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Child Psychologist in Brooklyn


Williamsburg Therapy Group Child is a child-centered program that includes play therapy, individual therapy with young children and adolescents, family therapy, parent training/support, and a neuropsychological testing program. Our programs offer parents and teachers insights into some of the challenges a child might be facing. Each of our distinguished therapists contains a rich, bountiful knowledge of child development making them an invaluable resource to children and their families. Contact us to learn more about our Child Psychologists in Brooklyn at Williamsburg Therapy Group.


What is a child psychologist?


A child psychologist works explicitly with children and adolescents and studies children's mental, social, and emotional development. They help children cope with life situations such as divorce, death, and family or school transitions. The children they treat may also have a variety of developmental or learning disabilities. No matter the age, the goal of our child psychologists is to understand, prevent, and help cognitive, behavioral, and social issues in each individual child.


Under the scope of child psychologists, a school psychologist works specifically within a school or educational environment. Their responsibilities include assessing and developing educational plans and programs for individual students under consultative care.


What should I expect?


The process of a child therapy session will vary depending on what the child is experiencing. Some professionals walk the patient through therapeutic situations while other psychologists will try to understand aspects of child psychology like mental health or developmental difficulties. During each session, our therapists build understanding and connection with the child bringing their vast experience and the highest therapeutic standard.


Some tasks and duties of a child psychologists include:


  • Administering psychological tests
  • Conducting scientific research on childhood development
  • Diagnosing and treating learning or developmental disabilities
  • Working with a healthcare team to create a unique treatment plan for a client
  • Working with clients to manage behavioral issues

When should I consider a child psychologist?


Parents may seek out treatment for their children for a myriad of reasons. Our psychologists work with children on any issues that cause social or emotional distress in a child's life. Life adjustments such as a death or severe illness in the family, moving to a new home or school, or parental separation and divorce can sometimes benefit from the support of a therapist.


Depression, anxiety, and obsessive-compulsive behavior are also common precipitants for parents to seek treatment. Social difficulties such as low self-esteem, behavioral problems, or experiencing a traumatic event can also be treated with the assistance of psychological intervention.


Learning difficulties and ADHD can significantly impact a child's performance at school and take a toll on their social relationships, self-esteem, and emotion regulation abilities. Struggles related to academic and developmental issues, such as Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), may also prompt parents to reach out for help.


What is a child psychologist?


Williamsburg Therapy Group also provides assessments for Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and other neurodevelopmental conditions to children as young as two years old. ASD is a neurodevelopmental condition more common in boys than in girls, affecting communication and behavior.


Key indicators used to diagnose children with Autism Spectrum Disorder include:


  • Difficulty in communicating and interacting with people
  • Restricted interests and repetitive behaviors
  • Symptoms that interfere with the individual ability to function properly in school, work and other areas of life

Because ASD can be identified at an early age, evaluating the child's development is essential. At Williamsburg Therapy Group, we use a comprehensive ASD evaluation that looks at the child's early development, strengths, and concerns.


An assessment of the child's development is a crucial step in helping the family and parents understand their child better. It can clarify any questions and concerns they have about their child's behavior or the challenges they are facing. An expert evaluation from a child psychologist or child psychiatrist can provide the best plan that accommodates the child and the family.


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