At PM Pediatrics we believe in the health of the whole child or young adult —from the physical to the emotional to the behavioral, and every space in between.
And we recognize that the pandemic has caused a significant increase in behavioral health needs for children and young adults ages 5 and up.
We support multiple needs of our patients and their families with a wide-range of services including therapy, medication management when indicated, nutrition, and sleep experts. Our focus goes beyond mental health needs and emphasizes the overall wellness of the patient and family.
That’s why we are proud to introduce the PM Pediatrics Behavioral Health program. With this new offering, we are committed to providing the same high level of evidence-based treatment found in our urgent cares, to children’s and young adult’s behavioral health needs—so together, we can keep your children healthy, happy, and safe.
Too often behavioral health is treated in a silo. When it comes to your child’s care, we know the best outcomes are a result of open communication, partnership, and personalization.
PM Pediatrics Behavioral Health is individually designed to fit your family’s unique needs and schedule, providing you with high quality, comprehensive care that includes close collaboration with your child’s family, pediatrician, and school, if needed.
Our top quality care is carried out by expert pediatric providers who will seamlessly exchange information with your primary pediatrician.
Any child or young adult at risk of immediately harming themselves or others should be seen in an emergency department.
After thorough evaluation using input from you, your child, and health professionals who know your child best, your child will be matched with a member of our team of expert - Licensed Therapists, Child Psychologists, Social Workers, Certified Sleep Coaches and Pediatricians with specialty training in medication, if needed.
Teletherapy sessions start at $125. We will provide you with a receipt to submit to your insurance for reimbursements. In the near future we hope to offer these services via managed care contracts. Please note at this time, PM Pediatrics Behavioral Health is currently only available for New Jersey families.
The PM Pediatrics Behavioral Health team is composed of exceptional Licensed Child Psychologists, Licensed Social Workers, Certified Sleep Coaches, a pediatrician with psychopharmacology training, and your assigned Care Coordinator who will work side-by-side with your family and your child to guide you every step of the way!
Dr Jennifer Weber is the Director of Behavioral Health for PM Pediatrics’ new and innovative Teletherapy Program. She is involved in the development and the execution of the clinical elements of the program, including managing therapists and other staff, teaching, supervising, and performing administrative tasks. A child and adolescent psychologist specializing in trauma, identity-development, mood disorders, anxiety, ADHD, and adjustment disorders, Dr Weber also provides therapy to the children, adolescents, and emerging adults PM Pediatrics’ new program serves.
Prior to joining PM Pediatrics, Dr Weber served as Clinical Manager for the large community-based outpatient mental health clinic of Jamaica Hospital Medical Center in Queens. After completing her undergraduate degree in Psychology and American Studies at Brandeis University, Dr Weber focused her studies on human development and the trajectory of mental illness as well as on the development and implementation of successful interventions. She received her Masters of Education in Human Development and Psychology from Harvard Graduate School of Education and her Masters of Science in Society, Human Development, and Health from Harvard School of Public Health.
Dr Weber started her professional career working for Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in Manhattan as Coordinator of the newly established Communication Skills Research and Training Laboratory and later as Administrative Manager of the Integrative Medicine Center. Deciding the best way to make a lasting impact would be to become a clinician herself, Dr Weber left her position to enroll in the Combined Clinical Child-School Psychology program at Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology of Yeshiva University in the Bronx where she received her Doctor of Psychology degree. She completed an APA-accredited internship in foster care. With an eye towards lifespan development, she completed her postdoctoral fellowship in geriatrics.
Dr Weber looks forward to having a role in developing and tailoring the Teletherapy Program to suit the evolving needs of the patients PM Pediatrics serves.
Julie Chaffee is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker specializing in cognitive behavioral therapy. Prior to joining PM Pediatrics, she was a practicing social worker for over 13 years at Mt. Sinai South Nassau Mental Health Counseling Center in Baldwin, NY. During her time there, Ms. Chaffee held the position of Social Work Therapist and Supervisor in the Child and Family Program. She has a broad range of experience working with children, teens, and adults with a variety of behavioral and mental health diagnoses including abuse and trauma. Julie also works closely with families as part of the comprehensive approach often needed by children.
Ms. Chaffee received her Bachelor’s Degree from University of Delaware and Master’s Degree in Social Work from Adelphi University. She received her NYS Department of Education Licensure to become a Licensed Master Social Worker in 2007 and a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in 2011.
