About Kurtz Psychology

Kurtz Psychology Consulting PC was formed in 2014 to serve the needs of children and families facing emotional, behavioral, and other psychological challenges.

The founder, Dr. Steven Kurtz, is an internationally recognized expert in child psychology with specializations in a number of areas, including but not limited to ADHD, oppositional and defiant behavior, anxiety, and educational challenges.  He also is the founder of the Selective Mutism Programs at both the NYU Child Study Center and the Child Mind Institute.  He created the Brave Buddies & Mighty Mouth programs, serving the needs of children around the globe with selective mutism.

Kurtz Psychology launched the Capstone program in 2020, providing the only intensive summer program for young children with disruptive behavior and self-regulation difficulties that includes an onsite parent training component.

Dr. Kurtz is one of only 21 certified Global Trainers in Parent-Child Interaction Therapy(PCIT) – a gold standard treatment for young children with oppositional and defiant behaviors, often co-occurring with other disorders such as ADHD, anxiety, or autism spectrum disorder. Click here for more information on upcoming training dates.

Kurtz Psychology Consulting, PC works with families, schools, and agencies in a strength-based model to build skills that help change interactions.

Our team of professionals provides:

  • Behavioral treatment to individuals and families
  • Consultation to schools and agencies on child mental health issues
  • Training in Parent-Child Interaction Therapy
  • Training in Selective Mutism and other child anxiety disorders
  • Clinical supervision to professionals on EBTs (Evidence-Based Treatments)
  • Inservice training to education, mental health, speech language and other professional groups
  • Workshops to community organizations

Call 212-658-0110 for more information or to schedule an appointment. Or email info@kurtzpsychology.com.

  • Steven Kurtz, PhD, ABPP

    Steven Kurtz, PhD, ABPP is an internationally recognized and leading clinician in the treatment of children’s behavioral problems and disorders. He is a renowned…
    Founder & President
  • Blake Mooney, LMHC

    Blake Mooney, M.Phil.Ed, M.S.Ed, LMHC is a Mental Health Counselor licensed in New York who cares deeply about the individuals and families that she…
    Licensed Mental Health Counselor
  • Zohra Chahal, MA, PhD

    Zohra Chahal, MA, PhD is our 2022-2023 Post-Doctoral Psychology Fellow. Dr. Chahal has expertise in comprehensive diagnostic evaluations and empirically supported treatments, including: Parent…
    Psychology Post-Doctoral Fellow
  • Nicole Drost, MA, PsyD

    Nicole Drost, MA, PsyD is one of our 2022-2023 Post-Doctoral Psychology Fellows at Kurtz Psychology Consulting.  Dr. Drost provides individual and family treatment with…
    Psychology Post-Doctoral Fellow
  • Ali Chalfin, MA

    Alexandra Chalfin, MA, is a 2022-2023 clinical psychology extern at Kurtz Psychology Consulting P.C. specializing in the treatment of disruptive behavior disorders and anxiety…
    Practicum Therapist
  • Dayna Schlussel, MA

    Danya Schlussel, MA is a 2022-2023 clinical psychology extern at Kurtz Psychology Consulting P.C. specializing in the treatment of disruptive behavior disorders and anxiety disorders.…
    Practicum Therapist
  • Sarah Koppelman, BA

    Sarah Koppelman, BA is our Administrative Coordinator and first point of contact for families we work with. Sarah graduated Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Brown…
    Administrative Coordinator
  • Alyssa Green, BA

    Alyssa Green, BA is our Administrative Coordinator of Special Projects. In this role, she helps plan our Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) trainings and our…
    Admininstrative Coordinator of Special Projects
  • Rachel Cortese, MS Ed, MS CCC-SLP, BCBA

    Rachel Cortese, MS Ed, MS CCC-SLP, BCBA, is the Speech and Language Consultant to Kurtz Psychology.  She is a speech language pathologist and Board…
    Speech Language Consultant
  • Alisa Tippie, MEd

    Alisa Tippie, MSEd, is the Early Childhood Educational Consultant to Kurtz Psychology. Alisa has been an early childhood educator for 24 years.  She is…
    Early Childhood Educational Consultant
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