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Pediatric mental health care that’s proven to work

83% of parents report major improvement in their child’s mental health
Full-time therapists, specially trained to treat children ages 8-17 and young adults ages 18-29
Parent training and support
Covered by insurance
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To find out if Handspring is the right fit for your family or Call: 1-855-467-1300
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Meet Handspring

Our Approach

Expert Care
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Licensed therapists and psychologists specially trained to work with children and young adults (ages 8-24).

Backed by clinical evidence
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Our approach is rooted in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Behavioral Parent Training (BPT), two gold-standard treatments that have been clinically proven to work.

Tailored to your child
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No two children are the same, which means no two care plans are either — the length of treatment varies based on your family’s needs and goals.

Designed to empower
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Therapists provide children (and families) with specific tools to empower resilient, fulfilling lives.

Flexible scheduling, zero waitlists
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See a therapist in as little as one week. And with sessions offered virtually, you can access care when and where you need it most.

Collaborative
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Parents and caregivers are involved in every step of the process and respected as critical partners in helping each child thrive.

What We Treat

Anxiety & Worries
Social anxiety
Generalized anxiety
Panic attacks
Specific phobias
Depression & Mood
Sadness
Irritability
Loneliness
Withdrawal
Behavioral Difficulties
Tantrums
Defiance
Obsessions
Impulsivity
Adjustments & Transitions
Transition to school
Transition to camp
Bullying
Trauma
How it works

Start Therapy Easily and Affordably

Your first consultation is free. Use your insurance and pay a nominal copay for every session after that. Not covered? Sessions are $95 each and come with the same holistic approach and support.

Start with a free consultation
30-60 min

What to expect:

Parents meet with Handspring's intake team to discuss what brings them here, and get matched to a Handspring therapist.

Step Number 1
Meet with your Handspring therapist
90 min

What to expect:

The parent and their child meet with a Handspring therapist to understand the child’s strengths and needs to develop a treatment plan.

Step Number 2
Begin your mental health treatment
45-60 min/session

What to expect:

The child—and sometimes their parent(s)—attend sessions designed to build lifelong coping and confidence skills.

Step Number 3

We’re on a mission to make care affordable for all families, which is why we offer various payment methods: FSA, HSA, and out-of-network reimbursement.

Sessions cost $95 each. Clients can also pre-purchase a bundle of 10 sessions for $750. Bundles are non-transferable and non-refundable. These rates will be impacted once we begin accepting the client’s insurance provider.

To learn more, visit handspringhealth.com/pricing.

Meet our therapists

Not all therapists are specially-trained pediatric therapists. Handspring’s are.

Aliza Kaplan, LCSW

Expertise in Depression, Adjustment Disorder, Childhood Trauma

Megan Martino, LCSW

Expertise in Anxiety Disorders, OCD, Parenting, Grief and Loss

Nicole Bieniasz, LCSW

Expertise in Anxiety, Depression, and Parenting

Robyn Banker, LPC, NCC

Expertise in Anxiety, Depression, Adjustment Disorders, Anger Management, Trauma, Family Systems, Parenting, Grief and Loss, Life Transitions

Aliza Kaplan, LCSW

Expertise in Depression, Adjustment Disorder, Childhood Trauma

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Megan Martino, LCSW

Expertise in Anxiety Disorders, OCD, Parenting, Grief and Loss

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Nicole Bieniasz, LCSW

Expertise in Anxiety, Depression, and Parenting

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Robyn Banker, LPC, NCC

Expertise in Anxiety, Depression, Adjustment Disorders, Anger Management, Trauma, Family Systems, Parenting, Grief and Loss, Life Transitions

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Lauren O’Connell, LPC, ACS

Areas of expertise: Child/Family Therapy, Parenting Issues, Adjustment Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, School Anxiety/Avoidance, Attention Deficit Disorders, Trauma, Depression, Stress Management, Child Abuse/Neglect (Child Welfare)

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Lindsay Gonyeau, LCSW

Expertise in trauma, anxiety, depression, behavioral disorders, child/family therapy, parenting, adjusting to life changes.

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Allie Herman, LPC

Expertise in Anxiety, Mood Disorders, Trauma, Personality Disorders

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Megan Pelko, LPC

Expertise in Anxiety, Emotional Dysregulation

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Molly Cohen, LCSW

Expertise in Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, and Parenting

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Michael Rodriguez, LPC

Areas of expertise: trauma, mood disorders, emotional dysregulation

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Julianne Wiebalk, LPC

Areas of expertise: trauma, depression, behavioral challenges, co-occurring disorders

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Natasha Georges, LCSW

Expertise in Anxiety, Trauma, and Depression

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Aurora Butler, LMHC

Expertise: Anxiety, Depression

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Serena Bednarczyk, LPC

Expertise in Anxiety, OCD, Mood Disorders

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Anthony Savio, LPC

Expertise in Behavioral Difficulties, Anxiety, Depression

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Katerina Tegeler, LPC

Expertise in Anxiety, Depression, Trauma

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Jasmine Owarish-Gross, LCSW

Expertise in Anxiety, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Depression

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Shanna Yarush, LPC

Expertise in Trauma, Anxiety, Depression

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Alexis Volonakis, LMHC

Expertise in Depression, Family Systems, Life Transitions, Trauma

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Ryan Hutchings, LMFT

Expertise in Trauma, Family Systems, Depression, Anxiety

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Larissa Saveri, LPC

Expertise in Depression, Anxiety

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David Carroll, LMHC

Expertise: Anxiety, Depression, OCD, and Parenting

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Elizabeth Hahn, LCSW

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Susannah Halsey, LPC

Expertise in Trauma, Grief, and Life Transitions

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Kellie McIntyre, LPC

Expertise in Anxiety, Trauma, Depression, Life Transitions

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Tierra Henry, LPC

Expertise in Depression, Anxiety, Trauma, Oppositional Behaviors

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Shayla St James, LCMHC

Expertise in Depression, Anxiety

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Alyssa DiLeo, LCSW

Expertise in Depression, Anxiety, Domestic Violence

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Families love Handspring

“Every aspect has been great so far. The onboarding process was quick and easy - everyone was so professional, responsive, and compassionate. Our child was quickly matched with a therapist with a suitable personality, style, and approach. My child used to dread therapy - now he looks forward to it!Additionally, the parents needs are being addressed as well - the option to have that support is invaluable!”

Handspring Mom, NJ

“My son is slowly warming up to counseling but we are making strides and I am seeing glimmers of progress. It’s been about 2 months and I am very happy with how things have gone so far and looking forward to continued progress as school starts.”

Handspring Mom, FL

“I have seen a huge improvement in the way my daughter communicates, manages her emotions, and behaves since she started her weekly sessions. I am so grateful to see such a positive impact with her and within a short period of time. Tried other solutions and none worked. Thankful for Handspring services helping our family.”

Handspring Mom, NJ
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