Dr. Kelly Cleary is the Medical Director of Psychopharmacology for PM Pediatrics, where she is responsible for the oversight of the medication management and medical operations of patients within our behavioral health services. Dr. Cleary works with the clinical integration team to continue to expand PM Pediatrics’ footprint in behavioral health.
Dr. Cleary has completed the patient-centered mental health in pediatric primary care (PPP) mini-fellowship through the REACH Institute aimed at providing education in the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of pediatric behavioral health concerns. Prior to her joining the team at PM Pediatrics, Dr. Cleary co-founded UrgiKids, a pediatric urgent care in Naperville, Illinois which was subsequently acquired by PM Pediatrics. Dr. Cleary attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine and completed her Pediatric Emergency Medicine fellowship at NYU-Bellevue. She is currently pursuing her Master’s in Public Health with a focus in mental health at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
Christina was trained by Kim West, The Sleep Lady®, in her Gentle Sleep Coach program which is the first and most extensive professional sleep coaching certification program available. In 2011 she founded Good Night Sleep Coaching, helping support families with children of all ages to promote healthy sleep. Christina has also served as a consultant for several major telehealth platforms providing pediatric sleep advice and held workshops for various companies, educational and community groups.
Christina's educational background includes a B.A. in Comparative Literature from the University of Massachusetts and an M.Sc. in Psychoanalytic Developmental Psychology from University College London. She is a mother of two boys and lives in New York City with her husband, Mike Gantcher.
As a Pediatric Sleep Consultant, Alison is dedicated to offering families the guidance and support they need to have a well-rested family. She is a Certified Gentle Sleep Coach, a Happiest Baby Educator, a member of the International Association of Child Sleep Consultants and the founder of Sleepytime Coach, Sleep Solutions for Babies and Children. Alison has been consulting for pediatric practices and tele-health platforms for over a decade and is a frequent guest speaker and contributing author for numerous organizations and publications dedicated to family health and wellness. Consultations include a complete assessment of your child’s sleep needs and sleep challenges, a step-by-step plan for implementing change, and follow-up support to guide you throughout the process. Whether you’re a new parent or the parent of an older child that's struggling with sleep, Alison looks forward to helping you solve their sleep problems and improve your family’s quality of life.
For patients over 18: please follow the instructions below. A parent/care-giver should complete the necessary forms for all children under 18.
Your care provider will work closely with you/your child to develop the best treatment plan, identify goals, and schedule the necessary visits. If medication is part of the treatment, your provider will discuss this with you and make the referral to our physicians.
PM Pediatrics Behavioral Health is currently only available for New Jersey families at this time.
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We specialize in treating common mild-moderate childhood and young adult mental health conditions, such as depression, anxiety, ADHD, and grief. We treat children and young adults ages 5 through 26. We will perform an evaluation to be sure we are the right program for you. If we think your child requires a different program for care, we will assist you in finding the appropriate care.
Treatment for conditions such as drug abuse, anorexia, acute suicidality, and other complex cases or severe or emergent mental illness may need referral for higher levels of care.
Yes, PM Pediatrics Behavioral Health Program offers therapy. Therapy is provided by highly-trained licensed therapists, including licensed clinical social workers and child/adolescent psychologists, specializing in children’s mental health. We also can prescribe medications for these conditions if necessary. We use evidence–based approaches that are focused on improving children’s symptoms and functioning.
Current evidence suggests that in many cases, teletherapy works better than in-person care. Our therapists are trained to provide your child with the highest quality care via our family-friendly PM Pediatrics Telehealth Platform.
The screening and intake appointment is $125. Therapy sessions range in price from $50 (group session) to $125 (individual sessions). Medication management is available when needed for an additional cost per session.
If you live in New Jersey, then yes, your child can receive care. We will be expanding services to other states very soon, call us at (516) 738-5600.
Not all children require medication to treat their mental health concerns. But, if your child requires medication in addition to their therapy sessions, we can prescribe medications. Our team consists of pediatricians and practitioners who are experienced in prescribing these needed medications when indicated.
Complete a request for BEHAVIORAL HEALTH APPOINTMENT FORM or call us at (516) 738-5600 so that you and your family can begin your journey with our comprehensive behavioral health program.
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Please complete this form and fax to the PM Pediatrics Behavioral Health team at (516) 738-4790 or email to email@example.com