Professional Services for Kids and Families on Long Island

Professional Services for Kids and Families on Long Island

UPDATED May 2018: A guide to professional family services in Nassau and Suffolk counties, including tutors, teachers, lawyers, financial planners, and more.

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Pediatric Occupational Therapy Center Opens Orangeburg Location

Pediatric Occupational Therapy Center Opens Orangeburg Location

SPOTS, Special Programs in Occupational Therapy Services, opened a location in Orangeburg in September, which serves children ages 1½-16 and their families.

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Physical Therapy Options Expands Practice for Pediatric Clients

Physical Therapy Options Expands Practice for Pediatric Clients

Physical Therapy Options, a physical therapy clinic in Garden City, has expanded its practice for pediatric clients by adding a pediatric therapy room designed specifically for pediatric patients and expanding its programming.

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Therapist Gayle Sturmer, LCSW-R, Expands Practice in Nyack

Therapist Gayle Sturmer, LCSW-R, Expands Practice in Nyack

Therapist Gayle Sturmer, LCSW-R, now has full-time availability at her Nyack office, which expanded from a part-time location in March.

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Paws and Play Program Launches at Mount Sinai's Kravis Children's Hospital

Paws and Play Program Launches at Mount Sinai's Kravis Children's Hospital

To celebrate the launch of its Paws and Play program, pediatric patients were reunited with Mount Sinai’s Kravis Children’s Hospital’s first facility dog—Professor Bunsen Honeydew.

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The Importance of a Good Psychiatric Assessment

The Importance of a Good Psychiatric Assessment

If your child has a fever or complains of a stomachache, chances are a quick trip to the doctor’s office and perhaps a prescription will do the trick. But what if it’s something more serious, something psychological?

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Interview With Laurie Hollman Ph.D. Author of 'Unlocking Parental Intelligence'

Interview With Laurie Hollman Ph.D. Author of 'Unlocking Parental Intelligence'

Laurie Hollman Ph. D. is a psychoanalyst who recently wrote the book Unlocking Parental Intelligence.

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Counseling Practice for Children with Special Needs Opens in Melville

Counseling Practice for Children with Special Needs Opens in Melville

Ellen T. Richer, Educations & Family Counseling, is a private evening practice that focuses on families with children with special needs.

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Confidence Coaching for Teens in Rockland County Offers Socialization and Support

Confidence Coaching for Teens in Rockland County Offers Socialization and Support

Confidence Coaching for Teens is a new coaching business that caters to the needs of shy, introverted, and self-conscious young adults in the Rockland area.

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Horse Rescue Center Launches Equine Therapy Program

Horse Rescue Center Launches Equine Therapy Program

Spirit's Promise Equine Rescue and Rehabilitation launched an equine therapy program called, Promise of a New Spirit.

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Our Kids' Stress and How Therapy Can Help

Our Kids' Stress and How Therapy Can Help

The stressors that our children are experiencing are exponentially greater than in any previous generation--and psychotherapy can help.

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Pediatric Physical Therapy Center Opens in Somers

Pediatric Physical Therapy Center Opens in Somers

Metamorphosis Pediatric Physical Therapy opened in Somers, NY with a focus on Cuevas Medek Exercises.

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How Can I Get My Child to Listen?

How Can I Get My Child to Listen?

A child and adolescent psychologist shares tips to get children to listen the first time you ask them a question.

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BrainCore Moves to New Facility

BrainCore Moves to New Facility

BrainCore neuro-feedback practice moves to Spring Valley, NY.

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Hudson Valley Psychotherapy Opens In Nyack

Hudson Valley Psychotherapy Opens In Nyack

New psychotherapy center, Hudson Valley Psychotherapy, opens in Nyack, NY.

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Child Psychologist Offers Executive Coaching Sessions

Child Psychologist Offers Executive Coaching Sessions

Jennifer Hope, Ph.D., a child psychologist based in Brooklyn, now offers executive coaching services, which can help children and teens learn time management skills and how to manage work flow.

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Valley Stream OT Practice Uses Rock Climbing to Improve Handwriting

Valley Stream OT Practice Uses Rock Climbing to Improve Handwriting

Occupational Therapy for Productive Living, an OT practice in Valley Stream, now offers a handwriting readiness program to prepare children for school.

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Children’s Therapy and Learning Center Opens in Fairfield

Children's Therapy and Learning Center recently opened in Fairfield. The center offers therapies, including speech, physical, and occupational, educational services, including tutoring, Handwriting without Tears, and support, as well as interventio...

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Keep Moving Forward Creates Independence Through Physical Therapy

Keep Moving Forward, an intensive physical therapy facility for children with special needs in Nassau County, recently opened in Garden City.

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Nyack Hospital Hosts JDRF Type 1 Diabetes Support Group

The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation is now hosting monthly Type 1 diabetes support group meetings at Nyack Hospital.

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Straight-Up Support

Curvy Girls, a network of scoliosis support groups, empowers girls who have scoliosis from Long Island to Australia. The groups, founded by a Long Island-based mother-daughter duo, offers support and information for both girls and parents.

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Child and Family Counseling Center Opens in Westport

Boost! Child and Family Services, a Westport-based family counseling and support center, recently opened. The center provides individual and group therapy, classroom advocacy, school staff training, and child and family counseling services in Fairf...

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American Heart Association Recommends Walking After a Stroke

An American Heart Association study found that walking after a stroke can improve overall health by boosting physical fitness, mobility, and quality of life in patients who have suffered a stroke.

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New Photography Class Helps Girls Increase Self-Confidence

Photographer and therapist Dee Lebovits recently started Self Portrait, a class that teaches young girls the art of photography, while also helping the students build their self-confidence in a group setting.

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Children in Therapy: Yea or Nay?

A mental health consultant with offices in the New York area offers advice for parents who are considering whether they should send their child to therapy.

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Therapy Is Not 'One Size Fits All'

The National Institute of Mental Health defines the different types of psychotherapy that can be adapted for both children and adults.

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Upper West Side Clinical Psychologist Offers Relationship Counseling

Kristin Davin, Psy. D., a licensed clinical psychologist, recently relocated her practice from Pennsylvania to the Upper West Side. Her primary focus is helping couples who are going through separation or divorce, but with her nine years of experie...

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Children's Therapy Practice Adds Individual and Group Classes

Sensational Development, a private occupational therapy practice for children and young adults, recently added individual and group therapy classes for residents in Nassau and Suffolk counties.

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Detecting Eating Disorders in College Freshmen

Detecting Eating Disorders in College Freshmen

Eating Recovery Center urges parents to be vigilant about signs of eating disorders in college freshmen as they return home from school.

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10 Habits of Happy Couples

Relationship expert Laurie Puhn, the author of "Fight Less, Love More," lists 10 tips for how to best mediate conflict as a couple.

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7 Tips from an Occupational Therapist on Teaching Kids Basic Self-Care Skills

7 Tips from an Occupational Therapist on Teaching Kids Basic Self-Care Skills

An occupational therapist shares some tricks of the trade for helping kids master age-appropriate self-care tasks like dressing themselves, using zippers and buttons, tying their own shoes, and using a knife and fork.

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Psychological Center Opens on Queens College Campus

The Queens College Psychological Center recently opened, offering low- to no-cost services to local children, adolescents, and adults.

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Beyond Ritalin: An Alternative Therapy for Kids with ADHD

While it’s estimated that 6 million children will take Ritalin or other stimulant medications, that doesn’t mean that it’s right for your child. Read on for an alternative therapy to ADHD, cognitive skills training, to see if it's a better fit for ...

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