Dr. Jennifer Newkirk is a child and adolescent psychologist in Riverside, Rhode Island. She specializes in ADHD, anxiety, behavioral management, and emotional regulation in children and adolescents. During a 20 year career in child psychology, she has developed an expertise in helping children and families navigate emotional and behavioral health.
Dr. Newkirk's practice centers on making clients self-sufficient. She emphasizes the importance of parental involvement in therapy for children and teens. Clients and their families learn skills and strategies to make progress both inside and out of the office, and she is available to families throughout the child's development.
Dr. Newkirk's extensive work experience has led her to help children and adolescents both through her private practice as well as in classrooms, therapeutic groups, and hospital settings. In addition to her private practice, she is a consultant to Head Start and Early Head Start in southeastern Massachusetts. While she typically has a full practice, she keeps a waiting list and can help guide families in the right direction for services.
Child and adolescent psychology - Therapy for children and adolescents
Family therapy - Promoting communication and supporting family members to address challenges and reduce conflict and distress
Emotion regulation - Learning how to identify, express, and manage feelings in safe, in-control ways
Parenting and behavior management - Learning skills such as how to use praise and rewards, how to ignore and do time outs effectively, how to give clear commands and set limits, and how to direct parental attention to increase ok behaviors and decrease not ok behaviors
Anxiety - Generalized anxiety, social anxiety, panic attacks, selective mutism, school refusal, and specific phobias
ADHD - Understanding the disorder and how it affects children’s ability to regulate themselves and how this, in turn, affects familial and peer relationships as well as schooling
Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) - Reducing unwanted intrusive thoughts and rituals by gradually building comfort and confidence facing difficult fears, thoughts, and emotions
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Private Practice, 2016 - Present
Head Start and Early Head Start, Mental Health Consultant, 2004 - Present
North American Family Institute/Psychological Centers, Clinical Psychologist, 2004 - 2016
University of Rochester Medical Center, Senior Instructor, 2001 - 2004
University of Rochester Medical Center, Fellow in Child, Adolescent, and Pediatric Psychology, 1999 - 2001
University of Rochester Medical Center, Internship in Child and Adolescent Psychology and Pediatric Psychology, 1998 - 1999
Teach for America, High School English Teacher, 1990 - 1992
SUNY Buffalo, Doctor of Philosophy in Clinical Child Psychology, 1999
Williams College, Bachelor of Arts with Honors, 1990