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Give your students best-in-class mental health care

Partner with Handspring to find a therapist within 48 hours
of a referral.

  • Give your students access to vital mental health care.
  • Connect them to therapists with no waitlists.
  • Empower students to receive treatment outside of school hours.
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Meet Handspring

It’s time to update how we care for our kids. Handspring offers a holistic approach with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for young people aged 10-24 and Behavioral Parent Training for their families. And we do it fast and affordably. 

Evidence based treatment plans
Therapy starts within 10 days
Professional development for school mental health staff via the Handspring Institute
Strategies that work
Personalized for your child
Therapists who care
Results you can see

Join the Handspring Institute—
for free

Our expert pediatric clinicians share their wealth of knowledge with school counselors, psychologists, and social workers through the Institute. Sign up for complimentary webinars to receive the latest in evidence-based mental health learnings like

CBT for Youth Anxiety & Perfectionism
Empowering Teens with Marginalized Identities
Providing Affirming Mental Health Care for LGBTQ+ Students
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How Handspring works

it easy.it easy.

Talk to your students and their families about Handspring
Refer a student to get the process started
The student and their family attend free consult and introduction
Families match with a therapist and go through a 90 min assessment
Sessions occur weekly at convenient, after school times

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
Meet our Team

Our therapists are licensed locally and specially trained in children’s and teen’s mental health care. Here are a few members of our network.

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

We Aim To Create A World Of Empowered, Resilient Adults Through Universal Access To Therapy As A Child

One in five children in the US have a diagnosable mental health disorder. They are exposed to more information earlier and faster than before. Our world has become infinitely more complex and parents, schools, and doctors need help to rationalize an often irrational reality.

As more and more families turn to therapy, therapists have struggled to keep up with demand. And when matters are urgent, three-month waiting lists are just unacceptable.

At Handspring, we have the insight to identify the problems, the technology to fix it, and the talented and dedicated therapists to provide ongoing support. Now there’s a better care model, based around a timely and holistic approach. We take evidence-based behavioral approaches to intervene quickly and teach long-lasting mental health skills that foster empowerment and success.

Let’s get started.