Sherry Henig, Ph.D.
37 Lent Drive, Plainview, New York 11803
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 element
Patricia Pitta, Ph.D., A.B.P.P.
Clinical and Board Certified Family Psychologist
35 Bonnie Heights Road, Manhasset, New York 11030
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).
Hal Brickman, LCSW, RCSW, CSW, MSW, CHT
New York State Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Manhasset, New York 11030
The most malleable of us all. Therefore, that segment of our society that can be most easily molded, sculpted. Since the sculptist is almost always the parents their cooperation in the therapy process cannot be emphasized enough. They are makers or breakers of it. That is why the creation of a trusting alliance with them is critical. However, respecting the boundaries and confidentiality too of the child's work (therapy) with myself. The child is allowed to express, within reason, their individuality. Encouragement is given for adaptive risk-taking and self-soothing mechanisms. I create, a safe, predictable, environment.
Kevin Fleming Ph.D.
Sagaponack, New York 11550
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 email@example.com or 877-606-6161.
Jaclyn Sullivan, MA, LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist
21 Greene Ave. Suite #204, Amityville, New York 11701
I have been working with young children for the past 12 years. I use innovative techniques and skills including games, activities and worksheets to allow children to feel comfortable and to express themselves freely. I also implement creative therapeutic techniques and art therapy to continue to join and assist children to open their dialogue to reach their goals.
Nicole Daisy, PhD
165 N. Village Avenue, Suite 200, Rockville Centre, New York 11570
When our children are hurting, it is a helpless feeling for parents. Therapy can help your child to express his/her feelings through play therapy. Therapeutic board games will help your child to be more forthcoming during session. Therapy can help your child to improve his/her ability to cope with feelings and circumstances that can be overwhelming to children, such as divorce, peer pressure, victimization, or being a perpetrator or victim of bullying.
Michelle Conti, Psy.D.
NYS Licensed Clinical Psychologist
2889 Davis St., Oceanside, New York 11572
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.