Child Psychologists and Child Therapists in Tenafly, NJ.

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


Child Therapist

Sheila Berard, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Within driving distance of Tenafly

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.

Child Therapist

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

Clinical and Board Certified Family Psychologist

Within driving distance of Tenafly

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).

Child Therapist

Michelle Conti, Psy.D.

NYS Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Within driving distance of Tenafly

I have worked with children from birth to 17 years in various modalities including individual, group, parent-child, and multi-family group therapy. Many parents have concerns related to behavioral difficulties at home and/or at school. While my goal is to help improve these behaviors and provide the child with tools and coping skills so that they can make better behavioral choices, I also believe it is important to involve the parent as much as possible in the therapy, so that the parent can maintain their authority and respect. In addition, I believe that it is important to focus on the parent-child relationship, to ensure that there are positive and playful interactions.

Child Therapist

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

Group Practice

Within driving distance of Tenafly

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.

Child Therapist

So.i.Heard Music Therapy, MM, MT-BC, NMT

Neurologic Music Therapist

Within driving distance of Tenafly

Our music therapists specialize in reaching young children, including those with autism, ADHD, trauma, William's Syndrome, Down's syndrome, and much more. Our therapists are highly trained and can tailor functional goals to any child. Our individualized music exercises can address attention, self expression, coping strategies, social skills, functional speech, and more!

Child Therapist

Maria Sue Butler, LMFT, Supervisor State Of Florida

LMFT Diplomate, Certified of Anger management

Within driving distance of Tenafly

Small children aged 3 to 8 typically do not participate in family therapy because the vast majority of therapists consider such children too young to articulate their feelings or understand complex patterns of behavior. Butler thinks otherwise, as she perfects her skills using an approach called narrative therapy. Often described as “post-modern,” narrative therapy allows clients to put away old, tired versions of the stories they tell themselves [and everybody else] about their lives. Playing more to the clients’ strengths than their weaknesses, the approach urges clients to see themselves as much more than the presenting problem and to identify ways in which they are already taking steps

Child Therapist

Rich Esposito, M.S. CAMS

Professor Rich Esposito, M.S., CAMS

Within driving distance of Tenafly

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

Child Therapist

Peter Berzins, MA, Licensed Professional Counselor

Brittany Ryan-Berzins Ph.D. Birch Tree Psychology

Within driving distance of Tenafly

Do you have young children that are stressed, depressed, or have anxiety? Dr. Peter Berzins is an expert in working with children and adolescents and has done so for the past fifteen years. Dr. Peter Berzins is a licensed child psychologist who helps children learn the coping skills they need (yet unfortunetly lack) so they can succed in life. Therapy can make your child happier, more social, and less stressed!

Child Therapist

Joanna Buset, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor, Specializing in Children & Adolescents

Within driving distance of Tenafly

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.

Child Therapist

Bennett Pologe, Ph.D.

Psychologist

Within driving distance of Tenafly

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.

Child Therapist

Donna Schinik, L.C.S.W.

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Within driving distance of Tenafly

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.

Child Therapist

Esther Goldstein, LCSW,MSW, Trauma Therapist

Licensed Clinical Psychotherapist

Within driving distance of Tenafly

Children are sweet, sensitive, naive and trusting. Many children enter a world where there is more chaos than they deserve. Chaos challenges the ability o function optimally. In working with adults, parents and caregivers, I guide and educate adults in children lives how to Make best available choices while functioning under stress. By doing such, the adult is modeling for the child(ren) effective, strategic and positive ways of coping. As well, I work With children helping them identify, define and express their sometimes complex emotions. By effectively processing feelings children are then able to go on to play , properly develop age appropriately and build a healthy strong self.

Child Therapist

Ariella Soffer, Ph.D.

Licensed Clinical PhD Psychologist

Within driving distance of Tenafly

Through my parent coaching business, which you can find more information about on my website I work collaboratively with a pediatrician to offer guidance and support to parents and families around struggles they are facing with their children. Please visit my website so that you can learn more about our unique approach to parent coaching that can help you with guidance for your young children.



You have found the top therapists in Tenafly, NJ who specialize in helping children.

Thank you for visiting our New Jersey page of licensed child psychologists and child therapists in Tenafly, New Jersey who are trained and experienced in helping children and youth.  Working with children requires a different skillset from other types of therapy and here you will find therapists who are skilled, patient and experienced. Please note that while all therapists here work with children, not all may be a registered psychologist. You can easily verify this on each profile. Reach out to a child therapist or child psychologist in Tenafly today, our contact forms are "open" 24/7.

Tenafly is located in Bergen County, New Jersey. It has a land area of 4.58 square miles and a water area of 0.57 square miles.  The population of Tenafly is 14,880 people with 4,758 households and a median annual income of $147,196. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for Tenafly, NJ

Extremely Affordable

Therapy in Tenafly is easily accessible for the vast majority of families. This area ranks high nationally among the top of all income earners, making mental health treatment and counseling in Tenafly an affordable option for individuals and families here with or without insurance coverage