Behavioral Pediatrics Clinic

Behavioral Pediatrics Clinic

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75 Pineview Drive, Amherst, NY 14228

Behavioral Pediatrics Clinic

Is your child going through a tough time, acting out, or feeling overly worried or fearful? Let us help.

Behavioral health issues are common in children and young adults. In fact, they affect up to one in five children, according to the Centers for Disease Control. These issues often affect how your child acts and feels in school, at home, and in the community. Some of these common childhood problems include:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Behavior concerns
  • Challenges related to ADHD and autism spectrum disorder

The Behavioral Pediatrics Clinic:

  • accepts most commercial insurance plans
  • has telehealth appointments available

The Behavioral Pediatrics Clinic offers short-term therapeutic interventions to children and young adults struggling with these issues. What makes our program unique is that we are able to target individuals that have autism as well as co-occurring mental health issues.

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Conditions We Treat and Treatment Options

Summit’s licensed psychologists are experienced in diagnosing the full range of DSM psychological and mental health disorders in children and adolescents.

The conditions we assess for and treat include:

  • Anxiety disorders including: obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), generalized anxiety, panic disorder, school phobia and other specific phobias, social anxiety, and separation anxiety
  • Disruptive behavior disorders including: attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), oppositional defiant disorder (ODD), conduct disorder (CD), and general behavior problems
  • Elimination disorders including enuresis, nocturnal enuresis, and encopresis
  • Mood disorders including dysthymia and depression
  • Autism spectrum disorders
  • Others conditions including Tourette syndrome, habit disorders, thumb-sucking, sleep problems, selective mutism, tantrums, defiant behavior, and social delays

Treatment options may include:

  • Cognitive-behavior therapy
  • Coping skills training
  • Systematic desensitization
  • Exposure and response prevention
  • Habit reversal
  • Parenting education
  • Relaxation
  • Skill building
  • The Coping CAT

Our Wonderful Providers

Our highly qualified team is comprised of licensed psychologists with specialized training in the treatment of childhood problems. Summit providers maintain contact with referring physicians providing them with regular treatment summaries.

Amy Jablonski, Psy.D.

Dr. Jablonski is a licensed psychologist who graduated with a doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the Georgia School of Professional Psychology. She received clinical training at the Little Walden Program, a nationally recognized model inclusion program for children with autism located in Atlanta, Georgia. She directed the Early Autism Program at Summit, an EIBI program for young children with autism, and specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of young children with autism and developmental disabilities.

Additionally, Dr. Jablonski completed an internship in behavioral pediatrics at Munroe-Meyer Institute, a University Affiliated Program at the University of Nebraska Medical Center where she provided comprehensive assessment and behavioral treatment services to children with developmental, behavioral and/or medical disorders and their families as well as consultation to schools, daycares and pediatricians. Dr. Jablonski is licensed to practice psychology in New York State. In addition to her clinical duties, Dr. Jablonski serves as the President at Summit.

David Meichenbaum, Ph.D.

Dr. Meichenbaum is a NYS licensed clinical psychologist specializing in the diagnostic evaluation and treatment of developmental and mental health disorders. He is both the Clinical Director of the Behavioral Pediatrics Clinic and the Director of Community Consulting and Clinical Services at The Summit Center in Amherst, NY.  Dr. Meichenbaum is a highly sought after consultant for school districts, offering practical behavioral and educational strategies that focus on the social, emotional, adaptive, and behavioral development of students with autism spectrum and disruptive behavior disorders.  Dr. Meichenbaum graduated with his doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the State University of New York at Buffalo and he completed his clinical internship at Duke University Medical Center.