Dr. Bardenstein is a licensed clinical psychologist whose 30 years of experience includes working with children, adolescents and families, as well as adults. Her areas of specialty include: toileting and sleeping challenges, depression, anxiety and disruptive behaviors, personality disorders, divorce-related transitions, relationship problems, obsessive-compulsive disorders and general challenges of parenting. In addition to her training as a child, family and adult therapist, she also specializes in psychological testing and personality assessment for children and adults. Dr. Bardenstein’s forensic services include child custody evaluations, parenting-coordination, and mediation. She provides support for individuals navigating the court system during divorce. She has met the Ohio Supreme Court requirements to serve as a divorce mediator and parenting-coordinator. In addition, Dr. Bardenstein completed Level 1 Gottman training in couples therapy.
Dr. Bardenstein graduated from Duke University and received her doctorate in psychology from the University of Michigan. She is an adjunct assistant professor in the departments of Psychology and Psychiatry at Case Western Reserve University where she supervises clinical psychology graduate students. She is a co-author of Personality Disorders in Children and Adolescents (2000) and Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy: Science and Art (2005). She has also published articles on Narcissistic Character Disorder in children, and gender differences in psychiatric disorders. She has regularly presented her work at the Society for Personality Assessment meetings and given lectures for the Cleveland Bar Association. Her previous positions include staff psychologist at Lovinger and Associates, The Center for the Family in Transition (Dr. Judith Wallerstein, director), Comprehensive Psychiatric Services, and Chestnut Lodge.
` Dr. Bardenstein is fluent in Spanish and offers bilingual services. Click here to find out more