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Mark Pesner Mark Pesner, Ph.D, owner & director of Therapeutic Options, LLC, is a Licensed Psychologist with over thirty years experience working with individuals across the lifespan. In his work with children Dr. Pesner has a broad background in developmental difficulties with particular expertise in Autistic Spectrum Disorders, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Executive Function Disorder, and other learning and behavioral problems. He presents extensively on these topics to parent, school and community groups. His practice also includes individual treatment in the areas of anxiety, depression, loss and adjustments to divorce. Read More

Patricia Einbender Patricia Einbender, J.D. holds a graduate certificate in Autistic Spectrum Disorders. She is an RDI® Consultant and has completed mentorship training at the Social Thinking® Clinical Training Program in San Jose, Calif.

Patricia is the administrator and a facilitator for the Social Skills Group program at Therapeutic Options. She integrates RDI® principles and Social Thinking® strategies into the social group experience. Of utmost importance to Patricia is that every participant emerges from the weekly hour with a positive sense of social competence. Careful attention is given to the unique profile of each child so that s/he receives the support needed to experience positive peer interactions. Read More

Mary Havrilla Burke Mary Havrilla Burke, L.C.S.W. is a clinician specializing in psychotherapeutic work with children under the age of 18. She offers early intervention services for at-risk children and teens, which include individual and group therapy; child and family assessments; evaluations and client referrals. Mrs. Burke also works in a multi-disciplinary therapeutic school setting with students from grades K-8. She works in both small groups and classroom counseling facilitating social skills groups specializing in the treatment of children with Pervasive Developmental Disorders, ADHD, Anxiety, Autism and Asperger's Syndrome.
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Kim Greenfield Kim Greenfield, B.A., BCN is a neurofeedback clinician certified by the Biofeeedback Certification Institute of America. Kim is experienced in all aspects of the individual neurofeedback program development including conducting initial intake history, creation a mini-map of the brain, interpretation of results, and establishment of a protocol plan.
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Jeremie Hafitz Jeri Hafitz, M.S., M.Phil., C.C.C. is a licensed speech-language pathologist with over thirty years of clinical experience, which includes consultations with a variety of public school districts and self contained schools as well as supervisory responsibilities in special education programs. Her background includes advanced work in child language development research at Columbia University and The Graduate Center at CUNY. Read More

Karen Liberato Karen Liberato, L.C.S.W., is a licensed clinical social worker with extensive experience in assisting families in responding to their child's developmental challenges, including Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Autistic Spectrum Disorders and anxiety/mood disorders. She is an experienced and compassionate therapist who helps families develop effective treatment plans and collaborates with school districts to develop appropriate interventions. In addition, she assists families in dealing with challenging behaviors their children exhibit. Read More

Celeste Mancinelli Celeste Mancinelli, M.S.,C.C.C. is a licensed speech-language pathologist with 25 years of clinical experience. Her early speech therapy experiences involved work at Middlesex Rehabilitation Hospital, followed by service to the Ridgefield Public Schools, Englewood Head Start and "A Starting Place", a clinic setting in Pearl River, New York. She worked as an SLP for the pre-school handicapped program in the Belleville Public Schools before finding a home with the Autistic Program in Paterson, her current placement. Ms. Mancinelli also does private work as part of a home team approach in treating children with autism. Read More