New Early Years Mental Health Clinic Opens in Westchester County


A new mental health clinic has opened in Westchester County with the goal of meeting the needs of young children and their families.

The Westchester Guidance Center has opened the Early Childhood Mental Health Clinic at its New Rochelle facility, according to an announcement from the center.

The new clinic focuses on the social, emotional and behavioral needs of children aged 2 to 5, as well as the needs of their families.

Examples of problems that can occur in young children include changes in mood, sleep and eating patterns, and regression in developmental stages.

“Early intervention leads to better results,” Ron Colavito, president of the center, said in a statement. “Families have known and trusted TGCW for decades for the support they need to raise healthy children. Now they will know where to turn when they have concerns about their child’s mental health. It is a necessary and welcome resource for the community.

The clinic offers the following services:

  • Play Therapy – A specialized way for therapists to gain insight into children’s behaviors
  • Support for family and siblings to help families improve communication
  • Postpartum support for new mothers
  • Child-Parent Psychotherapy – An Intervention Model for Children Who Are Experiencing Traumatic Events or Who Are Experiencing Attachment, Behavioral, or Mental Health Problems

Appointments are required for sessions, and sessions are available Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Services are available in English or Spanish.

The center is located at 17 Anderson St. in New Rochelle

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