praise for tkc


Dr. Kahane has gifted me with personal skills for life in addition to an arsenal of tools to help our family. She genuinely cares about my growth and truly believes in me and my ability to grow during times that I need it most. She teaches skills about having a growth mindset, the importance of pausing and praising progress, the concept of containment, speaking with a kind inner voice and many other tools. Dr. Kahane accomplishes more in one session than many others accomplish in several weeks of sessions. I am so grateful for the tools that Dr. Kahane has given me to help me raise my family and live a productive life.

- Adult, Teaneck, NJ

Every morning when my husband would take my son to school he would drop him off and watch him walk into school with his head down and shoulders stopped looking as if he’s going into a jail. My son was so unhappy in school. Kids used to pick on him, he had no friends, his school experience was miserable. It was heartbreaking to watch it. Since he started seeing Dr. Kahane, just a few months ago, he goes to school happy, he tells me that he has friends and kids ask him to play with them during recess. It is a miracle.
– Shani Ashkenazy, mother of a 13 year old boy

Dear Dr. Kahane,
Thank you so much for an incredible morning of learning. The teachers were actively engaged in your entire presentation and could not get enough. They were thirsting for more information and insight into how they can better support the children in their classrooms. I look forward to continuing to work together in helping children in our community succeed.

– Shani Skydell
Director, Early Childhood Division
201-986-0078 | [email protected]

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Our 7-year-old son has been seeing Dr. Kahane for about 18 months. She has amazing insight into why children behave in certain ways. Her analysis and recommendations are often contrary to natural parental instincts, but always spot-on. One of the qualities I admire most is her strong focus on the future—she always emphasizes the approach that will be most effective in the long run. The reception area conversation among parents is often about how Dr. Kahane accomplishes in one session what most therapists only hope to accomplish in 10 sessions. It’s been a true joy for us to watch our son grow and succeed with her guidance. If only we all had a little bit of Dr. Kahane’s brilliant instincts! We feel very lucky to have met Dr. Kahane.
– Deborah, Bergen County, NJ
We’ve been fortunate that Dr. Kahane has played an instrumental role in our family’s life for the last twelve years. When we moved to New Jersey, our son was only 6 years old, and through a referral, we were able to get him in to see Dr. Kahane. She acted as a safe harbor during our transition to a new area, and really to a new way of life. Because she was so knowledgeable and understanding, she helped our son mature socially and emotionally so that he was finally able, in middle school, to have a wonderful circle of friends. Dr. Kahane continued to stand by our side during his challenging adolescent years, and helped our son continue to thrive by motivating him to get involved in extracurricular activities, assume leadership roles, and become an integral part of his school community. What’s even more, Dr. Kahane supported me and my husband through our own challenging times, dealing with a son with special needs and raising him the best we could. She helped us to create a partnership whereby we could work together, as a couple and as a family. Today, our son has flourished into a mature, happy, and successful college student, largely due to Dr. Kahane’s invaluable support.
– Parent from Mahwah, NJ

When I first met Dr. Kahane, I didn’t know how I really felt about going to see her. Over time, I got used to the fact I was going there for a reason. Together with my mother, Dr. Kahane helped me realize that I had nothing to be afraid of. I began opening up to Dr. Kahane about things that were troubling me and she taught me ways that I could overcome those situations. Eventually, I came to trust Dr. Kahane and since then, my life has never been the same.

When I first started coming to Dr. Kahane, I felt like I didn’t know how to behave around people or have normal conversations. I was afraid of change. But the techniques Dr. Kahane has provided me with have helped me become more confident and way less socially awkward. I don’t know what I would have done without her. Now, in my daily life, I use these techniques to my advantage and life is so much easier for me.

– Tom, 16 years old
It has been a pleasure to work with Dr. Kahane. She is professional, warm, and respectful. Most importantly, she has really helped my 7-year-old daughter with her anxiety, executive functioning, and social skills. We have seen a real change in her in just a few months of therapy, which has also improved our relationship with her and our entire family dynamic. We’ve had a great experience and would highly recommend Dr. Kahane.

-Parent of 7-year-old, Ridgewood, NJ

I have worked with Dr. Kahane for as long as I can remember. She has helped me immensely express myself in a social way in which I was unable to do before. She is always there to listen to me when I need someone to confide in, and to offer me professional yet heartfelt advice not to solve my problems for me, but to help me come to the conclusion myself. She is truly a pillar in my life, and I don't know where I would be without her. 5 stars just really isn't enough.
– Noam, Teaneck, NJ
I could talk to Dr. Kahane for hours. She is extremely easy to communicate with and truly understands kids, families, parenting etc. She’s excellent with both children and parents and someone I definitely want to keep on my speed dial as our family grows.
– Alexandra, Tenafly, NJ

Transformative. I went here for my son and I came out learning so much myself that solved sibling rivalry, stress, and parenting questions. I found the cost was worth it because we made more progress (both my son and I) in one appointment here than with multiple appointments with other professionals we had seen in the past.

– Veronica Hunter, Bergen County, NJ

Dear Dr. Kahane and TKC Team
I just want to thank you so much for all your work with my 10 year old grandson.
After a recent group and individual session, I took him for a walk and asked him, “Do you like your therapists?” He replied. “Yes, I do. They are sooooooo kind and they really care about me. They are passionate about what they do and they are very good listeners. If I knew someone with a kid like me, I would highly recommend them.”
This heartfelt, introspective, adorable and sincere response from a child is indicative of the beautiful relationship you have both created with him.
Thank you so much!

– Grandmother of a 10 year old boy
My family and I have been working with Dr. Kahane since March of 2020. I was referred to Dr. Kahane when my six year old was diagnosed with hyperactivity, OCD and anxiety. The work that I have done with Dr. Kahane and her staff over the subsequent months has been profound and it has helped all aspects of my relationship with my two young children. Dr. Kahane has helped me to figure out how to better navigate sibling rivalry and power struggles and her staff has helped my daughter to develop better emotional regulation. I was seriously struggling with my parenting before I started working with Dr. Kahane. The work that I have done with her has led me to have a far more calm and rewarding parenting experience and it is helping my children to work cooperatively with me and each other. We are very lucky to have been sent to The Kahane Center, I highly recommend them and the compassionate care that they provide.
– Nina, New York City
Dear Dr. Kahane –
It was almost 4 years ago that we first brought our son, Michael, to The Kahane Center, and it has been nearly 3 years since he began his weekly dyad with you. His growth over the past four years has been remarkable—because of you, he can now engage in conversation, play with his peers, and express his feelings with words. Thank you, Dr. Kahane, for teaching, helping, and guiding him. Thank you, also, for all the times that you have continued to encourage and support us as parents.
– Parents, NYC

Thank you for being a center that is truly dedicated to my whole family!!! The Kahane Center has helped us each through individual crises as well as our family matters. I’ve always felt supported while receiving excellent and knowledgeable advice–all of my needs met under one roof!!! Thank you for making a difference in my life and for making my family the best it can be here in Bergen county!

– Parent, Demarest, NJ
The Kahane Center was a blessing for me and my son. I don’t know where we would be without you and the Kahane Center. You have made a tremendous difference in Our son's life and we would be forever grateful to all of you.

- Parent, NYC

During the time I have seen Dr. Kahane she has helped me with a lot of different issues ranging from my temper to my inflexibility. Seeing Dr. Kahane and learning skills has helped me immensely and now most of these things aren’t issues for me anymore. The time I have been seeing Dr. Kahane has done me a lot of good and I don’t think I would be the person I am today without her.
– Eddie, 22 year-old, Bergen County NJ