Classes are co-facilitated by Dr. Mayerson and Dr. Griffin
Dr. Ronit Mayerson, Educational Specialist has 25 years experience and is certified in School Leadership and Special Education (Kindergarten to 12th grade) in the state of New York. She is currently a Special Educator in the Middle and Upper grades for students who have Autistic Spectrum Disorder, Emotional Disabilities, and Maladaptive Behaviors.
Dr. Mayerson has extensive educational background and experience with classified students who are both mainstreamed and in restrictive settings. She acquired a BS in Psychology from SUNY New Paltz, an MST in Elementary Education from Iona College, an MS in Special Education with an emphasis on Emotional Disabilities from City College (Highest Honors), and a graduate level certificate in Philosophy for Children (P4C) the Socratic Method, from Montclair State University. She achieved her Doctoral degree in Educational Leadership from Nova Southeastern University (Summa Cum Laude) and focused her dissertation and Internship Project on teaching Pro-social Skills in the classroom.
To date, she has facilitated Pro-social skills programs with student populations from the Hudson Valley. She teaches conflict resolution within the classroom, including social skills, anger management, and moral reasoning to a variety of youth participants in both educational and therapeutic settings.
While raising her three young children in the Hudson Valley region, Dr. Mayerson is an active parent, volunteering as a Coach for her children's team sports and for local clubs and organizations. She is avid about health and fitness and enjoys running, weight-training, cycling, gardening, and hiking.
,Dr. Patricia Griffin, Clinical Psychologist has over 20 years of experience as a licensed Clinical Psychologist in the state of New York. She has a Private Practice and has worked extensively with those who have behavioral issues, anxiety, adjustment disorders, and mood disorders.
Dr. Griffin graduated from New York University with a BA in Psychology, and acquired her MA in Educational Psychology from Montclair State University. She achieved her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from California School of Professional Psychology and is licensed in New York as a Clinical Psychologist since 1996.
Dr. Griffin uses a modified and blended approach of techniques to help her clients regulate emotions, reduce anger, improve coping skills, and diminish fears and stressors in a safe and nurturing environment. She helps her clients learn how to reframe negative thoughts and increase positive thinking and outcomes in the context of a variety of situations.
To date, she lives in the Hudson Valley, where she has taught as a Professor of Psychology and has facilitated both individual and group counseling in a variety of therapeutic settings. She enjoys spending time with family, cooking, gardening, feeding her wild birds, and studying healing techniques.