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Adam S. Weissman, PhD

Dr. Weissman is a renowned pediatric psychologist and healthcare innovator with a mission to broaden equitable and inclusive access to evidence-based mental healthcare. He is the Founding President and Chief Psychologist of The Child & Family Institute, a world-renowned clinical psychology practice with over 50 mental and behavioral health programs and specialists, cutting edge clinical research and training programs, and large-scale pro bono initiatives for underserved children and families—and families in global crisis—through his 501(c)(3) Weissman Children’s Foundation.

Dr. Weissman is a prolific author and researcher, and foremost expert in the transdiagnostic assessment and treatment of pediatric anxiety, depression, attention, habit, and behavior disorders, including the development of his new compassion-focused parent therapy and a book series for young children with worry. He received his B.A. in Psychology and French from the University of Pennsylvania, and his Ph.D. and post-doctoral training in Clinical Psychology from Rutgers and Harvard University, with certificates in Leadership, Entrepreneurship and Innovation, and Ethical AI Applications to Business Strategy, from Harvard Business School and MIT Sloan. Formerly on faculty at Judge Baker Children’s Center, Harvard Medical School, Dr. Weissman is an Adjunct Professor/Clinical Supervisor at Columbia University-Teacher’s College. He is Past-President of the Westchester County Psychological Association, and recipient of the county’s 40 Under 40, Healthcare Heroes, and Public Health Awards, as well as the American Psychological Association’s Distinguished Contributions to Practice Award, one of the field’s highest honors.

The Concierge Psychologist

Cousin of Oscar-winning actor, Adrienne Brody, Dr. Weissman began his career working with sports and entertainment families, including Patrick Ewing, Howard Stern, and Chevy Chase, as an Owner/Director of Weissman Teen Tours. A former college athlete and musician, Dr. Weissman was always fascinated by the human mind, leading to his diversified career as a Harvard, Penn-Wharton, and University of Michigan-trained Clinical Sports and Entertainment Psychologist, healthcare innovator and philanthropist, author, songwriter, collector, and creator. Dr. Weissman is a tireless advocate for the children, parents, and families he serves, and a connector of good people with great care. Having worked with many of our region’s top athletes, actors, musicians, finance/business leaders, politicians, and philanthropists, Dr. Weissman maintains a small concierge practice of no more than 5 clients/families at any given time.

Dr. Weissman serves as a compassionate role model for his younger clients and an expert confidant for his peers, delivering in-home, state-of-the-art psychotherapies with the highest level of privacy, confidentiality, and discretion in the industry. Dr. Weissman is most known for his genuine compassion, authenticity, good humor, and unique blend of humility, pragmatism, and ability to connect through lived experience, all of which are assets in the therapy room and create rare opportunities for trust-building and connection above and beyond the typical therapy relationship. Dr. Weissman also invests in his clients beyond the typical therapy relationship and is available for texts and phone calls between sessions, as well as other special circumstances given the wishes of the client, including being present at day-to-day activities or special occasions in the life of the client and/or family, contingent on careful clinical and ethical consideration. Virtual Appointments are available upon request.

Half of Dr. Weissman’s session fees go directly to pro bono services for underserved children and families through the Weissman Children’s Foundation. Learn more at The Concierge Psychologist.

Beyond Psychology

While Dr. Weissman wears many hats, his favorite role is “daddy” to his two young sons, Skyler (4.5) and Lucas (2). An avid traveler and adventurer, Dr. Weissman and his wife, Annie, have visited 50 countries across six continents, including their wedding in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica, and their nine-week honeymoon across Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, and Southeast Asia, where they presented at the World Congress of Cognitive and Behavioral Therapies in Melbourne and taught English to teenagers in Laos. A former college basketball player in Aix-en-Provence, France, and a cappella co-founder at Penn, Dr. Weissman is a fantasy football enthusiast, a campfire guitarist, and an avid collector/investor of autographed music and sports memorabilia, which helps fund his philanthropic efforts in the youth mental health space. Learn more at Impact Memorabilia.

Read Dr. Weissman’s full CV here. 

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