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Rebecca Schrag Hershberg Ph.D.


Rebecca Schrag Hershberg, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist and parenting coach, and the founder of Little House Calls, PLLC and LLC. She earned her B.A. at Yale University (summa cum laude), and her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at the University of Virginia. Dr. Hershberg has held leadership positions at a national nonprofit organization serving children and a hospital-based infant and toddler preventive mental health program. She has also taught in the Department of Pediatrics at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

Known for her gift for “speaking child,” Dr. Hershberg has been published widely, including in The New York Times, and on Parents.Com and TODAY Parents. She has been featured as a guest on several podcasts, as well as on WAMC Public Radio and Good Day Wake Up. Her first book, The Tantrum Survival Guide: Tune In to Your Toddler’s Mind (and Your Own) to Calm the Craziness and Make Family Fun Again (Guilford Press) was published in 2018 to widespread praise.

Dr. Hershberg frequently gives talks and workshops for parents in school, community, and corporate settings, and is known for her engaging, pragmatic, and often humorous style. She currently lives in Dobbs Ferry, New York with her husband and two young sons, both of whom keep her busier – though also smiling! – more than any of the above.

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