Jennis E. Hanna, PhD is a licensed Clinical Psychologist with extensive experience working with children, adolescents, and their families. She earned her PhD from the University of Toledo, Toledo, Ohio with a
specialization in child clinical psychology. Her training included family and group therapy as well as child play therapy from a psychodynamic perspective. Areas of interest include infant/toddler assessment
and parenting intervention; Autism spectrum disorders; developmental disabilities; and chronic health problems.
Dr. Hanna has experience in treating a variety of presenting problems utilizing a combination of behavioral and dynamic approaches. Treatment typically involves both child and parent and addresses
not only the problem behaviors but also the negative feelings provoked by those behaviors. In therapy, all parties work together to identify goals of treatment and accomplish change. Psychological assessment can often contribute a great deal of insight into the nature of a child’s emotional, behavioral, learning, and developmental problems. Assessments can help clarify diagnosis, identify strengths and areas of challenge, and target intervention strategies at home, in school, and/or in therapy. Dr. Hanna has had extensive experience assessing autism spectrum disorders, attention deficit / hyperactivity disorders, developmental delays, learning disabilities, and serious emotional problems in children and adolescents.
Dr. Hanna has provided training to medical and mental health fellows in pediatric HIV/AIDS; supervised graduate students in an APPIC-affiliated internship program, taught in a local university, and is currently a psychologist at Children’s Specialized Hospital. Most recently, she has been recognized by parents as a “Top Doc” for the past two years (2012 & 2013) by New Jersey Family Magazine.
425 Eagle Rock Ave. Suite 103
Roseland, N.J. 07068