Our Mission

The Pacella Parent Child Center aims to promote the optimal emotional growth and development of families and children from pregnancy through age twelve. The Center hopes to enable parents to find their own unique parenting styles and understand that there is no right or wrong way to parent.

  1. The Center provides educational information for parents and professionals about typical parenting concerns as well as information about typical developmental stresses.
  2. The Center provides an opportunity to receive periodic Positive Parenting Tips.
  3. The Center's Family Consultations provide individual consultation to parents and their child, aged birth through twelve.
  4. The Center provides opportunities for further psychotherapeutic support through the New York Psychoanalytic Society and Institute’s Treatment Center or through private referrals.
  5. The Center also provides a variety of services for professionals, including educational, training, and research opportunities though the Pacella Research Center.

For further information: Contact Leon Hoffman, MD at leon@theparentchildcenter.org or at 917.767.6575 or Mary Sickles, MD at mary@theparentchildcenter.org or at 212-737-9781

The Pacella Parent Child Center was awarded the American Psychoanalytic Association's Child and Family Service Community Award in January 2006 and the Association for Child Psychoanalysis (ACP) Award for Excellence in 2005.