A virtual therapy practice serving New York and Connecticut, supporting children, adolescents, young adults, and families.
“With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.”
– Eleanor Roosevelt
Welcome to Positive Development Psychology
In this post-pandemic, technology-driven world, raising and being a child today can be complex. While a parent is their child’s best advocate, we believe that raising a well-adjusted, confident and independent child is one of the hardest jobs. When challenges arise, it can be transformative to have the support of a therapist with expertise in child and adolescent social-emotional development.
Here at Positive Development Psychology, a virtual therapy practice serving New York and Connecticut, we celebrate the unique qualities of each child and are committed to supporting their mental health and well-being. We specialize in treating anxiety disorders and behavioral issues and provide online therapy for children, adolescents, and young adults, as well as parent-based interventions.
Through interactive and collaborative virtual therapy sessions, we focus on creating strong therapeutic relationships with each child and family. Our goal is to provide an encouraging, caring, and supportive environment so that your child can develop coping skills, overcome the challenges they face, build confidence, and see positive changes in all aspects of their life.
Using Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) and other evidence-based treatments, Positive Development Psychology helps young people manage and navigate a wide range of social, emotional, and behavioral difficulties. With a flexible and individualized treatment approach, our process is rooted in practices supported by science, while compassion, understanding and guidance are at the heart of what we do.
Our mission at Positive Development Psychology is to help children, adolescents, and young adults develop skills to cope with social, emotional, and behavioral challenges and improve well-being. Through collaborative online therapy, we support young people and their families in achieving these outcomes by developing strong therapeutic relationships and utilizing evidence-based strategies to address areas of concern.
Common Areas We Address
Behavioral Issues / Noncompliance
Friendship or Social Difficulties
Generalized Anxiety / Worries
Obsessions and Compulsions
Specific Phobias / Fears
How We Help
Cognitive Behavior Therapy
Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) is a type of psychotherapy based on the idea that changing negative patterns of thinking and reducing unhelpful or problematic behavior can help people feel better.
Supportive Parenting for Anxious Childhood Emotions
Supportive Parenting for Anxious Childhood Emotions (SPACE) is a parent-based anxiety treatment program developed at the Yale Child Study Center that helps children and adolescents with anxiety and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).
Behavioral Parent Training
Behavioral Parent Training (BPT) is an evidence-based treatment approach that trains parents or caregivers in the management of noncompliant or defiant child behavior.
With the right support, young people can learn skills, gain confidence, and discover that they are stronger than they think.
Contact us at Positive Development Psychology for a free 15-minute phone consultation.