Child Psychologists and Child Therapists in Stony Brook, NY.

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


Kristie Doheny, PsyD,LMHC,LMSW, RPT
Child Therapist

Kristie Doheny, PsyD,LMHC,LMSW, RPT

Licensed Mental Health Counselor & Master Social Worker

In 11784 - Nearby to Stony Brook.

We utilize play therapy and parent child psychotherapy in order to enhance the child ability to develop health relationships with the people in their life as well as overcome trauma. We utilize a child centered approach which enable the child to show us how he or she perceives their world through play, art, and movement. Our program is specialized to gain a detailed understanding of the child's developmental state as well as their parent's parenting stressors.

Evelyn Bennett, LCAT, ATR-P
Child Therapist

Evelyn Bennett, LCAT, ATR-P

Licensed Counselor

Available for Online Therapy

It is easy to forget that children are people with their own complex worlds and emotional responses. In recent years, I have seen children struggle more and more with depression, anxiety, anger, their relationships with their peers and adults in their lives. I use varying approaches when working with children and adolescents, from traditional talk therapy to creative arts therapy. It is important to make therapy feel valued by the child and child and building a relationship is essential to providing good care. Part of this process is psychoeducational, with parents, in order to support the whole environment.

Victoria Sturdivant, MS LCAT-P
Child Therapist

Victoria Sturdivant, MS LCAT-P

Counselor

Available for Online Therapy

children and adolescents are at a different developmental stage than adults and sometimes have a hard time feeling comfortable expressing themselves. This is when they are trying to figure out who they are and learning how to safely express themselves. The family can also be involved in their child's therapeutic process and have concerns to work on as well.

Family Guiding, Psy.D
Child Therapist

Family Guiding, Psy.D

Licensed Clinical Psychologists

In 11743 - Nearby to Stony Brook.

Sometimes knowing what your child needs in a difficult moment can be hard. At Family Guiding, we specialize in helping children with ADHD, aggressive, impulsive behavior and anxiety. We guide children towards appropriate ways to express feelings, cope with frustration and manage anxiety. We also work closely with parents and will help you use effective communication and discipline strategies with your child as well as increase peaceful and positive interactions.

Ilise Gold, LPC
Child Therapist

Ilise Gold, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

In 06880 - Nearby to Stony Brook.

Working with children ages five and up who are experiencing bullying, social alienation, learning difficulties, self esteem corrosion, and conflicted feelings related to divorce, is a primary focus of my 30+ years of clinical practice. Age appropriate sessions involve both talk play and artistic therapeutic techniques while providing practical tools for effective communication. In a collaborative partnership I include the parents, teaching them effective parenting strategies for each unique child. My goal is to educate parents to become change leaders in their homes. My objective is to provide the family with the skills and tools to achieve ongoing success in their home environment.

Margaret Burton, MS, LPC, NCC
Child Therapist

Margaret Burton, MS, LPC, NCC

Licenced Professional Counselor

In 06461 - Nearby to Stony Brook.

Do you have a strong willed child? I can help. Children react to everyday stressors in their own way and no two children react the same way to the same stressful event. The skill of self-regulation is a coping mechanism all children need to better navigate their worlds. I utilize cognitive behavioral and play therapies to teach these skills to both the child and their parents. Parents will then reinforce these life changing skills to enable their children to have a more positive outcome. Together, we can lay the foundation for a healthy happy child both at home and in school.

Ecclesia Holmes, NCC, LPC, RPT
Child Therapist

Ecclesia Holmes, NCC, LPC, RPT

Licensed Professional Counselor

In 06854 - Nearby to Stony Brook.

Children talk through play, it is their language. I use play therapy to connect with your child and help them develop coping skills that they will take with them throughout their lives. I will also give you some tools and tips to practice at home. Together, we will work through whatever your child may be going through. My number one priority is to make sure that you and your child feel comfortable and safe.

Amethyst Davis, LCAT, ATR-BC
Child Therapist

Amethyst Davis, LCAT, ATR-BC

Art Therapist

Available for Online Therapy

When working with kids, it is important to take into account multiple facets, such as their developmental level, the family dynamics, parenting support, and psycho-education. When working with the clients that are younger, I work with them using Art Therapy, Therapeutic Play Techniques, story-telling, and parenting support to be able to work with the client and the family to meet their goals. I have been able to work with younger children, ages 3-21, for most of my career, working on building relationships, learning coping skills, and being able to work through various mental and behavioral concerns.

Marcy Abramsky, LCSW
Child Therapist

Marcy Abramsky, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Available for Online Therapy

I offer counseling typically to children 12+ If the child is younger than 12, and needs support for entering middle school, or peer/ social skills with my experience K-12, and graduate school age, please inquire re: need! As a family or with a sibling I would treat younger as well. As always just inquire with more information on how I can assist !

Joyce Colburn, LCSW
Child Therapist

Joyce Colburn, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

In 06880 - Nearby to Stony Brook.

My approach to counseling children (ages 11 and up) begins with family therapy to determine to what extent parents need to be involved. I establish trust and a safe environment for children to enable them to share their issues and concerns. I also work with parents to help them understand their children's needs and develop an environment conducive to meeting those needs.

Kevin Fleming, Ph.D.
Child Therapist

Kevin Fleming, Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

In 06880 - Nearby to Stony Brook.

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.

Theresa Evans Knight, MA, LMFT, MBA
Child Therapist

Theresa Evans Knight, MA, LMFT, MBA

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 06851 - Nearby to Stony Brook.

Children are a gift and a treasure. It never surprises me to hear something utterly unique come from one of my young clients. As a therapist I look to the strengths of the child and the family. I utilize play therapy and structural family therapy to help untangle difficult and challenging subject matter. Often times the child knows and reveals so much about the family and the special ways in which the family interacts with one another. One of the benefits of working with children in therapy is that I am able to identify with the child and family areas to strengthen and support. I work to encourage parents to be advocates and partners in setting clear rules, boundaries and consequences.

Mattye Mckibben, MS LCAT CASAC
Child Therapist

Mattye Mckibben, MS LCAT CASAC

Licensed Counselor

Available for Online Therapy

Experience in working with children 2 and older incorporating play therapy and express arts techniques. I have pride in working with the child and family system when working with young people. Telehealth and in person options are available. I have gotten great feedback on the ability to create a supportive, trusting, expressive environment for children in my private practice.

Paula Levy, MA, LMFT
Child Therapist

Paula Levy, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

In 06880 - Nearby to Stony Brook.

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.

Sherry Henig, Ph.D.
Child Therapist

Sherry Henig, Ph.D.

Clinical Psychologist

In 11803 - Nearby to Stony Brook.

Having a troubled child can be very upsetting, whether the child seems worried, sad, angry, or oppositional. My work focuses on alleviating the child's suffering as well as helping the parent learn strategies to feel more effective in dealing with their child's problems. In helping young children, I usually work with the child (through talking therapy and/or play therapy,) the parent (through exploring behavioral and communication strategies) and the parent-child relationship (through assisting the family members to communicate better and collaborate on solutions to the problems.) My approach is eclectic and includes psychodynamic, behavioral and cognitive behavioral elements.


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Stony Brook is located in Suffolk County, New York. It has a land area of 5.80 square miles and a water area of 0.13 square miles.  The population of Stony Brook is 13,936 people with 4,783 households and a median annual income of $132,839. .


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Licensed, professional counseling in Stony Brook 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 Stony Brook public health department.