Anna Loiterstein, PsyD

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

MY PHILOSOPHY

I am dedicated to providing evidence-based assessment and treatment to children, adolescents, young adults, and their families. Through a collaborative therapeutic approach, I offer clients and their families practical and proven strategies to help improve their lives and reach their goals. It’s important to me to deliver the highest quality of care in an environment where my clients feel safe and at ease.

WHO I WORK WITH

In my work, I help children, teens, and young adults overcome challenges to become more independent and confident versions of themselves. I tailor treatment to meet the individualized needs of my clients so that they can make meaningful and lasting changes in their lives. I do that by teaching clients strategies, skills, and tools that help them to communicate effectively, cope with life’s stressors, and improve their happiness and relationships. I encourage my clients to step outside of their comfort zones in order to reach their goals, while validating the hard work required to take these steps.

I believe that parents, teachers, and other caregivers are the most influential people in a child’s life. By seeking input from these individuals, I understand the whole child and tailor treatment approaches to that child’s needs. I am committed to empowering parents and caregivers by providing them with the tools to best support their child. I utilize a team approach to ensure that all parties work together to help each client reach their specific treatment goals. In addition, my training in school psychology, equips me to work closely with schools to provide consultation and strategies to be used within the classroom.

MY APPROACH

I am a licensed clinical psychologist in NY and CT. I specialize in the evaluation and treatment of anxiety, trauma, and mood disorders in children, adolescents, and young adults utilizing cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and other evidence-based treatments. I have particular interest in providing treatment to youth diagnosed with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), selective mutism, separation anxiety disorder, specific phobias, social anxiety disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). I have experience providing individual and group therapy and have received extensive training in a variety of evidence-based treatments, including exposure with response prevention (ERP), adaptations of Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) for anxiety disorders, and Parent Management Training (PMT).