In my practice, I treat the whole child. I actively involve parents and families, and together with other medical providers, we identify medical, developmental and psychological issues.

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Biography

When I started college, I knew that I wanted to be in the medical field. I became interested in the areas of mental health, developmental issues, coping and management — especially in children under the age of 12.

As a child psychologist, I treat young children dealing with a range of fears, anxieties, coping problems and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). I also help preschoolers with behavior issues and evaluate them for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). I use cognitive-
behavioral therapy (CBT) and group therapy with children. The parent training I offer helps parents or guardians learn positive reinforcement methods for improving a child’s behavior.

In my practice, I treat the whole child. I actively involve parents and families, and together with other medical providers, we identify medical, developmental and psychological issues. I use a cognitive and behavioral approach, and I believe strongly in parent training.

When I’m not helping patients and families, I enjoy crafts, scrapbooking and gardening. I also like to educate others through community presentations, blogs and other formats.

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Publications

Inter professional teamwork: A case study examining the practice patterns and perceptions of pediatric psychologists. M Ernst, M; S Filigno, S; Byars, K; Guilfoyle, S; McClure, J; Smolyansky, B; Kichler, J; Pai, A. 2017; 2.

From the Blog


Help Identifying Oppositional Defiant Disorder in Kids
BlogChild Development and Behavior

Help Identifying Oppositional Defiant Disorder in Kids

By Beverly H. Smolyansky, PhD7/1/2020

COVID-19 & Kids: Identifying Mental Health Problems and Getting Help
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COVID-19 & Kids: Identifying Mental Health Problems and Getting Help

By Beverly H. Smolyansky, PhD5/15/2020

Using Positive Praise to Inspire Behavioral Change
BlogChild Development and Behavior

Using Positive Praise to Inspire Behavioral Change

By Beverly H. Smolyansky, PhD1/15/2020

Lying in Younger Kids: Why it Happens and What to Do About It
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Lying in Younger Kids: Why it Happens and What to Do About It

By Beverly H. Smolyansky, PhD8/14/2019

Misconceptions about Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) in Kids
BlogChild Development and Behavior

Misconceptions about Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) in Kids

By Beverly H. Smolyansky, PhD5/8/2019

The ABCs of Biting in Infants and Young Toddlers
BlogChild Development and Behavior

The ABCs of Biting in Infants and Young Toddlers

By Beverly H. Smolyansky, PhD2/26/2019

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