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JOSELYN FINE, PH.D.

Founder and Executive Director of Westchester Parenting

Dr. Joselyn Fine is the Founder and Executive Director of Westchester Parenting, and is licensed to practice in New York State.  Dr. Fine has specific expertise in treating children and families struggling with anxiety, depression, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), challenging behaviors, childhood trauma, family separation and divorce, and life transitions. With over 20 years of clinical experience, Dr. Fine has worked in a variety of treatment settings, including inpatient psychiatric units, residential treatment centers, outpatient mental health clinics, special education schools and private practice. Dr. Fine’s most recent work has focused on helping parents guide children through challenging developmental stages, from early childhood to adulthood.

 

Dr. Fine graduated magna cum laude from Syracuse University with a B.A. in Psychology, received her M.A. in Forensic Psychology from John Jay College of Criminal Justice and earned her doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from Palo Alto University. At Palo Alto University, she completed an externship at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Department of Behavioral and Developmental Pediatrics and a research assistantship at Stanford University, Center for Stress and Health. Dr. Fine fulfilled her predoctoral internship and postdoctoral fellowship at North Shore University Hospital, Trauma Treatment Center. Her doctoral dissertation examined the occurrence of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in siblings of children with cancer. During her graduate work, Dr. Fine was awarded the highest honors in her class, including the Bugas Fund and Kostenbauder Assistantships, and the Soroptimist International Fellowship. 

 

Prior to founding Westchester Parenting, Dr. Fine held positions at the Children’s Village, The Cooke Center for Learning and Development, The Harlem Children’s Zone and Child Development Associates. Dr. Fine was appointed to the New York State Panel of Mental Health Professionals in both criminal and family/juvenile proceedings and has extensive experience conducting court-ordered forensic custody evaluations. Her approach to therapy is informed by her extensive clinical experience and knowledge of evidence-based treatments with a focus on highlighting strengths and building resiliency. Dr. Fine’s current focus is mindful parenting and encouraging harmonious co-parenting following separation and divorce.