Becoming a new parent is a life-changing event. It can be an exciting time to discover special potentials to grow, but it also may bring complicated feelings and anxieties as your role changes and your baby develops. Even under ideal conditions of strong family support, challenges can emerge that require professional expertise and intervention. At this pivotal time in your baby’s and family’s early development, a little therapeutic assistance can go a long way. I am a licensed clinical psychologist with specialized training in child development and parent-child interactions. I offer consultation with mothers, fathers, and caregivers with their babies, in my office and at their home, in order to make such consultations as accessible as possible. Through discussion and observation of you and your baby together, we will work to understand your developing family and to expand ways of being together. My goal is to provide support for being the best parent you can be.
CONSULTATION • HOME VISITING • PARENT – INFANT PSYCHOTHERAPY
WHERE I CAN HELP
- Transition to Parenthood
- Co-Parenting/Working Together
- Parental Blues and Anxiety
- Strengthening Parent-Child Connection
- Reading your Baby’s Cues
- Fussy Baby
- Feeding and Sleeping Issues
- Toddler Issues such as Tantrums, Toilet Training and New Sibling
WHO CAN BENEFIT
- Moms and Dads (Including Same Sex Couples and Single Parents)
- Newborns to Age 3
- Adopted Babies and Toddlers
- Expectant Parents
- Caregivers and Grandparents
ABOUT DR. BLAUSTEIN
I am a New York State licensed clinical psychologist. I have specialized training in working with parents, babies and toddlers, having studied with experts in the field of parent-infant psychotherapy in NYC and in London. I received my B.A. in History from the University of California at Berkeley in 1984 and my Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at Fordham University in 1999. My clinical training includes work at Westchester County Medical Center, the Fordham University Counseling Center, the Karen Horney Clinic, Elmhurst Hospital Center and the Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy. I have received training from the William Alanson White Institute’s Intensive Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Program and the Anna Freud National Center for Children and Families. I am a graduate of the Anni Bergman Parent-Infant Program and a Postpartum Support International (PSI) Certified Perinatal Mental Health Professional (PMH-C).
FEES AND INSURANCE
Whether you are looking for an intensive intervention, a few visits or are not sure, I have plans that can be time-limited or more open-ended. I have a sliding scale fee (based on your ability to pay) for visits held at home and in my office. My services are reimbursable on an out-of-network basis for insurance companies and I can help with the documents needed for insurance reimbursement.
My office is located at 1651 Third Avenue, Suite 205. Home visits are held primarily in Manhattan, but I have some flexibility to visit other areas depending on distance and time.
You can email me* or call the office at 646.450.8568 with any questions you may have and/or to discuss if a consultation would make sense.
*Please note that email is not a secure medium, and confidentiality of e-mail cannot be guaranteed.