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Local resources for finding therapists (see below for list of therapists recommended by our members)
St. Vincent’s Behavioral Health, 914-967-6500
Westchester Jewish Community Services, 914-949-7699
Andrus’ Children’s Center, 914-949-7680
New York Presbyterian Youth Anxiety Center in White Plains
21 Bloomingdale Road, White Plains, NY 10605, 914-682-6977
Columbia University Clinic for Anxiety and Related Disorders (CUCARD Westchester)
Dedicated to improving the lives of children, adolescents, and young adults struggling with anxiety disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), school refusal, tic disorders, and trichotillomania.
155 White Plains Road, Suite 200 (West Entrance), Tarrytown
Cognitive Behavioral Consultants of Manhattan and Westchester
CBT and DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy) programs for adult, youth, and children for issues including depression and anxiety disorders. Also do neuropsychological evaluations.
1 North Broadway, Suite 704, White Plains, NY
Westchester Center for Cognitive Therapy
45 Popham Rd., Suite 1D, Scarsdale, NY 10583
Center for Behavior Therapy
222 Westchester Avenue, Suite 406, White Plains, NY
Yeshiva Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology’s Parnes Clinic, 718.430.3852
Sliding scale of payment; very affordable option because it’s a training program with graduate students
Therapists who treat anxiety
Liz Scafidi, Ph.D.
Clinical psychologist specializing in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). Experienced with food allergy. Sees patients for anxiety disorders, depression, OCD spectrum disorders, chronic illness and pain.
222 Westchester Avenue, White Plains, NY
Scott Greisberg, Ph.D.
Clinical psychologist specializing in the treatment of anxiety disorders, mood disorders, stress management, and behavioral disorders of childhood and adolescence.
600 Mamaroneck Ave., Suite 405, Harrison, NY 10528
Maryellen Pachler, A.P.R.N.
Anxiety Treatment Center of Greenwich
399 East Putnam Ave., 2nd Floor, Suite 1, Cos Cob, CT 06807
Nurse Practitioner experienced with kids, anxiety, and all things medical, including complex neuro conditions (ASD), OCD and food allergies.
Lori Moussapour, M.A., LMSW (member of FANY/Allergy parent)
To Empower U / Food Allergy U
Counselor, Coach, Food Allergy Coach, Stress and Anxiety Reduction
Specializing in The Coping Cat, offering Kids and Teens Hope for relief from Problematic Worry
Social Worker (Takes insurance)
Rivertowns Mental Health Associates
49 Main Street, 2nd Fl, Apt.1, Irvington, New York 10533
Dr. Jules Spotts
New Canaan, CT
Great deal of experience working with families with food allergies and anxiety.
Robert H. Milich, Ph.D.
Grand Street, Croton On Hudson, NY 10520
Counseling and social skills group
Joe Damore, M.D
Child psychiatrist; therapy and medication; very good with serious medical conditions.
Katy Lynch, Ph.D.
Specializes in cognitive behavioral therapy and anxiety disorders in children and adolescents
Jillian Miller, CSW
Mt. Kisco, NY
Kimberly Kleinman, PsyD
Works with adults, children, and adolescents. Provides evidence based treatments for children and adolescents with mood, anxiety or behavioral difficulties to improve overall functioning and quality of life.
Heather Brandt Robins, Ph.D.
Child/adolescent psychologist; runs social skills groups.
Dr. Kristen Ruthkowski
Psychologist specializing in anxiety.
Western Suffolk Psychological Services
755 New York Ave., Suite 200
Huntington, NY 11743
*Has child with peanut allergy.
Gina Aiello, LMSW
Office (516) 944-0110, Cell (516) 637-1233
Caring From The Heart LLC
Dr. Cecelia McCarton
Excellent for children with sensory/other issues
The McCarton Center for Developmental Pediatrics
350 East 82nd Street
New York, NY 10028