Meet The Team
Dr. Tamar Blank - Founder + Director
Licensed Clinical Psychologist Tamar@RiverdalePsychology.com
Tamar works with children, adolescents, and adults in individual, family, group, and couples therapy providing a solution-oriented approach and treats individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, interpersonal relationships, and other life stressors.
Moriya Jakobov, PMHNP-BC Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, Board Certified Moriya@RiverdalePsychology.com
Moriya Jakobov is a psychiatric nurse practitioner who specializes in adolescent as well as adult psychiatry with a niche in women’s mental health. Moriya uses a holistic (mind, body, and spirit), non-judgmental, and compassionate approach to deliver evidence-based care to her clients. Her ability to individualize both psychopharmacology and psychotherapy services in an effective manner have allowed her clients to become the best version of themselves and strive to their maximum potential.
Sarah Mandelbaum works with children, adolescents, emerging adults, and their families to navigate challenges like anxiety, depression, communication issues, and school-related obstacles, providing tailored tools to ensure they feel heard, valued, and empowered. With a focus on social-emotional development and academic excellence, Sarah uses diverse therapeutic approaches to empower her clients.
Robyn E. Rozwaski
Licensed Clinical Social Worker Robyn@RiverdalePsychology.com
Robyn works with women challenged by post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety, depression, and relationship issues. She incorporates a somatic experience into her approach to treat underlying feelings hidden in the body which affect beliefs and behaviors.
LMSW / CASAC-2 Psychotherapist Steven@RiverdalePsychology.com
Steve works with adolescents and adults and has a specialty in geriatrics. He treats individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, adjustment issues, agoraphobia, low self-esteem, interpersonal relationships, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTDS), as well as substance abuse disorders.
Dr. Maeva Rich Kennedy
Licensed Clinical Psychologist - PsyM, NCSP, NYS
Maeva works with children, adolescents, and their families who may be experiencing anxiety, depression, difficulties with communication and social skills, executive function deficits, and other school related difficulties.
MFT, MA Marriage and Family Therapist Saradee@RiverdalePsychology.com
Saradee works with children, adolescents, and adults struggling with anxiety and depression. She specializes in working with parents to develop effective strategies to guide children through difficult transitional phases.
M.D. Psychiatric Consultant
Dr. Kaplowitz provides consultations for cases that defy easy or standard diagnosis; for questions about psychopharmacology, such as whether medication could be a helpful part of the treatment plan; and whether the current medication regimen could be improved upon to maximize efficacy and minimize side effects.
Licensed Social Worker
Ariella specializes in treating individuals with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, post-traumatic stress disorder, attention deficit/ hyperactivity disorder, oppositional defiant disorder, selective mutism, and life transitions and stressors.
Licensed Clinical Social WorkerAri@RiverdalePsychology.com
Ari works with children and families, adolescents, and young adults experiencing obstacles related to attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), oppositional defiant disorder (ODD), and related learning, social, and behavior struggles. He also works with individuals struggling with anxiety, interpersonal relationships, and other life stressors.
MS RD Registered Dietitian Yael@RiverdalePsychology.com
Yael works with children and adults to improve their understanding of how to lead a healthy lifestyle. Through providing personalized education, Yael empowers her clients to make appropriate food and exercise choices to achieve their unique nutrition goals.
LCSW Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Eli Ryp is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with close to 15 years of experience working with adolescents & young adults from all backgrounds, treating those with anxiety, depression, trauma, and relationship difficulties.
Monica works with children of all ages and treats a wide range of challenges including development delays, genetic disorders, muscle weakness or imbalance, poor coordination, motor planning, nerve/muscle conditions, and sports related injuries