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Could therapy help your child?

Take this 2-min quiz to find out!

This short quiz is designed to help you discover if your child could benefit from online therapy.

We have full-time pediatric therapists, specially trained to treat ages 10-24 that might be able to help.

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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 10-24).

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.

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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.

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.

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Meet our therapists

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

Aliza Kaplan, LCSW

Expertise in Depression, Adjustment Disorder, Childhood Trauma

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Aliza is passionate about creating a safe and welcoming space for children, adolescents and parents. Aliza uses a blend of modalities including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and trauma-focused techniques. In her spare time, you can find Aliza at the beach collecting shells and riding her bicycle on the boardwalk.

Megan Martino, LCSW

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

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Megan is passionate about evidence-based practice and uses cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness-based techniques, and parent training and education in her work. She recognizes the importance of flexibility and adapts her practice to meet the unique needs of each child and family.  Outside of work, Megan loves spending time with her family and being outdoors in the sunshine.

Nicole Bieniasz, LCSW

Expertise in Anxiety, Depression, and Parenting

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Nicole is committed to creating a safe and non-judgemental space for children and families. She recognizes the importance of trust, compassion, and collaboration to create meaningful connections and foster positive growth. Over the years, Nicole has worked in both outpatient and school settings supporting children and families through a wide range of challenges. Outside of work, you can find Nicole reading,  riding her bike along scenic views, or spending quality time with her family.

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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Robyn has worked in the field of mental health for the past 10 years treating a wide variety of concerns. Robyn has worked in outpatient and non-profit settings providing clinical care to children, adolescents, adults, and families using many evidence-based modalities, including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), trauma-focused treatment models, motivational interviewing, and mindfulness-based techniques, among others. Robyn also has experience with behavioral interventions for children and adolescents, including support for parents. Robyn works from a person-centered, solution-focused, strengths-based approach and is passionate about creating a safe, welcoming space to help her clients become their best selves. Robyn believes that all individuals have the capacity to make positive changes in their lives and takes particular care to build a strong therapeutic relationship with her clients. Robyn understands that every individual is unique and caters her therapeutic approach to each client's needs and goals, working collaboratively with her clients to ensure that she is providing the best treatment possible. Outside of work, Robyn enjoys spending time outdoors, going to the gym, spending time with friends and family (especially her husband and 2 doodles), or binge-watching the latest shows on Netflix.

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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Lauren has almost two decades of experience providing community and crisis based mental health services to children, families, and individuals. She has dedicated herself to implementing and improving community programs and providing clinical supervision to other clinicians. Lauren’s approach is to motivate and encourage through the utilization of strength based, cognitive behavioral strategies and mindfulness approaches. Through this approach, the internal and external factors that impact an individual can be explored, in order to create a more balanced life. She strives to create a working environment where your concerns are heard, with no judgment and with your overall best interest as the goal.Outside of work you can find Lauren watching her son play sports and attending NFL and NHL games!

Lindsay Gonyeau, LCSW

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

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Lindsay specializes in Trauma Focused therapies and is also trained and experienced in the following treatment modalities: Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused-Strengths Based, Behavior Modification, and Systems Approach. Lindsay has several years of experience providing individual, group, and family therapy. Prior to the outpatient setting, she worked in the psychiatric residential treatment setting with adolescents who required intensive therapy and behavioral modification in a structured environment. Lindsay uses a theoretical approach that incorporates a variety of treatment modalities which allows to best meet the needs of the individual. She strongly believes in providing a comfortable and trusting environment by active listening, empathizing, normalizing, and acknowledging the specific needs and desires during each individual encounter. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with friends and family, paddle boarding, and relaxing at the beach.

Allie Herman, LPC

Expertise in Anxiety, Mood Disorders, Trauma, Personality Disorders

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Allison has a passion for helping adolescents and young adults thrive. With over eight years of experience, Allison has honed her skills in therapeutic, in-home, and academic settings, where she specializes in working with clients who have issues such as school refusal, trauma, mood disorders, anxiety, personality disorders, and is LGBTQIA+ friendly.Allison's approach to therapy is rooted in empathy, warmth, and a commitment to understanding each client's unique needs and goals. She believes that there is no one-size-fits-all approach to therapy and takes the time to create a safe, non-judgmental space for her clients to process and heal. Allison works collaboratively with her clients to connect their thoughts to their behaviors, gain awareness about themselves and their environment, and ultimately achieve their treatment goals. Outside of work, Allison enjoys rooting for her favorite football team, the NY Giants, spending time with friends and family and her 2 cats, Gizmo and Jinx!

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

What We Treat

Anxiety & Worries
Social anxiety
Generalized anxiety
Panic attacks
Specific phobias
Depression & Mood
Behavioral Difficulties
Adjustments & Transitions
Transition to school
Transition to camp

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