Child Psychologists and Child Therapists in Staten Island, NY.

Find a child psychologist or a counselor who specializes in therapy and assessment for children in Staten Island, New York.


Joanne Gerr, LCSW
Child Therapist

Joanne Gerr, LCSW

Licensed Psychotherapist and Adult Educator

In 10017 - Nearby to Staten Island.

Wise parents bring young children in for counseling for both preventative mental health, and early intervention before problems become entrenched. I work successfully with young children and their families with eating disorders, behavioral problems, attention deficit disorder, school avoidance and school phobia, difficulties with peers, siblings, and parental relationships. I also work with children challenged or frightened by medical symptoms and problems, and help families to learn strategies to cope and transform the challenges into experiences that lead to strength and family cohesiveness.

Maria Sue Butler, LMFT, Supervisor State Of Florida
Child Therapist

Maria Sue Butler, LMFT, Supervisor State Of Florida

LMFT Diplomate, Certified of Anger management

In 10022 - Nearby to Staten Island.

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

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

Joel Stukalin, PHD, ABPP, FAACP, MS

QUEENS COUPLES COUNSELING CENTER

In 11375 - Nearby to Staten Island.

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.

Katie Johntz, MFA, LCSW
Child Therapist

Katie Johntz, MFA, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

In 11215 - Nearby to Staten Island.

You will benefit from Therapy for Young Children with me in myriad ways.I use a combination of talking therapy and play therapy to work with your child individually, helping him or her explore their feelings. As the sources of difficult feelings become clearer, sadness and anxiety, and family conflict begin to lift. In my work with children I also work closely with parents, looking not only at their relationship with the child but their relationships with each other.

Nancy Howard, MSW, LCSW
Child Therapist

Nancy Howard, MSW, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

In 08830 - Nearby to Staten Island.

I enjoy providing counseling to young children, as the impact of intervention can have profound and meaningful developmental benefits. Children must be heard, and have an opportunity to express themselves in order to have any chance of progress, and I have experience interacting with parents as part of the process. I can perform guided counseling with or without parents present, and I aim to provide clarity in otherwise uncertain situations to parents and children alike.

Kevin Fleming, Ph.D.
Child Therapist

Kevin Fleming, Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

In 07101 - Nearby to Staten Island.

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.

Michael Barmak, LCSW
Child Therapist

Michael Barmak, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

In 07016 - Nearby to Staten Island.

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.

New York Behavioral Health, Ph.D.
Child Therapist

New York Behavioral Health, Ph.D.

New York Behavioral Health

In 10168 - Nearby to Staten Island.

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.

Emily Davenport, M.A., ATR-BC, LCAT
Child Therapist

Emily Davenport, M.A., ATR-BC, LCAT

Licensed Art Therapist

In 10017 - Nearby to Staten Island.

Art Therapy is a creative form of psychotherapy that differs from traditional talk therapy practices. Art Therapy helps people of all ages resolve conflicts, reduce stress, foster alternate perspectives and enhance well-being and connection (Malchiodi, 2003). Our licensed Art Psychotherapists infuse breathing techniques, guided imagery, and meditation with Art Therapy and evidence-based talk therapy modalities to support you. The process of art making allows room for growth, reconnection and self-acceptance. We provide all of the art materials for you and art making is always an option (but not mandatory). You do not need to consider yourself "artistic" to benefit from the life-affirming

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 07666 - Nearby to Staten Island.

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

Wendi Dumbroff, MA, LPC
Child Therapist

Wendi Dumbroff, MA, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

In 07940 - Nearby to Staten Island.

As a family therapist, I will work with young children, however, this is always done in the context of family therapy. I try to understand what else is happening in the family, and how it may be impacting the child (children). Is there conflict between the parents? Has there been a loss of a loved one? Young children don't always have the language to express their feelings. Parents may also have unresolved issues from their own childhoods which may emerge. Often, much of the work will end up being with the parents, not because they are "bad parents," but because they are the most important people in their children's lives!

Carolyn AlRoy, Psy.D.
Child Therapist

Carolyn AlRoy, Psy.D.

Licensed Psychologist

In 10001 - Nearby to Staten Island.

