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.
Dr. Alisa Auerbach
Early Childhood and Family Specialist Alisa@RiverdalePsychology.com
Alisa works with children, adolescents, adults, and families. She specializes in helping people cope with life stressors, anxiety, depression, bereavement, parenting, and school related issues.
Dr. Jeff Kilstein
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Jeff works with adolescents, college students, and adults looking to address anxiety, depression, relationship issues, and challenges with communication and motivation. He specializes in helping his clients understand their obstacles, discover effective coping strategies, identify personal goals, and develop the skills for self-actualization.
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.
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.
Dr. Michelle Sarna
Dr. Michelle Sarna is a licensed developmental psychologist who has worked with children, adolescents, emerging adults and their families in multiple settings, including schools, camps, university campuses, and community centers.
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.
Leah Lowinger - MA, CAGS, NCSP
Nationally Certified School Psychologist
Leah works with children, adolescents and young adults providing solution-focused psychotherapy to individuals who are struggling with anxiety, depression, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, autism, social and communication deficits, and difficulty with executive function.
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
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.
Dr. Wendy Peguero
Psychologist PsyD, NCSP, NYS Wendy@RiverdalePsychology.com
Wendy works with children and adolescents who present with school related challenges such as difficulty socializing, maintaining attention, and controlling impulses. In addition, Wendy works with adults who are motivated to learn ways to cope with anxiety, trauma, depression, relationship issues, and grief and loss.
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.
Sarah Goldstein, LMSW
Sarah works with children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families, to navigate and cope with life stressors and overcome obstacles. Sarah is trained in the evidence based model, Child Parent Psychotherapy.
Naomi Juvera is a Psychology Intern, studying at The College of Mount Saint Vincent. She is pursuing a Bachelors of Arts in Psychology as well as a Women Studies Minor. As a student-athlete, Naomi has discovered the importance of mental health and wishes to merge psychology, sports performance, and wellness in her future career.
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