I am a licensed psychologist whose practice focuses primarily on children and young adolescents and their families. My approach is eclectic. I see each child as a puzzle. Sometimes the pieces fit together perfectly and other times it is necessary to work really hard to find the right piece to complete the puzzle. In so doing, I use a variety of techniques and strategies – play therapy, sand therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy to name a few. I believe that a child is part of a larger system, including parents, siblings, schools, etc., and therefore, I strive to work with and include all aspects of a child’s world in treatment.
In addition to therapy, I conduct psychoeducational and neuropsychological evaluations for individuals aged three through young adults. Testing encompasses many things including but not limited to: cognitive assessment; achievement testing; perceptual and processing abilities; attention; memory; motor skills; language and executive functioning skills. In looking at each area of development, it is possible to know what you can ‘expect’ of your child; what is happening right now in school; and how he/she got from one place to another. If there is a breakdown in learning, testing will uncover the whys. Recommendations are made that are practical and useful. I have worked for many years in schools and fully understand what is actually possible to accommodate in the typical classroom. Additionally, I conduct Admissions assessments to all Independent schools in the Metropolitan area. If there is a question of readiness for school, I also perform developmental and readiness screening to help you make the best decision for your child.
Taking the first step to helping a child who is struggling academically, behaviorally, socially and/or emotionally, is the most important decision you may make in your child’s life.
I look forward to meeting your child (and you).
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