Child Psychologists and Child Therapists in Tappan, NY.

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


Child Therapist

Mars & Venus Counseling Center, LCSWs, DCSW, LPCs, MFTs, LCADC, CTP

LCSWs, DCSW, LPCs, MFTs, LCADC, CTP, and Ph.D.

Within driving distance of Tappan

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

Child Therapist

Gerald Schoenewolf, Ph.D.

Licensed Psychoanalyst

Within driving distance of Tappan

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.

Child Therapist

John Gerson, Ph.D.

Licensed Psychologist

Within driving distance of Tappan

As a Family Therapist I frequently deal with the stresses that marital conflicts have on the rest of the family. The impact of these difficulties on the kids often results in behavioral problems that further stress the already burdened couple. When you bring your children to see me, or come in without them to discuss parenting, you will benefit by improving your understanding of what your kids are actually saying to you, and begin to wind down old tendencies to just react to their behavior. You will learn effective ways to help your kids deal with their upset feelings, and an unexpected by product of this will be that you'll feel better about yourself, too.

Child Therapist

Peter Berzins, MA, Licensed Professional Counselor

Brittany Ryan-Berzins Ph.D. Birch Tree Psychology

Within driving distance of Tappan

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

Annee Ackerman, Ph.D.

Psychologist

Within driving distance of Tappan

Being a new parent is often spoken of as if the main ingredient is joy, but this glosses over the complexities that women and men feel as they adjust to their roles as parents. More often than people would like to admit, the experience is trying and frustrating for mothers and fathers alike. Whether this is your first child, or your second or third time around, I can help you to get through the rough spots to the place we all want to be—confident, relaxed, in tune with your young ones, and in a stronger, more supportive alliance with your partner in childrearing.  

Child Therapist

Barbara Bennett, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Tappan

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.

Child Therapist

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

Within driving distance of Tappan

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.

Child Therapist

Bennett Pologe, Ph.D.

Psychologist

Within driving distance of Tappan

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

Sheila Berard, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Within driving distance of Tappan

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

Annie Block Pearl, M.S.

Psychotherapist

Within driving distance of Tappan

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!

Child Therapist

Sheila Kaminski, MSW,LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Within driving distance of Tappan

A child must know that sharing with their therapist at Starfish will remain confidential. They must feel safe. Their are many different types of therapy that we employ to reach children. One child may be reached with art therapy, another with play therapy yet another with music therapy. We feel that children are individuals and will be treated with dignity and respect.

Child Therapist

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

Clinical and Board Certified Family Psychologist

Within driving distance of Tappan

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

Donna Schinik, L.C.S.W.

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Within driving distance of Tappan

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.



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

Tappan is located in Rockland County, New York. It has a land area of 2.75 square miles and a water area of 0.00 square miles.  The population of Tappan is 7,071 people with 2,296 households and a median annual income of $117,059. .


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