Phone: 914.579.2224
Email:  thekidorganizer@gmail.com

About us

About Marcella Moran: About Dr. Mitch Samet:

DIRECTOR

Marcella Moran, MA, LMHC is a licensed psychotherapist who works with families to develop positive strategies for students who are disorganized. She is the co author of Organizing The Disorganized Child ( Harper Collins, 2009) along with internationally renowned Child Neurologist Dr. Martin Kutscher.

Marcella's unique  skill of assessing a students learning style with an organizational style has proven to be a successful strategy for developing personalized organizational systems for students of all ages. While serving as Coordinator for the Counseling & Psychological Services and for the Office of Disability Services at Fordham University, Marcella has helped students gain self awareness and to improve academic support through individual and group counseling.

Marcella has given numerous workshops and seminars in the United States on various topics such as Organizing the Disorganized Child, Time Management, Study Skills, and Organizing the College Bound Student. She has been interviewed for many national and local publications such as Redbook Magazine, Woman's Day Magazine, Parenting Magazine, New York Time Out Kids, Chicago Time Out Kids.  Marcella has also appeared on Martha Stewart radio, Singapore Radio, Washington Radio and NY1 cable television.

Before starting her consulting business, Marcella worked as a New York State licensed middle school and high school guidance counselor.  In addition to her private practice, Marcella is an adjunct professor at Mercy College and a member of American Counseling Association, New York Licensed Mental Health Counselor Association, and CHADD.

CLINICAL DIRECTOR

Dr. Mitch Samet is a school psychologist and New York State licensed psychologist in private practice, with offices in both Pleasantville and South Salem, NY. Dr. Samet has over 25 years of experience working with children, adolescents, young adults and families. He is currently a school psychologist at the middle/high school level, a clinical team coordinator and a supervising psychologist. Dr. Samet has participated in and chaired thousands of CSE and Section 504 meetings. He is also an adjunct graduate professor in school psychology, specializing in cognitive and personality assessment. In addition, Dr. Samet is an executive board member at the NY Association of School Psychologists, and Conference 2013 chairperson.

In private practice, Dr. Samet provides both clinical, assessment and consultation services to school-age clients and their families. His philosophy is to help individuals understand their unique patterns of cognitive, academic and social/emotional strengths and challenges, and to unlock those strategies needed to help each person perform as happy and productive members of their school, community and family. Dr. Samet provides individual counseling support through a variety of pragmatic techniques and clinical modalities. He also provides consultation regarding school performance and placement, counseling support to couples and families, and parent training.

Professional Experience:

  • Full-time School Psychologist since 1983
  • Supervising Psychologist and Clinical Supervisor since 2008
  • Specialist in Psychological and Neuro-Psychological Evaluations since 1999
  • Therapist/Counseling Psychologist since 1985
  • Adjunct Graduate Professor in school psychology since 2009
  • Executive Committee Member NYASP since 2010