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The Confident Brain Selective Mutism Therapy


Child & Adolescent Anxiety Center

Catharina Kleuskens Children's Therapist New York

The Confident Brain specializes in the treatment of selective mutism, anxiety, depression and behavioral disorders in children, teens and their families in Long Island, New York

Behavioral Disorder Therapy New York

Catharina Kleuskens, Ph.D. is an experienced therapist, offering counseling and consultation for children, adolescents, and their families to support them with goals and treatment for selective mutism. Sessions are provided in the comfort of your own home, school or office depending on your child's needs, in the Merrick, New York area.  

Catharina further specializes in the treatment of social anxiety, general anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder and separation anxiety. In addition, she works with children and adolescents on the autism spectrum, behavioral and social emotional issues. She is certified to perform ADOS evaluations. 

"Ms. Catri helped me through many periods of anxiety."
- Jason, age 12
The Confident Brain Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Exposure Therapy 
Child Interactive Play Therapy
Family Counseling
Group Therapy
Educational & School Based Services

"From the first moment I met Ms. Catri, I knew she was something special.

My child worked with many providers throughout the daycare, preschool, early intervention, and CPSE process, and Ms. Catri is a stand-out favorite. Insights she provided to me regarding my child's behavior became tools I shared with others to help us all better understand my child's needs and motivations. Inside of two weeks, my child who was labeled 'disruptive' by the preschool we paid was sitting and listening and joining the group. I still believe the difference was in Ms. Catri's attitude and approach. She is clearly in the right job and absolutely loves what she does and it shows.

I continue to be thankful our paths crossed. I am confident you will be too."

- a Parent

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