Barbara Kapetanakes, PsyD
239 North Broadway
Sleepy Hollow, NY
Dr. Barbara Kapetanakes has a Masters in Education in School Psychology and a Doctorate in Psychology, both from Pace University in Manhattan. She did her internship at Children's Village in Dobbs Ferry and worked for eight years as a School Psychologist before switching to full-time private practice in 2003. She also has a Post-Doctoral Certificate in Neuropsychology from the Fielding Institute and a Post-Doctoral Masters Degree in psychopharmacology from Fairleigh Dickinson University.
Dr. Kapetanakes specializes in working with adolescents, families going through divorce, and completing assessments for learning disabilities, attention deficits, autistic spectrum disorders, disabilities after traumatic brain injury, stroke, or surgery, and dementia. She also works with all ages struggling with anxiety, depression, and general stress. She has worked with young adults dealing with the transition to college, and those facing the challenges of career after education.
Dr. Kapetanakes has worked for many years helping children of divorce both in schools and privately, as well as working with adults going through marital separation and parents needing help with co-parenting and decision-making post divorce. She has built relationships with many local matrimonial attorneys, working collaboratively to support their clients going through these difficult transitions. Dr. Kapetanakes is now formally offering divorce mediation services through her practice, working alongside legal and financial professionals to guide couples in a mutually beneficial, non-adversarial process of splitting assets, parenting, and moving forward.
A school psychologist for several years, Dr. Kapetanakes understands the developmental and educational needs of
children in addition to understanding the workings of the
special education maze.
Dr. Kapetanakes has evaluated adults with traumatic brain injury and can provide information to be used by organizations that aid individuals with such injuries with vocational, educational, and daily living support.
Dr. Kapetanakes has taught at several of the local colleges and universities and supervises post-doctoral Fellows and other early career psychologists.
Dr. Kapetanakes was voted one of the Westchester Business Council's "40 Under 40 Rising Stars" in 2005. She writes for the local "River Journal" newspaper on psychological and human-interest topics. She is a past-president of the Westchester County Psychological Association, and won their Distinguished Service Award in 2010. She remains on the WCPA Board as the newsletter editor. Dr. Kapetanakes spent several years as a member of the Community Services Board through the County Department of Mental Health and was then appointed by Robert Astorino to be part of the newly-formed Concussion Task Force. Dr. Kapetanakes is also an active member of the New York State Psychological Association, as a founding member of the LGBTQ Task Force.