Dr. Hershberg is a clinical psychologist and parenting coach who specializes in early childhood social-emotional development and mental health, and is the founder of Little House Calls Psychological Services, PLLC. Prior to her current work, Dr. Hershberg held several positions, clinical Instructor of Psychology in the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the New York University School of Medicine and Director of Training and Quality for Healthy Steps at Children’s Hospital at Montefiore, an infant and toddler preventive mental health program that gained national and international attention for its integration of early childhood mental health professionals within primary care pediatrics. While at Montefiore, Dr. Hershberg held an Assistant Professorship in the Department of Pediatrics at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine.
Dr. Hershberg is the author of the Tantrum Survival Guide (Guilford Press), and has been published widely, including on Parents.Com, TODAY Parents, Modern Loss, Big City Moms, and the website of the Child Mind Institute. She writes a regular blog for Psychology Today, and has been featured as a guest on several podcasts, as well as on WAMC Public Radio and Good Day New York. She frequently gives talks and workshops for parents, and is known for her engaging, pragmatic, and often humorous style. She grew up on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, where she attended Trinity School (K-12), and earned her Bachelor of Arts degree at Yale University, from which she graduated summa cum laude. She obtained her PhD in Clinical Psychology at the University of Virginia.She currently lives in lower Westchester with her husband and two young sons, who both keep her busier – though also smiling! – more than any of the above.