400 Bedford Rd
Dr. Pilar B. Wellansky is a New York State licensed Psychologist who works with children, adults, families, and groups. She received her Master's degree in School Psychology from Yeshiva University in 1994 and her Doctorate of Psychology (Psy.D.) from Yeshiva University in 1999. She has worked, consulted and trained in a variety of mental health and school settings including Columbia Presbyterian Babies' Hospital, New York Foundling Hospital, The Children's Village, Four Winds Psychiatric Hospital, JRW Institute of Alcohol Studies, Pleasantville Middle & High Schools, and Solomon-Schechter Lower School. Dr. Wellansky established her private practice in Pleasantville, NY in 2000.
The Friendship Builders Program:
Group therapy for children and adolescents who need help with social skills and feelings management. The Friendship Builders Groups utilize a cognitive-behavioral approach to help children learn the necessary skills to be successful socially. All skills and techniques are taught through real life experience in the group and multi-sensory games developed by Dr. Wellansky. The Friendship Builders Program consists of once-a-week therapy groups during the school year, weekend workshops in the fall and spring, and one week mini-camps in the summer. The program is designed for students in 1st-12th grade.
Fall registration begins September 6, 2011.
Goals of the Friendship Builders Program
*Improving Conversation Skills
*Recognizing Social Cues
*Learning How to Integrate into a Group
*Increasing Impulse Control
*Building Conflict Resolution Skills
*Developing Social Self-Awareness
*Dealing with Teasing
*Increasing Leadership Skills
*Learning about how Feelings Affect Behavior
*Developing Strategies to Manage Feelings
To Register, Contact
Pilar Wellansky at