Therapists

Judith Farber, PhD

Judi-picDr. Judith Farber is a licensed psychologist and the founder/clinical director of Gwynedd Psychological Services, a group private practice. Dr. Farber has been a respected psychologist, educator, lecturer, and clinical supervisor for over 25 years in the state of Pennsylvania. She received a Masters from Cornell University with an emphasis on nutrition and a joint Ph.D. in Psychology and Social Work from Bryn Mawr College.

Dr. Farber has presented on couples therapy and family dynamics nationally and internationally. She was a founding faculty member at an innovative family therapy institute where she taught family therapy courses and supervised practicing clinicians. She has been a renowned contributor to “Can This Marriage Be Saved?” in Ladies Home Journal.

She has particular expertise in the areas of child and adolescent development, school-related issues, co-parenting counseling, and couples therapy.

Dr. Farber strives to balance a healthy work/life schedule. She enjoys a holistic approach to life including pilates, dancing, and healthy eating. She is married and has twin daughters and three baby granddaughters.

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Sari Goldman, LCSW, Psy.D.
Director - Goldman Psychological Services

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Dr. Sari Goldman, LCSW, Psy.D., is a Licensed Psychologist and a Licensed Clinical Social worker with extensive experience in connecting to children and their parents. Specifically, Dr. Sari has expertise in the psychological assessment and therapeutic treatment of pre-school and school-age children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families. She received her Bachelors of Arts from Oberlin College and her Masters of Social Work from University of Michigan. Dr. Sari obtained her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Chestnut Hill College. Shel excelled academically, earning her degrees with high honors. Dr. Sari has a strong commitment to honing her clinical skills by attending a myriad of conferences and workshops and reading cutting-edge articles and books, specifically related to ADHD, emotionally-focused therapy, collaborative problem solving strategies, positive parenting techniques, trauma-based approaches, social media safety, mindfulness practices, and Autism Spectrum Disorders. In addition, Sari shares her knowledge base with other professionals, parents, and students by presenting at local and national conferences on a variety of topics, including stress management for adults and children as well as parenting strategies to decrease behavioral problems in children and adolescents (e.g., with ADHD, Autism, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, etc.). She completed her post-doctorate residency year at a youth center, where she became adept at administering cognitive testing and projective testing.

Sari creatively counsels individuals, couples, and families utilizing psychodynamic, strategic family therapy, and cognitive-behavioral techniques. She believes in growth-oriented, directive therapeutic interventions that address the specific presenting concerns, such as decreasing family disagreements, encouraging better social skills, and improving the person’s overall well-being. Sari specializes in the treatment of ADHD, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, Personality Disorders, PTSD/Trauma-related disorders, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, Depressive Disorders, School Refusal/Avoidance, Social Skills training, Executive Functioning Strategies (e.g., organizing/planning/time management), and Academic Underachievement. Sari also integrates relevant empirically supported treatment techniques such as Exposure Response Prevention Therapy to treat Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Phobias, and Anxiety. She incorporates play, art, and experiential (i.e., cooperative games/sand tray) methods when providing therapy for children so that they can feel more comfortable expressing themselves. Dr. Sari has a unique talent in assisting college-aged young adults to develop concrete study skills and independent living skills to succeed in their future. She also administers and interprets comprehensive psychological assessments for children, adolescents, and adults. Sari collaborates with other professionals (e.g., primary care physicians, teachers, etc.) to consult on recommendations and accommodations presented in the report.

Dr. Sari relishes being with her two daughters and her husband. She practices self-care by cooking healthy foods, exercising indoors and outdoors, listening and playing music, and going to movies, plays, and concerts with family and friends. As a busy mom, Dr. Sari often shares with parents the idea that when being emotionally present with one’s children, parents should focus on “the QUALITY of their time together, rather than the QUANTITY of their time.”

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Emily Freedman LCSW

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Emily Freedman is a Licensed Counselor of Social Work. She graduated from Emory University with honors and received her Masters in Social Work from Boston University.

