Specialty Areas: Anxiety and Mood Disorders, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Family/Couples Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation 

Francesco Ferrari, MD is a resident in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the Child Study Center at NYU Langone Medical Center.  His clinical interests include the treatment of mood and anxiety disorders through various treatment modalities, including cognitive behavioral therapy, psychodynamic therapy, family therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, other mindfulness-based psychotherapeutic approaches; LGBT mental health; gender identity and sexual orientation development; education; and public policy and mental health advocacy.

Dr. Ferrari received his bachelor’s degree in political science and Hispanic studies from Rice University in Houston and his master’s degree in physiology and biophysics from Georgetown University. He received his medical degree from New York Medical College.  He completed his general adult psychiatry residency at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, where he created and co-led an adult LGBT psychotherapy group in the outpatient clinic.  He also co-led a DBT skills group for the treatment of borderline personality disorder and suicidal and self-injurious behavior.

Prior to receiving his medical degree, Dr. Ferrari lived and worked in Japan, teaching high school students English and cross-cultural competency as a participant in the Japan Exchange and Teaching program.  He is a member of the American Psychiatric Association and the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.   

Raviv Berlin, MD

Raviv Berlin, MD, is a resident in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the Child Study Center at NYU Langone Medical Center.  His interests include community mental health, medical and community education, the integration of child and adolescent mental health services into primary care settings, and enhancing interdisciplinary models of treatment.

Dr. Berlin received his bachelor’s degree in anthropology from Washington University in St. Louis and his medical degree from the Medical University of South Carolina where he worked on research projects in adolescent substance abuse.  He completed his general adult psychiatry residency at the University of California, San Francisco, where he held numerous leadership positions and collaborated with faculty in the department of pediatrics to develop an adolescent medicine rotation for psychiatry interns.

Prior to receiving his medical degree, Dr. Berlin worked as a psychiatric case manager at the Integrated After-Care Program in the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Mount Sinai Hospital where he helped provide comprehensive mental health services to children and their families following psychiatric hospitalization.  He is a member of the American Psychiatric Association and the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.   

Susan Friedland, MD

Specialty Areas: Pharmacology; Diagnostic Evaluation; Attention Deficit Hyperactivity and Behavior Disorders; Anxiety and Mood Disorders.

Office Location: Manhattan

Susan Friedland, MD, is a clinical assistant professor of child and adolescent psychiatry at the NYU School of Medicine. Dr. Friedland has extensive experience in diagnostic evaluation, psychopharmacology, ADHD and behavior disorders, and anxiety and mood disorders.

Dr. Friedland completed her bachelor's degree from Stanford University and her medical degree from the University of California, San Francisco. She completed her general psychiatry residency at the University of California, San Francisco, and completed her pediatrics and child psychiatry fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Friedland served as medical director of the Child Psychiatry Service at California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco. She also served on the faculty of the departments of child and adolescent psychiatry at both UCSF and UCLA where she taught psychopharmacology and child development.

 

Rachelle  Theise, PsyD

Specialty Areas: Parent Training, Early Childhood, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Disruptive Behavior Disorders, and Anxiety and Depression Disorders.

Office LocationManhattan; Hackensack, NJ

Dr. Rachelle Theise is a licensed clinical psychologist and Clinical Assistant Professor in the Center for Early Childhood Health and Development (CEHD) at the 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.

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.

Samuel  Fasulo, PhD

Specialty Areas: Anxiety and Mood Disorders; Dialectical Behavior Therapy; Stress, Trauma and Resilience; Family/Couples Therapy; Conduct Disorders.

Office Location: Manhattan

Samuel Fasulo, PhD, is a clinical assistant professor of child and adolescent psychiatry at the NYU School of Medicine. He is the clinical coordinator for the Child Study Center's Adolescent Dialectical Behavior Therapy program and is a licensed psychologist in the Anita Saltz Institute for Anxiety and Mood Disorders. His professional interests include adolescent/young adult suicidality and behavioral risk management, therapeutic engagement of treatment-resistant and treatment-ambivalent adolescents and young adults, complex trauma/PTSD, and the ecologically valid provision of empirically supported treatments to youths and families.

