Westchester County Therapists

Therapists & Counselors for Adoptive Families in New York

Doris Bertocci, LCSW

Practice Setting: Private Practice
Services Provided: I provide psychodynamically-based psychotherapy to individuals (13 years old and up) and couples, with a specialty in working with adopted adolescents, adopted college students, and adults. I have more than 40 years of clinical experience and am knowledgeable about life-cycle issues and believe that post-adoption services should extend far beyond services to families with adopted children. My treatment approach is primarily interactive, focusing on the patient’s goals for change and growth, with the patient deciding what issues have priority and respecting the patient’s boundaries. I bring in family members as needed and provide referrals to resources and services in the community. I am very knowledgeable about the meanings of the “search” for information about the circumstances of their being placed for adoption – and also about the wish many have to find their birth families and have co-authored 2 published articles about the meaning of the search.

  • Degrees/Licenses/Affiliations: LCSW, NYS License.
  • Insurance Accepted: Aetna, POMCO, modified sliding scale depending on need.
  • Address: 49 Main Street, Apt 1, Irvington, NY 10533; 2nd office: 39 N. Broadway White Plains, N.Y. 10601
  • Phone: 914-591-9796
  • Email: dbertocci@optonline.net
  • Website: http://www.dorisbertocci.com/

Amy Hecht

Practice Setting: Private 

Practice Name: Hecht Ribas GroupPractice
Services Provided: I work with adoptive families, parents both pre and post adoptive and adolescent through adult adoptees, birth families and families in reunion. Transracial and GLBT adoptive families are a special area of focus in my practice. I also provide psychological testing and assessment for prospective adoptive parents when required for international adoptions. I have been in practice for over 15 years and am both an adoptive parent and a member of an extended birth family.

  • Degrees/Licenses/Affiliations: PhD Clinical Psychology Gallaudet University. Licensed to practice in NY State and Florida
  • Insurance Accepted: Sliding scale
  • Address: 84 Tamarack Road Rye Brook, NY 10573
  • Phone: 917-439-8181
  • Email: dramyhecht@gmail.com

Judith Myerson

Practice Name: Hudson Valley, Attachments
Practice Setting: Private Practice
Services Provided: Treatment Approaches: Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy/Attachment Focused Family Therapy with children with Developmental Trauma Disorder (Complex PTSD) secondary to abuse, neglect, attachment disruptions and institutional care; Theraplay activities; Individual therapy with older adolescent and young adult adoptees. A major focus is Attachment Focused Parenting education and guidance and supporting parents. Ages: Infants through young adult; Adoptive parents. Serves Orange County,surrounding Hudson Valley counties, Northern NJ and NYC. Extended Saturday appointments for people who come a distance.

  • Degrees/Licenses/Affiliations: MSW, LCSW. ACSW; Certified Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapist; Certified Attachment Focused Family Therapist; Member, Adoption Foster Care Therapists Network. Former Coordinator of a NYS OCFS Post Adoption grant through Abbott House; Adoptive parent.
  • Insurance Accepted: Most Insurances accepted
  • Address: 93 Brookside Ave, Chester, NY 10918
  • Phone: 845-469-5065
  • Email: jmyerson@hvfamilyattachments.org

Julie Stonberg

Practice Setting: Private Practice
Services Provided: I work with families, couples, and individuals at all stages of the adoption lifecycle. I believe in looking at families’ strengths and building on what is working currently to shift away form blame and negativity and towards connection and healing. Prior to opening a private practice, I worked for years within the foster care system in Westchester county, and with families that have adopted through the child welfare system. Married and a mom of three, including two teenagers, I bring years of personal and professional experience to my work. Also has office in Manhattan

  • Degrees/Licenses/Affiliations: LCSW, Post graduate training completed in family and couples therapy and clinical issues related to adoption
  • Insurance Accepted: I offer a sliding scale for payment if needed, and provide statements to be submitted to insurance for out-of-network reimbursement benefits.
  • Address: 12 Old Mamaroneck Rd, Suite 1D White Plains, NY 10605
  • Phone: 914-997-0090
  • Email: stonberg@msn.com

Karen Dwyer-Tesoriero, LCSW

Practice Setting: Private Practice
Services Provided: Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of New York with over 15 years of experience working in NYC foster care agencies in various roles. Trained in family systems theory and can provide pre and post adoption counseling. Currently, I am able to provide adoption home study services through all 5 boroughs, Nassau, Suffolk, Westchester, Rockland, Orange and Putnam Counties. I will work with you and your attorney to complete the adoption home study.

  • Degrees/Licenses/Affiliations: LCSW, Certified Anger Management Specialist, two year post graduate certificate program in Trauma Studies
  • Insurance Accepted: Depending on your insurance, therapy services (Individual, couples counseling and family therapy) may be covered through your medical insurance coverage(see website for specifics). Sliding scale available.
  • Address: 981 Bay Street, Suite 4, Staten Island, NY 10305
  • Phone: 917-626-7883
  • Email: KDTesoriero@verizon.net
  • Website: http://www.kdtesorierolcsw.net

Steven M. Baranowski, LMSW

Services Provided: Steven has worked in adoption for twenty years, providing guidance and counseling to individuals and families whose lives have been touched by adoption. As a social worker with extensive training in adoption and as an adoptee, Steven understands the role and impact adoption has on individuals and families over a lifetime. Steven has worked with all members of the adoption triad, including those considering adoptive placement, those building their family through adoption and anyone considering adoption reunion. Services for prospective adoptive parents include the decision to adopt, home studies and post adoption assistance. In person, telephone and online consultations available to anyone looking for more information regarding adoption.

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