Directors

Lisa & Jean
Lisa Spiegel and Jean Kunhardt founded Soho Parenting in 1988. Their professional relationship began in 1985 working with families at Bellevue Hospital in New York City. This experience, coupled with their academic studies laid the foundation for their ideas about child development, parenting and psychotherapy. However, it was the shared experience of being new mothers that inspired the creation of their own practice. Over the last two decades, Soho Parenting has grown into a nationally recognized center offering the most current guidance and treatment modalities for the family's emotional health.

Spiegel and Kunhardt are well known experts in their field and have been featured in a variety of media such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Vanity Fair, ABC News, and Parents Magazine. Their unique combination of information, insight, empathy and humor has enriched the lives of many families.

Both Lisa and Jean are proud mothers of young adults.

Lisa Spiegel, MA, LMHC

Lisa Spiegel received her BA from Vassar College, has a Master's degree in Developmental Psychology from Columbia University. From her two decades of working with adults and children she has developed an approach that draws from an eclectic array of disciplines - talk therapy, yoga and mindfulness, and parent coaching. Lisa is certified with the Relational Life Institute in couples counseling and is a trained EMDR and IFS therapist. In addition to her clinical work, she founded and maintains Soho Parenting's New Orleans Project.

Jean Kunhardt, MA, LMHC

Jean Kunhardt has her graduate degrees in Early Childhood and Special Education from Bank Street College. She has continued her education in EMDR, IFS, Somatic Experiencing, and as a couples counselor at the Relational Life Institute. Jean combines her training and knowledge with her pragmatic and supportive style to provide invaluable guidance and support. She and her sister, Sandra, co-author of A Mother's Circle, are the granddaughters of Dorothy Kunhardt, the author of the beloved children's book, Pat the Bunny.