**Please consider donating to the Weissman Children's Foundation COVID Relief Initiative toward an end goal of evidence-based care for all**
The Weissman Children's Foundation COVID Relief Initiative is dedicated to providing full access to evidence-based mental health treatments—therapies rigorously tested and supported by scientific research—for every child and family in need.
PROBLEM: A mounting mental health crisis, largely ignored by the federal government and insurance companies, has experienced a surge due to COVID. With higher rates of anxiety, depression, suicide, trauma and grief, as well as child behavior issues and marital/family conflict, our nation’s most vulnerable and marginalized families are too frequently denied access to affordable, effective care.
SOLUTION: Effective and immediate mental healthcare for all children, families and young adults, regardless of ability to pay.
WCF aims to bridge this gap in equitable and affordable care by offering highly specialized mental health programs and services for uninsured and underinsured children, families and young adults, with an emphasis on helping underserved BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) populations.
Please join us in congratulating our own Dr. Adam S. Weissman as he receives the 2020 Rising Stars 40 Under 40 Award from the BCW!
Please join us in congratulating our own Dr. Adam S. Weissman as he receives the 2020 Distinguished Contributions to Clinical Practice Award from the American Psychological Association and the Board of Professional Affairs, as he announces the launch of the Weissman Children's Foundation!
Welcome to The Child & Family Institute. We are a highly specialized, interdisciplinary behavioral health/cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) clinical dissemination practice and training institute, with 15 convenient locations throughout the U.S. including Westchester County, NY (Scarsdale, Harrison, Mt. Kisco), New York City (midtown Manhattan, Park Slope, Prospect Heights, Gowanus, and Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn), Nassau County, NY (Roslyn Heights), Greenwich, CT, Bergen County, NJ, and our new satellite/telehealth programs in Florida (with bi-monthly on-site services in Aventura/Miami/Ft. Lauderdale), San Diego, California, and Ann Arbor, Michigan. We hope you will find our website a valuable resource to learn more about CBT, DBT, and the wide range of evidence-based mental and behavioral health treatment and consultation services we provide to children, adolescents, young adults, parents/families, local organizations, schools, mental health agencies, and clinicians in communties throughout the nation with limited access to evidence-based care. Please stay tuned for information on our West Coast, Pacific Northwest, Southeast, Mid-Atlantic, and Midwest expansions, the latter featuring intensive CBT services for Selective Mutism, OCD, and Anxiety/Phobias.
Founded in 2011 by renowned cognitive-behavioral psychologist, Dr. Adam S. Weissman, CFI was established as the world's very first "Clinical Dissemination Practice" dedicated to evidence-based mental and behavioral health assessment, treatment, advocacy, and dissemination for children, families, and young adults. Our integrated behavioral health services include comprensive individual & family and group CBT, clinical psychopharmacology, speech therapy & occupational therapy, holistic health and nutrition, medical psychology, neuropsychological/educational assessment, consultation, and advocacy, college prep, SAT/ACT tutoring, and academic remediation services, and a number of specialty treatment clinics, for youth of all ages. Our faculty and associate faculty hold clinical and academic appointments at top hospitals and universities, including Columbia University, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York Presbyterian Hospital, the NYU School of Medicine, the NYU Child Study Center, Bellevue Hospital, Albert Enstein College of Medicine/Yeshiva University, Montefiore Medical Center, Mt. Sinai Hospital, Duke Univesrity, Northwestern University, the Yale Child Study Center, Harvard University, and Harvard Medical School. Please feel free to learn more about our doctors and clinical fellows by visiting the "Meet Our Faculty" page on this site, and of course, please feel free to contact us by phone or email with any questions or consultation needs, or to schedule an intake appointment with one of our CBT specialists. We look forward to meeting with you and your family!
**Since 2016, we have been pleased to offer Speech and Occupational Therapy at our CFI-Westchester and Greenwich locations through our partnership with Rye Therapies of OT, PT, and Speech: Debra Vitagliano, MS, OTR/L and Kristy Castaldo, M.A., CCC-SLP, TSHH.
**Since 2019, we are pleased to announce our collaboration with Premier Pediatrics, with offices in Park Slope, Manhattan, and The Rockaways.
The Child & Family Institute-Westchester Team
Photos of CFI-Westchester in Scarsdale Village