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Behavioral Health Services


A psychology practice for children, adolescents and young adults.

Dr. Wald is a licensed psychologist and currently licensed in Florida and Maryland. Telehealth sessions and in person services are offered with office space in South Miami, FL.


About Dr. Wald

Dr. Wald specializes in the treatment of children, adolescents, and young adults with anxiety, depression, mood, ADHD, trauma, and behavioral concerns. She offers parent-training services to address a variety of developmental and behavioral concerns, such as sleep, tantrums, school refusal, separation, and noncompliance.

Additionally, Dr. Wald has expertise working with individuals and their families to promote coping and adjustment to acute and chronic medical conditions. She utilizes a skills-based approach to treatment to assist individuals and families in the management of acute and chronic pain to optimize functioning at home, school, and in the community. Dr. Wald also helps prepare children and adolescents for medical procedures and appointments (e.g., sleep study desensitization, procedural anxiety related to medical appointments, pill-swallowing).  Dr. Wald is licensed in both Florida and Maryland.

Dr. Wald earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Florida. She received her master’s degree in clinical psychology from Teacher College, Columbia University, and her doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. She completed a pre-doctoral internship in clinical child/pediatric psychology at the University of Florida Health Sciences Center, and a postdoctoral fellowship within the Pediatric Psychology Consultation Program at the Kennedy Krieger Institute and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She has also coauthored journal articles and presented at professional conferences.

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My Approach

I strive to create a safe, welcoming and nonjudgmental environment that enables individuals and families to feel comfortable throughout the therapy process. Therefore, when I first start working with a family, I focus on building rapport and learning about their goals. I work collaboratively with clients to teach them strategies and skills to overcome symptoms of distress and optimize their functioning. I utilize multiple theoretical approaches and modalities, such as behavioral and cognitive-behavioral therapy, behavioral modification, family systems theory and motivational interviewing. I also focus on client strengths to build confidence and empower individuals to make positive changes.

Contact Me

For new client inquiries, please complete our brief form here.

Emily Wald, Ph.D.

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