I have a doctorate in child psychology, and have been a school psychologist, both diagnosing learning problems and doing counseling. 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. And, I work with parents so that we are a team together helping you to do the best thing for your child or children.

Joan Warren,  LMFT
Child Therapist

Joan Warren, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 10016 - Nearby to Staten Island.

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.

Craig Springer, PhD
Child Therapist

Craig Springer, PhD

Clinical Psychologist

In 07016 - Nearby to Staten Island.

I recognize that children and adolescents are not just young adults but rather have unique and specific needs that require a high level of expertise. I have the training and experience necessary to help children and adolescents address the challenges and distress that they encounter as they grow up. I have experience in helping children with a wide range of problems including emotional and behavioral difficulties, academic challenges, peer-related difficulties, and family conflict. I work collaboratively with schools, learning consultants, neuropsychologists, pediatricians, psychiatrists and othe specialized professionals to ensure that children’s comprehensive needs are met.

Konstantin Lukin, Ph.D.
Child Therapist

Konstantin Lukin, Ph.D.

Clinical Psychologist

In 07030 - Nearby to Staten Island.

When working with adolescent patients, psychologists at the Lukin Center strive to uphold the adolescent’s privacy while supporting the parent(s) and prioritizing the adolescent’s safety. We focus on four main issues that affect adolescents, including Anxiety, Depression, ADHD, and Behavior Disruptive Disorders, such as Oppositional Defiant Disorder and Conduct Disorder.

Jenna Purcell, MSc, CCC
Child Therapist

Jenna Purcell, MSc, CCC

Social Confidence Life Coach

In 10012 - Nearby to Staten Island.

Is your child bullied or isolated from others? Is your child reluctant to go to school, has trouble making friends, or seems withdrawn and lonely? Many children have trouble with self confidence, anxiety or social skills. Improving self esteem, emotional regulation, and social skills deficits in the younger years reduces difficulties later. We all want the best for our children, and as a parent myself I know how it can hurt to watch your child suffer and not know how to help. Find out how your child can be helped by in-person counselling, online coaching, or online educational programs.

Barbara Bennett, LMFT
Child Therapist

Barbara Bennett, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 10001 - Nearby to Staten Island.

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.

Annie Block Pearl, M.S.
Child Therapist

Annie Block Pearl, M.S.

Psychotherapist

In 10016 - Nearby to Staten Island.

My approach to working with young children is unique, because I believe that the child's dysfunction is reflection of an imbalance in the family system. Therefore, my work is with the parent(s) of the child in order to restore harmony in the family and peace for the child. Please feel free to call for my information!

Steven Sussman, Ph.D
Child Therapist

Steven Sussman, Ph.D

Licensed NJ & NY Psychologist

In 07092 - Nearby to Staten Island.

Young children in particular need to feel safe and have fun to be interested in psychotherapy. If not, they do not relax and open up. Instead, they spend their sessions avoiding and denying their problems. Often, the therapist and parent spend wasted time pleading, prodding, and cajoling the child to participate in an honest thoughtful manner. My child-friendly methods are purposely compelling to young children. Many are so excited to come to therapy they run up the stairs and and through the hallway to my office; necessitating me to accommodate other tenants by posting signs discouraging such behavior.

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 07090 - Nearby to Staten Island.

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.

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

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

Neurologic Music Therapist

In 07041 - Nearby to Staten Island.

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!


You have found the top therapists in Staten Island, NY who specialize in helping children.

Thank you for visiting our New York page of licensed child psychologists and child therapists in Staten Island, New York 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 Staten Island today, our contact forms are "open" 24/7.

Staten Island is located in Richmond County, New York. It has a land area of 58.68 square miles and a water area of 42.47 square miles.  The population of Staten Island is 474,558 people with 156,341 households and a median annual income of $55,039. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for Staten Island, NY

Affordable with Planning

Therapy in Staten Island is generally within financial reach for the average family, but some budget planning may be needed for a real commitment to weekly counseling. Remember that your mental health and happiness are important. Check with your Staten Island therapist about insurance coverage or ask about sliding scale fees if there are any difficulties with accessibility. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local Staten Island public health department.