Psychological Services

Our mission is to use our vast experience as well as innovative evidence-based approaches to provide the best in therapeutic care for you and your family.

We provide the highest quality psychological care in a supportive and non-judgmental environment. We validate your frustrations, concerns, and fears while moving you toward your goals and dreams.

What Sets Clear Mind Psychology Apart?
Children & Adolescents
Regardless of how old, being a kid is hard. The world is complicated. Environments feel less secure than they used to, and expectations are high. We use CBT, DBT, and relational therapy to help smooth the road and build confidence…
Trauma & Adults In Transition
Adults may appear put together, but their internal emotional experience might be quite the contrary. Relationship issues & the demands of a competitive world can send any of us into a tailspin. We offer therapy for individuals, couples, and families.
Childhood has never been harder & parenting can feel like an all out battle. Our clinicians are trained in parent management training, experts in child development, and help parents develop their unique family mission in order to execute a plan.

Who We Serve

Clear Mind Psychology is located in the quaint town of Rye, NY. We treat children as young as 4 years of age, adolescents, families, couples, and adults and will see NY and CT residents in-person and virtually.

Children Ages 5-12

At Clear Mind, our therapists believe in the efficacy of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for children and view themselves as supportive and knowledgeable conduits of change for families experiencing a wide range of psychological challenges including anxiety, behavioral issues, school refusal, learning challenges, and problems with friendships, amongst others. We look forward to collaborating with you to help provide therapy that will relieve your child’s symptoms and make a constructive plan for the future.

  • Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) is the hallmark of good care for children.
  • CBT is collaborative, flexible, and fun.
  • Therapists develop a step by step plan to address day to day problems.
  • Children with negative and inaccurate thoughts often avoid daily situations that might seem easy for others.

Dialectic Behavior Therapy (DBT) is the cornerstone of Clear Mind’s approach to treating adolescents. Due to the inherent nature of adolescent biology, teens are likely to see the world in extremes which often causes emotional dysregulation and impulsivity. For this reason, Dialectic behavior Therapy (DBT) is the preferred form of treatment. “Dialectical” is a descriptive way of saying that two opposing things can be true at the same time. You can be happy and sad about the same thing within the same moment. Thinking “dialectically” helps us to lean away from “right” and “wrong” and move towards a more balanced way of looking at the world. It’s okay to be happy. It’s okay to be sad.

  • Adolescence is inherently a time when our brains think in extremes.
  • Regulating emotions is a major aspect of difficulties in the adolescent years.
  • Teens social lives have become more complicated as a result of social media and technology.
  • Dialectic Behavior Therapy uses five modules to help adolescents manage emotions, interact with others effectively, and decrease impulsive behaviors.
Young Adults

Emerging adults have the complicated task of becoming more grounded in their identity while moving forward in career and personal aspirations. An unprecedented number of young adults are depressed and disillusioned about their lives. In the age of online dating, working remotely, and the unrealistic lifestyle of Instagram, young adults can feel more isolated than ever.

We also believe in the efficacy of Goal Setting and Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, given the stressors of launching into the adult world. Clear Mind finds DBT to be extraordinarily helpful to young adults in building emotion regulation and interpersonal skills and creating more flexible thinking.

  • Emerging Adulthood is complicated.
  • Often young people are struggling to sort out their core identity. Their values, desires and identifications can be a source of confusion and/or stress.
  • Our clinicians offer a safe and warm space to explore these essential core issues.
  • We are always LGBT affirming.

Parenting has never been more challenging. We, as parents, have the unprecedented task of parenting while working from home, deciphering the meaning of technology in our kids lives, and helping our families survive and thrive during a pandemic, while still facing the typical developmental challenges of each stage of our children’s life. At Clear Mind Psychology, we provide an objective space for parents to share frustrations and concerns, as well as the joys of parenthood. Our work is deeply rooted in an understanding of child development which allows us to assure parents when their children are going through the garden variety challenges of childhood and helps us intervene when a child’s development is lagging or going off course.

  • It takes a village to raise children.
  • Some children are more difficult to parent because of their temperament and sensitivities.
  • The Kazdin Method of Parenting is comprehensive and effective.
  • SPACE training is a form of parent management training that helps parents of anxious children.
Adults in Transition

Many adults come to therapy looking for help with depression, anxiety, a relationship crisis or job dissatisfaction. They arrive with very specific uncomfortable symptoms they are looking to fix. Others experience a vague sense of unhappiness or sadness that they don’t entirely understand. They may be hoping to find or increase a sense of meaning and purpose in their lives. And some adults, often those with histories of trauma, have been functioning successfully in one area of their lives, but find that other spaces – romantic relationships, self-care, eating problems or maintaining sobriety are “a mess”.

At Clear Mind we work collaboratively with you to structure the treatment and approach. This might mean utilizing CBT or DBT to reduce symptoms of anxiety or depression, or relational psychodynamic therapy to explore deep-seated conflicts and adjust long-standing relational patterns that are unsatisfying or limiting your ability to experience intimacy or set clearer boundaries.

  • We work collaboratively with you to build a comprehensive treatment paradigm that addresses your needs and symptoms.
  • We utilize CBT and DBT to efficiently and sensitively address the most common symptoms people are hoping to relieve.
  • We are well trained in psychodynamic approaches for people looking to enrich their lives with a deeper understanding of their conflicts, motives and relationships.
  • Heal trauma with somatic techniques to calm your body and mind, and Internal Family Systems to understand your relationships to your self and important others.

“Working with Dr. Cooper and Dr. Chittenden is a pleasure. They collaborate well with me as a psychiatrist and work with a variety of different patients and get results.”

Westchester, New York