Child Psychological Services
Helping Children and Families Thrive

Our next Parenting Anxious Children Workshop (using the SPACE model) begins January 2024 and is enrolling now!

To register or for more information on upcoming groups, contact:

We are now offering Parenting Anxious Children Workshops (using the SPACE model) in schools

To learn more about bringing SPACE to your school, contact:

Here is what previous participants have said:

"This was a wonderful informative workshop. The worksheets, presentations, and discussions were all very productive. The smaller group size made it feel like a safe space to talk about my children's anxiety."

"I absolutely loved this workshop and feel so grateful to have been able to participate. Not only was the information so informative and helpful, but also practical and made tons of sense to me. The safe space to share personal information was invaluable and incredibly therapeutic. I wish it could have gone on longer!"

For more information on the SPACE treatment model developed by Dr. Eli Lebowitz, visit:


We offer comprehensive psychoeducational assessments to determine your child’s unique learning and/or social emotional needs and develop recommendations to support them.


Our practice specializes in treating children with anxiety, depression, ADHD, executive function weaknesses, selective mutism, poor self-esteem, grief/bereavement, and siblings with exceptional needs as well as children with developmental challenges impacting emotional regulation and social interaction, such as those on the autism spectrum, with social communication or pragmatic language disorders, and/or with attention difficulties. We provide individual child therapeutic interventions and work with parents to assist them in supporting their child's progress.

Parenting Anxious Children Workshops

We offer 5 week parent workshops based on the SPACE (Supportive Parenting for Anxious Childhood Emotions) Treatment developed through the Yale Child Study Center. These workshops are delivered in a group format and focus on helping parents respond supportively to their anxious child while learning to take steps to reduce their child's anxiety.

Whitney Buckley, PsyD


Whitney is a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in working with children. She is also a certified school psychologist, which gives her a unique insight into one of the primary environments in which your child has to function, as well as the evaluation process for special education and 504 eligibility and plan development. She received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from the University of Connecticut, summa cum laude. She received her graduate training from Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology of Yeshiva University, and holds a Masters of Science in School Psychology and a Doctorate of Psychology in School - Clinical Child Psychology with a concentration in Early Childhood.

Tara Whiteley, MSW

Social Worker

Tara has been a school social worker for 24 years, working in both middle school and elementary schools. She received a Bachelor of Science Degree focusing on Human Development and Family Studies from the University of Vermont in Burlington, Vermont. She received her graduate training from Columbia University, and holds a Masters Degree in Social Work with a concentration in School Social Work. Tara co-facilitates the SPACE Parent Workshops.

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