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 is a certified PCIT therapist, and has extensive experience providing this treatment to young children and their families. Dr. Hutt has a specialized interest in working with children and adolescents experiencing anxiety, to help them to gain tools to more effectively manage day-to-day stressors. Currently, Dr. Hutt also works as a school psychologist at an independent private school in New York City. This provides her with a keen understanding of the stressors experienced by NYC children and their families on a daily basis.

 

Dr. Hallie Weiner

Psychologist

Dr. Weiner earned her doctorate in the combined School-Clinical Child Psychology program at Pace University, where she also received her Masters in Education in School Psychology. She has experience working in several treatment settings including, a residential treatment facility, inpatient and outpatient hospital units, and various school settings. Dr. Weiner has experience in providing evidence-based treatments for both internalizing and externalizing behaviors, including anxiety, depression, trauma, and behavioral problems at home and school. She has a specialized interest in working with adolescents. Dr. Weiner works from a systems perspective, believing that family and parent work is an integral part of treatment. In addition to therapy services, she also conducts psychological evaluations, assessing cognitive and personality functioning, as well as learning disabilities and ADHD. She volunteers at a grief camp for children and adolescents who have lost a family member.

 

Dr. Talya Kagedan

Director of Psychological Testing

Dr. Kagedan is a New York State Licensed Psychologist and certified school psychologist in New York and New Jersey. She earned her Masters and Doctorate from St. John’s University, and her Bachelor of Arts from Brandeis University. As part of her graduate studies, Dr. Kagedan received specialized training in providing culturally sensitive treatment and assessment for children of all ages and from diverse backgrounds. Following her graduate work, Dr. Kagedan completed a postdoctoral fellowship in neuropsychological assessment, complementing her particular interest in the interplay of learning styles and social and emotional development with the school experience. She believes in a collaborative relationship among families, schools, and mental health professionals in order to help a student meet success. In addition to her assessment experience, Dr. Kagedan has training in clinical, crisis, and school-based interventions. Currently, Dr. Kagedan works as a school psychologist at an independent private school in New Jersey.

 

Dr. Sarah Neustein

Psychologist

Dr. Neustein earned her doctorate from the combined School-Clinical Child Psy.D. program at the Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology of Yeshiva University. She also earned her Bachelor of Arts in psychology at Barnard College of Columbia University. Dr. Neustein has worked with children and adolescents in a variety of settings, including clinical outpatient settings, early intervention centers and schools. Dr. Neustein completed her internship and postdoctoral work at a private school in Manhattan where she worked with children individually, collaborated and consulted with faculty and ran a group for children with divorced or separated parents. She has worked with children presenting with internalizing and externalizing disorders such as anxiety, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and oppositional behavior using evidenced-based treatment methods. Dr. Neustein has several years of experience working with parent-child dyads to treat various disorders.

 

Dr. Dan Weiser

Psychologist

Dr. Weiser received his doctorate in School/Clinical – Child Psychology from Pace University. He also received a Masters of Education in School Psychology from Pace University. He has worked with a broad range of child, adolescent, and young adult populations in school, psychiatric, university and private practice settings. Dr. Weiser has specialized interest in providing therapy to children and adolescents with adjustment and anxiety disorders. For the past five years he has been a Psychologist at an independent therapeutic day school that uses DIRFloortime®, an evidence-based treatment, which is based on a relational psychology model, to work with children and adolescents that have difficulties with relating and communicating. In this setting he has experience providing individual and group psychotherapy, clinical supervision and didactic training for psychologists and psychology doctoral students.

 

Dr. Suzanne Baumgarten

Psychologist

Dr. Baumgarten earned her doctorate from the School Clinical Child PsyD program at Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology at Yeshiva University. She received a B.A. in psychology from Cornell University. She completed an American Psychological Association (APA) accredited pre-doctoral internship at Kings County Hospital Center in the child and adolescent program. Dr. Baumgarten has provided therapy, behavioral support & crisis intervention, and assessment to children and adolescents within a wide range of settings. She has worked in schools, hospital inpatient units, hospital outpatient departments, day treatment programs, and community mental health centers. Currently, Dr. Baumgarten works in a school setting in addition to working at Parent and Child Psychological Services. Dr. Baumgarten particularly enjoys working with young children and their caregivers through a dyadic framework, but she is passionate about and experienced in conducting therapy with adolescents as well.

 

Dr. Erica Schubert

Psychologist

Dr. Schubert is a New York State Licensed Psychologist. She earned her doctorate from the School-Clinical Child PsyD program at the Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology at Yeshiva University. She received her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Rochester. Dr. Schubert completed her APA-accredited pre-doctoral internship at Jewish Child Care Association (JCCA), a foster care agency in the Bronx. Following her graduate work, she completed a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in pediatric neuropsychology at the Brooklyn Learning Center, where she conducted neuropsychological evaluations and provided psychotherapy and HomeWork Therapy (an integration of therapy and academic remediation) to children and adolescents. Over the years, Dr. Schubert has provided therapy, crisis intervention, and assessment to children and adolescents in a variety of settings, including hospital inpatient units, community mental health centers, foster care, private practice, and schools. She has worked with individuals with various internalizing and externalizing difficulties, including anxiety, mood, attention, and disruptive behavior disorders, as well as those who have experienced trauma. Dr. Schubert has completed advanced training in Cognitive Behavior Therapy and utilizes these techniques in her work with children. In addition to working at Parent and Child Psychological Services, Dr. Schubert also serves as a supervising psychologist in a foster care agency and is an adjunct clinical supervisor for the CBT for Youth practicum at Yeshiva University.