About Us

Our Team

Pac Psych’s team is made up of psychologists with expertise in the use of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and play therapy techniques to treat anxiety disorder, mood disorders, and behavioral problems. Each member of our team has unique interests and skills. We encourage you to call us to talk about which team member may be the best fit to work with your child or family. Additionally all members of the team have experience conducting psychological testing with children and adolescents.

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Dr. Hayley Cooper

Founder/Owner

Dr. Cooper is a New York State Licensed Psychologists and native New Yorker. She earned her doctorate from the Combined School-Clinical Child PsyD program at the Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology at Yeshiva University. Prior to earning her doctorate she completed a Masters in Education in School Psychology and received her certification in School Psychology from Fordham University. Dr. Cooper has a wide variety of experiences and has worked in specialized schools for children with learning disabilities, day treatment and outpatient settings. Dr. Cooper also completed American Psychological Association (APA) accredited clinical training at Astor Services for Children and Families. In addition to working with children with externalizing behaviors, Dr. Cooper has a specialized interest in treating children with anxiety disorders and has conducted research in the area of temperament and treatment of Selective Mutism. Dr. Cooper’s interest in anxiety and other internalizing disorders stems from her training at the Children’s Anxiety and Depression Clinic at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital. In addition Dr. Cooper worked for the Education Records Bureau completing testing for entrance into New York City private schools. Dr. Cooper is a certified Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)therapists as well as a PCIT trainer able to train other therapists on-site in the use of PCIT.

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Dr. Rebecca Hutt

Psychologist

Dr. Hutt earned her doctorate from the combined School-Clinical Child Psy.D. program at Pace University. She also received a Masters of Education in School Psychology from Pace University and a Bachelors of Arts in Psychology from New York University. Dr. Hutt has experience providing evidence-based interventions to children and adolescents with anxiety and mood disorders, as well as externalizing behaviors, inattention, and impulsivity. She also has training in evidence-based treatments for children who have experienced trauma. Dr. Hutt has a specialized interest in providing treatment to support the social-emotional needs of children who are gifted. She has worked with children and their families in schools, day treatment, and outpatient settings and completed an American Psychological Association (APA) accredited clinical training at Astor Services for Children and Families. Currently, Dr. Hutt also works as a school psychologist at an independent private school in New York City.

Jackie Freeman, LCSW

Jackie earned her Master’s of Science from Columbia University’s School of Social Work. She received post-graduate training from the Ackerman Institute for the Family. She has been working in the mental health and social services field for over a decade. During this time, she has worked with children, adolescents, and families in various settings such as mental health clinics, hospitals, homeless shelters, and schools. Jackie has a specialized interest in treating children and adolescents with internalizing disorders. She is experienced in providing evidenced-based interventions for anxiety and behavioral problems. In addition, her clinical training has allowed her to treat children, adolescents, and families who are struggling with various presenting problems, such as, depression, grief, social skills, and family conflict.

Dr. Andrea Roth

Dr. Andrea Roth is a New York State Licensed Psychologist. She completed her Bachelor’s Degree at Miami University of Ohio with a major in Psychology and a minor in Child Studies, and her doctorate in School & Clinical Child Psychology at Yeshiva University/Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Roth completed her APA-Accredited Pre-Doctoral Internship within the Mental Health Division at ANDRUS Children’s Center, an outpatient mental health clinic for children and families in White Plains, NY. Professionally, Dr. Roth’s work has focused primarily on children, adolescents, and families and she particularly enjoys dyadic work with children and their caregivers. Dr. Roth’s research interests include pediatric Anxiety Disorders and the family system. She completed her doctoral research under the mentorship of Dr. Melanie Wadkins, investigating the positive and negative effects of having a child with OCD on parental functioning. Additionally, Dr. Roth previously worked in sleep research for years prior to entering graduate school. During this time, Dr. Roth was interested in the effects of caffeine on sleep and cognitive-behavioral treatments for insomnia. Dr. Roth has previous experience working in a private practice setting in Westchester where she worked with a range of presenting problems and was the clinical director of their Selective Mutism specialty clinic. Dr. Roth also currently works in the Therapeutic Nursery School at Jewish Board’s Child Development Center, where she serves as a supervising psychologist working with young children and their school team.

Dr. Hannah Schacter-Gampel

Post-doctoral Student

Dr. Schacter-Gampel earned her doctorate from the combined School-Clinical Child Psy.D. program at at the Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology at Yeshiva University. She also received a Masters of Science in School Psychology from Yeshiva University and a Bachelors of Arts in Art History from New York University. Dr. Schacter-Gampel has worked in a wide variety of clinical settings such as schools, residential treatment programs, outpatient clinics, as well as inpatient hospitals. Dr. Schacter-Gampel has vast experience working with children and adolescents presenting with internalizing disorders such as depression and anxiety, as well as externalizing difficulties such as oppositional behavior, impulsivity, and hyperactivity. Dr. Schacter-Gampel completed her American Psychological Association (APA) accredited clinical training at Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center, a municipal hospital in the Bronx where she worked in a developmental clinic, a sexual abuse clinic, a child and adolescent outpatient clinic, as well as in the Emergency Room. In addition to working at PacPsych, Dr. Schacter-Gampel is also a post-doctoral clinician in an outpatient setting in Bronx, NY.

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Dr. Katherine Gibson

Trauma Consultant

Dr. Gibson is the former Co-Owner of PAC PSYCH, and now resides in Sarasota, Florida. Dr. Gibson continues to be an asset to our team by providing Forensic Trauma Consulting Services based on her expertise in the field of Trauma Psychology. She frequently works with families and law firms to provide assessments and expert testimony for the court process. Dr. Gibson received her Doctor of Psychology degree in Clinical Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University. Dr. Gibson also earned a Master of Arts degree in Forensic Psychology from John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Dr. Gibson has expertise in the treatment of trauma in children, and specializes in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT). Dr. Gibson is also a Certified Therapist and Level 1 Trainer in Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) for young children with problem behaviors. Dr. Gibson completed American Psychological Association (APA) accredited clinical training at Astor Services for Children and Families, a non-profit outpatient community mental health center in the Bronx where she worked in both outpatient and day treatment settings. Dr. Gibson went on to be the Clinical Supervisor at one of Astor’s outpatient clinics. Dr. Gibson also completed clinical training at two trauma specialty clinics: The Chadwick Center for Children and Families in San Diego, CA and Safe Horizon Counseling Center in Brooklyn, NY. Dr. Gibson has done research in the areas of trauma resulting from intimate partner violence, sexual assault and child abuse, as well as in program evaluation.