Behavior Therapy Service

Our clinicians utilize a number of treatments matched to a child’s age, specific symptoms and degree of impairment. Each treatment is strongly supported by research and personalized by our clinicians to each family’s specific needs.

Behavioral Parent Training: Evidence-based approaches such as Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), Parent Management Training (PMT) and the Positive Parenting Program (Triple P) are effective in addressing behavioral issues in children from age two through adolescence. Skills are taught and modeled by the therapist, role-played with parents and often applied in live coaching situations with both parent and child. Parents are equipped with information and skills to increase confidence and self-sufficiency in setting limits and managing the behavior of their child or teen. Likewise, children gain skill in controlling their own behavior and meeting parents’ expectations.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT): As children with attention or behavior difficulties grow, these symptoms can often become intertwined with academic failure, learning problems, organizational skills difficulties, family conflict or other psychiatric issues. Our clinicians use cognitive-behavioral and problem solving interventions to work with older children and teenagers to increase their awareness of and ability to manage their symptoms, also improving their interactions with parents, peers, and teachers.

For children with severe symptoms or families traveling long distances, the ADHD and Behavior Disorders Center offers an Intensive Treatment program.

The Child Mind Institute also offers a one-day Behavioral and Emotional Skills Training program for parents, nannies and other caregivers.

To make an appointment, call us at (212) 308-3118 or request an appointment online.

Our Team

David Anderson, PhD
David Anderson, PhD

Clinical Psychologist, Senior Director, ADHD and Behavior Disorders Center, Director of Programs

Child Mind Institute

Kristin Carothers, PhD
Kristin J. Carothers, PhD

Clinical Psychologist, ADHD and Behavior Disorders Center

Child Mind Institute

Jillian C. DiPietro, LMSW
Jillian DiPietro, LMSW

Social Worker, ADHD and Behavior Disorders Center

Child Mind Institute

Michelle S. Kaplan, LCSW
Michelle S. Kaplan, LCSW

Clinical Social Worker, ADHD and Behavior Disorders Center

Child Mind Institute

Matthew H. Rouse, PhD, MSW
Matthew H. Rouse, PhD, MSW

Clinical Psychologist, ADHD and Behavior Disorders Center

Child Mind Institute

Mandi Silverman, PsyD, MBA
Mandi Silverman, PsyD, MBA

Clinical Psychologist, ADHD and Behavior Disorders Center

Child Mind Institute

Caroline Axelrod Mendel, PsyD
Caroline Axelrod Mendel, PsyD

Associate Psychologist, ADHD and Behavior Disorders Center

Child Mind Institute