Stefanie is a Mental Health Consultant specializing in OCD, Anxiety, ADHD, PANDAS, and other related mental health disorders. She meets with the parents of children who have these disorders so that they can speak openly and honestly about their child. Based on an in- depth consultation and intake process, they collaborate on selecting a team of doctors that will be most appropriate for the child.
Stefanie gives families information on their child’s disorder and coaches parents on how to deal with their schools, teachers, friends,and doctor appointments. She is a true “hand-holder” guiding parents who feel anxious and overwhelmed, and need that extra time and support while dealing with their child’s disorder. As a mother of three children, she is extremely sensitive to what parents require emotionally. Working with Stefanie is a boutique experience. Stefanie only refers to a select group of doctors that are the very best in their field. She has thoroughly interviewed every doctor that she refers to. This process is vital to her. It helps her observe the doctor’s bedside manner, personality, office staff, and experience with specific disorders.
Stefanie believes that parents have a hard time gaining the courage to take the initial step of seeking professional help for their children. Going to the “right doctor” the first time puts families on the right track immediately, instead of going through a daunting process of 3 or 4 doctors until they finally find the one that they connect with and believe in. She helps make that process easier by getting parents in the right hands immediately. This saves them time, money, and energy. Exposing yourself and your child emotionally is a difficult step. Stefanie makes sure families are comfortable and confident with whom they select.
Stefanie will also be bringing you the answers to questions YOU want to hear on everyday issues such as avoidance of gym class, sleepovers, making friends, school and social anxiety, advocating to family and school personnel and much more. Stefanie invites YOU to interact and let us know what you need to know to make informed decisions for your child or teen.
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The Future of Psychiatric Medicine Is Upon Us…What If There Was A Simple Test That Discovered What Medicine Works Most Effectively With Your Body? Dr Lombard will discuss how Genomind’s testing helps clinicians find appropriate and effective treatment more quickly and efficiently.
Executive Functioning Skills, What Are They? How Do They Help Make Children and Teens Successful Students and Adults?
Join host Stefanie Weiss on Ask Stefanie w guest Sharon Thomas a leading expert in the field of Learning Disabilities, Founder and Director of MAIAA Parent Resource Center, and a consultant for a premier independent school on the Upper East Side of Manhattan.
Heading Back to School can cause many children to have anxious feelings about the start of a new year. Parents of these children are affected as well, worrying about their anxious children especially kids who struggle with learning disabilities, anxiety, ADHD, OCD, and other related disorders.
Parental anxiety for kids who struggle with learning disabilities, anxiety, ADHD, OCD, and other related disorders with special guest Dr Michele Borba
Michael Thompson- Psychologist, New York Times Bestselling Author
Homesick and Happy. Dr. Thompson’s book talks about how children at sleep away camp can be anxious, homesick, excited, scared, and successful all at the same time
Homesick And Happy – Sleep Away Camp Primer
Dr. Eric Hollander about children who struggle with OCD. OCD can often be confused with symptoms of other mental illnesses, including AD/HD and anxiety disorders. It is important for parents to know what OCD is, what are the symptoms, and what types of treatments are most effective. We will discuss the differences between obsessions vs. compulsions, what OCD looks like in school and social situations, and how therapy and medication can be helpful when needed. Importantly, we will also talk about when to know if its time to move to the next step and put your child on medication and what parents should consider when making that decision. This is an incredible opportunity for parents to listen to one of the leading experts in the field of mental health.
OCD and related disorders with guest Dr Eric Hollander
Dr. Jennifer Hartstein - Anxiety is a part of all children’s lives. Sometimes a child’s worry is as basic as being away from a parent, going to school, a test, or a birthday party. Sometimes children worry about things we didn’t even think they could be worried about
When to Worry About Worry
Leigh Weinraub M.A. – Youth sports are starting younger and younger these days. The competition amongst children is fierce and is felt at every age. Even a child with minimal anxiety can get anxious when a coach is yelling at them or the parents on the sidelines are cheering and screaming during a game
Performance Anxiety In School Sports
Marc Elliot has spoken to hundreds of groups and organizations, reaching out to more than 100,000 individuals in the United States and internationally. At the age of 26, Marc has now found a way to use his own story, his triumph over handicaps, as a way of helping individuals around the world find their own path to tolerance for themselves and others. Marc is the author of the book “What Makes You Tic?”
Marc Elliott – What Makes You Tic?
Kids with ADHD act without thinking, are hyperactive, and have trouble focusing. They may understand what’s expected of them but have trouble following through because they can’t sit still, pay attention, or attend to details. Ask Stefanie interviews Stephanie Weldon to find out what parents and teachers can do to maximize children’s potential both academically and socially.
Can ADHD Kids Succeed In School and Socialization
Should we mainstream our “grey area” child think about Special Needs School? A tough decision many parents face.
Deciding where your “grey area” child would be happiest at school can be a very tough decision. The academic, social, and emotional pieces are all important pieces of the puzzle that parents need to consider when making this decision.
Can kids with ADHD succeed in school and socialization
How IN HOME Doctor Visits Can Make An Anxious/Special Needs Child More Comfortable
Families whose children have special needs face many everyday basic challenges. Going to the pediatrician for a check up can be a difficult task for a family with a child who has anxiety, OCD, ADHD, autism, bipolar disorder, and other related conditions.
In Home doctor visits for special needs kids
As any parent of a mentally ill child or teen will tell you, finding the right psychologist or psychiatrist is hard, very hard. Finding the doctor that will not only specialize in your childs needs but match your families needs, personalities, finances and specific disorder is key. Don’t you wish there was somene that could guide you, know the best of the best, save you much time, frustration and money? There is….. and she is the new host on our network, Sefanie Weiss. Stefanie is known as the Doctors Connoisseur – Concierge Consultant for mental health conditions for children and teens. She specializes in OCD, Anxiety disorders, ADHD, PANDAS and is also a parenting columnist advocating and sharing resources.
The Premiere – Choosing the right mental health professional for your child
DATING WITH ANXIETY AND OBSESSIVE COMPULSIVE DISORDER. Many people with OCD and Social Anxiety find dating to be a struggle. How can people with anxiety overcome their fears and date happily? Dr Sachs will discuss dating fears as well as helpful tips for young adults and their parents to help prepare their teens to manage their dating worries. Dr Sachs has a Ph.D. in Clinical and School Psychology. Dr. Sachs is a licensed psychologist in both New York and Florida. She has many years of research and clinical experience working in the field of anxiety and stress, Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASDs), and chronic illness and pain in a variety of settings. Her research and clinical interests included cognitive and behavioral treatments for individuals with social skills deficits, anxiety disorders and mood disorders, as well as understanding coping mechanisms in the chronically ill and their caregivers.
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