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Leon Hoffman, MD

Leon Hoffman has been Director or co-Director of the Pacella Parent Child Center since its inception in 1991. He has long experience working with parents and their young children and in supervising professionals who work with parents and children.  He is the co-director of the Research Center at NYPSI, serves as Chief Psychiatrist at the West End Day School in New York City and is an Assistant Lecturer at the Mt. Sinai School of Medicine.  He has published widely concerning work with children and families.

Selected publications:


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May Sickles, MD

May Sickles is the Associate Director of the Pacella Parent Child Center. She has been on the staff of the Pacella Parent Child Center and led groups since 1995. She sees children and parents in her private practice and has expertise in parent guidance.






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Alice Rosenman, MS, LCSW

Alice Rosenman, our Program Coordinator, has long experience working with parents and children at Payne Whitney's Therapeutic Nursery, in regular education settings, and in private practice. She has been at the Pacella Parent Child Center for fifteen years, where she oversees the program and leads parent groups.

Selected publications:


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Kim McGarvey, MSW

Kim McGarvey is a child development specialist who has worked for twenty years with children of varying needs in a wide range of settings. Kim has been with  the Pacella Parent Child Center for the past thirteen years.








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Joan Musitano, LMSW, MSEd

Joan Musitano is a child development specialist and parent group leader who has been working at the Pacella Parent Child Center for over twelve years. Privately she practices child, adolescent, and adult psychotherapy, as well as infant-parent psychotherapy and parent guidance.

Selected publications:



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Sarah Fox, MD

Sarah Fox joined our staff at the Pacella Parent Child Center in order to lead "The Moms and Dads of 'Tweens' and Young Teens Group." She has extensive experience working with adolescents and their parents in her private practice.






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Jason Gold, PhD

Jason Gold has been on the staff and led groups at the Pacella Parent Child Center for 7 years. In his private practice, he works with children and parents and does developmental testing.







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Tina Lupi, PhD

Tina Lupi did her doctorate in mother-infant research. She has been on the staff of the Pacella Parent Child Center and  running groups for 10 years and does parent-child consultation in her private practice.