Jacqueline Kluger, Ph.D.
Dr. Kluger is a licensed psychologist and a certified school psychologist. She holds an undergraduate degree in psychology from Bryn Mawr College and a doctorate in Educational Psychology from The Graduate Center of The City University of New York. She joined Interactive Discovery as a therapist after serving children and their families in a learning support clinic in Manhattan where she conducted over two hundred neuropsychological assessments. She has extensive experience connecting children with learning differences to the support they need, and helping families navigate the process of understanding and treating their children’s learning and emotional difficulties. Working in a private practice that focuses on assessment and consultation highlighted the profound way that mental health and learning challenges are tightly intertwined, with each affecting the other. Her work with families has provided her with a level of expertise that better equips her to help children, adolescents, and adults who struggle with both learning challenges and mental health concerns, and allows her to conduct a clinical screening for common issues like attention deficit or anxiety with all her clients. Dr. Kluger has worked with children and adults in schools, out-patient settings, and through consultation with other service providers. Her training included a specialization in collaborating with families, other service providers, and teachers to provide holistic and consistent treatment to all her clients across their environments.
Dr. Kluger specializes in helping children function effectively in school and assisting parents in finding and utilizing the parenting practices that work best for their families. She has worked with youth experiencing a range of issues that are interrupting their development and happiness, including anxiety, depression, executive functioning deficits, and difficult behaviors. Dr. Kluger’s goal with all of her patients is to provide a comfortable space for finding your potential to make the most out of what life has to offer, while exploring strategies for coping with the ups and downs. She knows that every individual, young or old, approaches the world in their unique way, and it is pivotal to understand our own styles of interaction and interpretation in order to find peace in our experiences. Her background includes conducting clinical interventions, consultation, and neuropsychological assessments. She works from an eclectic approach, pulling strategies from the treatment modalities that best fit each individual’s immediate needs and personalities.