Our practical insights and tools for social, emotional and behavioral challenges help parents and their infants, children and adolescents to thrive at home, at school and with peers. We dedicate ourselves to understanding the unique and complex nature of each individual and family. We provide solutions to alleviate stress and worry around parenting concerns or conflicts while working to create and restore confidence and joy in parenting. Our work always aims to nurture and develop a child’s’ innate strengths in setting a course towards a more positive and effective feeling about themselves and their lives. We are committed to helping you find the sense of confidence, joy and well-being that comes from knowing how to meet your child’s needs.
Helping young minds and the parents who nurture them
A unique psychotherapy practice
Reflective Parenting is a unique psychotherapy practice where each partner possesses dual licensure in Clinical Social Work and either Occupational Therapy or Speech-Language Pathology. What this means for you and your infant, child or adolescent, is that we are able to consider all of the unique factors contributing to the social, emotional or behavioral development challenges that you and your child currently face.
Because each family is unique, we offer a customized approach so that we can best meet your family’s needs. We offer clear and realistic behavioral strategies to alleviate immediate stressors while providing practical insight-oriented therapy, coaching and developmental guidance to achieve lasting results.
As parents, we know exactly how difficult it is when you get into a parenting rut or when something just doesn’t feel right about your child’s development or behavior. At Reflective Parenting, we will listen to your concerns and partner with you to create a parenting approach and treatment plan that meets the needs of your particular child.
Peter is such a joy, and really turning into a wonderful young man. He’s continued to thrive and has a lovely group of friends, and is tight with a few, that I think will be life long friends for sure. He ran for class president, but alas, lost by 3 votes! He carries himself with confidence, and I don’t think is very shy to share his trepidations. This is starting to sound like I’m bragging, but I really just wanted to let you know how great he is doing, and really how grateful we are for the time he got to spend with you. And I assume he holds you in his back pocket when/if rough patches come his way.
We wanted to tell you that we had a wonderful parent/teacher conference on Friday. It was particularly gratifying to hear how much progress David has made this year, and you should know that his teacher mentioned you several times – that your suggestions and advice have been really helpful in working with David. We are very grateful!
Thank you so very much…you really have been a hero in our lives…your patient, kind and wise guidance helped both of us beyond words.
Donna Germain, LCSW, SLP
Donna Germain (LCSW, SLP) is a parenting expert and psychotherapist who holds a certificate in parent-infant specialties. She has been working with parents and children for over 25 years. Donna’s expertise in infant, toddler and early childhood development has led to frequent invitations to consult with doctors, families and schools on a broad range of developmental and behavioral concerns. This includes, but is not limited to sleep, eating, colic, tantrums, social and emotional difficulties and learning/language disorders.
Todd Germain, LCSW, OTR
Todd Germain (LCSW, OTR) is a parenting expert and certified child and adolescent psychotherapist who has been working with parents and children for over 30 years. Todd is the Director of the Parent Center of the William Alanson White Institute in New York City where he teaches and supervises students as well. He has also been an Adjunct Faculty member and has taught child therapy classes at Fordham University. Todd utilizes advanced training in the use of mindfulness techniques with children and adults, and is certified in the use of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction for Teens (MBSR-T).