Emily provides individual and family therapy for children, adolescents, and adults. She specializes in connecting with teens with anxiety and depression. While offering a safe and caring environment, Emily utilizes play therapy, relational therapy, and cognitive behavior techniques to assist and support children of all ages. Her areas of specialization are generalized anxiety, OCD, depression, self-harming behavior and school and social anxiety. Emily has a particular strength in empowering children who have a lack of motivation to succeed academically with friends and extra curricular activities. In essence, she helps them find joy in their lives. Emily provides strategies to enable the child/teen to manage anxiety or destructive behaviors that are negatively impacting their lives. Emily’s ability to use humor combined with sincere caring and understanding facilitate the ability for children and teenagers to express their feelings. She provides a collaborative approach to treatment while personalizing therapy to meet the needs and goals of the individual. Emily communicates regularly with the school and doctors to provide a consistent level of care. It is important that children and families experience the therapeutic process as supportive and comfortable so that meaningful change and growth can develop.

Emily enjoys spending time with her three teenage daughters and finding unique and interesting ways to distract them from their phones and computers. She also loves to explore the outdoors and find adventures wherever she can.

Kristen Malora, Psy.D.

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Dr. Kristen Malora, Psy.D. is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist with diverse experience working with children and their families. Dr. Kristen received her Bachelors of Arts in Psychology from Millersville University, where she completed the Psychology Departmental Honors Program and graduated Summa Cum Laude. She completed her Masters and Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Widener University.

During her post-doctorate training at the Children's Crisis Treatment Center in Philadelphia, Dr. Kristen accomplished specialized, intensive training in trauma-focused therapy with children and adolescents. Kristen specializes in working with pre-school and school-aged children and their parents, and she has worked with children as young as 2. Kristen enjoys helping parents to overcome common behavioral problems, such as defiance, aggression, tantrums, and hyperactivity/inattention. She excels at providing structured, behavioral interventions that families have found useful in reducing problematic behaviors.

Dr. Kristen also has a particular expertise in working with children who are struggling with anxiety and worries, such as OCD, phobias, panic attacks, social anxiety, sleep problems, and traumatic events. Overall, Dr. Kristen excels at helping parents strengthen and truly enjoy their relationships with their children. Parents have described Dr. Kristen as warm and caring while feeling like they leave each session with tools and strategies to begin implementing at home, such as behavior charts and reward systems. Dr. Kristen is particularly skilled at helping even the most hesitant child (or parent!) feel comfortable and supported in therapy, while creating an environment where opening up and expressing difficult feelings seems easy.

Dr. Kristen also has the unique ability to perform personality assessments to help children who may have trouble expressing thoughts, feelings, or reasons for being upset, worried, or sad. Using the results of these assessments, along with her vast knowledge of the complexities of personality and emotional functioning, Dr. Kristen is able to form a more holistic and in-depth understanding of her clients while helping to create and implement the most helpful and effective strategies for positive change. As many parents have expressed, Dr. Kristen really "gets" these kids! Dr. Kristen is also involved in supervising mental health therapists throughout the city, as well as presenting trainings for other therapists on topics such as anxiety, ADHD, trauma, coping skills and emotional regulation, behavior management, and family engagement. In her free time, Dr. Kristen enjoys spending quality time with her two young sons, listening to and performing music, and relaxing with friends and family.


Erin Adamitis, PsyD 

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Dr. Erin Adamitis, PsyD is a licensed clinical child psychologist who graduated cum laude from Millersville University and received her masters and doctorate from Roosevelt University in Chicago with a certificate in child and family therapy. She went on to complete an internship and postdoctoral fellowship at Nationwide Children's Hospital in the Child Development Center before moving to the National Institutes of Health in the Pediatric Neuroscience Branch.  

Since 2005, Dr. Erin's work has focused on the assessment and treatment of children and teens with various diagnoses including autism, ADHD, intellectual disability, learning disabilities, depression, and anxiety. Treatment follows a behavioral and empirically-supported approach. Additionally, Dr. Erin has significant training in working with developmental difficulties or delays in children aged 0-12 related to:

  • sleep training
  • feeding therapy
  • toilet training
  • disruptive/aggressive behaviors
  • parenting the complicated child
  • strengthening the parent/child relationship

Outside of the office, Dr. Erin teaches online undergraduate psychology courses for multiple schools. She enjoys spending time with her husband and three young children exploring activities related to music, art, and the great outdoors.

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