It's About Childhood & Family, Inc.

A Central New York Not-for-Profit Agency Providing
Mental Health Services for Children & Families



It's About Childhood and Family, Inc. has a highly trained and experienced group of professionals that will assist you and your children in developing and strengthening your relationships.

Michael Gilbert, Psy.D. - Executive Director

Dr. Gilbert has worked in human services for 30 years, including foster care, group home, and hospital settings.  In addition, he has worked as a school psychologist within Syracuse City Schools for the past 20 years as well as adjunct professor at local  colleges. In 2000, he founded "It's About Childhood & Family, Inc.," a not-for-profit clinical and resource center to provide families an alternative to the traditional mental health system. In addition to lecturing extensively he has advocated for non-medication and non-labeling approaches for families with children exhibiting challenging behaviors often misdiagnosed as ADHD, ODD, and Bipolar.  Dr. Gilbert is on the Board of Directors for the International Society for Ethical Psychology & Psychiatry (ISEPP) as well as the annual conference chairperson.  Dr. Gilbert received the NYASP Friend of Children Award (2011), NY State Psychologist of the Year (2014) and the  Spirit of Huntington Award (2014). 





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