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Certifiedin Child and Adolescent PsychiatryDr. Fink brings years of experience and expertise to her care for children with a range of challenges including mood disorders, ADHD, anxiety, developmental disabilities, and autism spectrum disorders.

Children

and Adolescentsfrom preschool to college and beyond…Each child’s unique developmental story is the basis for identifying problems and building effective solutions.

Strength

BasedProblem SolvingThe power of listening drives care — respectful dialogue uncovers problems to be solved and, just as importantly, strengths that already live in the child, family and community.

Welcome!

Welcome to Dr. Fink’s website. Here you can find out more about Dr. Fink and her practice as well as connect to information about the books she has written and her blog. You can also contact the office to schedule appointments, request medication refills, and fill out forms before your first appointment. Please let us know what you find helpful and if there are additional services we can provide here.

 

 

Top Doctor 2015

Dr. Fink was honored to be selected by Westchester Magazine as a  Top Doctor in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in the November 2015 issue.  The Top Doctor list includes many wonderful doctors in all specialties throughout Westchester County New York.   Check out Westchestermagazine.com for more details!  Dr. Fink was previously named a Top Doctor in 2013 and 2014 as well!

 

Check out Dr. Fink’s video interview with the Medshadow Foundation about Abilify – posted in the Blog!  

Dr. Fink is on the Board of Medshadow.org, a nonprofit devoted to educating people about medication benefits and side effects and encouraging important discussions between patients and doctors. 

If you can – check out my interview on Sirius XM Doctor Radio – Pediatrics – On Call for Kids –  about ADHD and ADHD medications – episode recorded on June 8 2016.

 

About Dr. Fink

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Dr. Fink is a board certified child and adolescent psychiatrist who specializes in several areas including mood and anxiety disorders and dual diagnoses of developmental disabilities and mental illness. She treats children, teens, and young adults with a range of concerns including  ADHD, anxiety disorders, OCD, autism, pediatric mood disorders, and mental health issues in school settings.

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 Finkshrink.com Blog

Check out Dr. Fink’s blog – hit the tab above – for thoughts and discussion about a range of issues related to health and mental health.  Newest entry – “Weight a minute!  Banning Body Shaming” in which Dr. Fink and her daughters try to tame the beast of self criticism.

Bipolar Beat

Visit Bipolar Beat for articles and insights on topics of interest to those in the bipolar community – people with bipolar disorder and their loved ones, physicians, psychiatrists, therapists, and anyone else who’s interested in learning more about bipolar disorder.

Bipolar Disorder For Dummies 3rd Edition is now available.  Get the most current, updated information about the diagnosis and treatment of bipolar disorder.   Order your  copy today!

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What happens at a psychiatric evaluation?

A psychiatric evaluation is a chance for Dr. Fink to meet the child and family, to obtain important history and medical information and to get to know the child in a bit more detail. It is usually just talking and playing. Dr. Fink asks the family to fill out some paperwork both before and after the first visit to help her understand the concerns and challenges facing a child and his or her family. If you have submitted other testing or reports Dr. Fink will review those as well.

The evaluation will end with a discussion of Dr. Fink’s observations, assessments and recommendations, as well as answering any questions or concerns that the child or family has raised. Sometimes there will be a need for more meetings before making firm treatment decisions but you will always leave with plan that everyone understands and is comfortable with.