Welcome to The Child & Family Institute. We are a highly specialized, interdisciplinary behavioral health/cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) center, training institute, and faculty practice, with five convenient locations throughout Westchester County (Scarsdale, Mt. Kisco), Connecticut (Greenwich), and New York City (midtown Manhattan, Park Slope, Brooklyn). We hope you will find our website a valuable resource to learn more about CBT and the wide range of behavioral health treatment and consultation services we provide to children, adolescents, young adults, parents/families, mental health agencies, schools, and clinicians in the community.
Founded in 2011 by renowned cognitive-behavioral psychologist, Dr. Adam S. Weissman, CFI was among the first private interdisciplinary behavioral health centers in the nation exclusively dedicated to youth mental health assessment, treatment, and advocacy. Our integrated behavioral health services include comprensive individual & family and group CBT, clinical psychopharmacology, neuropsychological/educational assessment, consultation, and advocacy, speech therapy & occupational therapy, holistic health and nutrition, medical psychology, and a number of specialty treatment clinics, for youth of all ages. Our faculty and associate faculty hold clinical and academic appointments at top hospitals and universities, including Columbia University, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York Presbyterian Hospital, the NYU School of Medicine, the NYU Child Study Center, Albert Enstein College of Medicine/Yeshiva University, Montefiore Medical Center, Mt. Sinai Hospital, Northwestern University, Harvard University, and Harvard Medical School. Please feel free to learn more about our doctors and clinical fellows by visiting the "Meet Our Faculty" page on this site, and of course, please feel free to contact us by phone or email with any questions or consultation needs, or to schedule an intake appointment with one of our CBT specialists. We look forward to meeting with you and your family!
**Starting Spring of 2016, we are pleased to welcome and introduce our new Speech and Occupational Therapy Team available for consultation at CFI-Scarsdale through our partnership with Rye Therapies of OT, PT, and Speech: Debra Vitagliano, MS, OTR/L, Emily McGuire, MS, OTR/L, and Kristy Castaldo, M.A., CCC-SLP, TSHH.
The Child & Family Institute-Westchester Team
Left to Right: Dr. Leslie Cunningham (Director of Medical Psychology, Co-Director of the Pediatric Assessment Center - PAC); Dr. Elana Dumont (Director of Group Therapy; Director of the Maternal Mental Health Program); Dr. Christopher Rackley (Co-Director of the Pediatric Assessment Center - PAC; Director of the Executive Function/Organizational Skills Coaching (ESC) Program); Dr. Adam S. Weissman (Founder/Director of CFI); Dr. Andrea Roth (Intake & Admin Director of CFI, Director of the "Brave Voices" Selective Mutism Program), Dr. Janice Autera (Post-Doctoral Fellow, Assistant Director of the "Trich & Tic" Program); Dr. John DiLallo (Senior Psychiatric Consultant); Chelsey Rosen, M.S. (Senior Doctoral Fellow)
Photos of CFI-Westchester in Scarsdale Village