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The Child & Family Institute, Scarsdale, NY

The Child & Family Institute, 2 Overhill Road, Suite 400, Scarsdale, NY 10583.  The Child & Family Institute is an interdisciplinary behavioral health center in Scarsdale, NY.  The Child & Family Institute specializes in evidenced-based treatment and assessment of youths of all ages, including young adults.  Behavioral health issues that are addressed with individual cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) are anxiety disorders including separation anxiety, selective mutism, specific phobia, and social anxiety disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), depression, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), high functioning autism spectrum disorder, learning disorders, tic disorder, habit disorders, anger, behavior problems, and conduct disorder.  They also offer help with organization skills, executive functioning skills, and study skills.  The Child & Family Institute offers social anxiety CBT groups for children, adolescents, and young adults.  They offer behavioral parent training.  Very young children are seen in treatment with their parent or parents.  They engage in school consultation for the clients they see and participate in individual education program (IEP)/committee on special education (CSE) meetings at school.  They offer neuropsychological assessment and psychoeducational assessment.  There is a psychiatrist in-house for those with moderate to severe symptoms who would benefit from medication.  In Fall 2015, they look forward to offering trauma focused CBT (TF-CBT), as well as a whole health and nutritional counseling program.  Individual therapy sessions are 45 minutes.  Group sessions are 1 hour.  CBT is a time-limited, goal-focused treatment, and the typical length of treatment is 4 to 6 months.  Depending on the issue and severity, treatment could be closer to a year, but one should see improvement within 4 to 6 months.  Behavioral parent training usually takes 2 to 3 months.  The Child & Family Institute has a second location in Manhattan, at 20 East 49th Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10017.  The following clinicians are located at the Westchester office:  Adam S. Weissman, Ph.D., Brittany Roslin, Ph.D., Lisa Fox, Psy.D., Andrea Roth, Ph.D., John J. DiLallo, M.D., Elana Dumont, Ph.D., Dina Gohar, M.A., and Chelsey Rosen, M.S.  The interdisciplinary team meetings allows for the flow of information.  The Child & Family Institute is not on insurance company panels.  They offer lower-fee services with treatment with the doctoral students and post doctoral fellows; the doctoral students and postdoctoral fellows also co-lead the groups.  The Child & Family Institute’s offices are located in a building near the center of town, with on-street metered parking, and garage parking with hourly rates.  Please contact The Child & Family Institute in Westchester by phone at (914) 439-5759, or by email at  For more information, please see The Child & Family Institute website at

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