Birch Tree Psychology

Specializing in Therapy for Children, Adults, and Families

Dr. Yadira Sanchez

Yadira Sanchez, Ph.D. is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist (# 5392) in NJ and NY. She specializes in individual psychotherapy with children, adolescents and young adults.  She treats anxiety, mood related issues and behavioral difficulties.  She works with parents to assist them in managing child behavioral difficulties and improve child behaviors at home and school.  Dr. Sanchez creates an environment where individuals can be open to discuss their concerns without judgment. She is bilingual in English and Spanish, which allows her to work with a range of clients. Due to her background in community psychology, Dr. Sanchez seeks to understand individuals within the larger environment in which they live and helps individuals learn ways to thrive in their daily lives. 

Dr. Sanchez has extensive experience in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), which focuses on the link between thoughts, feelings and behaviors. She works to help clients develop skills to change thinking patterns and behaviors in order to create change. She has conducted research on the role of stress on mood and behavioral issues and factors that can assist individuals in managing life stress such as coping skills. She is able to help clients identify ways that they can use the concepts learned in therapy in everyday situations.


Dr. Sanchez received her Bachelor’s degree from Cornell University and her Doctorate Degree from The George Washington University. Her dissertation focused on understanding differential responses to life event stress. Dr. Sanchez completed her APA accredited internship at University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). She completed a post-doctoral fellowship at New York Presbyterian Hospital where she worked with children, adolescents and parents and received specialized training in the treatment of anxiety disorders.