Therapists Specializing in Developmental Disorders in New York

Developmental disorders are a diverse group of long-term conditions that begin in early childhood. Children may have difficulties with learning, communication, mobility, or behavior, which can affect a child’s ability to participate in personal, social, or academic areas of life. The features of each developmental disorder are different, but most are characterized by a delay in reaching expected developmental milestones.

The assessment and diagnosis of developmental disorders is a specialized field, and it typically involves a team of health professionals, including pediatricians, child psychologists or psychiatrists, neuropsychologists, and speech pathologists. Treatment plans tend to involve a combination of medical care, skills training for children and parents, therapy sessions, and other supports. Therapy is usually highly structured and aims to help individuals improve their coping and function at their best. Working with a therapist individually or with the whole family can provide emotional support to parents and caregivers, as well as provide the opportunity to help them learn how to best support their child.

Find therapists in New York who specialize in developmental disorders below. Therapists have been vetted by the Zencare team for clinically rigorous, quality care. Visit their profiles to watch an introductory video and book a free initial call to find a good fit!


Hartselle and Associates

Hartselle and Associates

Online Sessions, NY

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $1000 per session

Hartselle & Associates is a small, client-focused practice with a tailored approach to fit each patient's unique needs.
The physicians at Hartselle & Associates provide premium service for busy adults, children, and families who are looking to maximize results with a trusted clinician.


Rebecca  Hershberg

Rebecca Hershberg

330 West 58th Street, New York, NY, 10019

18 Ashford Avenue, Dobbs Ferry, NY, 10522

Online Sessions, NY

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $300 - $325 per session

Young children can be as exasperating as they are adorable, and -- as a mom myself -- I know that loving your kid deeply doesn’t mean that you love every single part of your kid, every minute of every day. The truth is, every child is different, as is every mom and every dad; “one size fits all” just doesn’t apply to parenting. Whether we meet once, once a month, or once a week, I can help you wade through the books, blogs, and unsolicited playground advice to figure out the parenting style and strategies that work best for you, your child, and your family.


Mind Therapy

Mind Therapy

Online Sessions, NY

Insurances: Cigna, NYU Student Health Insurance (Wellfleet / Cigna PPO), United Healthcare, FIT Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare), Oscar Health, Oxford Health Plans, United Healthcare Student Health Plan, New School Student Insurance (United Healthcare Student Resources)
Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $100 - $150 per session

Mind Therapy therapists focus on building a supportive and non-judgmental therapeutic space to explore undesired patterns and emotions. We will help you address what is inhibiting your personal freedom and preventing you from living life as your fullest self.

In this work, we will uncover the root causes behind your thoughts and feelings and provide you with concrete, practical tools you can use to combat overwhelming emotions. Things can get better when you work with a therapist. We will help you develop insight into your thinking patterns to eliminate critical thoughts and promote a positive mindset. Our expertise in individual therapy includes but is not limited to: trauma effects (childhood or adulthood), panic attacks, generalized anxiety, depression, family trauma, and self-esteem and relationships.

We practice tele-therapy using simple, secure, HIPAA compliant software. Our therapists provide high-quality therapy services that you can access weekly or as needed from the comfort and security of your home.


Hannah  Brooks

Hannah Brooks

Online Sessions, NY

27 West 60th Street, New York, NY, 10023

Insurances: United Healthcare, FIT Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare), Oscar Health, Oxford Health Plans, United Healthcare Student Health Plan, New School Student Insurance (United Healthcare Student Resources)
Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $100 - $150 per session

Life is sometimes not as kind to us as we would like it to be. Whether it be past traumas, relationship issues, depression, or anxiety, you are taking the first step in choosing wellness by seeking therapy. As a therapist, I am here to create a supportive and safe environment for you to share your story and become the best version of yourself. Together we will utilize this space to identify areas in your life that you want to improve, as well as build upon the skills that you already have in your toolbox. My goal as a therapist is to help you discover and build upon your strengths, while helping meet your goals and work through any tough situations that you may be experiencing.

