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Doris M. Aptekar, PhD

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School Psychologist/Bilingual Psychologist, Licensed Mental Health Counselor | 516-484-6351 | nymetroparents.com/listing/aptekardrdoris-m-ph-d

It's your life; choose a goal and make it yours. Give yourself, your children, your family or your friends the opportunity to be able to own feelings. Dr. Aptekar has more than 35 years experience working as a school psychologist, psychotherapist and hypnotherapist with children and adults of varying needs.


  • Have your child start enjoying homework
  • Learn how to find 5w's +1 and use them to answer almost every problem
  • Tap into his/her logic 
  • Learn to say "I CAN", 'I will"
  • Feel pride for the first time

Dr Doris Aptekar will create Miracles for you and Your child!

Facilitating movement in Life


  • Individual
  • Children/Play Therapy
  • Adolescents (individual/group)
  • Family
  • Couple
  • Care Takers
  • Bereavement
  • Communication
  • Socializaiton
  • Women's Issues (individual/group)
  • Parenting
  • Stress Management
  • Issue Oriented Therapy Groups
  • Anger Management




    • Goal Enhancement
    • Life Direction-Create the Life you Choose
    • Organization
    • Staff Development (drugs-integrity-bereavement etc.)
    • Caretakers
    • Student/staff support
    • Communication
    • Socialization
    • Women's Issues - Life Transitions (physical and emotional) - Seperation-Divorce-Remarriage
    • Increase Academic Performance



  • Smoking
  • Relaxation.Stress Management
  • Abuse (sexual-verbal-physical)
  • Depression
  • Anxiety/Panic
  • Stress Management
  • Phobias
  • Asthma
  • Weight Management/body Image
  • Self-Esteem/Confidence Building
  • Addictions
  • Self-Hypnosis
  • PainTrauma
  • Creative Visualizatin



All of These Programs are developed to include children of all ages through adulthood

Doris M. Aptekar, Ph.D.     516-484-6351        doctordorisma@gmail.com

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Dr. Aptekar has more than 35 years of experience working as a school psychologist, psychotherapist, and hypnotherapist with children and adults of varying needs. Dr. Aptekar works in groups or individually to help you and your loved ones achieve goals such as motivation, socialization, self-esteem, academic achievement, social judgment, and more. She has worked with all age groups and with the special needs population. Dr. Aptekar is available for CSE, IEP, and 504 meetings.

Dr. Doris M. Aptekar's life is to make a difference. Thirty years as an educator and school psychologist has been directed towards fulfilling every person's potential. Whether your needs are individual or family-related, the dreams you have for you, your family, and your child will be realized. Dr. Aptekar specializes in ADD/ADHD, learning disabilities and approaches, coaching and confidence building, frustration tolerance, behavior modification, and more. Hypnotherapy treatments deal with eating disorders, weight, smoking and other addictions. Psycho-educational evaluations are available. Programs are developed to include children of all ages through adulthood.
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