Dr. Phil Oliveira
Phil Oliveira, Psy.D. is a New Jersey certified school psychologist currently working at the elementary and middle school levels. Dr. Oliveira has experience working with children, adolescents and young adults with a wide range of emotional and behavioral challenges, including: anxiety, depression, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, ADHD, social skill and executive functioning skill deficits, learning disabilities, and school-related difficulties. Dr. Oliveira primarily uses cognitive behavioral and behavioral approaches in developing targeted and effective interventions and often supplements his interventions with the practice of Mindfulness techniques.Dr. Oliveirabelieves in the importance of collaborating with families, teachers,school administrators, and other relevant stakeholders to promote children’s social and emotional health, academic, and behavioral goals.
Dr. Oliveira graduated from Rutgers University with a BA in psychology. He received a mastersdegree in Clinical Psychology, with a focus on Child and Adolescent Psychology from Montclair State University. Dr. Oliveira received his doctoral degree in School Psychology from Rutgers University. While earning his doctorate, Dr. Oliveira completed research on the impact of Restorative Justice on school climate, and has experience in implementing different practices related to Restorative Justice.