Dr. Hershberg is a clinical psychologist who specializes in early childhood social-emotional development and mental health, and the founder of Little House Calls Psychological Services, PLLC. Prior to her current work, Dr. Hershberg was the Director of Early Childhood at Ramapo for Children and the 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, through which she taught both pediatric residents and medical students.
Dr. Hershberg 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 and completed her pre-doctoral internship at Bellevue Hospital Center and the New York University Child Study Center, following which she worked in New York City’s Administration for Children’s Services (ACS) and was a Clinical Instructor of Psychology in the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the New York University School 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 has been featured as a guest on several podcasts, as well as on WAMC Public Radio and Good Day Wake Up. She frequently gives talks and workshops for parents, and is known for her engaging, pragmatic, and often humorous style. 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.