and board certified clinical psychologists--who hold advanced degrees and certifications in clinical child psychology, Dr. Joel and Dr. Sara strongly believe that, for children to improve, the initial step has to involve their parents working with compassionate, high-level psychologists who can clarify for and guide them. Although Dr. Joel a and Dr. Sara do not presently accept children as direct clients, they will help you to find appropriate referrals for individual child therapists when necessary.

Sheila Berard, LCSW
Child Therapist

Sheila Berard, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

In 07675 - Nearby to River Vale.

We will work in a creative and child-centered play space to help your child grow and be become successful at home, school and with peers. Whether it is anxiety, issues with peers, trauma, depression or another issue affecting your child we work together to reduce symptoms. Parent involvement is key to the success of treatment so we will be working closely so that you can help your child to be successful.

Insight Psychological Group, Psy.D.'s, LCSW's and LPC's
Child Therapist

Insight Psychological Group, Psy.D.'s, LCSW's and LPC's

Group Practice

In 07666 - Nearby to River Vale.

Parents are oftentimes spilling over with questions, frustration and even hopelessness when they bring their young son or daughter into treatment. Their own stress tolerance and understanding of what’s going on have long since been exceeded. As for child, he or she is almost always skeptical or even fearful about sharing his or her inner world with an outsider. Therapy aims to strengthen and augment the parents’ efforts in raising their child or adolescent, not replace it. Working together with the parent, our therapists establish themselves as a champion for their child and as a guide to aright their child’s development; they help to get it back on track.

Bennett Pologe, Ph.D.
Child Therapist

Bennett Pologe, Ph.D.

Psychologist

In 10019 - Nearby to River Vale.

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.

New York Behavioral Health, Ph.D.
Child Therapist

New York Behavioral Health, Ph.D.

New York Behavioral Health

In 10168 - Nearby to River Vale.

We have four clinicians who specialize in children and adolescents. Anger, anxiety, school refusal, trauma, OCD, performance anxiety, social anxiety, separation anxiety, defiance, eating disorders, and even depression and self-injury are all areas of focus in our work with children. Our clinicians are well trained and understand how critical effective intervention as early as possible is, since children are forming behavioral patterns, relationships, and personality traits. We also understand how important the role of the parents and the entire family can be in supporting a child to change. Likewise, we recognize how much the entire family can benefit from experiencing the child's growth.

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

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

Clinical and Board Certified Family Psychologist

In 11030 - Nearby to River Vale.

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).

Donna Schinik, L.C.S.W.
Child Therapist

Donna Schinik, L.C.S.W.

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

In 10605 - Nearby to River Vale.

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.

Joan Warren,  LMFT
Child Therapist

Joan Warren, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 10016 - Nearby to River Vale.

As a licensed family therapist, a former elementary school teacher and having raised a family, I have devotion and experience in addressing the needs of children. When parents contact me to provide therapy or anger management for their young children, I respond by bringing the parent or family into treatment as well. While I provide therapy for teens as individuals, I provide parenting skill therapy, explore educational concerns and offer family counseling as treatment to address the child's issues.

Joanna Buset, LPC
Child Therapist

Joanna Buset, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor, Specializing in Children & Adolescents

In 07012 - Nearby to River Vale.

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.

Gerald Schoenewolf, Ph.D.
Child Therapist

Gerald Schoenewolf, Ph.D.

Licensed Psychoanalyst

In 10003 - Nearby to River Vale.

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.



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River Vale is located in Bergen County, New Jersey. It has a land area of 4.06 square miles and a water area of 0.24 square miles.  The population of River Vale is 10,033 people with 3,406 households and a median annual income of $132,265. .


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Licensed, professional counseling in River Vale is considered widely accessible by the majority of people who live here and budget is often not a concern for mental health treatment. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local River Vale public health department.