Rebecca  Hershberg

Rebecca Hershberg

Psychologist, PhD

Accepting new clients for daytime appointments in Columbus Circle practice (updated November 18, 2019)

Accepting new clients in Westchester practice (updated November 18, 2019)


Specialties & Expertise

  • Parenting
  • Early childhood
  • Parental mental health
  • Postpartum MADS
  • Anxiety

Professional statement

Dr. Rebecca Hershberg is a Clinical Psychologist and the founder of Little House Calls Psychological Services, which has offices in Tribeca, Columbus Circle, and lower Westchester County. She specializes in parenting, perinatal mental health, anxiety disorders, and family dynamics, and especially enjoys working with parents who are looking for additional support around the challenges of raising young children. These include, but are not limited to, tantrums/defiance, fears, separation anxiety, family transitions (e.g., divorce, a new sibling), potty training, and sleep. Although the majority of her sessions happen in the office, she will also conduct home or school visits if needed.

Dr. Hershberg takes an eclectic approach that is rooted in an attachment framework. Her focus is on the parent-child relationship and on helping parents be with their children in a way that fosters coping skills, resilience, frustration tolerance, and healthy social-emotional development. Toward this end, she pulls techniques from Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Somatic Experiencing (SE), and Relational Therapy. She helps her clients tune in to their babies, toddlers, and young children by providing critical information about child development, common parenting triggers, and concrete strategies and approaches for everyday difficulties.

Prior to her current work, Dr. Hershberg was the Director of Early Childhood at Ramapo for Children and the Director of Training and Quality for Healthy Steps at Children’s Hospital at Montefiore. She is a frequent speaker at NYC preschools and parent organizations, and the author of the Tantrum Survival Guide (Guilford Press), heralded as the ultimate "toddler decoding manual." Her Manhattan office is conveniently located near the 59 St - Columbus Circle subway station.


Message to clients

Young children can be as exasperating as they are adorable, and -- as a mom myself -- I know that loving your kid deeply doesn’t mean that you love every single part of your kid, every minute of every day. The truth is, every child is different, as is every mom and every dad; “one size fits all” just doesn’t apply to parenting. Whether we meet once, once a month, or once a week, I can help you wade through the books, blogs, and unsolicited playground advice to figure out the parenting style and strategies that work best for you, your child, and your family.


Specialties

Parenting - Helping parents develop and implement strategies to address challenges that arise throughout childrearing; managing stress and increasing support

Early childhood - Providing information and education around infant/toddler/preschool development, capabilities, needs, and skills

Parental mental health - Working with parents to understand their own emotional and psychological needs and transitions as separate from those of their children

Postpartum MADS - Helping parents with the mood and anxiety symptoms and disorders that frequently arise in the context of having a baby (biologically or otherwise)

Anxiety - Offering strategies and support to adults coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)


General expertise


Insurance

Rebecca Hershberg is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $325 (60min)
  • Sliding scale: $300 - $325

Therapist's note

Dr. Hershberg can provide you with paperwork for your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement.


Location(s)

Remote video therapy sessions offered? Yes

Columbus Circle practice

330 West 58th Street

New York, NY 10019

Hours
  • Mon 9:00am-7:00pm
  • Tue 9:00am-7:00pm
  • Wed 9:00am-7:00pm
  • Thu 9:00am-7:00pm
  • Fri 9:00am-7:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Westchester practice

18 Ashford Avenue

Suite 3W

Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522

Hours
  • Mon Please inquire for hours
  • Tue Please inquire for hours
  • Wed Please inquire for hours
  • Thu Please inquire for hours
  • Fri Please inquire for hours
  • Sat Please inquire for hours
  • Sun Please inquire for hours

Work and Education

Private practice 2014 - Present
Children's Hospital at Montefiore 2010 - 2016
Bellevue Hospital Center 2007 - 2010
NYU Child Study Center internship 2005 - 2006

University of Virginia, PhD, 2006
Yale University, BA, 1998


Languages

  • English

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