Christy is a Professional Clinical Counselor and holds a Masters degrees in Counseling Psychology and Education from Teacher’s College of Columbia University. Prior to her graduate and professional education in New York City, Ms. Tadros received her BA in Psychology from the University of California, Berkeley.
Her passion for working with children started during summers working at Ramapo for Children, the oldest residential summer treatment program for children and adolescents with special needs, and many years mentoring and tutoring children at local elementary schools in Berkeley, California. Her areas of expertise include working with children with selective mutism, anxiety, ADHD and disruptive behavior disorders. She began her work with children with selective mutism, training with Dr. Steven Kurtz at his practice in New York City. She has since done several embedded school and home intensives, and co-led intensive, therapeutic programs for young children and teenagers with selective mutism.
Christy is internationally certified in Parent-Child Interaction Therapy, a family based approach for young children with emotional and behavioral disorders that places emphasis on improving the quality of the parent-child relationship. She also has worked in general and special education settings to implement Teacher-Child Interaction Training (TCIT), bringing empirically-supported skills to teachers to help them prevent and manage disruptive behaviors that interfere with learning.
Christy has presented at peer-reviewed scientific meetings such as her recent talk to the PCIT International Biennial Convention and at the annual Selective Mutism Association meetings in 2015 and 2016. She was also an invited presenter to the 2015 92Y Wonderplay Conference.
Christy Tadros, MA, EdM
Sutcliffe Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
851 Fremont Avenue, Suite 110
Los Altos, CA, 94024