Welcome to The Child & Family Institute. We are a highly specialized, interdisciplinary behavioral health/cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) clinical dissemination practice and training institute, with 15 convenient locations throughout the U.S. including Westchester County, NY (Scarsdale, Harrison, Mt. Kisco), New York City (midtown Manhattan, Park Slope, Prospect Heights, Gowanus, and Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn), Nassau County, NY (Roslyn Heights), Greenwich, CT, Bergen County, NJ, and our new satellite/telehealth programs in Florida (with bi-monthly on-site services in Aventura/Miami/Ft. Lauderdale), San Diego, California, and Ann Arbor, Michigan. We hope you will find our website a valuable resource to learn more about CBT, DBT, and the wide range of evidence-based behavioral health treatment and consultation services we provide to children, adolescents, young adults, parents/families, mental health agencies, schools, and clinicians in communties throughout the nation with limited access to evidence-based care. Please feel free to ask about our low-fee scholarship programming for low-income families in need, and stay tuned for information on our West Coast and Midwest expansion, the latter featuring intensive CBT services for Selective Mutism, OCD, and Anxiety/Phobias.
*Also, stayed tuned for the exciting development of our non-profit programming on the horizon, breaking down socioeconomic and geographic barriers to evidence-based treatment access for disadvantaged youth nationwide. In line with our global vision, a percentage of all CFI proceeds will go to the development of our children's health foundation- and related charities, towards our end goal of accessible, evidence-based care for all.
The Child & Family Institute-Westchester Team
Founded in 2011 by renowned cognitive-behavioral psychologist, Dr. Adam S. Weissman, CFI was established as the world's very first "Clinical Dissemination Practice" dedicated to evidence-based mental and behavioral health assessment, treatment, advocacy, and dissemination for children, families, and young adults. Our integrated behavioral health services include comprensive individual & family and group CBT, clinical psychopharmacology, speech therapy & occupational therapy, holistic health and nutrition, medical psychology, neuropsychological/educational assessment, consultation, and advocacy, college prep, SAT/ACT tutoring, and academic remediation services, 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, Bellevue Hospital, Albert Enstein College of Medicine/Yeshiva University, Montefiore Medical Center, Mt. Sinai Hospital, Duke Univesrity, Northwestern University, the Yale Child Study Center, 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!
**Since 2016, we have been pleased to offer Speech and Occupational Therapy at our CFI-Westchester and Greenwich locations through our partnership with Rye Therapies of OT, PT, and Speech: Debra Vitagliano, MS, OTR/L and Kristy Castaldo, M.A., CCC-SLP, TSHH.
**Since 2019, we are pleased to announce our collaboration with Premier Pediatrics, with offices in Park Slope, Manhattan, and The Rockaways.
Photos of CFI-Westchester in Scarsdale Village