Dr. Fasulo received his bachelor's degree in psychology from Wake Forest University, his master's degree in psychology from Brandeis University, and his doctoral degree in clinical psychology from Georgia State University. He completed his clinical internship specializing in children and adolescents at Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

Prior to joining the Child Study Center, Dr. Fasulo was director of Clinical Risk Management and chair of the Ethics Committee at Rockland Children's Psychiatric Center, a facility providing a wide range of inpatient, day treatment, and outpatient psychiatric services in Rockland County, NY, and maintained a private practice in White Plains, NY.

Dr. Fasulo also served as an assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He has authored and co-authored publications in the areas of adolescent trauma and behavioral outcomes for disadvantaged youths.

Dr. Fasulo is a member of the American Psychological Association.

 

Kathryn Fort, MD

Specialty Areas: Pharmacology, Diagnostic Evaluation, Anxiety and Mood Disorders, Eating Disorders, ADHD and Behavior Disorders

Office Location: Manhattan 

Kathryn Fort, MD is a clinical assistant professor of child and adolescent psychiatry at the NYU School of Medicine. Dr. Fort’s clinical interests include treatment of child and adolescent mood and anxiety disorders, eating disorders, and childhood trauma through use of psychopharmacology and multiple therapy modalities. She is board certified in general psychiatry and board eligible in child and adolescent psychiatry.

Dr. Fort received her bachelor’s in psychology at College of the Holy Cross and her medical degree from the State University of New York Upstate Medical University. She completed her general psychiatry residency training at the University of Maryland and Sheppard Pratt and her child and adolescent fellowship training at NYU School of Medicine.

Dr. Fort is a member of the American Psychiatric Association and the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.  She is a professor for an undergraduate course at the NYU College of Arts and Sciences as part of CAMS: Advanced Seminar in Eating Disorders.

Dr. Fort is a member of the American Psychiatric Association and the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

Clark R.  Goldstein, PhD

Specialty Areas: Anxiety and Mood Disorders; Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder; Oppositional Defiant Disorder; Selective Mutism; Parent-Child Interaction Therapy.

Office Location: Manhattan; Lake Success, Long Island

Clark Goldstein, PhD, is a clinical assistant professor of child and adolescent psychiatry at the NYU School of Medicine and a licensed psychologist at the Child Study Center. He specializes in the evaluation and treatment of anxiety and mood disorders in children, teens, and adults. Dr. Goldstein is experienced in treating children with behavioral problems, video game and computer misuse, high functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder, Tic and Tourette’s Disorder and trichotillomania.

Dr. Goldstein received a bachelor's degree with high distinction in psychology from the University of Virginia, a master's degree in psychology, and a doctoral degree in clinical psychology from Boston University.

Dr. Goldstein trained at the Child and Adolescent Fear and Anxiety Treatment Program at the Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders (CARD) at Boston University. He completed a pre doctoral fellowship at the May Institute and a postdoctoral fellowship at the Child Study Center. He was also involved with the supervision of advanced doctoral students and assisted in the adaptation Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) for children with Separation Anxiety Disorder (SAD).

Prior to joining the Child Study Center, Dr. Goldstein served as a clinical psychologist at the Child Mind Institute where he gained expertise in helping children, adults, and their families working to overcome anxiety and depression. He was actively involved in the Intensive Treatment Program which focused on intensive treatment for those with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD).

Dr. Goldstein has co-authored articles for several journals, including Child and Behavior Therapy and the Journal of Psychiatric Practice, and he has co-authored chapters in the Oxford Handbook of Anxiety and Related Disorders and the Handbook of Child and Adolescent Anxiety Disorders.

Dr. Goldstein was a recipient of the prestigious Presidential Fellowship at Boston University where he taught an undergraduate class in Abnormal Psychology. He has also presented research at numerous conferences and is a member of the American Psychological Association (APA).

