Dr. Hazel Guzman is a clinical psychologist who has been working in Early Childhood Mental Health for approximately 10 years. Dr. Guzman is currently Director of Behavioral Health at Northside Center for Child Development, Inc. Northside was selected as a Thrive NYC Early Childhood Treatment Center in 2016, serving all of Manhattan.
Dr. Guzman’s early childhood career began at Einstein’s Early Childhood Center where she worked as a Child Development Specialist in the Infant-Parent Project. During her five years at Einstein, Dr. Guzman worked with Bronx family court involved families. Dr. Guzman then transitioned to a position at New York Center for Child Development, where she developed and served as Program Manager for the Babies First Program, a dyadic intervention for family court-involved families working toward reunification. While working at NYCCD, Dr. Guzman also developed and provided trainings to Child Care Centers on Early Childhood Mental Health topics.
Dr. Guzman is a psychodynamically trained clinical psychologist who is also trained in several evidenced based modalities, including Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Parent-Child Interaction Therapy, Child-Parent Psychotherapy, and Triple P. Dr. Guzman’s professional interests have consistently focused on attachment and relationship-based interventions, with a focus on early childhood social-emotional development. Dr. Guzman also serves on the Board of Directors of the New York Zero to Three (NYZTT) network where she sits on the Executive Committee and serves as Treasurer.