About

Child Development Associates (CDA) provides psychological assessment and treatment for children, adolescents and families from Westchester County, New York City and Fairfield County, CT. CDA psychologists and clinical social workers also offer parent education, school consultation and professional development for mental health professionals.

CDA was founded in 2001 by Dr. Paul Donahue, a nationally-recognized clinical psychologist and leading consultant and expert in the field of parenting and children’s mental health. He is the author of Parenting Without Fear: Letting Go of Worry and Focusing on What Really Matters (St. Martin’s Press, 2007) and co-author of Mental Health Consultation in Early Childhood (Brookes Publishing, 2000).

The clinicians of CDA bring practical solutions to the everyday dilemmas that parents and their children face in today’s demanding, rapidly changing world. We work closely with family members to identify and assess the problems they present and to design a comprehensive plan of intervention for resolving them.

A treatment plan could include behavior or play therapy for a child, family therapy or parent counseling. If a child is having learning difficulties, neuropsychological and educational assessments may be indicated, and the recommendations may include cognitive remediation, organizational training or school based interventions.

The goal of CDA is to help children become happy, successful and confident. We strive to help families build their relationships, and develop a warmth and understanding that fosters resilience in both children and adults.