 

Sarah  Kern, LCSW

Specialty Areas: Autism Spectrum Disorders, Anxiety and Mood Disorders

 

Office Location: Manhattan

Sarah Kern, LCSW, is a clinical assistant professor of child and adolescent psychiatry at NYU School of Medicine and the family services coordinator for the Autism Spectrum Disorder Clinical and Research Program at the Child Study Center. She participates in the evaluation of young children with suspected Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and provides individual consultation services to help families with educational and therapeutic service planning. Ms. Kern provides individual supportive therapy for children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder, co-occurring anxiety and mood disorders with Autism Spectrum Disorder, early childhood development, other social learning needs, social cognition groups, and provides parent/caregiver training on topics related to Autism Spectrum Disorder.

 

Ms. Kern received her bachelor's degree from Barnard College, Columbia University and her master's degree in social work from the University of Sussex in Brighton, England.

Prior to joining the Child Study Center, Ms. Kern worked in the Early Intervention program through YAI/NYL-Lifestart where she participated in multi-disciplinary evaluations for infants and toddlers with developmental delays, as well as providing case management services and individual supportive therapy to parents of children with a range of developmental disabilities.

Ms. Kern is an adjunct lecturer at NYU's Silver School of Social Work, providing field instruction and supervision for students pursuing a master's degree in social work.

Lauren  Knickerbocker, PhD

Specialty Areas: Selective Mutism; Organizational Skills Training; Attention Deficit Hyperactivity and Behavior Disorders; Anxiety and Mood Disorders

Office Location: Manhattan

Lauren Knickerbocker, PhD, is a clinical assistant professor of adult and adolescent psychiatry at NYU School of Medicine. Dr. Knickerbocker specializes in treating selective mutism and anxiety in young children, ADHD and difficulties with organization and time management across development, disruptive behaviors, and parent management training. She is a Coordinator with Dr. Richard Gallagher for the Selective Mutism program, including Camp Courage, and is involved in Organizational Skills Treatment. She is also part of the Consultation-Liasion Program with the Institute for Family Centered Care. 

Dr. Knickerbocker earned her doctoral degree in clinical psychology from Stony Brook University, master's degree at San Diego State University, and her bachelor's degree in psychology at the University of Florida. Dr. Knickerbocker completed her clinical internship in the Mailman Center for Child Development at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, and she completed her post-doctoral training in clinical psychology at the Child Study Center at NYU Langone Medical Center. 

Dr. Knickerbocker has presented her work at conferences, in book chapters, and in scientific journals. She is a member of the American Psychological Association and the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies.

Stephanie  Wagner, PhD

Specialty Areas: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity and Behavior Disorders; Oppositional Defiant Disorder; Parent-Child Interaction Therapy; Pediatric Sleep; Organizational Skills Training.

Office Location: Manhattan

Stephanie Wagner, PhD, is a clinical psychologist working in the Institute for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity and Behavior Disorders. She specializes in providing psychosocial interventions, including parent training, Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), and school consultation to parents and teachers of children with ADHD and disruptive behavior disorders. Additionally, Dr. Wagner has training in pediatric sleep medicine. As part of her clinical practice at CSC, she provides organizational skills training. During the summer, Dr. Wagner is a clinical supervisor at the NYU Summer Program for Kids.

Dr. Wagner earned her PhD in clinical child psychology from West Virginia University and her BS in psychology from the University of Maryland. Dr. Wagner completed her clinical internship at the Munroe-Meyer Institute through the Nebraska Internship Consortium in Professional Psychology, where she gained experience providing behavioral services in pediatric primary care settings to address a wide array of presenting problems and received specialized training in assessing and treating pediatric sleep disorders.

Dr. Wagner is a member of the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT) and Division 53 (Child and Adolescent Psychology) of the American Psychological Association. She has presented her work at national conferences including the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT) and Parent-Child Interaction Therapy conventions and has authored several articles and book chapters.