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The Child & Family Institute

Compassionate Care for Your Mental Health Journey

Founded in 2011 by Dr. Adam Weissman, The Child & Family Institute (CFI) is a highly specialized mental and behavioral healthcare organization for children, caregivers, adults, and family members of all ages. They offer individualized, tailored care in all kinds of settings—individual, group, couples, family therapy—and for all kinds of mental health needs, as well as comprehensive neuropsychological evaluations, nutritional counseling, speech and occupational therapy, academic support services, and more. CFI is located throughout the tri-state area of New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut, with telehealth services available in over 30 U.S. states.

About the Founding President, Dr. Adam S. Weissman

Dr. Adam S. Weissman is a distinguished pediatric psychologist and healthcare innovator dedicated to expanding access to evidence-based mental healthcare. He serves as the Founding President and Chief Psychologist of The Child & Family Institute, overseeing numerous mental and behavioral health programs, clinical research, and pro bono initiatives. With expertise in transdiagnostic assessment and treatment, Dr. Weissman focuses on pediatric anxiety, depression, attention, habit, and behavior disorders. He holds degrees from the University of Pennsylvania and Rutgers/Harvard University, with additional certifications from Harvard Business School and MIT Sloan. Recognized for his contributions, Dr. Weissman has received various awards, including from the American Psychological Association, highlighting his significant impact in the field of psychology and healthcare.

Their Approach

At CFI, addressing the ongoing mental health crisis in the U.S. is paramount, recognizing the challenges individuals face in accessing effective and sustainable mental healthcare. Despite the prevalence of mental illness, many struggle to receive adequate support, highlighting the need for improved access to evidence-based care. At CFI, the focus is on individualized treatment, emphasizing strengths, values, and personal connections over mere diagnoses. Through state-of-the-art programs tailored to each person’s unique story, CFI aims to provide a welcoming environment for high-quality, evidence-based care. Specialized clinicians collaborate closely with clients, families, and other providers to develop personalized treatment plans, often incorporating cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT). Additionally, CFI offers consultation services to various organizations and ensures a personalized intake process for every individual seeking assistance.

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