Kristy M Vanacore

Psychologist, PsyD, PC

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Kristy M Vanacore, PsyD, PC, Psychologist in Yorktown Heights
(914) 288-6136 Website

Kristy M Vanacore

Psychologist, PsyD, PC


Location

334 Underhill Avenue
3c
Yorktown Heights, New York 10598
(914) 288-6136

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As a holistic child psychologist I am devoted to nurturing the mind, body, heart, and spirit. My unique approach emphasizes the "whole" child. Utilizing expertise in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), and Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), I will teach your child life skills enabling them to learn better; concentrate and focus; manage anger, anxiety, & sadness; develop impulse control, and manifest gratitude. I also provide Neuropsycho-educational evaluations individually tailored to identify strengths and areas of need. Testing available for Dyslexia, Learning Disabilities, Autism spectrum, ADHD, and Giftedness.

I facilitate partnerships between home, school, and community and offer guidance for parents, teachers, and other support systems for adapting their approach to meet the child's individual needs. A team approach ensures success! Children,teens, and young adults achieve complete mind/body wellness, becoming confident, strong, and prepared for life's challenges.

I am sensitive to challenges facing families today. My Hand in Hand Partnership in Wellness Program, a Mindfulness-based approach to parenting in community, focuses on parenting with presence while caring for ourselves as parents. We will work together to help your child and family thrive.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 7 Years
  • School: Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology
  • Year Graduated: 2006
  • License No. and State: 017242 New York

Finances

  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepted Payment Methods: American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Out of Network

Kristy M Vanacore's Groups

MIndful Parenting Workshop

This 6 week workshop gives parents the skills and strategies to improve their own self-awareness and well-being so that they can be more present for their children. Participation in this supportive and enlightening group will help achieve: Improved self-care and time to replenish and grow; Increased sense of inner balance; Ability to parent with compassion, clarity, and humor; The ability to guide children; The ability to redefine values and goals; Reduced stress and anxiety; Greater inner-resiliency and adaptability to change; Improved self-esteem and sense of empowerment; The ability to be responsive instead of reactive; Improved relationships with your spouse & children

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Mindfully Healthy Tweens

Today's fast-paced, highly pressured, technology-driven world can be challenging. This evidenced-based, 8 week program for Tweens ages 11-13 Integrates the latest neuroscience research on mindfulness and executive functions. Your child will learn how their mind works and how they can better manage it in order to: *Concentrate & learn better *Develop impulse control *Manage stress, anxiety, & anger *Perform better in music or sports *Manifest appreciation & gratitude *Feel happier, calmer, & more fulfilled This is a dynamic, fun, and life-changing group that will help tweens to become confident, strong, and motivated individuals prepared for life's challenges and resilient enough to soar.

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Mindfully Healthy Teens

Today's fast-paced, highly pressured, technology-driven world can be challenging. This evidenced-based, 8 week program for Teens ages 14-21 Integrates the latest neuroscience research on mindfulness and executive functions. Your child will learn how their mind works and how they can better manage it in order to: *Concentrate & learn better *Develop impulse control *Manage stress, anxiety, & anger *Perform better in music or sports *Manifest appreciation & gratitude *Feel happier, calmer, & more fulfilled This is a dynamic, fun, and life-changing group that will help teens to become confident, strong, and motivated individuals prepared for life's challenges and resilient enough to soar.

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Location

334 Underhill Avenue
3c
Yorktown Heights, New York 10598
(914) 288-6136

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Specialties
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Testing and Evaluation
  • Parenting
Issues
  • ADHD
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • Autism
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disorders
  • Divorce
  • Eating Disorders
  • Family Conflict
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Life Coaching
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Spirituality

Client Focus

Age
  • Toddlers / Preschoolers (0 to 6)
  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Educational Advocacy
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness-based (MBCT)
  • Neuropsychological Testing
  • Parent Management Training
  • Psychological Testing and Evaluation
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Family
  • Group

Professional Connections

Ms. Mariel Roth, LCSW
Ms. Mariel Roth, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist Colleague, known for 6 years

Links

My Website

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Last Modified: 07 Sep 2016
Kristy M Vanacore, PsyD, PC, Psychologist in Yorktown Heights

Kristy M Vanacore

Psychologist, PsyD, PC