Ida Jeltova is a licensed psychologist, who
has over 14 years of clinical experience working with children,
youths and families. She has rich experience in treating
behavioral and emotional issues in adoptive families.
In her clinical work Dr. Jeltova focuses
on each person's and/or family's unique profile of strengths
and weaknesses to develop specific interventions. The ultimate
goal is to coach the family and the child in "playing
it to their strengths" and using all the resources
available to them. Collaboration with the child's school
and other professionals is often a key ingredient of a successful
Dr. Jeltova maintains an active applied school-based
research for children at risk for failure and trains future
doctoral level school psychologists. Her professional work
is greatly informed by her personal experience of immigration
Dr. Jeltova earned her undergraduate degree
in Psychology from St. Petersburg State University (1994),
Masters in Psychology with specialization in Behavioral
Applications from Queens College, CUNY (1997), and Ph.D.
in School Psychology from the Graduate Center, CUNY, (2002).
- Individual and family therapy
- Placement evaluation
- Psychological assessment