Everyday Parenting Psychology serves families looking for expert advice on everyday issues like discipline and daily routines, as well as those seeking more comprehensive clinical support for themselves or their children. We are passionate about helping new, expecting, and seasoned parents feel more confident and connected.
Dr. Layne Raskin
Dr. Raskin (Psy.D., M.A., IMH-E®) is a licensed clinical psychologist who graduated from New York University with a Psy.D. in Clinical Child/School Psychology and completed a Post-Doctoral Fellowship at the St. Luke's Hospital Parent-Infant Center. She specializes in maternal mental health, early childhood development, and parenting. Dr. Raskin supports women and couples experiencing prenatal and postpartum difficulties (e.g., depression, anxiety, trauma, stress) and offers a New Moms Support Group. With over a decade of experience working in hospitals, agencies, and schools throughout New York City and Westchester County, Dr. Raskin has supported families with children struggling with emotional and behavioral regulation, anxiety, and developmental delays and disabilities. Additionally, she provides training and professional development and serves as Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychology in Pediatrics at Weill Cornell Medical College.
Dr. Jeanette Sawyer Cohen
Dr. Sawyer Cohen (Ph.D., M.Phil., M.S., IMH-E®) is a Columbia University trained psychologist with extensive experience helping parents and children. She specializes in women's mental health including trauma, anxiety, depression and stress in the perinatal period and beyond. She also treats children with anxiety, sensory issues, and challenging behavior, and has worked with children with autism spectrum disorder for over 15 years. Dr. Sawyer Cohen holds faculty positions at NY Medical College, where she supervises an early childhood rotation for psychiatry fellows; Weill Cornell Medical College, and Columbia University, where she has advanced the concept of mindful parenting. Recognized for her expertise in the areas of infancy and child development, mindfulness and emotional intelligence, and parent-child interactions, she is involved in research, consulting, advocacy and child policy work.
Dr. Raskin and Dr. Sawyer Cohen served together for five years as consulting psychologists for the Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation and Treatment Program at the New York Center for Child Development, a non-profit organization in New York City, where they remain involved as consultants, most recently developing trainings for childcare providers on topics including trauma-informed care. They also worked together as Clinical Assistant Professors of Psychology in Pediatrics at New York Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical College to support the integration of mental health care into pediatric primary care. Both psychologists specialize in maternal and early childhood mental health and development, with training in Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders, postgraduate specialties in Parent-Infant Psychotherapy, and experience working in the Early Intervention and Special Education systems. Dr. Raskin and Dr. Sawyer Cohen have been endorsed for their culturally sensitive, relationship-focused practice promoting infant mental health by the NYS Association for Infant Mental Health, where they now serve on the endorsement committee.