Specialty Areas: Parent Training, Early Childhood, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Disruptive Behavior Disorders, and Anxiety and Depression Disorders.
Dr. Rachelle Theise is a licensed clinical psychologist and Clinical Assistant Professor in the Center for Early Childhood Health and Development (CEHD) at the NYU Child Study Center. Dr. Theise provides parent training, individual child therapy, and school consultation to assist parents with young children experiencing difficulties with behavior, anxiety/depression, peer relationships, and other early childhood concerns. She has extensive training in the research and treatment of childhood behavioral disorders, parenting, and the promotion of healthy child development.
As part of the ParentCorps program, an evidence-based early family intervention to promote behavioral, academic, emotional, and physical health in early childhood, Dr. Theise contributes to research activities to better understand child development and parenting. Her research focuses on the prevention of child behavior problems, promotion of resilience in children, and the development of positive peer and parent-child relationships.
Dr. Theise graduated from the University of Michigan, receiving her BA with high distinction in psychology. She earned her PsyD in Clinical Child-School Psychology from Yeshiva University at the Albert Einstein School of Medicine.
Prior to her work at NYU, Dr. Theise trained in several mental health settings including Bellevue Hospital Center, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, and the Mamaroneck, NY school system. She completed an American Psychological Association (APA) accredited internship at the Jewish Child Care Association in Pleasantville, NY, and completed post-graduate training in the Center for Early Childhood Health and Development (CEHD) at the CSC.
Dr. Theise is a member of the American Psychological Association and the Society of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology. She has co-authored publications in book chapters and peer-reviewed journals, and has presented findings from her research at professional conferences and workshops throughout the Northeast. Dr. Theise is a credentialed registrant in the National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology.