Cheryl Epstein, Psy.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist practicing evidence-based therapies with children, adolescents, and young adults. Dr. Epstein received her bachelor’s degree from Cornell University. She earned both her master’s degree in School Psychology and combined doctorate in Clinical Psychology and School Psychology from The Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology at Yeshiva University. Dr. Epstein completed an APA-accredited pre-doctoral internship in pediatric psychology and neuropsychology at Rusk Rehabilitation at NYU Langone Medical Center. She completed additional clinical pre-doctoral training at the NYU Child Study Center, Weill-Cornell Medical Center, and The League Education and Treatment Center.
Dr. Epstein has extensive experience and training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Behavioral Parent Training (BPT), Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), Collaborative & Proactive Solutions (CPS) and dyadic parent-child therapies. Dr. Epstein specializes in working with children and adolescents coping with ADHD, behavioral difficulties, anxiety disorders, persistent worry, school avoidance, life transitions, and strained family relationships. She also has significant experience in supporting the unique social-emotional needs of gifted and twice exceptional children, children with learning disabilities, children who struggle with executive functions (e.g., organization, time management) and children with complex medical conditions.
Dr. Epstein utilizes a strengths-based approach to fostering therapeutic growth with children and families. She supports children in developing increased emotional awareness, accessing coping tools, and improving self-regulation and self-esteem. Dr. Epstein partners with parents to address the challenges of managing child behavior, encouraging emotional growth, and enhancing parent-child communication. She enjoys closely collaborating with parents and schools to help the gains made in therapy generalize to all spheres of a child’s life.
Dr. Epstein previously served as a school psychologist for an independent school in NYC for gifted children with complex behavioral, social-emotional, and academic support needs. In this role, Dr. Epstein provided individual therapy, developed social-emotional curricula, consulted to teachers and administrators, supervised paraprofessionals, and led parent and teacher workshops. Dr. Epstein is an active member of the American Psychological Association (APA).