I have specialized in working with adolescents and young adults experiencing depression, anxiety, familial stress, and work or school stress. With all clients, I am here to meet you where you are. I utilize evidence-based practices such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), mindfulness, and Motivational Interviewing. Using a strengths-based approach with an emphasis on empowerment, I am here to support you during your self-discovery journey.


Katherine  Landis

Katherine Landis

Online Sessions, NY

27 West 60th Street, New York, NY, 10023

Insurances: United Healthcare, FIT Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare), Oscar Health, Oxford Health Plans, United Healthcare Student Health Plan, New School Student Insurance (United Healthcare Student Resources)
Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $100 - $150 per session

Between work, school, parenting, general life obligations, and now, a global pandemic, life can be stressful and overwhelming. Friends and family are all going through their own stressors, and it can be easy to feel unseen, unheard, and invalidated. You deserve a safe space to feel supported where you can speak freely, be validated, process your thoughts and trauma, and grow toward the person you want to be. Therapy is just that place, and I’m so glad you have taken the first step of your healing journey by reading this page.

As a therapist, it’s my role to support you, your child, your adolescent, or your family in healing and growing. We will work together to decide what you want to gain from therapy, and I will provide you with concrete tips and skills to help you achieve your goals. As the client, you are the expert of your own life. Each session, you will provide me with individual puzzle pieces. It is my job to help you put the pieces together to understand the larger picture; this includes your past, your present, and creating a path to attaining the future of your dreams.


Konata  Stallings

Konata Stallings

119-29 80th Road, Queens, NY, 11415

Online Sessions, NY

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $250 per session

Whatever has brought you here, it is my hope that psychotherapy will be an enriching experience in your life, whether this is your first time in treatment or not. Despite your current frustrations, you are taking a positive step towards self care and exploration. It would be an honor for you to allow me to see if I can help offer support and collaborative guidance.


Dana  Freed

Dana Freed

436 Court Street, Brooklyn, NY, 11231

Online Sessions, NY

Not accepting new clients
Out-of-pocket-fees: $150 - $200 per session

My experience includes working with adults, children, adolescents and families in various settings (e.g., inpatient and day treatment settings, college counseling centers, schools). I believe that the ultimate objective of therapy, regardless of approach/orientation, is to gain a better understanding of one's self. A therapist is a guide in that process. As your guide, I will use an integrative individualized approach that incorporates psychodynamic and other evidence-based techniques (e.g., CBT, DBT). We will work collaboratively to find comfort and acceptance in the uncertainties of life.


Chrissy  Salley

Chrissy Salley

231 East 76th Street, New York, NY, 10021

Online Sessions, NY

Not accepting new clients
Out-of-pocket-fees: $300 per session

Seeking support and guidance from a professional during a challenging time is an effective way to relieve distress. Whether you are seeking help for your child or yourself, my goal is to help you understand the the causes of stress and alleviate it’s impact by enhancing coping strategies to improve overall well being.


James  McGeveran

James McGeveran

34 West 22nd Street, New York, NY, 10010

Online Sessions, NY

Insurances: Aetna, Cigna, NYU Student Health Insurance (Wellfleet / Cigna PPO), United Healthcare, FIT Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare), Oscar Health, Oxford Health Plans, Aetna Student Health Insurance, United Healthcare Student Health Plan, Columbia University Student Health Insurance Plan (Aetna), New School Student Insurance (United Healthcare Student Resources)
Not accepting new clients
Out-of-pocket-fees: $150 per session

My philosophy of psychotherapy is that 'everything works for someone and nothing works for everyone.' I tailor my approach to your needs to you as an individual. I look for strengths that can help you resolve your challenges wherever they may be found. Often, what we see as problems can also be sources of strength and resourcefulness and I bring that thinking into the work I do with all of my clients. I focus on solutions when they are your focus and I offer support when that is what you need. I work with a variety of treatment approaches. I have done classical Psychoanalytic work with a couch and notepad, and I have helped patients build life skills outside an office setting. I think a doctrinaire approach is nearly always counterproductive and I will do whatever you find effective. Psychotherapy is a dialogue, and I welcome and thrive on the feedback of my clients to find what will make psychotherapy useful and conducive to growth.


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