Westchester Support Group

The Westchester Support Group helps those with TS and their families deal with symptoms and treatments, build self-esteem, manage stress and anxiety, cope with co-morbid disorders (ADHD, OCD, and ODD, Learning issues) and deal with marriage and relationship challenges.

Everyone is Welcome

Individuals with TS, parents, grandparents and caregivers are encouraged to attend.  All are welcome.


Where:  NY Presbyterian Hospital Community Center, 1st floor.

           Bloomingdale Road
                White Plains, NY 10605

When:  2016 Spring Meeting Dates:

Monday March 7, 2016, from 7 - 8:30 pm

Monday May 2, 2016, from 7 - 8:30 pm




For further information, contact Jill Conway.

at  Jconwaylcsw@gmail.com or by phone at (914) 714-1969 


 About our Group Leaders

Jill Conway, LCSW, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker providing individual and group therapy to children and families. Jill has extensive training in Cognitive Behavior Therapy, which teaches children behavioral techniques to manage undesirable behaviors associated with anxiety and OCD. Jill has a 19-year-old son with TS

Helene Walisever, Ph.D. is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and Education Specialist for the National TSA. She is a recipient of the National TSA 2012 Distinguished Educator award. She presents workshops across the U.S to parents, educators and clinicians on how to best support children with TS and associated disorders. Helene received her own diagnosis of TS at age 10 and is the mother of 5 children, including two with TS and other learning differences. She is a former professor at Barnard College and the author of the forthcoming book:
The Journey of Special Needs Parents: How Your Child’s Disability Can Make Your Family Stronger.

Laura Preskin, LCSW, is a Licensed Social Worker practicing with adolescents and parents for over 10 years in Westchester. Laura has run teen groups and has done extensive parenting coaching with parents who have straggled with children with emotional issues. Laura’s son, Ethan Kempner, has TS and is now attending Tufts University. Laura partnered with Ethan when he was a youth ambassador advocating at schools and educating numerous people on TS.

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