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Care and Support Updates

Updates on the latest clinical offerings from our centers in New York City and the San Francisco Bay Area.

December 27, 2023

During the busy holiday season, we often find ourselves multi-tasking and rushing, which can lead us to miss small, important moments. While we are checking things off our list, we don’t always focus on the little events that are special — excitement for snow, holding your child’s hand, or a giggle from a toddler. This holiday season, we hope you have a chance to slow down and raise your awareness for the small moments that can bring joy to you and your children.

Mindfulness is a simple and powerful tool to quiet the mind and deal with stress.

In recent years mindfulness has emerged as a method that can enhance treatment for children and adolescents with ADHD, anxiety, and depression.

If you are concerned about your child’s development and would like to schedule an evaluation in New York or San Mateo, please reach out to us today.

Matthew Cruger, PhD
Matthew Cruger, PhD
Associate Clinical Director; Clinical Neuropsychologist
Depression and DBT


Depression and DBT

Getting treatment for depression and other mood disorders can feel daunting for many families, especially during the holidays. Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) is an intensive, structured type of therapy that can help kids and teens who have a lot of trouble handling strong emotions. DBT works by combining two sets of skills. The first skill set, mindfulness, helps kids understand and accept difficult feelings. The second, a treatment called cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), teaches them how to engage with their feelings and change their behavior.

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A Teacher's Guide to Selective Mutism


A Teacher's Guide to Selective Mutism

Selective mutism (SM) is an anxiety disorder that affects children in school, where they find themselves unable to speak, though they speak comfortably at home. In this guide, we explain what selective mutism looks like in the classroom and advise teachers on how to approach parents if they are concerned a student might have the disorder. Below is a link to our Teacher’s Guide to Selective Mutism. If you would like to learn more or refer a patient in New York or San Mateo, please reach out to us today.

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New Growth in Psychiatry!


New Growth in Psychiatry!

To meet the growing need for psychiatry, the Child Mind Institute is expanding. We are excited to announce that we have recently hired two expert psychiatrists, Dr. Ramon Burgos and Dr. Jason Sarte. Both clinicians have immediate availability and extensive experience treating a wide range of behavioral health disorders, including mood disorders, anxiety disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and trauma/post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). If your child needs care, please reach out to us today!

Dr. Ramon Burgos is a highly skilled psychiatrist who graduated from Harvard University before earning his medical degree at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and his MBA degree from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He is fluent in Spanish.

Dr. Jason Sarte is a triple-boarded child and adolescent psychiatrist who graduated from Harvard University before earning his medical degree at Brown University. He received his training in pediatrics, adult psychiatry, and child and adolescent psychiatry at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.

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