The Kahane Center is committed to providing personalized, innovative, and comprehensive mental-health services that integrate all spheres of life.
Dr. Kahane and her team provide a wide range of services for children, adolescents, and adults.
The Kahane Center for Developmental and Psychological Well-Being was founded 20 years ago by Dr. Tamar Z. Kahane with the vision of providing insight, skills and support in order to emPOWER people to grow in all spheres and developmental stages of their lives. The Kahane Center logo, depicting growing leaves, represents the process of engaging in growth and evolving emotionally, socially and cognitively throughout our lives. The leaves are embedded in a circle as a reference to our integrated approach to psychological wellbeing. Relating to ourselves and our relationships as a process of growth that requires ongoing attention provides the nurturing environment we need in order to overcome our challenges and struggles.
Tamar Z. Kahane, Psy.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist in private practice for over 25 years treating adults, couples, families, adolescents and children. She is the founder and clinical director of The Kahane Center, LLC an integrated mental health center providing comprehensive psychological and neuro-psychological services. Dr. Kahane is an expert and clinical pioneer in the field of social cognition, social skills groups, and has a sub-specialty in executive functioning. She frequently treats depression, anxiety, OCD, ADD, ASD, as well many other disorders. In addition to lecturing nationally, Dr. Kahane supervises and trains teachers in multiple public and private schools to help them become increasingly more effective in the classroom. She has developed a curriculum to remediate executive function deficits (The POWER Program) that is being piloted in multiple public and private schools as well as a curriculum to train shadows (aides and SIETS). Dr. Kahane also lectures regularly to parent groups, as a big proponent of integrating parents into the children’s treatment and providing them with effective tools and strategies to partner in helping their children. Dr. Kahane has appeared on National Television as a clinical expert in Aspergers and is a frequent psychological expert in the media.
Phone: (201) 894-9011 ext. 1
How to Help Your Child Become Their Best Self
Dr. Tamar Kahane recently addressed the ADHD parent community in an interview titled, “How to Help Your Child Become Their Best Self”. This informative video is part of a series called “Meet the Therapists” which aims to help parents become familiar with various professionals and resources available to help their neurodiverse children.
Dr. Kahane provides specific examples of everyday parenting challenges while addressing the following:
- 1. Recognizing when children need help
- 2. Short-term goals vs long-term goals
- 3. Neuroplasticity - the ability of the brain to change through practice & hard work
- 4. Defining success as a parent and allowing our children to be heard
For full interview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4kq-g4JTIG8&t=8sRecognizing When Children Need HelpShort-term goals vs. long-term goalsDefining Success
The New York Times
Making Summer Fun Out of Plastic Trinkets and Sugary Cereal
"As myriad activities are restricted this summer, there’s no shame in the game when it comes to creatively keeping up morale." [read the full story]
The New York Times
Helping Children Manage Their Feelings
"A child psychologist says we need to impart the difference between feelings and actions. Also: Moving for a job; housing problems in the Bay Area." [read the full story]
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