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.

Dr. Kurtz is one of only 21 certified Master 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
  • Shelley Avny, PhD

    Shelley Avny, PhD is a clinical psychologist with expertise in assessing and treating anxiety disorders in children and adolescents. She serves as our Director …

    Director of Training & Clinical Director of Selective Mutism Programs
  • Joelle Dorse, BA

    Joelle Dorse, BA is our Selective Mutism Intensive Coordinator, PCIT Coordinator, Administrative Assistant, and PCIT International CE Task Force Administrative Assistant. She earned her …

    Administrative Assistant & SM Intensive Programs Coordinator
  • Chelsey Rosen, PsyD

    Chelsey Rosen, PsyD is one of our Post-Doctoral Psychology Fellows for 2017-2018. Dr. Rosen also is a certified NY State School Psychologist and was …

    Postdoctoral Fellow & Certified NY State School Psychologist
  • Alexandra Barnett, PhD

    Alexandra Barnett, PhD, is a Certified Parent-Child Interaction Therapy Level 1 Trainer one of our 2017-2018 Post-Doctoral Psychology Fellows. Alexandra completed her doctoral work …

    Postdoctoral Fellow & Certified Parent-Child Interaction Therapist Trainer
  • Rachel Lacks, EdM

    Rachel Lacks, EdM, is our 2017-2018 Doctoral Psychology Extern and Practicum Therapist. She earned her Bachelor’s degree from Cornell University in Human Development, …

    Practicum Therapist
  • Mivi Joseph, BS

    Mivi Joseph, BS is our Administrative Coordinator and first point of contact for the families we work with. Mivi graduated with her Bachelor’s degree …

    Administrative Coordinator
  • Jennifer Schild, BS

    Jennifer Schild, BS is a Senior Research Assistant at Kurtz Psychology Consulting PC. Jen graduated in 2017 with her Bachelor’s degree from NYU Steinhardt School …

    Senior Research Assistant
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