Brooklyn Letters consists of five psychologists: licensed Clinical Psychologists, Dr. Annette Hernandez, licensed Child and School Clinical Psychologist, and Dr. Veronica Brodsky. Dr. Lindsay Whitman, a neuropsychologist, is also a team member. Please read below to learn more about their professional services.



Dr. Hernandez is a licensed clinical psychologist with experience in treating children of all ages and adults with a wide range of difficulties. She currently works at Packer Collegiate Institute as the Pre and Lower School Psychologist. She has a private practice in the Park Slope area of Brooklyn. Dr. Hernandez has over a decade of clinical experience and has worked in variety of treatment settings. She has specialized training in cognitive behavioral therapy for treating post-traumatic stress, depression, anxiety, phobias and obsessive-compulsive disorders. She has also been intensively trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Motivational Interviewing. Dr. Hernandez s therapy interventions are drawn from her past experience in research for evidence-based treatment. In addition to being a principal investigator and coordinator for federally funded research projects, she has also lectured and authored manuscripts on the implementation and modification of such treatments.

She has been invited to train, supervise, and consult other clinicians on the use and implementation of evidence-based clinical practices in community-based settings. She currently works as a Senior Staff Psychologist at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn and holds a voluntary faculty appointment at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Hernandez s therapy work includes practical strategies that are clear and easy to implement. Her work with children involves regular contact with parents to help them participate in and support their child's success.

EXPERTISE: Cognitive-behavioral therapy, Child/Adolescent Therapy, Anxiety, Behavioral issues, Coping skills, Depression, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, and Sexual Abuse.
TYPES OF SERVICES: Individual therapy, parent consultations, family sessions
AGES: Birth-50
CONTACT: & 917-519-3082
OFFICE: 19th Street and 8th Ave in Brooklyn, and she travels to your home in the South Slope.
HOURS: Office and Home Visits: Thursdays 10-8pm & Friday 10-5pm.
PAYMENT: Private Pay (she does not accept insurance).
BLOGS: Emotional Learning , Developing Your Preschooler s Emotional Vocabulary, Coping Skills for Preschoolers & Disruptive Behaviors & Limit Setting, Validating your Child s Emotions, The Responsive Classroom


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Dr. Veronica Brodsky is a founder and clinical director of Interactive Discovery Consulting and Psychological Services, P.C. She is a licensed psychologist who specializes in working with children, adolescents and adults by providing individual as well as group work. Having a strong belief that collaborative work provides the most effective intervention; Interactive Discovery has been built using this philosophy. She utilizes a traditional as well as holistic approach to mental health by analyzing the connection between the mind and the body and emphasis on self-care. Her approach is integrative, combining psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral therapy, biofeedback and existential therapy. Her clinical interests include working with children and adults who are dealing with different life transitions by helping them to cope with stressors associated with these events. She also conducts neuropsychological and psychoeducational evaluations.

Dr. Brodsky received her doctorate from New York University in 1999 and is a member of the American Psychological Association. Her experiences include: Working with patients in the acute inpatient unit as well as providing outpatient mental health services; Providing individual, family and couple therapy; Designing and supervising a therapeutic after school program for children and adolescents by implementing and managing over 100 therapeutic groups; Creating and supervising a six year training program for graduate and undergraduate students receiving training in education/child psychology. She is a former Adjunct Faculty Professor in the area of child & adolescent development and psychiatric conditions and disorders. Her research interests are in the areas of examining child and parent relationships and their effects on child development.

EXPERTISE: Working with families in transition, Anxiety, Depression, Behavioral Issues, Relationship, Psychological, Psychoeducational and Neuropsychological Evaluations. Issues or Fears, Asperger s Syndrome, Attention Deficit, Behavioral Issues, Child or Adolescent, Coping Skills, Depression, Divorce, Emotional Disturbance, Family Conflict, Learning Disabilities, Loss or Grief, Oppositional Defiance, Parenting, Peer Relationships, Relationship Issues, Self Esteem, Play therapy and behavior management with preschool and elementary aged children, animal-assisted psychotherapy.
TYPE OF SERVICES: Individual therapy, family therapy, parent consultations, school consultations, workshops, group work
AGES: Preschool and elementary, adolescents, adults
LOCATION: Park Slope, 163 Prospect Park West, (corner of 11th street), Brooklyn, NY 11215
CONTACT: & 718-306-7755
HOURS: Office visits: Mondays through Fridays.
Payment: Some Major Insurances, Private Pay, Out-of-Network, Sliding Scale.
BLOG: Self-Esteem, EMDR, Separation And Divorce And Its Impact On Children Part I, Separation And Divorce And Its Impact On Children Part II, Ways to decrease anxiety through rewiring our brain: Mind-Body Connection


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Andrea McLaughlin, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist with over 10 years of clinical experience working with children, adolescents and their families. She provides Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for children, adolescents and young adults experiencing a range of difficulties, including anxiety, mood and disruptive behavior disorders. Special areas of interest and expertise also include working with youth with Selective Mutism, ADHD, and providing Comprehensive Behavioral Intervention for Tics (CBIT). Dr. McLaughlin encourages parents to participate in their child's treatment. Parents are often included in sessions so that they can participate in their child's success, learn how to help support their children through challenges, and act as CBT coaches outside of sessions.

Dr. McLaughlin is owner and founder of CBT FOR KIDS, LLC. Before opening her own practice Dr. McLaughlin was clinical assistant professor of child and adolescent psychiatry at the NYU School of Medicine, and a licensed psychologist at the Child Study Center where she provided clinical services to children and their families, was involved in research, and the training of pre-doctoral interns and externs. Dr. McLaughlin graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor's degree in psychology and English from the University at Buffalo. She earned her doctoral degree in school psychology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. McLaughlin has been published in peer reviewed journals and presented at professional conferences. She is a member of the American Psychological Association and Phi Beta Kappa.

EXPERTISE: Expertise: Cognitive Behavioral therapy, Anxiety Disorders, Selective Mutism, CBIT for Tics/Tourettes, ADHD, Depressive Disorders and Diagnostic Evaluations.
TYPE OF SERVICES: Individual therapy, Behavioral Parent Training, Consultation to Parents and School Consultation.
AGES: Children, Adolescents and Young Adults
LOCATION: Office- 406 7th Ave in Park Slope, Brooklyn.
School Consultation in Brooklyn and Manhattan, and home visits in Brooklyn and Manhattan.
CONTACT: & 919-619-1061
HOURS: Wednesdays and Fridays
Payment: Private Pay
BLOG:Selective Mutism: Speaking about Silence and Behavioral Approaches to Treatment, Comprehensive Behavioral Intervention for Tics (CBIT)

These professionals are part of the Brooklyn Letters collaborative network. Brooklyn Letters personally recommends their multidisciplinary services, and these professionals aren t in business with Brooklyn Letters.